Ken  Sasaki


“Sagami River” 2021, oil on canvas

[Exhibition Period Now Extended]
Revised Period: Saturday, July 31- Sunday, November 28, 2021 (Open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Additional opening dates: Saturday, December 4- Sunday, December 19, 2021 (Open only on Saturdays and Sundays)
Re-Additional opening dates: Fridays, January 14- Sunday, January 30, 2022(Open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Advance reservation, Monday, February 6 – Sunday, February 13, 2022 .  tel:090-2411-4571
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・Original Period: Saturday, July 31- October 31, 2021
GOMIKE (The Kamakura Project) 915, Junisho, Kamakura-sho, Kanagawa 915, Japan Google Maps


That day, it was on my timeline where I came across initial reports of the mass stabbings that took place at a care home for disabled people in Kanagawa Prefecture. I was immediately plunged into darkness because to me, the news meant that my brother might have been killed. As more information surfaced gradually, it was confirmed that the care home was not my brother’s; it was another one in the same prefecture. Even so, it was just a result of several lucky coincidences that my brother didn’t get killed that summer; I don’t think this idea will go away from my head someday. Years have gone by. Now that summer is returning once again, I will present what I had drawn and painted before that day as well as what I have drawn and painted since that day. It will be an exhibition composed of the old house where our grandparents used to live, located on the outskirt of Kamakura, Kanagawa; its own garden; and my paintings and drawings.

Ken Sasaki


“Self-portrait as a chair” 1996-2021 wooden chair, oil on canvas.
“10 yen coins” 2021 pencil and watercolor on paper.
“Bulbs”2020 oil on canvas
Organized by Ken Sasaki, GOMIKE (The Kamakura Project)  
In cooperation with Mieko Sasaki, Ko Sasaki and Makoto Sasaki  


Ken Sasaki was born in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, 1976. Sasaki graduated BA, Tokyo University of the Arts, 1999 and completed MFA,Tokyo University of the Arts, 2002. Exhibitions and activities include “Hypothesis Open Studio,” Aoyama | Meguro, Tokyo, 2019; “Impurity/Immunity,” Bangkok Biennale, Bangkok, 2018, BARRAK, Okinawa, 2018 and TOKAS Hongo, 2017; “Itazu Litho-Grafik “Footprints”,” Museum Haus Kasuya, Kanagawa, 2016; “March Exhibition,” art & river bank, Tokyo, 2016; “I’m sorry please talk more slowly,” Shibuya Hikarie 8 / CUBE1, 2, 3, Tokyo, 2015; “It a Zoo Kushi,” Aichi University of the Arts satellite gallery and See Saw Gallery, Aichi, 2014; “Withdrawal Exhibition,” Hammerhead Studio, Shin-Minatoku, Kanagawa, 2014; “Discussion: Why Ryusei Kishida?,” Aoyama | Meguro, Tokyo, 2013; “These/Foolish/Things,” Aoyama | Meguro, Tokyo, 2013; “One Night Painting Show: Drawing Haruo Kobayashi,” blanClass, Kanagawa, 2013; “Still Live,” Aoyama | Meguro, 2011; “Sonar 2006,” Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, Barcelona; “Theory of Everything,” Workstation Arts Center, Beijing, 2006, among other venues; and “Separation,” Akiyama Gallery, 2005. Sasaki currently lives and works in Tokyo.


GOMIKE (The Kamakura Project)

GOMIKE is an artist run space by Ken Sasaki. 

鎌倉市十二所 915
Kamakura City Juniso 915  
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Train, Bus 
 From the east exit of JR Kamakura Station, take the Keikyu Bus No. 4 bus bound for “金沢八景 Kanazawa Hakkei” bound for “鎌倉霊園正門前太刀洗 Kamakura Reien Mae Tachiarai” and board one of them. About 15 minutes. Get off at the bus stop “十二所 Juniso” and walk for 2 minutes. If you are going to “ハイランド Highland”, get off at the bus stop “ハイランド入口 Highland Entrance” and walk for 5 minutes.
From the Asahina IC on the Yokohama Yokosuka Road (Asahi Yokosuka Road), take Prefectural Road 204 from the direction of Kamakura for about 3 km. (* Parking space is limited. Please contact us in advance if you come by car)

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