Photo by Jaime S. Martinez



Born in Tokyo, Japan


Graduated in Painting from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan


Completed Master’s Degree in Painting at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan


Completed Ph.D in Painting at the Art Research Department of Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan


Worked as an instructor in Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto; Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto; Kibi International University, Okayama, Japan


Lived and worked in London, UK


Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Participates in the International Studio Program in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibitions


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


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

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


Rewoven, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany, 9 November – 21 December 2013

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

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


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


Fragile Surface – Cat’s Cradle, KENJI TAKI Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Aiko Tezuka, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company South Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


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


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

Aiko Tezuka, CASO, Osaka, Japan


Outside of Modernism, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 5 March – 3 April 2004


Aiko Tezuka, Gallery Rasen , Tokyo, Japan



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


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


3rd Prize, VOCA Exhibition, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan


1st prize, Kyo-ten, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

Public collection

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


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


(Lecture) Tokyo University of the Arts, Sculpture course, Tokyo, Japan, 1st June
(Lecture) Département d’histoire de l’art, université de Genève, 17 March


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


(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


(Artist Talk) Third Floor Hermès Singapore, May

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


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

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

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


(Artist Talk) Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto (with Takeshi Sakurai, director of the museum, and Meo Saito, artist), Kumamoto, Japan, April


(Artist Talk) Royal College of Art, Sculpture (arranged by Prof. Richard Wentworth), London, UK, December


(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


(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


(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


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, Korea (Seoul), 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


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


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


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


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


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


SHOW in the project space, Royal College of Art, Sculpture, London, UK

The 20th Anniversary of the Gotoh Memorial Foundation, Bunkamura The Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Celebratory Textiles – from Edo to the present day, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan


City_net Asia, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

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


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


New collections show, Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan

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)

Sidetrack, Tokorozawa Biennial, Tokyo, Japan 


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

Sawako Tanizawa, Aiko Tezuka, Gunji Fukasawa, Kentaro Yokouchi, CASO, Osaka, Japan

Paradise of Illusion, MA2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Cycle and Recycle, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan


Echigo – Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan

√roots, Honenin temple, Kyoto, Japan


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

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

WILD GIRLS LULLABY, art zone, Kyoto, Japan

Spiral Take Art Collection, Spiral/Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan


Selected Artists in Kyoto-2004 New Wave, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Spiral Take Art Collection, Spiral/Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan


Art Court Frontier, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan


Kyo-Ten, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (1st prize) , Japan