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Curriculum Vitae

 

DR TAKATO SASAKI

 

 

1987                       Born in Kagawa  [JAPAN]

 

 

Academic Qualifications:

 

2016                       PhD, Tokyo University of the Arts  [JAPAN]

 

2011                       MA (RCA), Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art  [UK]

 

2009                       BA (Hons), Ceramics, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London  [UK]

 

 

Professional Experience:

 

2016 - 2019            Adjunct Education and Research Assistant, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts  [JAPAN]

                               Ceramics & Glass, Department of Crafts (April 2018 - March 2019)

                               Ceramics, Department of Crafts (April 2016 - March 2018)

 

 

Awards and Honours:

 

2014                        Yonden Cultural Foundation Scholarship  [JAPAN]

 

2011                        Distinction, Dissertation for the Degree of Master of Arts, Royal College of Art  [UK]

 

 

Group Exhibitions:

 

2018                        Present Forms of Ceramics & Glass  [JAPAN]

                                Geidai Art Plaza, Tokyo University of the Arts

 

2018                        Tokyo University of the Arts in Ginchakai 2018  [JAPAN]

                                Ginza Itoya 10F Handshake Lounge, Tokyo

 

2018                        New Expression in Craft - From Tokyo University of the Arts -  [JAPAN]

                                Umeno Memorial Picture Gallery, Nagano

 

2018                        The 55th Toyoukai Ceramics Exhibition  [JAPAN] 

                                Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo

 

2018                        The 6th International Tea Culture Exchange Exhibition  [JAPAN]

                                The Chinretsukan Gallery (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts), Tokyo

 

2018                        MITSUKOSHI Tokyo University of the Arts, Summer Arts Festival 2018  [JAPAN] 

                                Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo

 

2017                        Tokyo University of the Arts in Ginchakai 2017  [JAPAN]

                                Ginza Itoya 10F HandShake Lounge, Tokyo

 

2017                        The 54th Toyoukai Ceramics Exhibition  [JAPAN]

                                Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo

 

2017                        The 8th Furusato Art Exhibition: Yonden Cultural Foundation  [JAPAN]

                                Kochi City Culture-Plaza CUL-PORT, Kochi

                                The Awagin Hall (Tokushima Arts Foundation for Culture), Tokushima

 

2016                        Present Forms of Ceramics  [JAPAN]

                                Masaki Memorial Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

 

2016                        Tokyo University of the Arts in Ginchakai 2016  [JAPAN]

                                Ginza Itoya 10F HandShake Lounge, Tokyo

 

2016                        BREAKING THE MOLD: A Collaborative Exhibition of Ceramics with Tokyo University of the Arts  [USA]

                                Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery at Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire

 

2016                        The 53rd Toyoukai Ceramics Exhibition  [JAPAN]

                                Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo

 

2016                        MITSUKOSHI Tokyo University of the Arts, Summer Arts Festival 2016 - Next Generation of Emerging Young Artists  [JAPAN]

                                Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo

 

2015                        Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Program Final Exhibition 2015  [JAPAN]

                                The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

 

2015                        Tokyo University of the Arts Ceramics Laboratory Exhibition  [JAPAN]

                                Geidai Art Plaza, Tokyo University of the Arts

 

2015                        The 10th Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Students Ceramics Exhibition '15  [JAPAN]

                                Keio Department Store Shinjuku, Tokyo

 

2014                        The 7th Furusato Art Exhibition: Yonden Cultural Foundation Scholarship Students  [JAPAN]

                                Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa

 

2014                        Tokyo University of the Arts Ceramics Laboratory Exhibition  [JAPAN]

                                Geidai Art Plaza, Tokyo University of the Arts

 

2014                        The 9th Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Students Ceramics Exhibition '14  [JAPAN]

                                Keio Department Store Shinjuku, Tokyo

 

2013                        ISCAEE International Ceramics Exhibition  [TURKEY]

                                Golden Orange Art Gallery, Antalya

 

2013                        The 50th Anniversary of the Toyoukai Ceramics Exhibition  [JAPAN]

                                Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo

 

2011                        Show RCA 2011: Royal College of Art Graduate Exhibition  [UK]

                                Lower Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

 

2011                        Graduates & Antiquarians  [UK]

                                Gregg Baker Asian Art, Kensington Church Street, London

 

2011                        New Designers 2011  [UK]

                                Business Design Centre, London

 

2010                        Work in Progress Show  [UK]

                                Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

 

