OAF Curated Space

Sculptures by Shinichi Sawada

Paris 2015

Shinichi Sawada, untitled, 2006-07, 16.5 x 8.4 x 7.9 in

Shinichi Sawada, untitled, 2006-07, 22.9 x 8.7 x 8.9 in

Shinichi Sawada, untitled, 2008, 17.6 x 8.1 x 8.5 in


Shinichi Sawada was born in 1982 in Shiga, Japan. Diagnosed as autistic, Sawada has spent the majority of his adult life living at the Ritto Nakayoshi Sagyojo, an institute for the mentally disabled, where he divides his time working in the sculpture studio and in the hospital’s bakery.

Sawada’s work has been exhibited very selectively, most notably at the 2013 Venice Biennale, the Collection de l’Art Brut (Lausanne, 2008, 2013) and the Wellcome Collection (London, 2013).

Courtesy of Halle Saint Pierre, International Program Exchange Corporation and the Outsider Art Fair

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