- Open the lid of your inner volcano / Make the way (2021-2022)
February 18th — March 25th, 2023
February 18th (Sat）5:00-8:00pm
2525 Michigan Ave. B5B, Santa Monica, California, 90404
Sponsored by Speedy Property Management, Inc.
For the third performance of a series, Maeda will pray for three days, pacing in meditation, sewing raw silk into her painting and tying strands of her hair to the thread. In 2021, inspiration for the exhibition began from a dream of “Volcanic Energy” which erupts profound sentiment within us. Her intention is to remove blockages and be in harmonic flow for us all to carry light. On the finale of her performance and the beginning of the exhibition, February 18th, 2023 from 5:00-8:00pm, Maeda will have her head shaved to gratefully release what no longer resonates with us.
“May we connect to our center, let our inner volcano erupt, create our own foundation and allow ourselves to live our lives with the light of our inner life force that we have received”
Born in 1983, Hyogo Japan.
Currently lives in Los Angeles and works in contemporary art.
Group exhibitions and performances:
2018 Tiny Men On Tits and Friends, The Curated Loo,
Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles
2017 METAL, Lava projects, Los Angeles
2016 Where Are You Going (Performance), THREE,
2012 What Are We Connected To? (Performance),
2525 Michigan Ave. B5B. Santa Monica, CA, 90404
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ART – A New powerful way to change the world.
The first gallery in Los Angeles dedicated to the works of Japanese artists
How many Japanese artists do you know? Ken Watanabe, Takashi Murakami or perhaps, Steve Aoki. But of these three, Takashi Murakami is the only contemporary artist. Ken is an actor, and Steve is a son of the famous steakhouse owner who became a popular DJ.and more…
I opened the Speedy Gallery in Los Angeles in May 2019. My love for art knows no bounds, held many art events on my own as a collector, from shows where Chef Watson (AI) competes with artists to museum exhibitions that exclusively featured exotic rare plants from around the world. These are more than art exhibitions; they take people by surprise and joy, showing significance of art events to those who weren’t so interested.
I’m constantly thinking about unique ways to curate art events; hence, I established the Speedy Gallery to introduce artists that are recognized in Japan yet have potential to be celebrated worldwide.
Branding Through Art
I wouldn’t call myself an art producer. I’ve spent many years in corporate brand consulting for Asian clients from Japan to China. Now, I’m planning to brand Japanese art globally through this gallery.
It was easy for companies to build a brand in the past. Before internet, television and magazines were the main media of 20th century. More you invest on marketing and advertisement, more exposure you had. But the rise of multimedia and social media changed the game. Building awareness of the product and services are not enough. Today, it’s about sharing. Sharing the information, users’ benefits, and the experiences with others through media. Companies have expanded beyond television and internet, creating actual spaces where people can directly interact to share the experiences. Many successful brands create these interactive spaces, share the experience through social media and get the people to love their brand. I believe that Speedy Gallery will be beneficial to the people of Los Angeles and the community at large.
Connecting with Society Through Art
Of course, Speedy Gallery will sell amazing artworks like other galleries, and all proceeds will be donated to charities. But it’s more than that. Speedy Gallery is a community space for every art lover and for those who wants to make changes in the world.
Through my career, I have obtained deep understanding of the internet businesses and how the digital natives think. They understand that internet allows people to explore the unknown corners of the societies. They utilized the power of social network to change the society. Take Ice Bucket Challenge, for example, it helped raise awareness of ALS, the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong, Greta Thunberg’s environmental activism and more.
Please come visit Speedy Gallery to enjoy the art and make change in the world.
Born in Osaka, 1965. Graduated from the Art Department of Nihon University
Founder of Sony Digital Entertainment Inc.
Yokohama College of Art - Visiting Professor
K.I.T. Graduate School - Visiting Professor
Other than consultancy, our activities are wide and far-reaching, from acting as talent agent for the actress "NON", management of an art gallery in Los Angeles, event planning and casting business in Beijing, business development utilizing blockchain from Estonia, hosting "AI Salon" for corporate clients, and development of resorts and high tech agriculture in Okinawa and more.
Also drew attention for intorducing the "American-type Talent Agency Contracts" with affiliated artists, which was new to Japan's entertainment industry.
In 1998, as the Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment, he was involved in founding the satellite broadcasting network "Animax", "AXN", and more.
Cartier Award “Change Maker of the Year” (2016)
Warner Brothers’ Award “Best Marketer of the Year” (3 consecutive years 2010 – 2012)
Selected as one of “21st Century’s 51 Key IT People” by Nikkei (2001)
Agency for Cultural Affairs: appointed as “Content Researcher”
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry: “Information Age of Discovery” member
Ministry of International Affairs and Communication: “Media ＆ Software Study Group” member
“Breezing Thru DX” (Koryosha Books)
“Ready for the Paradigm Shift?: Creative Minds Post Corona” (Speedy Books)
“You Are Not Thinking to Profit from Social Media, Are You?” (Shogakan)
“This is OK as a 14 Year Old!” (Kodansha)
“Vox Pop is a Lie” (Satemaga Books)
Speedy, Inc. - President
Speedy Property Management Inc. - President
Speedy Gallery Inc. (CA, U.S.) - President
Speedy Euro OÜ - President
Speedy China - Director
Koryosha Inc. - Director
- Representative Director of The Association of Achantemama
- Representative Director of Non Profit Organization Sosaigigi
- Auditor of Fathering Japan Auditor
- Co-founder of Tiger Mask Foundation
Company: Speedy, Inc.
Established: September 7th, 2017
Address: 7-7-7 8F Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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