2010                        OUT OF PRACTICE  [UK] 

                                Siobhan Davies Studios, London

 

2010                        DRAW: TURNING THOUGHTS INTO LINES  [UK]

                                Upper Gulbenkian & Entrance Galleries, Royal College of Art, London

 

2010                        Ceramic Art London 2010: Exhibition by RCA Ceramics Students  [UK]

                                Lower Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

 

2009                        Work in Progress Show  [UK]

                                Entrance Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

 

2009                        Summer Shows 2009  [UK]

                                Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London

 

 

Invited Lectures and Presentations:

 

2016 - Present        Staff Lecture Series: Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts - 'Theory of Craft Production'  [JAPAN]

                                Course Title: Theory of Craft Production  /  Venue: Lecture Room 9, Main Building, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Dates: 23 October 2018, 31 October 2017, 1 November 2016

 

2016                        Invited Lecture: Colby-Sawyer College Tokyo University of the Arts Joint Class  [USA] 

                                Course Title: The The First Year Seminar (FYS): Dreaming in Clay: Art, Culture and Practice

                                Organiser: Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Colby-Sawyer College

                                Venue: Art History Room, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, Colby-Sawyer College  /  Date: 19 September 2016

 

2015                        Doctoral Thesis Presentation, 'The Interrelationship Between Decoration and Formation'  [JAPAN] 

                                Venue: The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts  /  Date: 17 December 2015

 

2014                        KAKEHASHI Project: Tokyo University of the Arts - Student Lectures  [USA] 

                                Programme: KAKEHASHI Project: -The Bridge for Tomorrow- Student Creators Dispatch Program

                                Commissioned by: Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan), Organised by: The Japan Foundation

                                Co-organised by: The Laurasian Institution, USA  /  Lecture Theme:Key concepts and aesthetics of Japanese art and culture

                                Venue: Montclair State University  /  Date: 7 November 2014

                                Venue: Yale School of Art  /  Date: 10 November 2014

                                Venue: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago  /  Date: 13 November 2014

 

2013                        Invited Presentation: The 4th International Wood Firing Cultural Festival  [CHINA] 

                                Conference: The 4th International Wood Firing Cultural Festival

                                Venue: Wei Hua Art Gallery, Ancient Nanfeng Kiln  /  Date: 20 August 2013

 

 

Commissioned Work:

 

2010                        RCA Collection for Waddesdon  [UK] 

                                Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

 

 

Research and Education Experience:

 

2018                        Committee member, International Joint Curriculum for Global Art - Short Unit, 'Present and Future: Contemporary Crafts and Design'  [JAPAN]

                                Guest speakers: Hyeyoung Cho (KOREA), Malcolm Ferris (UK)

                                Organised by: Department of Crafts & Department of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts  /  Date: 30 January 2018

 

2017                        Vice-chairperson of a steering committee, International Symposium - UPDATE CRAFT  [JAPAN]

                                Guest speakers: Hyeyoung Cho (KOREA), Malcolm Ferris (UK), Christine Knoke (USA), Nadine Vischer Klein (SWITZERLAND)

                                Theater Hall, Public Collaboration Center, Arts & Science LAB., Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Organised by: Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Funded by: The Kajima Foundation for the Arts

 

2016 - Present        Exchange Program Teacher, Re-Inventing Japan Project (Turkey & Israel): Global Art Crossing (GAC) Short Crossing  [JAPAN] 

                                Organised by: Re-Inventing Japan Project (Turkey & Israel), GAC & Ceramics, Tokyo University of the Arts, Anadolu University, TURKEY

                                Short Crossing - Climbing Kiln Training/Dates: 16 - 26 November 2018

                                Short Crossing 5 - Anagama Kiln Workshop  /  Dates: 5 - 17 October 2017

                                Short Crossing 2 - Climbing Kiln Training  /  Dates: 12 - 21 November 2016

 

2016                        Artist in Residence, Tokyo University of the Arts Ceramics Course at Colby-Sawyer College  [USA]

                                Co-sponsored by: Colby-Sawyer College Cultural Events Committee  /  Dates: 16 - 21 September 2016

 

2016 - 2018             Instructor (Adjunct Education and Research Assistant), 'Craft Production Training, Intensive Courses (Ceramics)' - Tokyo University of the Arts  [JAPAN]

