AKI INOMATA

Born in Tokyo in 1983, AKI INOMATA graduated with an MFA in Inter Media Art from Tokyo University of the Arts. Lives and works in Tokyo.

AKI INOMATA’s work includes many collaborations with animals. Her Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs? series, in which she gives hermit crabs shells made with a 3D printer, brings to mind migrants, refugees, and their ability to swap nationalities. For I Wear the Dog’s Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair, she makes herself a cape out of her dog’s hair and a smaller cape out of her own hair. Wearing the dog hair cape, the artist has the dog wear the cape made from her hair so that they are wearing each other’s coats.

Her recent exhibitions include “AKI INOMATA: Significant Otherness” Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan(2019) “The XXII Triennale di Milano” La Triennale di Milano (2019) “Thailand Biennale 2018″ Krabi, Thailand (2018)”Emergencies! 025 : Inter-Nature Communication AKI INOMATA” NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC], Tokyo (2015).
She received the Grand Prize at the YouFab Global Creative Awards 2014 from Loftwork Inc.

Think Evolution #1 : Kiku-ishi (Ammonite)

2016-2017

HD video, 1min 58sec
2016-2017

2019

"Significant Otherness" Towada Art Center, Aomori
2019

2019

"Significant Otherness" Towada Art Center, Aomori
2019

2018

"Thailand Biennale 2018" Installation view, Krabi, Thailand Photo:Puchong Puangphet
2018

How to Carve a Sculpture

2018

"Thailand Biennale 2018" Installation view, Krabi, Thailand Photo:Puchong Puangphet
2018

2018

Installation view at Musee d'arts de Nantes ©︎Nantes Metropole - Nantes Art Museum - Photograph: C. Clos
2018

2018

Installation view at Musee d'arts de Nantes ©︎Nantes Metropole - Nantes Art Museum - Photograph: C. Clos
2018

2018

"Asian Art Award 2018 finalist exhibition” