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.


2008 MFA, master’s degree program in Intermedia Art, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music


1999 BFA, Sculptuer Course, Depertment of Fine Art, Faculity of Art, Kyoto University of Art and Design


1974 Born in Kyoto, Japan


 


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Solo Exhibitions

2020


layers of echoing bubbles, Kyoto Art for Tomorrow 2020 Special Exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan


 


2019


Rowing Style : landscapes of the beginning, NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


 


2019


MIYANAGA Aiko : Rowing Style, Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan


 


2018


life, MIZUMA ART GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


 


2017


between waxing and waning, Ohara Museum of Art, Yurinso, Okayama, Japan


 


2015


reading room, ART FAIR TOKYO 2015, Tokyo, Japan


 


2014


Strata: Origins, White Rainbow, London, UK


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


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


 


2013


house, MIZUMA ART GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


 


2012


MIYANAGA Aiko: NAKASORA ―the reason for eternity―, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan


 


2011


beginning of the landscapes, MIZUMA ART GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


2009 dwelling in a boat, MIZUMA ART GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


MIYANAGA Aiko: Mirage of water, shiseido art egg 3, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


 


2008


personal site by aiko miyanaga, Tozanyo kiln, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan


Rowing Style, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan


 


2007


Fireworks from the River ― Miyanaga Aiko, Sumida Riverside Hall Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


tales dedicated to the dark, Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh UK


 


2005


Aiko Miyanaga, neutron, Kyoto, Japan


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


 


2004


my thread never undo, neutron, Kyoto, Japan


 


2003


Aiko Miyanaga, CAS, Osaka, Japan


Uncertainity of Warmth, neutron, Kyoto, Japan


 


2002


A Story They Heard Here, neutron, Kyoto, Japan


 


2000


visible=invisible, GALLERYGALLERY, Kyoto, Japan


Group Exhibitions

2020


20th DOMANI:The Art of Tomorrow 2020 “Landscapes in Our Age: Scarred and Reborn”, The National Art Center, Tokyo


 


2019


“ELLE LOVES ART”, KASHIYAMA DAIKANYAMA, Tokyo


4th Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa “KOGEI as Contemporary Craft: Transcending Boundaries”, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa


“Throughout Time: The Sense of Beauty”, Nijo Castle, Kyoto


“NEW VIEW”, Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store, Osaka


“Setouchi Toriennale 2019”, Megijima, Kagawa


“Repetition and Difference: About Time”, Busan Museum of Art, Korea


“Museum of Days”, Sullivan+Strumph Singapore


 


2018


“Radiance”, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore


MOT Satellite 2018 FALL “To become a narrative”, Kiyosumi-shirakawa, Tokyo, Japan


Culture City of East Asia 2018 Kanazawa “Altering Home”, Hiiro, Ishikawa, Japan


 


2017


The Riddle of Art: Takahashi Collection, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan


20th DOMANI:The Art of Tomorrow PLUS × Hibiya Library and Museum


–Artists meet Books– Books as Trees and the Library as a Forest.,


Chiyoda City’s Hibiya Library and Museum, Tokyo, Japan


REBORN-ART FESTIVALl IN TOKYO, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan


“Mitate and Imagination – Homage to Rikyu and Duchamp”, Former Junpu Elementary School


Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto “Asia Corridor Contenporary Art Exhibition”, Nijo Castle


Reborn-Art Festival 2017, Oshika Peninsula & Central Ishinomaki city, Miyagi, Japan


OpenART Biennale 2017, Örebro konsthall, Sweden


Fast Forward Festival 4, Classical Acropol Hotel, Athens, Greece


The Cosmos of the Takahashi Collection, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan


 


2016


19th DOMANI:The Art of Tomorrow Plus × Kyoto Art Center – Wormhole Travel, Kyoto Art Center, Japan


Culture City of East Asia 2016 Nara “Art Celebration in Nara – Beyond Time and Space”, Warehouse in Kitafurocho, Naramachi, Nara, Japan


Constituent Concreteness, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore


“The Collection of the Takamatsu Art Museum” Exhibition Celebrating the Museum’s Reopening A Concise Guide to Life with Japanese Contemporary Art, Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa


 


2015


Takamatsu Media Art Festival 2015, Hiunkaku (Tamamo Park), Kagawa


COSMOS / INTIME―TAKAHASHI COLLECTION, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, France


Don’t Follow the Wind-Non-Visitor Center, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo


CAFE in Mito R, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan


TAKAHASHI COLLECTION: Mirror Neuron, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan


