The Jean Pigozzi Collection Of Contemporary Japanese Art

Naoyuki Tsuji

Naoyuki Tsuji

b. 1972, Shizuoka, Japan

Lives and works in Yokohama, Japan



B.F.A., Tokyo Zokei University, Japan

Solo Exhibitions:


Zephyr, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto


Corvi-Mora, London


MediaScope 2007, An Evening with Naoyuki Tsuji, Museum of Modern Art, New York (screening)

Picture Scroll of a Fantasy Journey, Gallery Simon, Yokohama


Trilogy about Clouds, Uplink X, Tokyo (screening)

Contemporary Art from ? to !, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, Yokohama

Naoyuki Tsuji: Art Animation, Uplink Factory


Imagination-Animation-Reality, Animation by Naoyuki Tsuji, Iwasaki Museum, Yokohama, Japan


Cosmology of Image, Atelier 2001, Kobe, Japan


Gallery Le Deco, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions:


JAPANCONGO, Le Magasin - Centre National d Art Contemporain, Grenoble; The Garage Center For Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Palazzo Reale, Milan


Shudder, The Drawing Room, London, England

Setouchi International Art Festival 100-Day Art and Sea Adventure, The Seto Island area, Japan

Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya, Japan


Indies Theater!, Breath vol.15, Yonago Japan

Running up That Hill, San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco

Elu par cette crapule, Le Havre, France

New Nippon: Contemporary Film and Video from Japan, Art Institute of Chicago

The Animated Films of Naoyuki Tsuji, Union Theatre, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee_15 films de la Quinzaine, Institut Franco-Japanais de Tokyo, France

Martha Colburn and Friends, Anthology Film Archives, New York

HORS PISTES JAPAN 2009, Institut Franco-Japanais de Tokyo

Oulu Music Video Festival, Finland

Seconds Under The Sun: A Screening of Japanese Animation, Film Fort, Toronto

The Shinsedai Cinema Festival, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto

Art Animation Festival, Aichi Arts Center

The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing, MIMA, Middlesbrough (traveling to The Bluecoat, Liverpool; City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol; Fruitmarket, Edinburgh)

International Comics Festival, BilBOlBul, Bologna

International Academic Film Studies Workshop, Universita degli Studi di Udine, Gorizia 8th Japanese Experimental Film in France, toured around 6 cities in France

Emotional drawing, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul

Ebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

Mind as Passion, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

The Animated Films of Naoyuki Tsuji, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago


Emotional Drawing, The National Museum of Art, Tokyo (traveling to The National Museum of Art, Kyoto)

Sea Art Festival, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea

Legende, Centre d Art Contemporain, Charamande, France

Xeopoliticas da Animacion, MARCO, Vigo, Spain

Momentary Momentum:Part 2, Kettles Yard, Cambridge


The Geopolitics of Animation, CAAC, Sevilla

Momentary Momentum: Animated Drawings, Parasol Unit, London

19th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, USA

Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Niigata, Sapporo, Japan

Nippon Connection, Frankfurt Germany

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, USA

Animation-Adventures of Moving Picture, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan

Animationism, Uplink Factory, Tokyo Japan

36th International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Media City 12, Windsor, Canada


11th Art Film Festival, Aichi Arts Center, Japan

Edge in Yokohama, For Small Movies, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan

Yokohama Triennale 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan

Kurzfilm Summer, Nurunberg, Germany

37th Directors Fortnight, International Film Festival, Cannes, France

24th Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada

18th Images Festival, Toronto, Canada

49th London Film Festival, London, UK

Faux Mouvement, Centre d art Contemporain, Metz, France

6th Japanese Experimental Film in France, Japan


9th Art Film Festival, Aichi Arts Center, Japan

23rd Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver

36th Directors Fortnight, International Film Festival, Cannes

17th Images Festival, Toronto

Media City 10, Windsor, Canada


Brakhage Eyes 2003-2004: Stan Brakhage Film Exhibition in Japan, toured to Kochi, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe, Sendai and Tokyo

14th Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey

New Experimental Film from Asia, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC

47th London Film Festival, London, UK

4th Net and Film Festival, Seoul

7th Bangkok International Short Film Festival, Bangkok

5th Japanese Experimental Film in France, toured around 6 cities in France


Globang Film, Seoul, Korea


Globang Film, Jeonju, Korea

Personal Vision 2001, Kobe Art Village Center, Japan

Art Animation in New Millennium, Nakano Musashino-kan, Tokyo

Letina 2001, Letina, Hungary

Animation Plaza, Kobe Art Village Center, Japan


Scrap Festival, Yokohama, Japan (Participated 5 times until 2005)


Art and Cinema Alternative, Gallery Hyakucho-mori, Tokyo

Art Animation, Nakano Zero, Tokyo

Dark Animation, La Camera, Tokyo


Enoshima Rock Festival, Enoshima Tenmonkan, Enoshima, Japan



Honorable mentions, Ann Arbor Film Festival / Children of Shadows


Yokohama Award for art and cultural Encouragement

Kanagawa Culture Award - Outstanding Youth Award


MTV Station ID Contest Hiroyuki Nakano