Artists

MIYANAGA Aiko

Miyanaga is known for her installation using materials such as salt, and especially objects made with naphthalene into the shape of daily commodities. She visualizes time by tracing signs of it’s presence.


1974 Born in Kyoto, Japan


2008 MA, master’s degree program in Intermedia Art, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo


1999 BA, Sculpture Course, Depertment of Fine Art, Faculity of Art, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto


Award


2014 The Best Young Artist Award by City of Kyoto, Japan


2013 Nissan Art Award Grand Prize, Japan


2011 The Gotoh Memorial Foundation new comer’s prize of art, Japan


2010 The Creative Tradition Prize, Japan Arts Foundation, Japan


2009 Prize for Best Young Artist Award, DISCOVERIES, ShContemporary 09, Shanghai, China


2009 The Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize, Japan


2009 shiseido art egg 3 Award Prize, Japan


Grants


2007 Grant for studying in Edinburgh, UK, over Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Japan


2006 Grant for studying in USA, over Asian Cultural Council, Japan


2006 Kyoto City Exception Art Cultural Achievement Grant Future Possibility, Japan→ official site


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2014


“Strata: Origins”, White Rainbow, London, UK


“Strata: slumbering on the shore”, Liverpool Central Library, UK


“ENCOUNTERS”, Art Basel HongKong 2014, HongKong


“Miyanaga Aiko’s Tearoom: soramimimisora (rain palace)”, Hagi Uragami Museum (Tea Ceremony Room), Yamaguchi


 


2013


“house”, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo


 


2012


“MIYANAGA Aiko: NAKASORA -the reason for eternity-“, The National Museum of Art, Osaka


 


2011


“beginning of the landscapes”, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo


 


2010


“Doubles lumieres – Aiko Miyanaga & Naoko Sekine”, Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris, France


 


2009


“dwelling in a boat”, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo


“MIYANAGA Aiko: Mirage of Water, shiseido art egg 3”, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo


 


2008


“Personal site by aiko miyanaga”, Tozan Kiln, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto


“Rowing Style, Public Offering -Kyoto Art Center 2008”, Kyoto Art Center,Kyoto


 


2007


“Fireworks from the River -Miyanaga Aiko, Asahi Art Collaboration”, Sumida Riverside Hall Gallery, Tokyo


 


2005


“MIYANAGA Aiko: soramimimisora(hearing things), garden of absence”, Art Space NIJI, Kyoto


 


2004


“Katsuhiko Hibino/ Aiko Miyanaga, INDEXLESS”, Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, Kyoto


 


2003


“Aiko Miyanaga”, CAS, Osaka”Uncertainty of Warmth”, neutron, Kyoto


 


2000


“visible=invisible”, GALLERY GALLERY, Kyoto


Group Exhibitions

2014


“Esprit Dior”, Ginza, Tokyo


“1974 part 1: 6 Artists born in 1974”, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Gunma


“Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 City and Nature”, Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido


“ULTRA×ANTEROOM exhibition”, Hotel Anteroom Kyoto


 


2013


“Towada Oirase Art Festival”, Towada Art Center, Aomori


“Nissan Art Award Finalists Exhibition”, BankART, Kanagawa


“KASOKEKI + CHIKARA”, Borderless Art Museum NO-MA, Shiga


 


2012


“ZIPANGU”, The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum (traveled to: Takasaki Museum of Art (Gunma), Hachinohe City Museum of Art (Aomori), Akita Museum of Modern Art)


“Mediations Biennale 2012”, Zamek Culture Center, Poznan, Poland


“Lady Dior As Seen By”, Ginza, Tokyo


 


2011


TDW-ART “Elpis -Sky of Hope”, Tokyo Designers Week 2011, Meiji Jingu Gaien, Tokyo


“MASKED PORTRAIT 2”, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York


“Epic of Units”, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul


“ZIPANGU”, Takashimaya, Tokyo (traveled to: Osaka, Kyoto)


“Silent Significance”, L MD Gallery, Paris, France2010TDW-ART


“JALAPAGOS”, Tokyo Designers Week 2010, Meiji Jingu Gaien, Tokyo


“Aichi triennale 2010”, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Aichi


 


2009


“Animamix Biennial 2009-2010”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China


“DISCOVERIES, ShContemporary 09”, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China


“Platform 2009”, KIMUSA, Seoul, Korea


“Artist File 2009: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art”, The National Art Center, Tokyo


 


2008


“Haptic”, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo


“Busan Biennale 2008 -Sea Art Festival”, Me World, Busan, Korea


 


2006


“Force of Nature”, McColl Center for Visual Art, North Carolina, USA


 


2005


“City_Net Asia 2005”, Seoul Museum Of Art, Seoul, Korea


 


2004


“Selected Artists in Kyoto 2004 New Wave”, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto


 


2003


“Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2003”, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma


Public Collection

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


National Museum of Art, Osaka


Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu


Takahashi Collection・Christian Dior k.k