MOTOKO ISHIBASHI, Assholes, 2021. Courtesy VO curations, London.

4649 is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Motoko Ishibashi. This is Ishibashi’s first solo show in Tokyo and her first project with 4649. Ishibashi graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2015 and is currently based in London. She has held exhibitions at spaces including Sebastian Gladstone, Los Angeles; Schwabinggrad, Munich; Museum of Sex, New York; and V.O Curations, London.



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2-13-4 Sugamo, Toshima-ku

4649 is a curatorial project and gallery founded in Sugamo in 2017 and run by artists Yuhei Kobayashi, Shogo Shimizu, and Yuu Takamizawa. 4649’s on-site program introduces the work of emerging international artists to the Tokyo art scene. Recent exhibitions include “Charles Manson, Timothy Leary, and the Rats of NIMH” (2022), “Contrastissimo” (2020), Ella Fleck and Tabitha Steinberg (2020), and Alex Mackin Dolan and Jasper Spicero (2019) as well as an exchange exhibition with the curatorial project Pina, Vienna, held in 2020. 4649 also brings Tokyo-based artists to international events, such as NADA Miami, where it exhibited from 2018 to 2021.

“Onsen Confidential,” installation view, 4649, Tokyo, 2022. Photo by Fuyumi Murata.