Han Ishu

  • Born 1987 in Shanghai, China.
  • Based in Tokyo, Japan.

Moving from Shanghai to Aomori at a young age sparked Han Ishu’s interest in interrogating the invisible relationships between land and people, and between community and individuals, that have arisen in different environments. Using his body as a focal point, he works in various media, including video, performance, installation, and photography.

Han has exhibited at institutions across Japan, such as the Art Tower Mito, Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. His international exhibitions include shows at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA), The Jewish Museum (New York, USA), and Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (China), and he has participated in artist residencies in Australia and the USA. He won the Grand Prix at the Nissan Art Award 2020.

  • The Day Spinaches Dream in Japanese, 2020, Kobe Art Village Center, Japan
  • Photo: Nobutada Omote