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Kengo Kito

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Born in Aichi, 1977.

 

Using mundane, everyday ready-made materials such as hula-hoops, shampoo bottles and scarfs, Kito incorporates effects of color, reflections by mirror and glitter, and motorized spinning and circulation, across various media from photographs, paintings, and sculptures – to large-scale installations. Kito’s work evokes our contemporary sense of artificial colors, proliferation of organic life and expansion of the universe.

 

http://www.kengokito.com/homem.html

Education

2001
Graduated from the Department of oil painting, Nagoya University of Arts
2003
Completed Postgraduate Studies, Kyoto City University of Arts
2008 - 2009
Lived and Worked in New York, USA (with the art grant provided by the Gotoh Memorial Foundation
2010
Lived and Worked in Berlin, Germany (with 2 year-grant of Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs

Lives and works in Takasaki,Gunma,Japan
2015
Return home

Solo Exhibitions

2019
"Light in Emptiness" rin art association, Takasaki
2018
"cart wheel galaxy" GATEAU FESTA HARADA GALLERY, Takasaki, Gumma
"color color color color color color" GATEAU FESTA HARADA GALLERY, Takasaki, Gumma
2017
"MULTIPLE STAR I-III” Hara Museum ARC Gallery A,gunma
"cart wheel galaxy"rin art association.Takasaki
"Kengo Kito"YCC Temporary.yokohama
2016
"KENGO KITO Solo Exhibition"seibu shibuya,Tokyo
"KENGO KITO Interstellar",Kyoto University of Art and Design Galerye Aube.Kyoto
2015-2016
「Think Tank Lab Triennale - International Festival of Contemporary Drawings」
2015
"Reflection", KENJI TAKI GALLERY, TOKYO
[Gotoh memorial culture Award,Most Promising Young Talent Prize, art rookie of the year title training returning home is commemorative]
"Symbiosis" , GATEAU FESTA HARADA GALLERY, Takasaki, Gumma
"Migration", The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Takasaki
[Gotoh memorial culture Award, Promising Young Talent Prize,art rookie of the year title training returning home is commemorative
2014
"cosmic surface", KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Tokyo
Kengo Kito: active galaxy, GATEAU FESTA HARADA GALLERY, Takasaki, Gumma
"SMULACRUM", WOOSON GALLERY, Daegu, Korea
2013
"Kengo Kito: untitled (hula-hoop)", JOYCE GALLERY, Beijing, China
"cosmic hill", A Sin Place, Berlin, Germany
2012
"carousel", KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Nagoya
2010
"METAMORPHOSIS - Objects Today Vol.7 Kengo Kito", gallery αM, Tokyo
"color colour", KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Nagoya
"Cosmic Surfing", Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London, UK
2009
"flimsy royal", Humanities Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, New York
2008
"cosmic elements", Esplanade, Singapore
2007
"Kengo Kito / tower", Ginza Komatsu 1F art space, Tokyo
luminary, KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Nagoya,
2006
"shimmer", KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Nagoya
2004
"cosmic dust", KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Tokyo
"quasar", GALLERY KOYANAGI, Tokyo
"Kengo Kito", KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Nagoya, Aichi
2003
"grains", MORI YU GALLERY, Kyoto
1999
"star maker".art space dot, Nishikasuga-cho, Aichi

