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Ryoko Aoki

b. 1973, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Lives and works in Kyoto, Japan

Education:
1999
M.F.A., Kyoto University of Fine Art


Solo Exhibitions:

2020
WORKSHOP FREE MOLECULES METAMORPHOSES, WATARI-UM, the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2018
Notebook forgotten at three party meeting, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo

2014
Tsubaki-kai 2014 - Shoshin, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

2011
Green Pocket, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo

2007
Ripples, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Hammer Project, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Super Flyer, Kodama Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2004
Sliding Circle, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
gluesights, Kodama Gallery, Osaka, Japan
criterium 51, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan

2001
Flowered House, Kodama Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2000
Patterns, Kodama Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1999
Aokigahara, Sea of Trees, Gallery Blue Nile, Osaka, Japan

Group Exhibitions:

2017
In Focus: Contemporary Japan, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

Reborn-Art Festival in Tokyo, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Collection – Contemporary Landscapes, National Museum of Art, Osaka

Tsubaki-kai 2017 – Shoshin (beginner’s mind), Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

2016
Contemporary tales from the province IV -Susaki artist in residence-, Susaki Machikado Gallery, Kōchi

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, Marc Foxx Galley, Los Angeles

Tsubaki-kai 2016 – Shoshin (beginner’s mind), Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

Imprisoned, Jailbreak, Imprisoned, Jailbreak, Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo
Silent Blue, Statements, Tokyo
Frieze Fair, Take Ninagawa, New York

2015
For Troedsson Villa, The Troedsson Villa, Tochigi
Wabi Sabi Shima, from the aesthetic of Perfection and Chaos in the Japanese archipelago, Thalie Art Foundation, Brussel
Tsubaki-kai 2015-Shoshin, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
Takahashi Collection Mirror Neuron,
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

2013
Drawing02, Hyphenation, Ginza Shibuya Gallery, Tokyo
Verwacht: NOW JAPAN, Kunsthal KadE Amersfoort, Amersfoort

2012
Ryoko Aoki + Zon Ito, Experimenta Speak to Me, 5th International Biennial of Media Art, Project Space/Spare Room, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

2011
Ryoko Aoki + Zon Ito, The State One Reaches by the age of 9, and the sunshine of those days, Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto

2010
The More I Draw: Drawing as a Concept for the World, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
Takamatsu contemporary art annual vol.1, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
Wildflowers seeds, On Sundays, Watari-um Museum, The Watari Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Garden of Painting: Japanese Art of the 00s, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

2009
Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Surreal Naivete, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY

2007
Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
The Door Into Summer: The Age of Micropop, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, Curated by Midori Matsui

2006
Children of Veins, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia (collaboration with Zon Ito)

2005
ignore your perspective, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
AniMate, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (collaboration with Zon Ito)
PAPER, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
FUSION: Architecture + Design in Japan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (collaboration with Zon Ito)
WHY NOT LIVE FOR ART?, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
A Fripon Fripon et Demi, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France (collaboration with Zon Ito)
Roppongi Crossing, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (Collaboration with Zon Ito), Japan
On Paper, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2003
Study, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Slow Painting, Daiwa Radiator Factory Viewing Room, Hiroshima, Japan
Dark Shadows, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
girls dont cry, PAROCO Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2002
Art in Transit, The Palace Side Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Sogashu, Voice Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2001
Kyoto x Amsterdam: New Directions, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
International Triennial of Contemporary Art Yokohama 2001, Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall, Yokohama, Japan (Collaboration with Zon Ito)
Art Crossing in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

2000
The J Way, Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
Twilight Sleep, Instituto Giapponese di Cultura, Rome, Italy
Screening Japan, Hallo! Copenhagen, (Room 46, Aarhus), Denmark
Musicvideo Festival 2000, The Video-Bar The Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
Made in Kyoto, Voice Gallery, Kyoto

1998
Donaiyanen!, Contemporary Japanese Art So What?, The National Fine Arts School of Paris

1996
Tabula Rasa, Kyoto Municipal Shijo Gallery


Public Collections:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY


Bibliography:
2007
Ice Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture; 10 Curators, 100 Artists, 10 Source Artists, London: Phaidon
Matsui, Midori, The Age of Micropop: The New Generation of Japanese Artists, Tokyo: Parco Publishing and Art Tower Mito

2005
Vergne, Phillipe, First Take: Zon Ito and Ryoko Aoki, Artforum, January
Pedrosa, Adriano, Ryoko Aoki, In: Vitamin D: New Perspectives In Drawing, London: Phaidon
Matsui, Midori, Ryoko Aoki, Exhibition Brochure Text, Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Vartanian, Ivan, Drop Dead Cute: The New Generation of Women Artists in Japan, Chronicle Books

2004
Hertz, Betty-Sue, Ryoko Aoki, Catalog text, Past in Reverse, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Ryoko Aoki, FoIL Magazine No. 5

2003
Matsui, Midori, Ryoko Aoki at Kodama Gallery, Flash Art, March

2002
Kubota, Kenji, Half a Paradise, Exhibition Brochure Text, Criterium 51, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan