Aiko Tezuka

BORN 1976, TOKYO, JAPAN
LIVES AND WORKS IN BERLIN, GERMANY

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1976, Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Education

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

2005
Completed Ph.D in Painting at the Art Research Department of Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan

2001
Completed Master‘s Degree in Painting at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

1999
Graduated in Painting from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan


Solo Exhibitions

2015
Stardust Letters Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
Lessons for Restoration MAGO, Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway
Unraveling, Restoring Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines

2014
Thin Membrane, Pictures Come Down. Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany
Certainty / Entropy. Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Certainty / Entropy. Third Floor Hermès Singapore, Singapore
Art Basel Hong Kong. Michael Janssen Berlin, Hong Kong

2013
Rewoven - Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany
Ghost - Suspended Organs. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Ghost - Suspended Organs. Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2011
Prism Lag. Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum, Kyoto, Japan
Transparent Fruits. KENJI TAKI Gallery, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan

2009
Fragile Surface – Cat‘s Cradle. KENJI TAKI Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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
Aiko Tezuka. KENJI TAKI Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

2005
Aiko Tezuka. INAX Gallery 2, Tokyo, Japan
Aiko Tezuka CASO. Osaka, Japan

2004
Aiko Tezuka. ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2000
Aiko Tezuka. Gallery Rasen , Tokyo, Japan


Group Exhibitions

2015
Artist File 2015 Next Doors. the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon, South Korea
Artist File 2015 Next Doors: Contemporary Art in Japan and Korea .The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
TOMROM. Larvik kunstforening, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway
Ob das Blatt sich an die Wurzel erinnert?. Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich, Germany
TOMROM. Sandefjord kunstforening, Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway

2014
Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
Metaplay. Galerie Kritiku Palác Adria, Praha, Czech
Japanische Gegenwartkunst und Textil. Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg
Installation View / Installationsansicht. Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden,Germany
In Search of Critical Imagination. Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

2013
To Open Eyes, Art and Textiles from the Bauhaus to Today. Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
Disruptive Patterns. Plots, Plans and Movements. (Prelude). Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
The Empire of Folds. Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
Embracing the land: reframing textiles.
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art KINARE, Niigata, Japan
STOFF Summlung Textile Skulpturen. Kreissparkasse Rottweil, Germany
BLUMEN. Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany
How to become who you are. BWA, Tarnów, Poland
Home Stories. Villa 102, Bockenheimer Landstrasse 102 (former Literaturhaus), Frankfurt am Main, Germany
MOT Collection, Our Ninety Years: 1923-2013 Afterimages of tomorrow. Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan

2012
Letters from the Field (curated by NODE). Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
The New Contemporaries. KCUA gallery, Kyoto Art University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan

2010
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

2009
City_net Asia. Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Stitch by Stitch. Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
New power! New collections in 2008. Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

2008
MOT annual 2008, Unraveling and Revealing. Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Art in TIME AND STYLE MIDTOWN vol.3 Drawing. TIME&STYLE MIDTOWN, Tokyo, Japan
New collections show. Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan
Secrets and Trick. The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
Tangent, Artist in residence. Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan
Sidetrack. Tokorozawa Biennial, Tokyo, Japan

2007
Painting as Forest: Artist as Thinker. Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan
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

2006
Echigo - Tsumari Art Triennial 2006. Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan
√roots. Honenin temple, Kyoto, Japan

2005
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

2004
Selected Artists in Kyoto-2004 New Wave. The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Spiral Take Art Collection. Spiral/Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan

2003
Art Court Frontier. ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2002
Kyo-Ten. Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (1st prize) , 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

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
Toyota Motor Corporation, Aichi, Japan