                                Venue: Open Atelier, Factory Complex (B) Bld., Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Organised by: Art and Education, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                FY2018: 28 July 2018 - 10 August 2018

                                FY2017: 27 July 2017 - 8 August 2017

                                FY2016: 28 July 2016 - 9 August 2016

 

2016 - Present        Instructor (Adjunct Education and Research Assistant), Extension Lectures - Tokyo University of the Arts  [JAPAN]

                                Venue:  Open Atelier, Factory Complex (B) Bld., Tokyo University of the Arts

                                FY2018: Advanced Ceramics  /  Dates: 6 October 2018 - 10 November 2018 (4 day programme)

                                              Intermediate Ceramics  /  Dates 6 October 2018 - 10 November 2018 (4 day programme)

                                              Beginner Ceramics  /  Dates: 23 June 2018 - 7 July 2018 (4 day programme)

                                              Department of Crafts presents Dessin Workshop  /  Dates: 21 August 2018, 22 August 2018 (2 day programme)

                                FY2017: Beginner Ceramics  /  Dates: 27 May 2017 - 17 June 2017 (6 day programme)

                                              Intermediate Ceramics  /  Dates: 24 June 2016 - 15 July 2017 (5 day programme)

                                              Advanced Ceramics  /  Dates: 27 May 2016 - 17 June 2017 (6 day programme)

                                FY2016: Beginner Ceramics  /  Dates: 28 May 2016 - 18 June 2016 (6 day programme)

                                              Intermediate Ceramics  /  Dates: 2 July 2016 - 31 July 2016 (5 day programme)

                                              Advanced Ceramics  /  Dates: 28 May 2016 - 18 June 2016 (6 day programme)

 

2016 - 2018             Instructor (Adjunct Education and Research Assistant), 'Material Practice (Ceramics)' - Tokyo University of the Arts  [JAPAN]

                                Organised by: Basic Crafts, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Venue:  Open Atelier, Factory Complex (B) Bld., Tokyo University of the Arts

                                FY2018: 5 November 2018 - 6 December 2018 (For 1st year students in Basic Craft)

                                FY2017: 22 May 2017 - 20 June 2017 (For 1st year students in Basic Craft)

                                              6 April 2017 - 11 May 2017 (For 2nd year students in Basic Craft)

                                FY2016: 6 April 2016 - 12 May 2016 (For 2nd year students in Basic Craft)

 

2015                        Dispatched Representative of Tokyo University of the Arts, ASEAN-Japan Fine Arts Colleges Network 2015  [INDONESIA] 

                                Organised by: Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta

                                Co-organised by: The Japan Foundation, ASEAN Secretariat, Mission of Japan to ASEAN

 

2014                        Dispatched Representative & Subleader of the Delegation, KAKEHASHI Project: Student Creators Dispatch Program  [USA]

                                Commissioned by: Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan), Organised by: The Japan Foundation

                                Co-organised by: The Laurasian Institution, USA

 

2013                        ISCAEE International Symposium of Ceramics Art Education and Exchange 2013  [TURKEY] 

                                Organised by: International Society for Ceramic Art Education and Exchange, Akdeniz University, Antalya

 

2013                        The 4th International Wood Firing Cultural Festival  [CHINA] 

                                Organiser / Conference: The 4th International Wood Firing Cultural Festival

                                Venue: Wei Hua Art Gallery, Ancient Nanfeng Kiln  /  Date: 20 August 2013

 

2013 - 2016             Research Collaborator, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (KAKENHI)  [JAPAN] 

                                Research on How Firing Times Affect Ceramic Wares in Japanese and Chinese Wood Kilns, Project / Area Number: 25300026

                                Principal Investigator: Fumio Shimada (Professor. Tokyo University of the Arts), Project Period (FY): 1 April 2013 - 31 March 2016

 

2012                        The 3rd International Wood Firing Cultural Festival  [CHINA] 

                                Organised by: Shiwanzhen Subdistrict, Chancheng District, Foshan City, 1506 Museum

 

2010                        Dispatched Representative of Royal College of Art, European Ceramic Context 2010: Student Workshop  [DENMARK]

                                Venue: Mobelfabrikken, Bornholm  /  Workshop Dates:11 September - 22 September 2010

 

2010                        Demonstration Assistant: Ceramic Art London 2010 - Demonstration workshop by Robert Cooper  [UK] 

                                Venue: Royal College of Art, London  /  Date: 26 February 2010

 