Don’t Follow the Wind, The restricted Fukushima Exclusion Zone, Japan


 


2014


Esprit Dior, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan


Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 City and Nature, Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan


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


ENCOUNTERS, Art Basel HongKong 2014, HongKong


ULTRA×ANTEROOM exhibition, Hotel Anteroom Kyoto, Japan


 


2013


Towada Oirase Art Festival, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan


Nissan Art Award Finalists Exhibition, Bank ART Studio NYK, Kanagawa, Japan


KASOKEKI + CHIKARA, Borderless Art Museum NO-MA, Shiga, Japan


 


2012


MEDIATIONS BIENNALE 2012, ‘Zamek’ Culture Center, Poznań, Poland


Lady Dior as seen by, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan


 


2011


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


MASKED PORTRAIT II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA


Epic of Units, GALLERY HYUNDAI, Seoul, Korea


ZIPANGU, Takashimaya, Tokyo, Takashimaya, Osaka, Japan, Takashimaya, Kyoto


Silent Significanse, L MD Gallery, Paris, France


 


2010


TDW-ART “JALAPAGOS”, Tokyo Designers Week 2010, Meiji Jingu Gaien, Tokyo, Japan


Aichi Triennale 2010, Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan


Doubles lumières―Aiko Miyanaga & Naoko Sekine, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, France


 


2009


Animamix Biennial 2009 – 2010, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China


DISCOVERIES, ShContemporary 09, Shanghai Exhibition Center, China


Platform in KIMUSA Void of Memory, KIMUSA, Seoul, Korea


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


 


2008


Haptic, Tokyo Wonder Site, Hongo, Tokyo, Japan


Busan Biennale 2008 ― Sea Art Festival, Me World, Busan, Korea


Oshakasama no Tanagokoro, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan


 


2007


Gone Native, Atticsalt, Edinburgh, UK


Stars Popping out of Chaos 2007, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan


Force of Nature 2006 Documentary Exhibition in Japan, Gallery RAKU, Kyoto, Japan


Sisyphus’ Journal: Art as Everyday Record, Gallery Korea, New York, USA


 


2006


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


Force of Sculpture, CASO, Osaka, Japan


Floating Object, Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan, Gallery Maronie, Kyoto


 


2005


Take Art Collection 2005, Aoyama Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan


City_Net Asia 2005, Seoul Museum Of Art, Korea


wild girls lullaby, ARTZONE, Kyoto, Japan


HANE, neutron, Kyoto, Japan


URA-Art Map, Kyoto Art Center, Japan


Floating Object, OBJECT, Gallery Maronie, Kyoto


Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan


 


2004


ARTISTS BY ARTISTS, Roppongi Academy Hills, Tokyo, Japan


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


gallerism 2004, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan


TAKE ART COLLECTION 2004, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan


Stars Popping out of Chaos 2004, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan


Pilot Plant, Tokyo Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo, CASO, Osaka, Japan


Art Court Frontier 2004 #2, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan


Vessel for Time Ⅴ, Art Space NIJI, Kyoto, Japan


Floating Object, Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan


Selected Artists in Kyoto 2004 New Wave, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan


 


2003


10th Contemporary Art From Galleries, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan


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


Show case Gallery, GALLERY GALLERY, Kyoto, Japan, fiscal 2003, and 2004


 


2002


ART SYNAPSE 2002, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto, Japan


 


2001


Meirin Chakai, Kyoto Art Center, Japan


 


1999


Graduation works Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan


 


1998


Outdoor Sculpture Show, The high-touch research park, Kyoto, Japan


3rd Year Students Show, Gallery RAKU, Kyoto, Japan


 


1997


Honen-in Two People’s Show, Honen-in temple, Kyoto, Japan


Awards - Grants

2020


The 70th Minister of Education Award for New Artist in Fine Arts, Japan


 


2018


The 2nd Uryuyama Academic Foundation Award, Japan


The 28th Takashimaya Art Award, Japan


 


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


The Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize, Japan


shiseido art egg 3 Award Prize, Japan


 


2008


Prize of shiseido art egg 3, Japan


Prize of Kyoto Art Center 2008, Japan


 


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


Kyoto City Exception Art Cultural Achievement Grant Future Possibility, Japan


 


2004


Excellent prize of Selected Artist in Kyoto 2004 New Wave, Japan


 


2003


Prize of Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2003, Japan


 


1999


Presidential prize of Graduation works Exhibition, Japan


Public Collection

Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan


National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan


Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan