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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

    2019 Kondoh Akino Exhibition: Never Before Named, Art Gallery ARTIUM, Fukuoka

    2018 MAM SCREEN 008: KONDOH Akino, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

    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

    2019 Annecy 2019 - Tribute to Japanese Animation -,

    Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (Mifa), Annecy, France (cat.)

    2017 tricky women 2017, BildRaum07, Wien, Austria

    Forms and Effects: Ukiyo-e to Anime, Kresge Foundation Gallery, Ramapo College of New

    Jersey, New Jersey, U.S.A.

    2016 Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection, Asia Society,

    New York, U.S.A.

    POLA MUSEUM ANNEX Exhibition 2016, Pola Museum Annex, Tokyo

    2015 Fermented Souls, KATESHIN Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

    Further towards the future, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

    Unveiling Fundamentals in Contemporary Art Through Asia, OHD museum, Magelang, Indonesia

    Toutes uniques, toutes identiques: Accumulations, répétitions, proliférations dans l’art

    contemporain, Espace Sarah Bernhardt, Goussainville, traveled to: Le Musée Alfred Canal,

    Pont‐Audemer, France

    2014 IMPACTS!・勢み, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, USA

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

    Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi, Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, The Museum

    of Art, Kochi (cat.)

    JAPON, ABBAYE SAINT ANDRÉ Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, France

    Tamagura Anime to Manga Haku, akibatamabi21, Tokyo

    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

    2012 16th Japan Media Arts Festival, Animation Division Jury Recommended work

    with the animation piece "KiyaKiya"

    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