The Mercedes-Benz Art Scope is a cultural and artistic support program of Mercedes-Benz Japan launched in 1991 and ongoing for 30 years. Until now, the program has supported 35 young Japanese and European artists centering on an "artist-in-residence" program in which artists stay overseas for about three months and explore new expression. From 2022, in addition to this artist-in-residence program, we will organize workshops between Japanese students and artists, online presentations by artists, and exhibitions by artists who have participated in the program in the past. Through these multifaceted programs, we aim to nurture young artists and support the progress of culture and art.

Program advisor / Cooperation: Arts Initiative Tokyo[AIT]

Mercedes-Benz Art Scope’s 30-year history and future prospects Production in 2022


"EQ House x Tsuyoshi Hisakado"
-Special Event of Roppongi Art Night 2022-

In January 2022, when the COVID-19 pandemic caused the lockdown of major cities and prevented travels, Tsuyoshi Hisakado spent a week at "EQ House'' in Roppongi, exploring his theme of the balance and relationship between humans and nature, and our co-existence with robots and computers. He will exhibit an installation work based on the experience of this residency.

Date : September 17th - September 25th 2022
Open : 11:00-19:00
Venue : EQ House 7-3-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Cooperation and residency program coodination provided by: Arts Initiative Tokyo
Cooperation provided by:TAKENAKA CORPORATION
Under the auspices of: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Entrance Free/No reservation required

Photo by: Keizo Kioku

Photo by: Keizo Kioku

Photo by: Keizo Kioku

Courtesy of the Artist


Photo by: Yuichiro Tamura

Tsuyoshi Hisakado

Born in Kyoto in 1981, Tsuyoshi Hisakado completed his M.F.A. at the Department of Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts in 2007. With an interest in the fundamental sensibility and uniqueness/eternity that constitute human activity, Hisakado creates conceptual works using a variety of methods and media, including sound, light, programming, sculpture, painting and large-scale installations. The artist hopes that his works resonate with the viewer's memories and imaginations and sharpens their visual and auditory senses. In 2020, Hisakado held his first museum-scale solo exhibition at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan. Hisakado was elected the East Asian Cultural Exchange Envoy and has been awarded the 'Mercedes-Benz Art Scope 2018-2020', the Audience Award at the 'NISSAN ART AWARD 2015', and the Grand Prize of the 'VOCA 2016 The Vision of Contemporary Art'. He has participated in various group exhibitions including the ‘Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 (Hawai’i, 2022)’, '58th Venice Biennale 2019: May You Live in Interesting Times" (Venice, 2019)', 'Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition (Kyoto, 2017)', 'AICHI TRIENNALE 2016 rainbow caravan' and has held solo exhibitions at 'MoCA Pavilion Special Project (Shanghai, 2016), Ota Fine Arts Singapore (2015) and Ota Fine Arts Tokyo (2018).

EQ House

EQ House is facility showing concept of future mobility and living.

Roppongi Art Night

Roppongi Art Night is an art extravaganza staged in the district of Roppongi. The event proposes a pioneering model for urban development as well as a lifestyle that celebrates the enjoyment of art in our everyday lives. Presenting contemporary art, design, music, film, and performances, Roppongi Art Night offers an extraordinary experience. Launched in March 2009, the event growing every year.