art award tokyo marunouchi 2011

About a.a.t.m. 2011


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 internationally renowned who lead Japan’s art scene. The 188 artists introduced over the past four 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.

A Message from Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd.
In the sincere desire for the victims and Japan to recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Mitsubishi Estate Group is continuing reconstruction assistance under the motto of "Genki! For Japan." *
In Marunouchi, Mitsubishi Estate is engaged in community development with the aim of making the district world-renowned for vibrant interaction with a well-balanced mix of economic, social, environmental and cultural activities. In the realm of culture in particular, Mitsubishi Estate opened the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in 2010 and holds art- and music-related events, including Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi (a.a.t.m.).
As part of “Genki! For Japan” and with the message of reviving Japan through art, this year Mitsubishi Estate continues to support a.a.t.m., an unparalleled contemporary art award presented to student artists.
*Genki is Japanese for "energetic" or "lively"



Taro Amano (Group Leader, Yokohama Triennale and Chief Curator , Yokohama Museum of Art )
Yuka Uematsu (Curator, The National Museum of Art, Osaka )
Shigeo Goto (Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design )
Kazue Kobata (Professor, Department of Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts )
Tomio Koyama (Director, Tomio Koyama Gallery, and Special Appointment Associate Professor, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University )
Naoki Sato (Art director, ASYL, and Associate Professor, Tama Art University )
Akiya Takahashi (Director, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum )
Yuko Hasegawa (Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and Special Appointment Professor, Tama Art University )

Guest Judge

Motohiko Odani (Artist )


Initial Screening (March 31)
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. (30 artists)

Final Screening (open to the public) (July 3)
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.

Grand Prize
Runner-up Prize
Judge’s Prize
shu uemura Prize
France Embassy Prize
French Embassy Prize
Audience Prize

Public Exhibition (July 3 – July 31)

Information / Access

art award tokyo marunouchi 2011

2011.7.3 (Sun ) → 7.31 (Sun )
[Opening Hours]
11:00 – 18:00 * Opening hours will be changed depending on the situation of electric power supply.
Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery
[Free admission]
art award tokyo marunouchi 2011 Executive Committee
[Special Sponsor]
shu uemura



Final Screening * open to the public
13:00 – 15:00
Venue: Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery

Award Ceremony
18:00 –