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Akino Kondoh

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the digest version of “Ladybirds' Requiem” 2005-2006 DVD 5' 38" ©2006 Akino Kondoh music© CHIKU Toshiaki
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“The Evening Traveling” 2001-2002 DVD 3' 56" ©2004 Akino Kondoh music© CHIKU Toshiaki
Artist's Statement

A scary picture book which attracted me a lot.
Bitter taste of yellow fluid from ladybird’s.
A dead cat under the hydrangea.

I create artworks through recollections of my childhood memories.
Thinking back and thinking things over and over, it seems like all memories transform into a kind of beautiful nightmare.

Small events in my life become new memories mixed into this “nightmare,” which is a cornerstone of my practice. As I employ the most appropriate way to present it, my work takes various mediums, such as manga, drawing, and oil painting. I have been living in Astoria, Queens and making new animation work “KiyaKiya” now.

I might attempt to create my own nightmares. I develop the work alternating between memories and everyday events.


1980 Born in Chiba, Japan
Lives and works in New York.

2008.12-2009.9 ISCP, New York

2003 Graduated from Tama Art University, BA in Graphic Design

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2008 “Flesh,” Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007 “hint,” Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Selected Group Exhibitions:
“Make Believe,” The Visual Arts Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, U.S.A.

“Enliven- In Between Realities and Fiction - Animamix Biennial 2009-2010,” Tokyo Art Museum, Beijing, China, curated by Victoria Lu

“VIDEOFORMES 2008,” Clermont-Ferrand, France

“Contemporary Outlook: Japan,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A.
“Thermocline of Art - New Asian Waves,” ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany, curated by Wonil Rhee
“International Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection,” Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, U.S.A.