KANAI Manabu

KANAI Manabu


Manabu Kanai is a transdisciplinary artist, born in Tokyo 1983. He received his Ph.D from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2015. Recent exhibitions includes "Parataxis, Everyday Life"(2016, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia), "TRANSPRESENTNESS: Inventions and Time of the Androgynous"(2016, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne, Australia), "A standard for several things", (2014, A-things, Tokyo), "Interpenetrating Spaces, Suspended Coincidence" (2013, Kasárne/Culture Park, Košice, Slovakia) and "Fukakai-No-Literacy"(2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan).

While undertaking his research project as a visiting researcher at the Centre For Ideas, the University of Melbourne in 2015 - 2016 with the support of Pola Art Foundation Fellowship and participating a residency program in Western Australia, he is working and exploring, beyond the distinction between disciplinarities and the national/international, towards the genesis of human beings' act of art.

About works / performance


Parataxis, Everyday Life, 2016, space, stone, MDF, perspex, acrylic paint, pastel


I Am Ocean and I Am Mountain, 2016, wall, fabric, stone, steel rod, acrylic paint


I Would Prefer Not To (From Surface to Mass), 2016, fabric, foamcore board, acrylic paint


Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft, 2014, space, wood, house paint, water-soluble pastel


A standard for several things, 2014, space, inkjet printed PET film, corrugated plastic, wood, permacel tape, perspex