W+K Tokyo

The Kennedy’s Inaugural Class

アムステルダム、ロンドン、サンパウロ、上海オフィスに続き、東京でも昨年からスタートした「次世代クリエイティブ増強プログラム」ケネディーズ。「一文字で『偏った愛情』を示す新しい漢字を発明してください」「『ありきたり』の写真をとってください」「自分の体のどこかに関節をひとつ増やせます。どこに増やして何に使いますか?」など、10の質問に答えた多数の応募者の中から、5名の個性的なメンバーが一期生として選ばれました。自分たちの名刺を作ったり、ギャラリースペースW+K+で行われた雪板ワークショップのムービーを作ったり。まもなく彼らが担当したプロジェクトが世に出ますのでお楽しみに!

The Kennedy’s, a “Next Generation Creative Accelerator Program” that started in W+K Amsterdam and adopted by W+K London, San Paolo, and Shanghai, finally launched in Tokyo last year. Five unique applicants were selected as members of the inaugural class from a large group of applicants who were asked to answer 10 questions such as “Please invent a single kanji character that means BIASED LOVE,” “Take a photo of ORDINARY,” and “If you could add a joint anywhere on your body, where would it be and how would you use it?” The Kennedy’s have been busy working on various projects such as creating their own business cards, producing a film for a snowboard workshop that took place in our gallery space W+K+, and many more. Their latest projects will be launching soon, so stay tuned!

写真左から

塚本亮太 (31)
現代美術家。ケネディーズ参加前は大阪の船舶設備製造業者で部品の調達等を担当。「TOKYO FRONTLINE PHOTO AWARD 2017」でグランプリを受賞。G/P galleryやW+K+でも個展を開催。

杉若國太郎 (29)
映像作家、お笑いアニメーター。京都精華大学プロダクトデザイン学部卒業。2017年BOVA一般公募部門の準グランプリ受賞。

村田遥人 (26)
慶應義塾大学の大学院生。身体性メディアに関する研究に従事。メディアテクノロジスト。

佐奈木 敦 (24)
1993年生まれ、ケネディーズ最年少。東京造形大学のグラフィックデザイン専攻4年生。

宇井百合子 (26)
アートディレクター、デザイナー。デザイン会社で3年間デザインとアートディレクションを経験。ラフォーレ原宿で展示。朝日広告賞、GOOD DESIGN AWARD、東北パッケージデザインアワード受賞。

From left to right

Ryota Tsukamoto, 31
Modern artist. Before joining The Kennedy’s, Ryota worked as a procurement manager at a shipbuilding-related company in Osaka. He has won the Grand Prix in Tokyo Frontline Photo Award 2017, and has also held exhibitions at G/P gallery and W+K+.

Kunitaro Sugiwaka, 29
Film producer and comedy animator. Kunitaro holds a degree in product design from Kyoto Seika University. He has won the Semi Grand Prix in the 2017 BOVA public application category.

Haruto Murata, 26
Graduate student at Keio University. Haruto specializes in research around embodied media, and identifies himself as a media technologist.

Atsushi Sanaki, 24
Born in 1993, Atsushi is the youngest of The Kennedy’s. He is currently a senior at Tokyo Zokei University, majoring in graphic design.

Yuriko Ui, 26
Art director and designer. Before joining The Kennedy’s, Yuriko worked at a design agency for three years. She has exhibited at Laforet Harajuku, and has won the Asahi Advertising Award, the Good Design Award, and the Tohoku Package Design Award.