Ryo Kato lives and works in Berlin

born in Nimi, prefecture Okayama Japan

1995 — 1998

painting and drawing studies at Okayama high school and
the Okayama private school

stay for nine months in Paris emigration to Berlin Germany

2001 — 2005

study at the Berlin art academy (UdK), class of Prof. Wolfgang Petrick

graduate at the Berlin art academy, Master class student, class of Prof. Daniel Richter

Nomination for the "Artprize of the city Weilburg 2018", Weilburg Germany

Nomination for the " 44th International Art Prize", Tokyo Japan

Nomination for the "The 9th painting prize of the Japanese Art Center", Kobe Japan

Nomination for the "Art prize of BLOOOM AWARD BY WARSTEINER", Düsseldorf Germany

Nomination for the "Art prize of the city Weilburg", Weilburg Germany

Nomination for the "28. art prize Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen Foundation", Esslingen-Nürtingen Germany

Second place at the "Prize of Darmstädter Sezession", Darmstadt Germany

First place at the "I-shi" prize of the Okayama Prefectural Museum, Okayama Japan

Nomination for the "Heise artprize", Dessa-Roßlau Germany

Nomination for the "prize of Darmstädter Sezession for young artists", Darmstadt Germany        

Nomination for the "Art prize Günzburg 2009", Günzburg Germany

Nomination for the "Andreas art prize ", Sankt Andreasberg Germany

Nomination for the "Andreas art prize ", Sankt Andreasberg Germany

First prize " international art and culture of highschool-prize "Japan

Solo Shows (selection)

"The endless struggle" Falkenberg Gallery, Hannover Germany

"Harakirigomen" Gallery Shimada, Kobe Japan

"(Dis)order of the world" MVB - Forum (Mainzer Volksbank), Mainz Germany

"An endless story" Gallery Bengelsträter, Düsseldorf Germany (catalogue)

"American Dream" Gallery TS4312, Tokyo Japan (catalogue)

"Threatened Environment" (donation campaign) German environmental aid Berlin, Berlin Germany

"America first" Gallery SUPPAN FINE ARTS, Vienna Austria

"Social phenomenon V.S social message" with Naoto Hashida, Galerie Juichigatsugarou
Tokyo Japan

"I convey to my home country" Gallery Juichigatsugarou, Gallery TS4312, Tokyo Japan

"I-shi prize winner" with Motoyuki Shitamichi, Okayama Prefecture Museum, Okayama Japan 

"The new enemies" Falkenberg Gallery, Hannover Germany

"Point of View – two generations in the discourse" with Silke Leverkühne
Gallery Bengelsträter, Düsseldorf Germany

"Samurai not only commits Harakiri" Gallery Bengelsträter, Düsseldorf Germany

"Double exhibition" Parktheater, Iserlohn Germany

"The 5th I-shi Award Commemorative Exhibition" Niimi museum of art, Okayama Japan

"Hamburg Art Week", Showroom Überseequartier, Hamburg Germany

"A blind samurai goes through the world" Gallery Bengelsträter, Iserlohn Germany

"A big haul", Gallery Bengelsträter, Düsseldorf Germany

Zellermayer gallery, Berlin Germany (catalogue)

"Prospect" Gallery Art&Henle (Kunststand), Berlin Germany

Group Shows (selection)

"WORKS ON PAPER" Gallery SUPPAN FINE ARTS, Vienna Austria

"Art Prize of the City of Weilburg" Mining and City Museum Weilburg, Weilburg Germany(Catalog)

"44th International Art Prize" TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Tokyo Japan

"The 9th Painting Prize of the Japanese Art Center" Japanese Art Forum, Kobe Japan

"5 Selection" Gallery Juichigatsugarou, Tokyo Japan

"GROUP EXHIBITION - NITSCH - POLKE - ZOBERNIG - WOTRUBA - BÖHLER - ANGELI HERZIG - STAUDACHER - GRABMAYR - DAMISCH - RISCHER - KATO", Gallery Suppan Contemporary, Vienna Auastria