2008                        Work Placement  [UK] 

                                Robert Cooper, Akiko Hirai & Moon Young Shin

 

2007                        Production Staff: Buff presents make or break  [UK] 

                                Ceramic Event at Village Underground

                                Produced by: BA (Hons) Ceramics, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London

 

2007                        Production Staff: CLAY ROCKS?  [UK] 

                                A documentary film on contemporary ceramics

                                Produced by: BA (Hons) Ceramics, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London

 

2006                        Workshop Assistant: CLAY ROCKS! FRIDAY LATE - Workshop by Jacqui Chanarin  [UK] 

                                Programme: CLAY ROCKS! FRIDAY LATE  /  Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum, London  /  Date: 29 September 2006

 

 

Research and Education Experience- Language Interpretation Activities:

 

2016                        Language Interpreter, Guest Lecture & Demonstration   [USA] 

                                Lecturer: Makoto Toyofuku (Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts)

                                Course Title: The The First Year Seminar (FYS): Dreaming in Clay: Art, Culture and Practice

                                Organised by: Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Colby-Sawyer College Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Lecture Theme: Wheel throwing demonstration of large vessel forms

                                Venue:  Gordon Hall, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, Colby-Sawyer College  /  Date: 19 September 2016

 

2015                        Language Interpreter, University Guest Lecture  [JAPAN]

                                Lecturer: Emel Solenay (Dean, Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Anadolu University, TURKEY)

                                Programme: Global Art Crossing - Strategic Art Cultural Diplomacy targeting the Middle East - (FY2015, Turkey)

                                Organised by: Tokyo University of the Arts Anadolu University  /  Lecture Theme: Reduction Luster Glazes and Emel Solenay's Ceramics

                                Venue: Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts  /  Date: 18 December 2015

 

2015                        Language Interpreter, University Guest Lecture  [JAPAN]

                                Lecturer: Maria Volokhova (Artist. UKRAINE & GERMANY)

                                Organised by: Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Lecture Theme: Ceramics and Porcelain in Germany

                                Venue: Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts  /  Date: 18 December 2015

 

2015                        Language Interpreter, University Guest Lecture  [JAPAN]

                                Lecturer: Jon Keenan (Professor, Colby-Sawyer College, USA)

                                Organised by: Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Lecture Theme: Art, Craft and Social Justice in Ceramics

                                Venue: Main Building, Tokyo University of the Arts  /  Date: 19 November 2015

 

2015                        Language Interpreter, Ceramic Workshop for Tokyo University of the Arts & Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts Students  [JAPAN]

                                Lecturer: Makoto Toyofuku (Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts)

                                Organised by: Tokyo University of the Arts & Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts, FRANCE

                                Venue: Factory Complex (B) Bld., Tokyo University of the Arts  /  Dates: 24 & 30 June 2015

 

2014                        Language Interpreter: University Guest Lecture and Demonstration  [JAPAN]

                                Lecturer: Ashley Howard (Lecturer, University for the Creative Arts, UK)

                                Organised by: Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Venue: Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts  /  Date: 22 July 2014

 

2014                        Language Interpreter: University Guest Lecture  [JAPAN]

                                Lecturer: Wendy Gers (Curator, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2014. SOUTH AFRICA)

                                Organised by: Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Lecture Theme: Contemporary South African Ceramics - hybrid traditions

                                Venue: Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts  /  Date: 15 May 2014

 

2013                        Language Interpreter, International Symposium  [TURKEY]

                                Organiser / Conference: ISCAEE International Symposium of Ceramics Art Education and Exchange 2013

                                Presenter: Yoshiki Onoyama (Professor, Okayama University. JAPAN)

                                Presentation theme: Potter's Clay in Okayama  /  Venue: Faculty of Law Conference Hall, Akdeniz University  /  Date: 3 October 2013

 

2012                        Language Interpreter, University Guest Lecture, Demonstration and Workshop  [JAPAN]

                                Lecturer: Magdalene Odundo, OBE (Professor, University for the Creative Arts, UK)

                                Organised by: Ceramics, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts

                                Venue: Factory Complex (B) Bld., Tokyo University of the Arts  /  Date: 22 May 2012

 

 

Public Collections:

 

                                Department of Ceramic Design, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University[CHINA]

 

                                Akdeniz University Faculty of Fine Arts Museum of Ceramic Department Art Collection   [TURKEY]

  

                                Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery at Colby-Sawyer College  [USA]

 

 

 

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