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Aki Kuroda

Born in 1944 - Japan

BIOGRAPHY

Aki Kuroda was born in 1944 in Kyoto; he is a multidisciplinary Japanese artist who lives and works in Paris. Aki Kuroda was raised in a family that was very open to European culture. He likes to say that he started to paint the day he could hold a brush.

After several trips to France, he settled in Paris in 1970. His first solo exhibition was held in 1978 in Germany. In 1980, he was selected for the 11th Biennale de Paris and in 1994 for the Sao Paulo Biennial. He had numerous solo exhibitions in Europe, Japan, Brazil, USA, China, including at the National Museum of Bratislava in 1992 or the National Museums of Modern Art in Tokyo and Osaka in 1993 /94.

Since 1992, parallel to his painting, Aki Kuroda began creating performances that mix different art forms. He also collaborates with famous personalities of the artistic world, like Angelin Preljocaj (Parade, Opéra de Paris and Avignon Festival in 1993) or architects -- Tadao Ando and Richard Rogers in Japan.

He also worked for several public and private commissions, like murals for the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci, the Cultural House of Japan in Paris, the coffee shop in the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, the City of Paris and many others.

Aki Kuroda is also closely linked to the literary community. In 1985, he edited the "Noise", a newspaper that involved, among others, Jacques Derrida and Michel Serres. His works also inspired Marguerite Duras, Michel Foucault or Pascal Quignard.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2014
“Carte blanche à Aki Kuroda”, Conservatoire de Paris (France)

2013
“Cosmogarden”, KH Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

2012
“Cosmogarden”, Mori Yu Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

2011
“Cosmogarden – Lines & Tangles”, Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo (Japon)
“The noise in driving me crazy”, Mori Yu Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)
“Midnight Spaghetti”, Mori Yu Gallery, Kyoto (Japan)

2010
“Cosmogarden - New York City”, Maison européenne de la Photographie, Paris (France)
Les Grandes Heures de Saint-Emilion, Saint Emilion (France)

2009
Mori Yu Gallery, Kyoto (Japan)

2008
Doland Museum, Shanghai (China)

2007
“Cosmocity , Sculptures-objets-meubles”, Rabih Hage Gallery, Londres, Angleterre
Beijin Imperial Museum, Pékin, Chine

2005
“Cosmogarden 3”, Mori Yu Gallery, Kyoto (Japan)
“Milky”, Mori Yu Gallery, Kyoto (Japan)

2004
“50 Œuvres graphiques originales”, Galerie des Arts, Trèbes (France)
“1955 – 2005 – Part 1”, Mori Yu Gallery, Kyoto (Japan)

2003
“Aki Kuroda, Outside work”, Maison Franco-Japonaise, Tokyo (Japan)

2002
Château de Bellecour, Pithiviers (France)
Mori Yu Gallery, Kyoto (Japan)

2001
“Kunst Köln 2001”, Galerie Richter (Germany)
Galerie Schoeneck, Riehen (Switzerland)
“Cosmogarden”, Le Carré Saint-Vincent, Scène Nationale d’Orléans, Orléans (France)
“Lost garden”, Mori Yu Gallery, Kyoto (Japan)

2000
Galerie Kandler, Toulouse (France)

GROUP SHOWS

2014
“Garden / Cristal Hasard”, Mori Yu Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

2012
“Ép ! L’art en mouvement…”, Éléphant Pname, Paris (France)
“Torn Light/ Blue Catastrophe, Murasaki and Red Illusion”, Sezon Museun, Karuizawa (Japan)

2008
Art Sénat “Du vent dans les branches”, Orangerie du Sénat, Paris (France)

2007
Galerie de la Manufacture des Gobelins, Paris (France)
Sh Contemporary 07, Shanghai (China)
La Biennale d‘Issy (France)

2006
Beijing TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Pékin (China)

2005
Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge (France)
Foire de Tokyo, Mori Yu Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)
“Les Ateliers de la modernité”, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul (France)

2002
“Gobelins, Beauvais, Savonnerie ? Dix années de tissages dans les manufactures nationales de tapis et tapisseries (1991 ? 2001)”, Galerie Nationale de la tapisserie, Beauvais (France)

2001
“Miro, Chagall, Picasso, Dufy et les autres : robes, foulards, tissus”, Musée du textile, Labastide Rouairoux (France)
Galerie Egelund, Copenhague (Denmark)

2000
“Erik Satie ? de Montmartre à Montparnasse”, Musée d’Art de Daimaru, Osaka, Musée d’Art d’Isetan, Tokyo (Japan)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musées Nationaux de Tokyo, Hyogo, Osaka (Japan)
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
Musée de Bratislava, Slovaquie
Ville de Paris
Musée de Clermont-Ferrand
Musée de Dublin, Irlande
Maison du Japon, Paris
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France
Mobilier National, Paris

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