AKI INOMATA

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?

AKI INOMATA

1983 年東京都生まれ。2008 年東京藝術大学大学院先端芸術表現専攻修了。
2012 年第15 回岡本太郎現代芸術賞にて入選。2014 年YouFab Global Creative Awards にてグランプリを受賞。

移民・難民・国籍の交換可能性をテーマとし、3D プリンターで出力したプラスチック製の「やど」をヤドカリに渡す「Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?」シリーズを始め、飼犬の毛と作家自身の髪でケープを作ってお互いが着用する「I Wear the Dog’s Hair, andthe Dog Wears My Hair」など、動物と共に制作した作品を多く発表。

近年の主な展覧会に2016 年「ECO EXPANDED CITY 」(WRO ArtCenter、ヴロツワフ、ポーランド)、2015 年「エマージェンシーズ!025 『Inter-Nature Communication』AKI INOMATA」(NTT インターコミュニケーション・センター [ICC]/東京)、2015 年「第4回 デジタル・ショック -リアルのファクトリー」(アンスティチュ・フランセ東京)などがある。

 

Aki Inomata was born in 1983 in Tokyo. She completed graduate studies in intermedia art at Tokyo University of the Arts.

She creates her artworks through collaboration with living creatures. “Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs?” is one of her representative series of art, letting hermit crabs wear artificial shells with miniature cities made with a 3D printer. Her artworks often superimpose some human actions onto behavior of non-human living creatures, by which she attempts to rediscover or redefine humanities aesthetically.

Major solo shows have been held at ICC in 2015 and HAGISO in 2014. Recent group exhibitions include “ECO EXPANDED CITY ” at WRO Art Center in 2016, “Ars Electoronica Festival” in 2014 and “4th Digital Shock: Real Factory” at Institut français du Japon – Tokyo in 2015.

 

作品/Works


 

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs? , (2009-)

http://www.aki-inomata.com/works/hermit_WhiteChapel/
http://www.aki-inomata.com/works/hermit/
http://www.aki-inomata.com/works/hermit_2009/

 

 

I Wear the Dog’s Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair , (2014)

http://www.aki-inomata.com/works/dogs/

 

展示/Exbition  (2016.6.25 update)

Solo Exhibitions

2015
“Solaé Art Gallery Project vol.11” Tokyo electron, Akasaka, Tokyo “Spectrum File – 07 AKI INOMATA” SPIRAL, Tokyo
“Emergencies! 025 「Inter-Nature Communication」AKI INOMATA ” NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

2014
“HAMBURG ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA” FRISE, Hamburg,German
“I Wear the Dogʼs Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair” HAGISO, Tokyo  

2013
“WORKS 2009-2013” SHANGHAI ONE GALLERY, Shanghai

2012
“girl, girl, girl . . . ” SEIBU SHIBUYA, Tokyo
“girl, girl, girl . . . ” STRIPED HOUSE GALLERY, Tokyo 2011
“Aki Inomata : Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs?” Fleming Museum of Art, Vermont, USA
2008
“AKI INOMATA” Gallery Teo, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

2016
ECO EXPANDED CITY” WRO Art Center, Poland, Wroclaw
“Beyond Sugar and Spice Vol.2 ” CAS, Osaka

2015
“TOKYO DESIGN WEEK 2015 Super Interactive & Robot Museum” Meiji-Jingu Gaien Mae, Tokyo
“Beyond Sugar and Spice ‒ Girls Who Overcome” GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama
“Généalogie des objets 2.0” Espace Jean Legendre,-Compiègne, Frnace
“3331 Art Fair 2015-Various Collectors’ Prizes-” 3331 Arts Chiyoda 1F Main Gallery, Tokyo “Digital Choc
” institut francais du Japon-Tokyo,Tokyo “Five Sculptors
” hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO,Tokyo

2014
“Anohito-no-konomimono ” Takashimaya Shinjuku Store, Tokyo
“YouFab Global Creative Awards 2014” FabCafe Tokyo
“Port Journeys” Zo-no-Hana-Terrace, Yokohama
“ARS ELECTORONICA 2014” Akademisches Gymnasium Linz, Linz,Austria
“Materializing II ” The University Art Museum – Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
“Withdraw!” Hammer-Head Studio Shin-Minatoku, Yokohama

2013  
“Ogaki Biennale 2013” IAMAS, Gifu

2012
“The New Phase of Image XII「Out of Place” GALLERY SUZUKI, Antenna Media, Kyoto
“The 15th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art” Taro Okamoto Museum of ART, Kawasaki

CONTACT

AKI INOMATA E-mail: info[at]aki-inomata.com
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