MORI YU GALLERY

Aki Kuroda

Aki Kuroda

brief profile

  • ・1944 Born Kyoto, Japan
  • ・Lives and works in Paris, France

Public Collection

  • The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo (Japan)
  • The National Museum of Art,Osaka (Japan)
  • Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka (Japan)
  • The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama,Wakayama (Japan)
  • The Museum of Modern Art Shiga,Shiga (Japan)
  • Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation, Saint-Paul-de-Vence(France)
  • National Gallery, Bratislava(Slovakia)
  • City of Paris(France)
  • Museum of Modern Art, Clermont-Ferrand(France)
  • Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin(Irlande)
  • Fonds National d’Art Contemporain(France)
  • Maison de la Culture du Japon, Paris(France)

Career

Against the tradition of art hierarchy, Aki Kuroda was highly approved as the youngest artist in Japan, who held his solo exhibitions in The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo in 1993 and The National Museum of Art,Osaka in 1994.
This event was quite sensational at that time, accomplished such major events in such early stage of his art career.
Since then his art activities has been accelerated even more powerful than ever.
Aki Kuroda is not necessarily limited in 2-D to express himself. Even though he was primary recognized as one of the most exquisite Japanese painter in the European art scene.
Its impression was established internationally since when he signed up with the Gallery Maeght in Paris, the initiator of the modern art gallery and also patronized the remarkable artists such as Matisse, Miro, and Giacometti.
(The Maeght Collection had shown at Yokohama Art Museum in 1994.)
This happened almost simultaneous with his first participation for the Paris Biennale. However, with his versatilities, and richness in sensitivity, he has involved with so many other media or method.
For instance he directed the stage art of the legendary Russian ballet piece, Parade, which first performed in 1917 with the members of Jean Cocteau, a scriptwriter, Erik Satie, a music supervisor, Pablo Picasso as an art director.
The current piece was for the Opera, Paris and for Avignion International Theater Festival in 1993.
He also has been in charge of editing and publishing of an art-literature magazine, NOISE contributed by several philosophers and lately published art magazine, COSMISSIMO with more private concept. The works of such as Wim Wenders and Sonia Rikiel were appeared, collaborating with paintings of Aki Kuroda in pages.
No doubt about Aki Kuroda being an artist who confront with himself through painting. But at the same time, he is the one who swiftly but accurately marks his footstep in such unpredictable world of art.
The current exhibition of his,Lost Garden at Mori Yu Gallery, in Kyoto is conceptually extended space from the previous theme of his, Cosmo Garden. With its theme, Proliferating garden and proliferating paintings, Kuroda is challenging the impact of 2-D paintings in the 3-D installation.
Also humorous Kuroda's wit keeps activating in this garden. By him sending his drawings daily from Paris and each of then will be displayed one after another, Lost Garden shows its never ending proliferating.

Exhibition history


1978 : Line performance/Stone Kunsthalle, Bremerhaven, West Germany
1979 : Ligne/Tenbres Vrije Universiteit, Brussels
1980 : Les tenebres Galerie Maeght, Paris
11th Paris Biennial
1982 : Les tenebres Centre Culturel, Tarbes, France
Galerie Maeght, Pari
1983 : Galerie Takagi, Nagoya, Japon
"Conti/NUIT/"-N1 Studio, Nagoya, Japan
1984 : Galerie Maeght, Paris
Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin, Germany.
1985 : Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg
Galerie Art Aktuel, Basel,Switzerland
1986 : Galerie Axe Actuel, Toulouse, France
Gallery Takagi, Nagoya, Japon
Muse du Chteau-Fort, Sedan, France
Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg
1987 : State Gallery, Sarrebruck, Germany
Galerie Maeght, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie La Main, Brussels, Belgie
1988 : Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg
Galerie Aeblegaarden, Holte, Denmark
1989 : Galerie La Main, Brussels, Belgique
1990 : Mayor Rowan Gallery, London, Grande-Bretagne
Galerie Aeblegaarden, Holte, Denmark
Galerie Egelund, Copenhague, Danemark
Galerie Gutsch, Berlin, Germany
1991 : Bndicte Saxe Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
SAGA, Booth of Galerie Gutsch, Paris
1992 : Tchcoslovaquie National Gallery
Galerie Mdium, Ecole des beauxarts de Bratislava, Tchcoslovaquie
Angel's feathers whisper Chateau du Roi Ren, Tarascon, France
Tokyu Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo
Galerie 17, Clemont-Ferrand, France
1993 : Parade Villa de Noailles, Toulon, France
Autour de Parade Galerie Maeght, Paris
Noise Socit Pernod, Paris, France
Art Multiple, Galerie Richter,Dsseldorf,Allemagne
Corridori Metamorphosis The National Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan Corridor Metamorphosis, The National Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1994 : Corridor Metamorphosis The National Art Museum, Osaka, Japan
Institut Franais, Zagreb, Croatie
Institut Franais, Sofia, Bulgarie
Musee des Beaux Arts, Clermont Ferrand
Theatre municipal de Roanne, France
Galerie La Tour des Cardinaux,I'lsle sur la Sorgue France
Biennale de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, Irland
Casa Frace-Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan
Gallery Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland
Gallrery Maeght, Barcelona, Spain
Mori-yu Gallery, Kyoto Japan.
2001 : lost garden mori yu gallery, Kyoto
2003 : Richard George Rogers (Kuroda was in charge of all the art works of South Yama-shiro village elementary school,
which won RIBA international award), Sout h Yama-shiro village, Kyoto
2004 : Galerie Maeght, Paris, Retrospective, grands formats
2005 : Cosmogarden 3 Lyon Biennale, Resonnace
Galerie Maeght, Paris, Flowers et Cerfs
2006 : Cosmogarden 5 The museum of Kyoto.
Galerie Maeght, Paris, Lithographies
2007 : Beijin Imperial Museum, China
MILKY mori yu gallery, Kyoto
2008 : Doland Museum, Shanghai, China
COSMOJUNGLE MORI YU GALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo
2009 : COSMOJUNGLE MORI YU GALLERY KYOTO, Kyoto
2010 : Maison Euopeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France (solo)
Armory Show, Stand Galerie Maeght, New York, USA
Grandes Heures de Saint-Emilion Salle Dominicain, Saint Emilion, France (solo)
ROLLING MORI YU GALLERY KYOTO, Kyoto
2011 : COSMOGARDEN-LINES and TANGLES- Roppongi Hills A/D GALLERY,Tokyo
THE NOISE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY MORI YU GALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo
MIDNIGHT SPAGETTI MORI YU GALLERY KYOTO, Kyoto
2012 : COSMOGARDEN MORI YU GALLERY TOKYO,Tokyo
elephantpaname, Paris, France
2014 : COSMOGARDEN+HIROKO KOSHINO,KH GALLERT,Tokyo
「Nuit Blanche - CHAOS AND COSMOS - Aki Kuroda,Takahiro Kondo、Alexandre Maubert」MORI YU GALLRY,Kyoto
2015 : 「COSMOGARDEN/COSMOJUNGLE」MORI YU GALLRY,Kyoto
2016 : 「L'atelier - conti/nui/é (連続の中の夜) -」CAPSULE,Tokyo
「AKI KURODA new works」MORI YU GALLRY,Kyoto

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