JP / EN / CH

Kanako Tada  is an artist based in Vienna.


                  Ekkyo Kaiga   越  境 絵  )  画
exophpny painting




b. 1989



2017 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Contextual painting enrolled

2015 MA, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

2013 Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea exchange

2012 BA, Musashino Art University, Tokyo


Sole exhibitions

2023  sentencestress, LAVENDER OPENER CHAIR, Tokyo

2017   blind, Vacuum Gallery, Beijing

2016  voice, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2015  vulnerable, Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai

2014  I’m in love, I’m alone, Bambinart Gallery, Tokyo


Group exhibitions

2024  living library of becomings, VBKÖ, Vienna

2023  HAKONIWA, Glass and Geibun Project(GGP), Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Crossing Uncertainty, Galerie KRAS, Vienna

2022 AN DER TAFEL, Medienwerkstatt Wien, Vienna

My Collection and Me, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2021 ◯◯life, SET Lewisham, London, UK

Undoing Landscape, Erste Campus, Vienna

Undoing Landscape, xhibit, Vienna, academically affiliated

2020 15th anniversary exhibition, art space LOOP HOLE, Tokyo

distance to the painting, art space LOOP HOLE, Tokyo

2019 Vertical River,ak46,Vienna

Parallax Trading, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna

2018 IN WITH THE NEW, VBKÖ, Vienna

DAS JUB JUB, art space5020,Salzburg

Painter Plumber, Justice, off-space at University of applied arts, Vienna

Your pressure is my pleasure, Academy of fine arts, Vienna


2016  Seasidepoolside, Inage Public Pool Park, Chiba pref, JP

Ongoing collective, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

Firewall, No Gate Gallery, Beijing


2015  Welcome to the real world, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

Railroadsiding2015, former lunch meal center, Tokorozawa city, Saitama, JP


2014 Tugihagi-amamori, Eikyu-theater, Oita, Japan

Kyotarou Hakamata, Ryu Takeda and Kanako Tada, gallery FAL, Tokyo

As if you wish, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo


2013  Sunshine and Air, Zamworl Museum of Art, Jeolla Province, South Korea


2012 Think of place, Blanclass, Kanagawa, JP

Territory where we are doing each action, Gallery Den, Tokyo

Our generation is in like a : between cassettes and iPods, Shatow Koganei, Tokyo


Artist in Residence

2024 Córtex Frontal, Arraiolos,Portugal

2021 Art Circle Slovenia, Hotel San Martin, Šmartno, Slovenia

2017 Red Gate Residency, Beijing

2016  Red Gate Residency, Beijing

2015  Pantocrator Galley, Shanghai

Bank ART studio NYK, Kanagawa, JP

2013  Zamworl Museum of Art, Jeolla Province, South Korea


Prizes and Grants

2021-2022 Grants for Overseas Study Programme for Young Artists, Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation, JP

2020-21 Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists, The Pola Art Foundation, Fellowship, JP

2017 Hiroshima Scholarship for students study abroad, Hiroshima

2017  Red Gate Residency, studio grant, CN

2015 Musashino Art University graduation works prize, Tokyo

2015 KAKEHASHI project, United States, Japan Foundation

2013 Musashino Art University encouragement scholarship for students to study abroad, Tokyo



2023 Crossing Uncertainty, Galerie KRAS, Vienna

2019 Vertical River,ak46,Vienna

Art Fairs, Evens, Talks, and Organizes

2021 open studio, ANNABEL, Vienna, Organize

2021 Gitarre und Dichtung, organize: Takashi Doi, Bio-Meisel Kulturwirthaus, Vienna

2021 Undoing Landscape, PARALLEL VIENNA Editions 21, Vienna, Art Fair

2020 the translation of Ernst Jandl’s Viennese lyrics into Japanese

with Ann Cotten, from the series CONVERSATIONS, CHRISTINE KÖNIG GALLERY, Vienna, Conversations

2017 Screening: Maiko Jinushi at Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Organize

2015 The words are included our feels with Momoko Nakamura and Aya Momose, former lunch meal center, Tokorozawa city, Saitama prefecture, JP-Organise and Conversation

Publications and Contributions

2023 Love is Considerable, text and illustration, Migrazine2023/1, online magazine, Vienna

2021 Sense of Place, essay, The Inhabitants: Adopt a Project, online article, Bandung

2021 Reexploring Kanji Body System, with Ann Cotten, The New Alphabet volume 1, HKW-Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Spector Books, ISBN:978-3-95905-453-9

2019 Don’t Stop Chatting, Interview with Aya Momose x Kanako Tada x Mai Endo, Multipul Spirits vol.2, ISBN:978-4-9910-805-0-0

2017 untitled, poetry, Multipul Spirits vol.1

2015  Time will tell, essay, railroad siding2015