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Akino Kondoh





Akino Kondoh

KONDOH Akino was born in Chiba in 1980 and graduated from Tama University Department of Graphic Design in 2003. In 2000, Kondoh won 2nd AX Manga Newcomers Award / Encouragement Award (Seirin Kogeisha) with manga Kayoko Kobayashi, and in 2002 her animation The Evening Traveling, on which girls dance rhythmically to the music by Toshiaki Chiku (former member of music group, Tama), brought her Grand Prix for DIGISTA AWARDS 2002 / Animation Division. Her drawing is known for a fine and delicate touch with a mechanical pencil. She recently made approach to oil painting and the second manga book Itumo no hanashi (Seirin Kogeisha) has been published in 2008.

b. 1980, Chiba, Japan
Lives and works in New York, USA

Education:
2003
Graduated from Tama University Department of Graphic Design.

Solo Exhibitions:
2015
All Unique, All Identical, Musee Alfred Canel, Pont-Audemer, France

2013
KiyaKiya 1/15 sec., Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
The KiyaKiya Drawings, ROPPONGI HILLS A/D GALLERY, Tokyo
KiyaKiya 1/15 sec., galleri s.e, Bergen, Norway

2011
KiyaKiya, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Flesh, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
hint, Tache Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2006
Ladybirds Requiem, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2004
Kondoh Akino Exhibition, trance pop gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2003
Kondoh Akino Exhibition, GALLERY ES, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions:

2016
Pola Museum Annex Eighth Exhibition 2016 - Image and Form, Pola Museum Annex, Tokyo

2015
Go-Betweens: The World Seen Through Children, Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa

Vernissage Toutes uniques toutes identiques, Espace Sarah Bernhardt, France

Unveiling Fundamentals in Contemporary Art Through Asia, OHD Museum, Indonesia

Katsuyama Animation Festival, 2015, Hishio, the Centre for Cultural Exchange, Okayama

Further Towards the Future, Japanese Contemporary Art, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

Re: Contemporary, Waterfall Mansion, Kate Shin Gallery, NY

2014
Impacts! 勢み, ZANE BENNETT CONTEMPORARY ART, Santa Fe in partnership with Mizuma Art Gallery

Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2013
The Garden of Forking Paths: Exploring Independent Animation, OCAT, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2012
ZIPANGU The Surge of Japanese Contemporary Art, The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata, traveled to Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita (cat.)

Planete Manga! (at Studio 13/16), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2011
East West Connect, Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong

Jalapagos, Art Gallery ATRIUM, Fukuoka, Japan

ZIPANGU - 31 sprited artists cutting through new territories of Japanese contemporary art, Takashimaya Nihonbashi exhibition Hall (8F), Tokyo, Japan

BigPond Adelaide Film Festival, Adelaide, Australia

2010
DOMANI - The Art of Tomorrow 2010 Exhibition, The Natonal Art Center, Tokyo (cat.), Japan
Jalapagos (Tokyo Designers Week), Meiji Jingu Gaien, Tokyo

You Tube Play: Biennale of Creative Video, Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A

Make Believe, The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, U.S.A
Dazzled and Enchanted -- New Age Animamix, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2009
Enliven - In Between Realities and Fiction - Animamix Biennale 2009-2010, Tokyo Art Museum, Beijing, China

November Steps, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Off the Rails, Mizuma &One Gallery, Beijing, China (cat.)

KITA! - Japanese artists meet Indonesia, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Indonesia, curated by Mizuki Takahashi, Hideki Toyoshima (cat.)

VIDEOFORMES 2008, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Eyes & Curiosity,Taiwan version, Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

2007
3L4D: 3rd Life 4th Dimension, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan (cat.)
Pocheon Asia Biennale 2007, Pocheon Banweol Art Hall, Pocheon, Korea (cat.)
Contemporary Outlook: Japan, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A.
Get It Louder 2007, China(Guangzhou, Gurandview Mall/ Shanghai, Daning/The Life Hub/ Beijing, SOHO Shangdu, curated by Ou Ning (cat.)
Thermocline of Art- New Asian Waves, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany, curated by Wonil Rhee (cat.)
International Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, U.S.A.
Festival EXIT, Maison des Arts de Creteil, Cretail, France
How to cook DOCOMODAKE, 201 Mulberry St., New York, U.S.A Traveling to: Intercommunication Cener (ICC), Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
CORPO SOCIALE, Galleria PACK, Milan, Italy
No American Talent II, Dark Matter: New Work from Japan, Okay Mountain, Texas, U.S.A.

2006
Eyes and Curiosity from Tokyo, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
videotheque, Site Gallery, Sheffield, U.K.
Fiction@Love, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China, curated by Victoria Lu (cat.)

2005
Swedish Comic Art Exhibition, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Spoltore Ensomble 2005 - The Evening Traveling: Animations, Dreams and Visions from Contemporary Japan, Pescara, Italy
Paradiso d Amore -Neo-Aesthetics of Animamic Age, Hangzhou Peace International Exhibition and Conference Center, China, traveling to: Millennium Museum, Beijing, curated by Victoria Lu,
Psionic Distortion, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, U.S.A., curated by Tim Evans
A-Lunch-, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2004
Tokyo Style, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Four Great Views of JAPAN, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Japan
Blind Pilots, The Proposition, New York, U.S.A
Psionic Distortion, Super Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan, curated by Tim Evans
London Scope (Mizuma Art Gallery), London, UK
OTOME KAIGI, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Japan

Public Collections:
Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.
Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo