Nissan Art Award
The Nissan Art Award is an award presented to the emerging generation of artists to further their careers, enhance their presence in the international art world and create a social environment where people familiarize themselves with art. The award is intended to celebrate new developments in Japanese contemporary art and help provoke debate about visual art by promoting creative emerging artists.
Since its inception in 2013, the Nissan Art Award has been awarded to 4 emerging contemporary artists: Aiko Miyanaga (2013), Yuko Mohri (2015), Hikaru Fujii (2017), and Ishu Han (2020).
Previous finalists include: Noriko Ambe, Meiro Koizumi, Hiroyuki Masuyama, Tatzu Nishi, Taro Shinoda, Hiraku Suzuki, and Eiji Watanabe in 2013; Sayaka Akiyama, Tsuyoshi Hisakado, Takashi Ishida, Takahiro Iwasaki, Futoshi Miyagi, and Tomoko Yoneda in 2015; Motoyuki Daifu, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Yuichiro Tamura, and Nami Yokoyama in 2017; Sachiko Kazama, Soichiro Mihara, Nobuko Tsuchiya and Ei Wada in 2020.