Restrictions on movement under the pandemic have been relaxed, and people are now a little more free to move around. Tets Ohnari and Ryuta Iida drove around four countries from the Czech Republic to Romania, undertaking residencies in various towns and cities in Central and Eastern Europe. By holding an exhibition in their final destination Romania and by engaging in the artwork production they would normally do in Tokyo in different countries, they broadly communicated the distinctiveness of Japan through the presentation of their works.
Sculptor, born in Metropolitan Tokyo in 1980. Completed a Masters course at Tokyo University of Arts in 2008. After that he went to the Czech Republic on a Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs’ overseas training program for artists. In 2022 he received a PhD from Jan Evangelista Purkyně University (UJEP).
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1981. Formed the artist duo Nerhol in 2006. In 2014 he completed a Masters course in Intermedia Art from Tokyo University of the Arts’ Graduate School of Fine Arts. Nerhol received the Art Fair Tokyo/Bacon Prize and the 27th VOCA Exhibition VOCA Prize in 2020.
H`art gallery （Bucharest/Romania）