Artists

AKAMATSU Nelo

In 2015 Akamatsu was awarded the Golden Nica at the international new media arts competition Prix Ars Electronica, held in Austria. As well as installations, his practice engages with a variety of other media including performance, video, sculpture and painting, extracting the rhythms that pulse unnoticed within our daily lives and transforming them into his works.


 


Born in Tokyo, Japan


Lives and works in Kanagawa


 


2003 Musashino Art University, BFA in Sculpture


2005 Tokyo National University of the Fine Arts and Music, MFA in Intermedia Art


Solo Exhibitions

2024


“Polycosmos Everywhere” Mizuma Gallery, Singapore


 


2022


“Chijikinkutsu” Galerija Nova, Zagreb, Croatia


 


2019


“Meteon” Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


 


2018


“Chijikinkutsu/Chozumaki” Vima House, Taichung, Taiwan


“Chijikinkutsu/Chozumaki” Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


 


2017


“+29/-5000” Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


 


2016


“Chijikinkutsu” Galerija Kapelica, Ljubuljana, Slovenia


 


2013


“Magnetica Animata” Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


 


2012


“Lost in Clouds” Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


 


2009


“Paradise in Train Window” Embassy of Italy in Tokyo, Japan


Group Exhibitions

2023


“Imagine. fantasies, Dreams, Utopias” Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art (SAMoCA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


“Typhoons” Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


“BienalSUR” Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco, Buenos Aires, Argentina


“Takamatsu Art Museum Collection Exhibition 1st term 2023” Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan


 


2022


“BIWAKO Biennale 2022 : ORIGIN” Omihachiman Old Town, Shiga, Japan


“Takamatsu Contemporary Annual vol.11 Fragile Calm Landscape” Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan


 


2021


“The Invisible Sounds” Museum of Waste, Changsha, China


“Ōrai” Exhibition, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


 


2020


“Interaction: Souls in Synchronicity” Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan


“BIWAKO Biennale 2020 : Cosmic Dance” SMITH Memorial Hall, Shiga, Japan


“Intermedia Art 2020 Apparation” Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan


“SUKIKEI / New View” Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan


“SUKIKEI / New View” Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Mitsukoshi Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan


“MATERIA Opening Exhibition” MATERIA – Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa, Culiacán, México


 


2019


“CYFEST-12: ID” The State Hermitage Youth Education Center, St.Petersburg, Russia


“40 Years of Humanizing Technology” Design Society – Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Shenzhen, China


“SUKIKEI / New View” Hankyu Umeda Gallery, Osaka, Japan


“Lux Aeterna (ISEA2019)” Asia Culture Center, Gwangiu, Korea


“magnetic_T” New Media Gallery, New Westminster, Canada


 


2018


“Hsinchu City Glass Art and Design Festival: LIGHT-DRIVING”, Hsinchu Park WIND livehouse, Hsinchu, Taiwan


“HÖHENRAUSCH 2018: The Other Shore” OK im OÖ Kulturquartier, (OK Center for Contemporary Art), Lintz, Austria


“Abaton” Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain


 


2017


“Les Faits du hasard (Biennale Némo)” Le Centquatre-Paris, France


“УЯВНИЙ ПУТІВНИК. ЯПОНІЯ” Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine


“Sonica” Govanhil Baths / Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland


“¿Como decir nosotxs?” Casa de Electromagnético, Mexico City, Mexico


“Ars Electronica in Berlin” DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum, Berlin, Germany


 


2016


“The Alchemists of Art and Science” Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria


“Alchemists of our Time (Ars Electronica Festival 2016)” POSTCITY, Linz, Austria


“Impetus and Movement” Knowledge Capital, Osaka, Japan


“Open Space 2016 | Media Concious” NTT Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan


 


2015


“Takamatsu Media Art Festival” Tamamo Park Hiunkaku, Kagawa, Japan


“Materia Prima” LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain


“CYBERARTS 2015” OK im OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria


 


2014


“The 17th Taro Okamoto Award of Contemporary Art Exhibition” Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan


 


2008


“SaiSei” BankART Studio NYK, Kanagawa, Japan


 


2007


“RE:MELT” ZAIM, Kanagawa, Japan


 


2004


“Asia Digital Art Award FUKUOKA”, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan


“Digital Art Festival Tokyo 2004” Panasonic Center Tokyo, Japan


“Me Kara Toku” Tokyo Zokei University Manzù Museum, Japan


“The 7th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award of Contemporary Art Exhibition” Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan


 


2003


“Green Space2_light/shadow” Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany


Awards, Grants and Residency Program

2023


Prix Ars Electronica 2023, Honorary Mention in AI & Life Art “Perhaps, art begins with the fireflies”


 


2017


Artist in Residence for the sound and visual arts festival “Sonica” by Cryptic in Glasgow, Scotland


Grant for “Sonica” over Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation


 


2015


Prix Ars Electronica 2015, Golden Nica (Grand-Prix) in Digital Musics & Sound Art “Chijikinkutsu”


 


2014


The 17th Taro Okamoto Award of Contemporary Art, Selected “Magnetica Animata”


 


2004


Asia Digital Art Award FUKUOKA, Finalists’ Awards in Interactive Arts “The Creation”


The 7th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award of Contemporary Art, Special Prize “Weather in Abyss”


Public Collection

Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, JP