CV

Photo by Hanne Vogelaers (in Aiko's studio, Berlin Germany, 5th March 2019)

Biography

1976
Born in Tokyo, Japan
1999
Graduated in Painting from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2001
Completed Master’s Degree in Painting at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2005
Completed Ph.D in Painting at the Art Research Department of Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan
2006 - 2009
Worked as an instructor in Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto; Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto; Kibi International University, Okayama, Japan
2010
2010 Lived and worked in London, UK, supported by the Gotoh Cultural Award
2011
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany, supported by a fellowship under the Japan Government Overseas Study Programme
2012 -
Participates in the International Studio Program in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2022
Aiko Tezuka - (Re)weaving Histories, Rijksmuseum (Asian Pavilion), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April Wash hands in a fountaine (tentative title), Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara, Japan, April
2021
STUDIO-Exhibition with Aiko Tezuka, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, May
2019
Dear Oblivion – 親愛なる忘却へ, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany, 13 September – 30 November 2019 Flowery Obscurity – 華の闇, MA2 gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 7 – 28 September 2019 Dear Oblivion – 親愛なる忘却へ, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan, 3 – 28 September 2019
2018
Fragments of Thoughts, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, 24 April – 25 May 2018
2015

Stardust Letters, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan, 18 July – 8 November 2015

Lessons for Restoration, MAGO, Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway, 27 June – 27 September 2015

Unraveling, Restoring, Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines, 8 June – 19 July 2015

2014

Thin Membrane, Pictures Come Down, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany, 13 September – 9 November 2014

Certainty / Entropy, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany 13 September – 25 October 2014

Certainty / Entropy, Third Floor Hermès Singapore, Singapore, 9 May – 27 July 2014

Art Basel Hong Kong, booth of Galerie Michael Janssen, Hong Kong, 15-18 May 2014
2013
Rewoven, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany, 9 November – 21 December 2013

Ghost – Suspended Organs, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, 22 March – 9 May 2013

Ghost – Suspended Organs, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 18 January – 10 February 2013
2011

Prism Lag, Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum, Kyoto, Japan, 17 March – 12 June 2011

Transparent Fruits, KENJI TAKI Gallery, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan, 5 March – 23 April (Nagoya), 11 March – 23 April (Tokyo) 2011

2009
Fragile Surface – Cat’s Cradle, KENJI TAKI Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 16 July – 9 September 2009
2008
Aiko Tezuka, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company South Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007

Sewing up, in between Ghosts, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Thin Film, Underground Forest, SPIRAL/Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan, 5 – 18 January 2007

Aiko Tezuka, KENJI TAKI Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

2005

Aiko Tezuka, INAX Gallery 2, Tokyo, Japan, 1 – 26 April 2005

Aiko Tezuka, CASO, Osaka, Japan

2004
Outside of Modernism, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 5 March – 3 April 2004
2001
Aiko Tezuka, Tokyo Art Factory, Tokyo, Japan
2000
Aiko Tezuka, Gallery Rasen, Tokyo, Japan

Awards

2010

Fellowship under the Japan Government Overseas Study Programme (for 2 years), Tokyo, Japan

2nd prize at the award of Mr. I, Okayama Prefecture, Okayama, Japan

2009

Annual award from The Gotoh Memorial Foundation (fellowship to study abroad for 1 year), Tokyo, Japan

2005
3rd Prize, VOCA Exhibition, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2002
1st prize, Kyo-ten, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

Public collection

Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Nasushiobara, Japan

TextielMuseum, Tilburg, Netherlands

Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

The Art Museum in North­Trøndelag (Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag), Namsos, Norway

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, South Korea

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan

Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan

Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, Aichi, Japan

The Palace Side Hotel (Room 439), Kyoto, Japan

Interview, Publication

art magazine, issue September 2014, page 88, Germany

Arte TV ‘Metropolis’  (from around 37minutes 15 seconds, for 6 minutes) 13 – 20 April 2014, Germany and France

Lecture and Speaking

2018

(Artist Talk) Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, 29 April

(Artist Talk) The Art Museum in North­Trøndelag, Namsos, Norway, 20 January

2017

(Artist Talk) HINT Project, Denmark, 28 October

(Lecture) Tokyo University of the Arts, Sculpture course, Tokyo, Japan, 1 June

(Lecture) Département d’histoire de l’art, université de Genève, 17 March

2016
(Artist Talk) Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany, November
2015

(Artist Talk) The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon, South Korea, November

(Artist Talk) The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan, October

(Artist Talk) Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan, July

(Artist Talk) Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines, June

2014

(Artist Talk) Third Floor Hermès Singapore, May

(Artist Talk) Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany, September

2013
(Artist Talk) Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, March

(Artist Talk) Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, February

(Lecture) The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan, February

2012
(Artist Talk) Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto (with Takeshi Sakurai, director of the museum, and Meo Saito, artist), Kumamoto, Japan, April
2011
(Artist Talk) Royal College of Art, Sculpture (arranged by Prof. Richard Wentworth), London, UK, December
2010

