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Shigetoshi Furutani


1980   Born in Japan


Shigetoshi's practice engages with the formation of a language of visuals, exploring methods for visualising social and personal phenomena, which do not have a conventionally recognised form. His work attempts to develop responses to limitations of language and expand the expression of two dimensional form in an age of social media, and engages with the limits of chaos and order, generativeness and restriction.






2016   "East West Art Award Competition" Best Category Prize in Contemporary II, London


2016   "East West Art Award Competition" 2nd Category Prize in 2D II, London


2016   "The Art House", London


2011   "Asia Digital Art Award", Finalist Prize, Fukuoka


2007   "Campus Genius Award", Shortlisted, Tokyo





2023  "Sindbad: I can see land", Al-Sharbatly Annex, Jeddah

          "Japan: Myths to Manga", Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2021  "NeoMythos", Gray Area, San Francisco

2018  "Memories", Millepiani, Rome


"I Say Yesterday, You Hear Tomorrow. Vision from Japan", Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso


"14th Athens Digital Art Festival", Athens Concert Hall, Athens


2017  "elsewhere", Floodlight Foundation, London


"ShowRCA", Royal College of Art, London


"var i = phenomena; var x = future; for (i < x) {i++} ", Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London


"Output", CGP London, London


"Reset", Hockney Gallery, London


2016  "Hey/Sei Pop", Sway Gallery, London


"East West Art Award Competition Finalists Exhibition", La Galleria, London


"RETHink Art Digital Festival", House of Culture, Rethymno Crete


"Internet Yami-Ichi", Tate Modern as Part of Off Print London 2016, Rob Walker, London


"12th Athens Digital Art Festival", Historic Centre of Athens, Athens 


"The Campaign", Dyson Gallery, London 


"Dis Play", CGP London, London


"WIP Show", Royal College of Art, London


"Works on Paper Art Fair", Royal Geographical Society, Hanga Ten, London


2015   "Affordable Art Fair", Battersea Park, Hanga Ten, London


2013   "Saatchi Screen", Saatchi Gallery, London


"Watercolours and Works On Paper Fair", Royal College of Art Kensington Gore, Hanga Ten


2012   "Affordable Art Fair", Battersea London, Hanga Ten


"The Young Masters Fund-Raising Auction & Exhibition", Rupert Cavendish Antiques, London


"International Art Fair", Royal College of Art Kensington Gore, London, Hanga-ten






2015 - 2017    MA in Printmaking, Royal College of Art (with a grant from Nomura Foundation)


2006 - 2008    MA in Environmental Design, Tokyo University of the Arts


2002 - 2006    BA in Design, Tokyo University of the Arts

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