Wataru Murakami

Born 1983 in Matsuyama, Japan
currently lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany


Education and Resident:
2011 - 2016 studied under Prof. Michael Clegg and Prof. Armin Linke, Photography, Media Arts Department, University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, Germany
2007 - 2009 studied under Prof. Elger Esser, Photography, Media Arts Department, University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, Germany
2002 - 2006 Humanities Department in Faculty of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
1996 - 2000 lived in South Pasadena, CA, USA
1991 - 1996 lived in Vancouver, B.C., Canada


Awards and Grants:
2016 NOMURA Foundation
2015 POLA Art Foundation, Grants for Overseas Study for Young Artists, Japan
2014 Stipendium der Fördergesellschaft, ZKM (with THE WALK - NAPLES-KARLSRUHE-ZÜRICH-KARLSRUHE)
2013 Stipendium der Fördergesellschaft, ZKM (with A VILLA - WEST AND EASTERN INTROSPECTION)
2012 DAAD-Prize for the outstanding achievement of foreign student in Germany


Selected Exhibitions:
2017
I HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER WHAT I ARRANGE, BUT BE SKEPTICAL OF IT, initiated and curated by Hanne König, Hauptstätterstraße 106A, Stuttgart, Germany
OPEN MINDED, Sammlung Alison und Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany

2016
OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR, curated by Philipp Ziegler, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
BLIND SPOT, ANNA KLINKHAMMER GALERIE, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
STILL LIFE CLUSTERS - Works Combined from 7 out of 13, University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, Germany (Diploma)

2015
THE GIVEN AND THE MADE, Regionale 16, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
THE WALK - VISITORS AND VESUVIANS, Reale Osservatorio Vesuviano, Via dell'Osservatorio, Ercolano, Naples, Italy
INSTALLING PRINTS IN TAKESHI’S CASTLE, Cafe á Casa (TTTable), Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
LATSCH MIR NICHT IN DIE KISTE, DA IST DER THEODOLIT DRIN!, Luis Leu Experimentelle Kunstplattform, Karlsruhe, Germany

2014
THE WALK NAPLES-KARLSRUHE-ZÜRICH, gta, Hönggerberg, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2013
PRETTY VACANT, Villa Renata, Basel, Switzerland (curated by Sophie Lapalu and Ann Stouvenel for Association Accélérateur de particules, Regionale 14)
ÜBERMALEN, Darmstädter Sezession in Designhaus, Darmstadt, Germany

2012
CAMILLE COROT - NATUR UND TRAUM, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany (commisional work)
RETROSPECTIVE OF TOMORROW‘S ARTISTS, Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany
RAUM, ZEIT, WÜRDE, RECHTE, in Deutsches Architektur Zentrum (DAZ), Berlin, Germany

2011
NARRA, Alice Cavoukdjian dite Galli & Dr. Bernhard Serexhe, Hirschstr. 164, 1.OG, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany (solo)
CONFESS GIDDINESS, Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009
I‘LL KEEP THIS SECRET INSIDE, Seoul Canon Center, Seoul, South Korea
TAGO-MAGO, Galeria Fucares, Almagro, Spain