JUN HOMMA

[Statement]

Growing up in a residential area near Tokyo, my childhood memory originates from the landscape of urban development and rapid changes. The nature that still remained changed to anonymous, homogeneous and desert scenery by human desire as the driving force of development. It seemed that the memories of the scenery there once remained like invisible afterimages in the margin left behind. This is the scenery against which I tirelessly projected my imagination, and this memory is what has shaped me of today. In the first place, the world seems to be made of countless invisible elements. For example, elementary particles, radiation, electromagnetic wave, energy, all those scientifically studied discoveries. Time and space, some sign, an atmosphere felt between people each other, those which come out of conceptual ideas or consciousness. Moreover, in the history, institution, social structure, it is the power which does not come out in the table in many cases.
Since the ancient times, invisible elements have played essential roles in the formation of culture and beliefs in Japan. The unique concept of ma in Japanese, for instance, recognizes the presence of time and space within an empty space, which has significant influences on visual arts, music and theatre. However, invisible elements are becoming more forgotten in this contemporary society, as more and more information is turned “visible”.
My artistic practice explores various invisible elements surrounding our contemporary life, and attempts to reveal the relationship between the invisible, time, society and nature by using imagination.

1967 Born in Tokyo
[Education]
1990 Graduated Department of Design at Tama Art University
1990~ 1992 Department of Sculpture at Tama Art University research student

[Awards received]
2019 Grant / Fellow of Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan 2019 / GlogauAIR/ Berlin Germany
2015 The First prize of Seiko University public art competition – Seiko University, Tainan city/Taiwan
2011 The First prize of Ilan University public art competition – Ilan University , Ilan city/ Taiwan
2000 The First prize of Echigotsumari Art Triennial 2000 implementation competition(Tsunan town) – Echigotsumari , Nigata

[Residency]
2019 International Residency Program / GlogauAIR/ Berlin Germany / Fellow of Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan 2019
2018 International Residency Program / Srishti Interm / Bangalore, India / Fellow of Japan Foundation
2012 International Residency Program – FLYOVER / YOKOHAMA MANILA / 98B Collaboratory, Philippines/ Manila ,Philippines / Fellow of Pola Art Foundation, Japan Foundation

[Solo Exhibition]

2018 Portrait of erosion – Rangoll Metro Art Center・Bangalore, India
2015 Unnamed country – TRAUMARIS/SPACE・Tokyo
2010 breeze / Window – Yokohama government office
2009 “And the rivers flow” – Koganecho Area Management center・Yokohama
2007 breeze/4 flags – Gallery Caption ・Gifu
2006 breeze/statement – Gallery Caption ・Gifu
2005 horizon – Gallery Gen・Tokyo
2004 around – La Galerie Des NAKAMURA・Tokyo
2003 Focusing on a New Generation in Tokyo 2003 – Gallery Gen・Tokyo
2001 window installation – Desperado・Tokyo
Chattering – Gallery Gen・Tokyo
1999 Pass – Gallery Gen.Tokyo
1998 There – Gallery Gen.Tokyo
1997 Rope – Gallery Gen.Tokyo
1996 Pin – Gallery Gen , ZA MOKA FOUNDATION.Tokyo
1993 Diary – Yokohama Galleria
[Group Exhibition]

2019 Chennai Photo Biennale- Chennai , India
2018 Teshikaga Gokkan Art Festival – Teshikagacho , Hokaido
2017 Air Real – Kawaguchi Civic Art Gallery・Ateria ,Saitama
Young Art Nagaoka – Nagaoka ,Niigata
2016 Teshikaga Gokkan Art Festival – Teshikagacho , Hokaido
2014 Echigotsumari Snow Art Festival – Echigotsumari , Nigata
2013 Setouchi Toriennial 2013
2012 Echigotsumari Art Triennial 2012 – Echigotsumari , Nigata
2011 AOBA+ART – Yokohama
Koganecho Bazaar – Yokohama
2010 Echigotsumari Snow Art Festival – Echigotsumari , Nigata
2009 Echigotsumari Art Triennial 2009 – Echigotsumari , Nigata
SUITO Osaka 2009 – Osaka
TAMAVIVANT09 – Tama Art Univercity・Tokyo
2008 AOBA+ART – Yokohama
Koganecho Bazaar – Yokohama
2007 Happy Hours – Zaim underground , Yokohama
2006 Echigotsumari Art Triennial 2006 – Echigotsumari , Nigata
2004 A MUSE LAND 2004 – Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
2003 Echigotsumari Art Triennial 2003 – Echigotsumari , Nigata
2001 Aoba Triennial 2001 – Aoba-ku , Yokohama
2000 Echigotsumari Art Triennial 2000 – Echigotsumari , Nigata
1999 Japan Art Scholarship – Spiral hall.Tokyo
1996 Molphe `96 – Aoyama city.Tokyo
1995 Miyazawa Kenji Kaigakan – Mitsukoshi Museum.Tokyo
1992 Encountering the others – Kassel,Hann-Munden , Germany