art award tokyo marunouchi 2010

About a.a.t.m. 2010


The Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi (a.a.t.m.), held at the Marunouchi Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, is an art exhibition designed to help identify and provide support to young artists. This year’s exhibition will not disappoint; like past shows, it will be full of great talent!
The a.a.t.m. features works of art and artists selected from amongst graduation projects at Japan’s art universities and graduate schools. These are displayed at the Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, and a Grand Prize is awarded to the top piece. The judges are all professionals who lead Japan’s art scene. The 143 artists introduced over the past three years include many new artists who have since risen to prominence and are already active on a variety of fronts. Thus the goal of which is to identify and encourage new artists, is yielding steady results with each event held. Vote for the Audience Prize, which gained the positive response last year! A brand new art spot in Marunouchi, the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum adds to Marunouchi’s character as a hotspot for art. We hope that everyone will enjoy this competition between the young artists who are a harbinger of the future of art.



Taro Amano (Chief Curator of Yokohama Museum of Art )
Yuka Uematsu (Curator, the National Museum of Art, Osaka )
Shigeo Goto (Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design )
Kazue Kobata (Curator, Professor of Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music )
Tomio Koyama (Director of Tomio Koyama Gallery )
Naoki Sato (Art director, Associate Professor of Tama Art University )
Yuko Hasegawa (Chief Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo )

Guest Judge

Kohei Nawa (Artist )


Initial Screening (March 27)
Works are chosen for initial screening from amongst graduation project exhibits at art universities. The Screening Committee selects works to be shown in the exhibition. (45 artists)

Final Screening (open to the public) (April 29)
Subsequent to the initial exhibition at Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, the Grand Prize and other prize winners are determined at the final Screening Committee meeting.

Public Exhibition (April 29 - May 30)

Information / Access

art awaed tokyo marunouchi 2010

2010.4.29 (Thu )→ 5.30 (Sun )
[Opening Hours]
11:00 – 20:00
Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery
[Free admission]
art award tokyo marunouchi 2010 Executive Committee
[Special Sponsor]
shu uemura



4/29 (Thu) Initial Exhibition / Final Review
5/1 (Sat) a.a.t.m. Talk
5/2 (Sun) 5/3 (Mon) 5/4 (Tue) Gallery Tour