(Artist talk) Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (with Toshiharu Suzuki, curator of the museum), Aichi, Japan, April

(Artist talk) Tokyo Metropolitan TEIEN Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, September

(Lecture) Musashino Art University, Sculpture, Tokyo, Japan, July

(Lecture) Kyoto Seika University, Textile course, Kyoto, Japan, November

(Lecture) Kyoto University of Art and Design, Art Studies and Cultural Production course, Kyoto, Japan, October

2009

(Artist talk) The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (with Mihoko Nishikawa, curator of the museum), Tokyo, Japan, February

(Artist talk) Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan, July

(Lecture) Kawashima Textile School, Kyoto, Japan, February

(Lecture) Musashino Art University, Painting, Tokyo, Japan, May

2008

(Artist talk) Fuchu Art Museum, (with Kunio Motoe, director of the museum), Tokyo, Japan, March

(Artist talk) Okazaki Mindscape Museum, (with Amano Kazuo, chief curator of Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, and with Mika Yoshizawa, artist), Aichi, Japan, March

(Lecture) Kobe Design University, Fashion Design course, Kobe, Japan, May

2007

(Artist talk) Fuchu Art Museum, (with Kunio Motoe, director of the museum), Tokyo, Japan, March

(Artist talk) Okazaki Mindscape Museum, (with Amano Kazuo, chief curator of Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, and with Mika Yoshizawa, artist), Aichi, Japan, March

(Lecture) Kobe Design University, Fashion Design course, Kobe, Japan, May

Group Exhibitions

2022
PRINT&PAINT. 350 years flowers on cotton, KASTEEL D’URSEL, Belgium, May —t—e—x—t—i—l—e—, HAUNT//frontviews and drj art project, Berlin, Germany, April
2021
Fuji Textile Week, Fujiyoshida, Japan, December Loose Ends, Jane Lombard Gallery, NY, June Charlottenburg, Bar Am, Berlin, Germany, April Workation Risort Bichu Yakage, Yakage, Okayama, Japan, January
2020
Linking Transformations. Positionen japanischer und norddeutscher Gegenwartskunst, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 26 September 2020 – 21 February 2021 The Haptic Eye, online group exhibition, Curated by Mark Gisbourne, Organized by ArtCircle, Artists: Shaarbek Amankul, Birgit Dieker, Sheila Hicks, Ritzi & Peter Jacobi, Marie Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Aiko Tezuka, Günter Weseler, Magda (Vitalyos) Ziman, 18 September – 30 December 2020 Loose Thread, online group exhibition, hosted by BLANK SPACE Gallery, NY, New York, 6 September – 27 September 2020 Collection Highlights, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, 28 April 2020 – 31 March 2021
2019
MOT Collection: Pleased to meet you. New Acquisitions in recent years, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan, 29 March – 16 June 2019 Weavers of Worlds – A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art –, Grand Reopening Exhibition, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan, 29 March – 16 June 2019 This is our collection + Yinka Shonibare CBE: Flower Power, Grand Reopening Exhibition, the Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, 21 March – 26 May 2019
2018
Group show (featuring three artists), MA2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 30 November – 22 December 2018 Cultural Threads, TextielMuseum Tilburg, Netherlands, 24 November 2018 – 12 May 2019 RAUM XVII, Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin, Germany, 13 – 30 September 2018 Notes from a trembling community in a wilful state of flux, Hotel Maria Kapel (HMK), Hoorn, The Netherlands, 8 September – 20 October 2018 Watch Your Bubble!, Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany, 10 May – 23 June 2018 A Painting for the Emperor, Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, 8 February – 31 May 2018 I HEAR YOU (Jeg Hører Deg), The Art Museum in North­Trøndelag, Namsos, Norway, 20 January – 26 May 2018
2017

re:construction, PLADS artspace, Aarhus, Denmark, 29 October – 25 November 2017

Sommerfest, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, 11 – 26 August 2017

ripple effect – through the surface, MA2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 26 May – 17 June 2017

New Acquisitions 2013~16 Samramansang from KIM Whanki to YANG Fudong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 13 March – 13 August 2017

CAMK Collection vol.5 / You know? It’s said that Kumamoto-local-treasures have unveiled!, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan, 18 February – 26 March 2017

Entangled: Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 28 January – 7 May 2017

2016

Nightfall (LE RETOUR DES TÉNÈBRES), Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 December 2016 – 19 March 2017

Spider’s Threads – Spinning images of Japanese beauty, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan, 15 October – 25 December 2016

Bleibt man an einem Ort, oder nicht (2-persons show with Shingo Yoshida), Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, 9 September – 21 October 2016

Schnittmengen, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany, 3 June 2016 – 08 January 2017

Die Gezeiten, Transmitter – Raum für Kultur und Sprache, Berlin, Germany, 24 -26 June 2016

Disegno – Japanische Zeichenkunst der Gegenwart, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, 9 April – 28 May 2016

