West London Projects

Previously Exhibited

Probably Something

Takehito Koganezawa is always striving for simplicity in his work, whether working in drawing, video or performance. His drawings have both figurative and abstract qualities and through this he explores his imagination and encourages the view to set theirs free. A point of origin for his video is often daily life, using shots of neon signs, flying kites or a social activity, such as cooking is transformed by movement and rhythm.

Improvisation is key and he deliberately keeps his practice loose to allow for random incidents in both video and performance work. Often Koganezawa invites musicians and dancers to collaborate with him, but he chose to work alone for the performance at westlondonprojects.


Takehito Konganezawa

Born in 1974, Toyko
Lives and works in Berlin


1995–1998 Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Wohnmaschine, Berlin
Supraficcions, Fundación „La Caixa“, Lleida, Spain


Drawings, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Forgetting Numbers, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Dancing In Your Head, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Works On Paper, Wohnmaschine, Berlin
Probably Something, Performance, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Sex Without Sex, Jetzt/Now, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin


Dancing In Your Head, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Pencils, Papers, Desk And Chair, Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Haunch of Venison, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

Out Of The Ordinary: New Video Art From Japan, MOCA, Los Angeles, USA Neue Heimat: Internationale Kunst Im Neuen Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Klang Im Bild, Stiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany


Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Fukutake House, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan
Sabotage Of Reality, Batagianni Gallery, Athens, Greece
Berlin Tokyo Tokyo Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerei, Berlin
Ars Viva 05/06 – Identity, Kunst Werke Berlin, Germany
Don Juan Alias Don Giovanni, KUNSTHALLE Wien


Koganezawa/Kaltwasser, Kunstbank, Berlin, Germany
Temporary Import, Art Forum, Berlin, Germany
International Triennale Of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan


So Weit Japan, Kunstallianz Berlin, Germany
Diaries And Dreams, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterröwisheim, Germany
Skulptur, Prekärer Realismus Zwischen Melancholie Und Komik, Kunsthalle Wien
Junge Kunst Aus Japan, Kunstallianz, Berlin


Selected works from the exhibition

Performance documentation, 2005
Courtsey westlondonprojects/Wohnmaschine
Photographer Mike Cooter
©Takehito Koganezawa, 2005
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 Performance documentation , 2005