Art Olympia is an open art competition held as a biennial event
with the goal of discovering talented artists around the world and supporting their art activities.
Approximately 160 artworks (80 from Japan and 80 more worldwide)
will be selected and undergo a final review in Tokyo.
You could win $120,000
1st place winner will receive $120,000 and 1,000 artists will be featured
in Art Olympia website and Art Olympia catalogue.

Judging Process and Awards

Meet Our Panel of Experts

  • Brett Littman
    Director of Noguchi Museum

  • Chu The-I
    Director of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,
    Taipei National University of the Arts

  • Florence Derieux
    Director of Exhibitions
    at Hauser & Wirth
    New York

  • Emmanuelle Lequeux
    Journalist for Le Monde

  • Zheng Lin
    Owner / Director of
    Tang Contemporary Art

  • Hiroshi Senju

  • Toyomi Hoshina
    Vice President of Tokyo University
    of the Arts

  • Akiko Endo

  • Yuko Hasegawa
    Artistic Director of
    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

  • Akiya Takahashi
    Director of
    Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

Introduction of Judges

  • 1st winner at 2017
    Alpha Mason, 1st prize $120,000

  • 2nd winner at 2017
    Petra Nimtz, 2nd prize $30,000

  • 3rd winner at 2017
    Kota Nakamura, 3rd prize $20,000

Mail: info@artolympia.jp