HÖHENRAUSCH, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin, Germany, 12 February – 05 March 2016

2015

Artist File 2015 Next Doors, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon, South Korea, 10 November 2015 – 14 February 2016

Artist File 2015 Next Doors: Contemporary Art in Japan and Korea, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan, 29 July – 12 October 2015

TOMROM, Larvik kunstforening, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway, 23 May – 21 June 2015

Ob das Blatt sich an die Wurzel erinnert?, Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich, Germany, 13 May – 13 July 2015

TOMROM, Sandefjord kunstforening, Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway, 9 May – 7 June 2015

2014

Mr. I Prize winner exhibition, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan, 8 November – 14 December 2014

h a u s s t e l l e n , exhibition concept in Pompéry’s apartment, Berlin, Germany, 25 April – 5 May 2014

Japanische Gegenwartskunst und Textil, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, 24 January – 22 February 2014

Installation View / Installationsansicht, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany, 17 January – 9 March 2014

In Search of Critical Imagination, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, 5 January – 23 February 2014

2013

To Open Eyes, Art and Textiles from the Bauhaus to Today, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, 17 November 2013 – 2 March 2014

Disruptive Patterns. Plots, Plans and Movements. (Prelude), Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, Germany, 16 -20 September 2013

The Empire of Folds: Fashion and Textile Art from Japan, Museum Bellerive,  Ein Haus des Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland, 30 August 2013 – 12 January 2014

Embracing the land: reframing textiles, Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art KINARE, Niigata, Japan, 20 July – 20 October 2013

STOFF Summlung Textile Skulpturen, Kreissparkasse Rottweil, Germany, 18 June – 28 July 2013

BLUMEN, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany, 24 May – 31 August 2013

How to become who you are, BWA, Tarnów, Poland, 10 May – 23 June 2013

Home Stories, Villa 102, Bockenheimer Landstrasse 102 (former Literaturhaus), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 15 March – 28 April 2013

MOT Collection, Our Ninety Years: 1923-2013 Afterimages of tomorrow, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan, 6 April – 9 June 2013

Please do not touch!? (a special exhibition from the permanent collections), Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan, 12 January – 7 April 2013

2012

Letters from the Field (curated by NODE), Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany, 21 – 26 August 2012

The New Contemporaries, @KCUA gallery, Kyoto Art University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan, 3 – 25 March 2012

2011
Art in an Office, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan, 8 January – 27 March 2011
2010
SHOW in the project space, Royal College of Art, Sculpture, London, UK, 12 – 15 December 2010 The 20th Anniversary of the Gotoh Memorial Foundation, Bunkamura The Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 30 October – 7 November 2010 Celebratory Textiles – from Edo to the present day, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan, 10 April – 13 June 2010
2009

City_net Asia, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, 30 September – 22 November 2009

Sidetrack, Tokorozawa Biennial, Saitama, Japan, 28 August – 23 September 2009

Stitch by Stitch, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 18 July – 27 September 2009

New power! New collections in 2008, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan, 11 April – 21 June 2009

2008

Pre-Exhibition Tokorozawa Biennial of Contemporary Art SIDING RAIL ROADSaitama, Japan, 27 August – 12 September 2008

Secrets and Trick, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan, 5 July – 24 August 2008

Tangent, Artist in residence, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan, 14 June – 13 July 2008 (Residence: 28 April – 19 July 2008)

New collections show, Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan, 16 February – 13 April 2008

MOT annual 2008, Unraveling and Revealing, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 9 February – 13 April 2008

Art in TIME AND STYLE MIDTOWN vol.3 Drawing, TIME&STYLE MIDTOWN, Tokyo, Japan, 1 February – 31 May 2008

2007

Cycle and Recycle, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan, 7 September – 4 November 2007

Paradise of Illusion, MA2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 11 May – 16 June 2007

Sawako Tanizawa, Aiko Tezuka, Gunji Fukasawa, Kentaro Yokouchi, CASO, Osaka, Japan, 17 – 29 April 2007

Painting as Forest: Artist as Thinker, Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan, 10 February – 25 March 2007

2006

Echigo – Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan, 23 July – 10 September 2006

√roots, Honenin temple, Kyoto, Japan, 15 – 24 June 2006

2005

Spiral Take Art Collection, Spiral/Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan, 20 – 30 October 2005

WILD GIRLS LULLABY, art zone, Kyoto, Japan, August 2005

art in transit, The Palace Side Hotel (Room 439), Kyoto, Japan, June 2005

VOCA 2005 The Vision of Contemporary Art (3rd prize winner), Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 15 – 30 March 2005

2004

Spiral Take Art Collection, Spiral/Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan, 23 October – 7 November 2004

Selected Artists in Kyoto-2004 New Wave, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 24 January – 8 February 2004

2003
Art Court Frontier, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 12 July – 3 August 2003
2002

Kyo-Ten, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (1st prize), Japan, 4 – 20 June 2002

2001
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