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  • Akino Kondoh


    Born in Chiba, Japan, in 1980. Kondoh graduated from Tama Art University with a BA in Graphic Design in 2003. Her work spans various media—animation, manga, drawing, painting—and has been exhibited internationally. She has earned fundings from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho), the Pola Art Foundation and lives and works in New York since 2008. In 2010, the digest version of her animation “Ladybirds’ Requiem” made it to the top 25 list of the “YouTube Play - A Biennial of Creative Video” at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. In 2011 Kondoh presented the animation "KiyaKiya" during the eponym exhibition at Mizuma Art Gallery. Her first essay collection "Fushigi to iu niha Jimi na Hanashi" (Nanarokusha Publishing Inc.) was published in 2012. She contributes biweekly to the online literary magazine "MATOGROSSO" with her manga " New York de Kangae-chu." In 2013, Kondoh published her first monograph “Akino Kondoh 1998-2013” (Nanarokusha Publishing Inc.)."
    Akino Kondoh official website:  http://akinokondoh.com


    1980 Born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
    Lives and works in New York since 2008


    2003 Graduated from Tama Art University, BA in Graphic Design

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    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
    2008 Flesh, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
    2007 hint, Tache-Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    2006 Ladybirds' Requiem, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
    2004 Kondoh Akino Exhibition, trance pop gallery, Kyoto
    2003 Kondoh Akino Exhibition, GALLERY ES, Tokyo

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2014 Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (cat.)
    Tamagura Anime to Manga Haku, akibatamabi21, 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 ARTIUM, Fukuoka
    ZIPANGU−31 spirited artists cutting through new territories of Japanese
    contemporary art, Takashimaya Nihonbashi Exhibition Hall (8F), Tokyo,
    traveled to 2 other venues (cat.)
    2010 DOMANI−The Art of Tomorrow 2010 Exhibition, The National Art Center,
    Tokyo (cat.)
    JALAPAGOS (Tokyo Designer’s week), Meiji Jingu Gaien, Tokyo
    YouTube 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 Biennial 2009-2010,
    Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
    November Steps, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
    2008 Off the Rails, Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China (cat.)
    KITA!−Japanese artists meet Indonesia, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung,
    Indonesia (cat.)
    VIDEOFORMES 2008, Clemont-Ferrand, France (cat.)
    Eyes & Curiosity, Taiwan version, Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan (cat.)
    2007 3L4D−3rd Life 4th Dimension, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei,
    Taiwan (cat.)
    How to cook DOCOMODAKE ?, 201 Mulberry St., New York, U.S.A., traveled to
    Intercommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo (cat.)
    Pocheon Asia Biennale 2007−Encounter with Contemporary Asian Art, Pocheon
    Banweol Art Hall, Pocheon, Korea (cat.)
    Contemporary Outlook: Japan, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A.
    International Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection, Harn
    Museum of Art, Gainesville, U.S.A.
    Get It Louder 2007, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing, China (cat.)
    Thermocline of Art
    New Asian Waves, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)
    CORPO SOCIALE, Galleria PACK, Milan, Italy
    Festival EXIT, Maison des Arts de Creteil, Cretail, France
    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 (cat.)
    2005 Swedish Comic Art Exhibition, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa
    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, Hangzhou, China,
    traveled to Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China
    Psionic Distortion, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
    Since 1994−the 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
    A−Lunch−, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
    2004 Psionic Distortion, Super Deluxe, Tokyo
    Tokyo Style, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
    Four Great Views of JAPAN, Gallery ES, Tokyo
    Girls & Guns, The Proposition, New York, U.S.A.
    Blind Pilots, The Proposition, New York, U.S.A.
    OTOME KAIGI, Gallery ES, Tokyo

  • Selected Awards

    2010 YouTube Play: Biennale of Creative Video, TOP 25 videos with the animation
    piece“Ladybirds’Requiem”digest version
    2003 7th Japan Media Arts Festival, Manga Division Jury Recommended work
    with the manga piece "Tsumekiri Monogatari"
    2002 Animation Division Encouragement Prize of the 6th Japan Media Arts Festival,
    Animation Division Grand Prix of the DIGISTA AWARDS 2002,
    and Audience Prize of the 3rd Yuri Norshtein Grand Prix
    with the animation piece“The Evening Traveling”
    GEISAI1-GP, Yayoi Kusama Award with an installation entitled "Hakoniwa-Mushi"
    2000 2nd AX Manga Newcomer's Award, Encouragement Award with the manga piece
    "Kobayashi Kayoko"

    Museum Collections

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