Maaretta Jaukkuri Foundation

First MJF Fellow

Shoji Kato is the first MJF Fellow, staying May - June 2018

Installation view Mountains and Valleys, 2011 - 2017 at Hippolyte, Helsinki
Installation view Mountains and Valleys, 2011 - 2017 at Hippolyte, Helsinki

Shoji Kato is a visual artist based currently in Helsinki. He has a DFA from the The Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. His works have been shown in exhibitions around the world since 2000. In his work Shoji Kato sets distance and proximity between shared movements and individual moments. These are often seen and imagined through marks, traces, and compositions. Abstract ideas and figurative forms naturally interact with Kato’s variable viewpoints, changing scales and shifting temporalities. Kato works with ’places’ or meta-locations of subjectivity, and the ways in which these can appear and disappear in relation to that with which they come into association.

From Mountains and Valleys, 2011-2017
From Mountains and Valleys, 2011-2017