"Niimi Museum Collection Exhibition" Niimi museum of art, Okayama Japan

"Nice to meet you" Gallery Bengelsträter, Düsseldorf Germany

"Art prize of the city Weilburg", Weilburg Germany

"Group Exhibition" Gallery Catalònia, Barcelona Spain

"Future, Now" SomoS Art House, Berlin Germany

"Minature" FUMA Contemporary Tokyo, Tokyo

"The last 300" Maritime Museum, Stralsund Germany

"SURVIVORS" Löwenspalais, Berlin Germany

"28. Art Prize of the Foundation Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen", Esslingen-Nürtingen Germany

"The world will not end because of this" Project Cinema East, Berlin Germany

"Prize of Darmstädter Sezession" Hessen Design e.V., Darmstadt Germany (catalogue)

"Christmas Exhibition" Löwenpalais, Berlin Germany

"Heise art prize", Dessau-Roßlau Germany

"I-Shi prize" Tenjin Kunsthalle, Okayama Japan (catalogue)

"open]art[space 2012" Technologie- und Innovationspark, Berlin Germany (catalogue)

"Dog salon" Gallery Bengelsträter, Düsseldorf Germany

"Salon of the present" Elbhof, Hamburg Germany (catalogue)

"Artistic positions, Painting & Sculpture" Gallery Bengelsträter, Düsseldorf Germany

"Easy and carefree, in a speciousness" Gallery Bengelsträter, Iserlohn Germany

"BERLIN ART SHOW 2009" KINDL-BREWERY, Berlin (catalogue)

"Art prize Günzburg 2009", Günzburg Germany

"Prize of Darmstädter Sezession" Darmstädter Mathildenhöhe,  Darmstadt Germany (catalogue)

"Master student prize" at the Berlin art academy, Berlin Germany

"Andreas art prize", Sankt Andreasberg Germany (catalogue)

"Andreas art prize", Sankt Andreasberg Germany (catalogue)

"Art Karlsruhe" (One-Artist-Show) Karlsruhe Germany (catalogue)

"Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt", Frankfurt am Main Germany

"Art Karlsruhe" (One-Artist-Show) Karlsruhe Germany (catalogue)

"Art fair" Cologne Germany

"Art Karlsruhe" Karlsruhe Germany

"THE ART FAIR + PLUS-ULTRA", Tokyo Japan

"KOBE ART MARCHE" Kobe Japan (catalogue)

"Art fair" Cologne Germany

"Young Art Taipei" Taipei Taiwan

"Art Karlsruhe" Karlsruhe Germany

"Espacio 120" Barcelona Spain (catalogue)

"Art Toronto", Toronto Canada

"Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam" Amsterdam Holland

"Contemporary art ruhr" Essen Germany

"THE ART FAIR + PLUS-ULTRA" Tokyo Japan

"Art Karlsruhe" Karlsruhe Germany

"Art Karlsruhe" Karlsruhe Germany

"Art Fair" Cologne Germany (catalogue)

"Affordable Art Fair" Hamburg Germany

"Art Karlsruhe" (One-Artist-Show) Karlsruhe Germany

"Ak Düsseldorf" Düsseldorf Germany

"Art Fair" Cologne Germany

"Affordable Art Fair" Hamburg Germany

"Art Karlsruhe" Karlsruhe Germany

"Art Fair 21" Cologne Germany

"Art Karlsruhe" (One-Artist-Show) Karlsruhe Germany

Publications

"An endless story" catalogue (Kettlerverlag) for the exhibition in the gallery Bengelsträter, Düsseldorf Germany

"I-shi prize winner" Okayama Prefecture Museum, Okayama Japan

"Somewhere on Earth" catalogue for the exhibition in the gallery Wang Hohmann, Wiesbaden Germany

"The 5th I-shi Award Commemorative Exhibition" catalogue for the exhibition in the Niimi Municipal Museum , Okayama Japan

"The Last Supper of the Present"catalogue for the  "One-Artist-Show" of Art Karlsruhe
(Gallery Bengelsträter) Germany

"Viennese sculpture" catalogue for the exhibition in the Zellermayer Gallery, Germany

Public Collections

Okayama Prefecture Museum, Okayama Japan

The Niimi Municipal Museum , Okayama Japan

Ebene Kunst, Stuttgart Germany