Masaru Iwai

1975
Born in Kyoto, Japan
2009
Received Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts and music

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018-19
“Make more clean / beauty” (Aomori, Japan)
“Begin to overflow” gallery circlo (Saga, Japan)
2017
“Perspective of Familiarity” Takuro Someya Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan)
“Begin to melt” gallery circlo (Saga, Japan)
2016
“Prisoner of habit -seeing, play, sucking thumb” Beyong point gallery, Akita art University (Akita, Japan)
“Begin to revolve” gallery circlo (Saga, Japan)
2015
“Passing place, passing thing” Takuro Someya Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan)
“Prisoner of habit -dancing, eating, evacuation” Beyong point gallery, Akita art University (Akita, Japan)
2011
“Mutation at the dead end” 3331 Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
“Slow, Down.” Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo, Japan)
“Dancing Cleansing” Takuro Someya Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan)
2010
“Park Cleansing” Château Koganei (Tokyo, Japan)
“The M.I.X. ‒ All clean/ever dirty” Treasure hill artist village (Taipei, Taiwan) 2009 “Clean up 1.2.3.” Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo, Japan)
“Polishing Housing” monné porte (Nagasaki, Japan)
2008
“Cleaner’s high #1” Otto Mainzheim Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
“Artisterium” David Kakabadze Fine Art Gallery (Kutaisi, Georgia)
2018
”New “Artists Today” Exhibition 2018 Unfixed Perspectives”(Yokohama, Japan)
“Soft city” Schloss Biesdolf (Berlin, Germany)
“Beyond wonder -Perspectives of utopia” Art & Design center, Nagoya university of the arts (Nagoya, Japan)
“Tenku art festival 2018” (Nagano, Japan)
2017
“Reborn art festival 2017” Ishinomaki (Miyagi, Japan)
“The age of anxiety and beyond” Hongik univ. art museum (Seoul,  The republic of Korea)
“Culturel typhoon 2017” (Nuremberg, Germany)
“365 Life museum” Art center of Sirapacorn university (Bangkok, Thailand)
2014 “Asia  Anarchy Alliance” Tokyo wonder site (Tokyo, Japan)
“Backyard stories 2014” (Batumi, The country of Georgia)
“3331 Art fair” 3331 gallery (Tokyo, Japan) 
2013
“Maintenance Required” The Kithcen (NY, US)
“Needless Cleanup” Meetfactory gallery (Prague, Czech Republic) 
“Now Japan” Kunsthal KAdE (Amersfoort, Netherland)
“Roppongi Art Night 2013” (Tokyo, Japan)
“Am I you?” G. Leonidze Museum of Georgian Literature (Tbilisi, Country of Georgia)
2012
“Tokyo Story 2011” Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya (Tokyo, Japan)
“TERATOTERA 2012 -Neo Public-” (Tokyo, Japan)
2011
“Artisterium 2011 -Free fall-” (Tbilisi, Georgia)
“Drop me! C.P.U.E.2011” nitehi works (Yokohama, Japan)
“TERATOTERA Festival -POST-” (Tokyo, Japan)
“On the agenda of the Arts -Where do we go from here?-” Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya (Tokyo, Japan) 
“Home, Sweet home” Tama Art University (Tokyo, Japan)
“Tokyo story 2010” Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo (Tokyo, Japan)
2010
“Spontaneous Order” Takuro Someya Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan) 
“How to invert urbanism” Asahi Art Square (Tokyo, Japan)
“Koza Crossing 2010” Koza-Gintengai (Okinawa, Japan)
2009
“Re: Membering. Next of Japan” LOOP / Doosan Gallery (Seoul, The republic of Korea)
“Memory / State” Museum of Jiangxi Normal University (China)
“Dream of midsummer” Chinzan-so (Tokyo, Japan)
“Hiroshima Art Project [KIPPOUMARU]” (Hiroshima, Japan)
“Koza Crossing 2009” Koza-Gintengai, (Okinawa, Japan)
2008
“A multi-faced mirrer” Japan Homes model house space (Tokyo, Japan)
“Doctoral final exhibition” The University Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
“Wanakio 2008” Naha (Okinawa, Japan)
2007
“Double Cast” Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo (Tokyo, Japan) 
2006
“SWITCH” Keio University (Kanagawa, Japan)
2005
“The Road not Taken ’05” Gallery Sowaka (Kyoto, Japan)
“Voice of site” Visual arts gallery (New York, US)
“Sustainable art project 2005” (Tokyo, Japan) 
2004
“Graduation works show” (Tokyo, Japan)
“S.I.C.E 2004” (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) “Voice of Site” (Tokyo, Japan)
“Sustainable art project 2004” (Tokyo, Japan)