Group Exhibitions

2019
”Conect and Compare” Tomioka City Museum, Gunma
"The Secrets of Techniques" Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa
"Premium Furniture x Art" Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo
"Aichi Art Chronicle 1919-2019" Aichi Arts Center ,Aichi
"Island with ONI" WAITINGROOM, Tokyo
2018
"Artists Fair Kyoto" The Museum of Kyoto Annex
2017
"echo of the echoes"SEIBU SHIBUYA ART GALLERY,Tokyo
"Art is Science"Karuizawa New Art Museum,nagano
2016
"Nowhere but Somewhere New"
SEIBU SHIBUYA ART GALLERY,Tokyo
"Limitation and Creation of Imagination"SEZON ART GALLERY,Tokyo
"DOMANI"KYOTO ART CENTER,kyoto
"TOROENNALE2016"TORO Museum,shizuoka
"ART PROJECT TAKASAKI"THE ECHO"CITY GALLERY TAKASAKI,GUNMA
2014-2015
"Esprit Dior-The world of DIOR"
Tamaya AS Building,Tokyo
2013-2014
"Now Japan; Exhibition with 37 contemporary Japanese artists", Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
"Mono No Aware. Beauty of Things. Japanese Contemporary Art",The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2013
"Daiwa Collection Ⅵ" , Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha,Okinawa
"Education, education and education Vol.1, The Painter of Modern Life", Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, Zone, Kurashiki,Okayama
"THE ECHO – Sprending of Light" [Exhibition and Organization],The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne, Germany
2012
"LADY DIOR AS SEEN BY", touring exh., WAKO Namiki Building / Triennale di Milan, Italy
(and other international venues)
"Daiwa Collection Ⅴ.NEW STAGE OF PHOTOGRAPHY", Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha,Okinawa
"Carpe Diem". Seize the day, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota
"Power of a Painting", NADiff GALLERY, Tokyo
"THE ECHO – ALTHOUGH I AM STILL ALIVE" [Exhibition and Organization], Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin
2011
"Art in an Office: From Impressionism and Modern Japanese paintings to Contemporary Paintings"
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota
"ARTIST FILE 2011: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art", The National Art Center, Tokyo
"Ways of Worldmaking", The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2010
"Grop Show", GALLERY KOYANAGI, Tokyo
"Emerging Asian Artists" [Art Gwangju], Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, South Korea
pig ment, Zentralviehhofs, Landsberger Allee, Berlin
The Gotoh Memorial Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Bunkamura the Museum, Tokyo
2009
"BAROCK PLASTIK", I-MYU Project, London
"Celestial Pole", Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Takahashi Setsuro Gallery, Toyota
"Circle", Former Residential Building of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Nagakute-cho, Aichi
"NO MAN’S LAND", Ambassade de France au Japan, Tokyo
2008
"Jungju An, Kengo Kito, Kae Masuda, Hiroharu Mori, Robert Platt, Ataru Sato, Kouichi Tabata", GALLERY KOYANAGI, Tokyo
"Twenty".Dazed and Confused Gallery, London, UK
"THE ECHO" [Exhibition and Organization], ZAIM, Yokohama
2007-2008
"Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art", Mori Museum,Tokyo
2007
"HAPPY HOURS", ZAIM, Yokohama
"Paradise of Illusion", MA2Gallery, Tokyo
2006
"Kengo Kito + Robert Platt", Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
"Food and Contemporary Art part 2", BankART 1929 and shops in Yokohama, Kanagawa
"March Part 1", KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Nagoya
"VOCA 2006 - The Vision of Contemporary Art", Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
"Kengo Kito + Kouichi Tabata", Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
"Fukutake House in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006", Former Myokayama Elementary School, Tokamachi,Niigata
2005
"very very human", Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota
2004-2005
"On Flowering Images: Contemporary Japanese Photography",Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2004
"jardin 2 jaune", MORI YU GALLERY, Kyoto
2003
"jardin 1 noir", MORI YU GALLERY, Kyoto
"The 7th Gunma Biennale for Young Artists"The Museum of Art Gunma,Takasaki
2002
"Accretion Disk", MORI YU GALLERY, Kyoto
"Garden", Gallery SUZUKI, Kyoto
"snow white", Dojidai gallery, Kyoto
2001
"Contemporary Art 2001, NAGOYA", Nagoya Citizens’ Gallery Yada, Aichi
1999
"cosmic flavour", art space dot, Nishiharu-cho, Nagoya

Others

2020
"Children painting exhibition" Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Chiba
2018
"ART PROJECT TAKASAKI"
2016
"ART PROJECT TAKASAKI"
2015
"LOVERY RIMPA. ISETAN MITUKOSHI. KISS THE HEART. Art and Charity Programme
for East Japan ReconstructionSupport", GINZA MITSUKOSHI show window, Tokyo
2014
"Kengo Kito", New Town Plaza Phaze1, 3F Atrium, Hong Kong
2013
"ISETAN MITUKOSHI. KISS THE HEART#2. Art and Charity Programme
for East Japan ReconstructionSupport", GINZA MITSUKOSHI show window, Tokyo
2007-08
"cosmic dance" [window design] , Ginza Maison Hermès, Tokyo
"starbrust galaxy", MOT×Bloomberg PUBLIC‘ SPACE’ PROJECT, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
2004
"pink" [window design] , Ginza Maison Hermès, Tokyo
1999-2001
Establish and run art space "dot" in Nishiharu-cho, Aichi as one of the members

Awards

2003
Encouragement Prize, Kyoto City University of Arts,
2006
Garden of the wonder of Alice「Art object, space installation competition」Grand prix receiving a prize Art garden, Huis Ten Bosch.Nagasaki Japan
2008
19th Gotoh Memorial Culture Award, Most Promising Young Talent Prize in Arts Division

Selected Collection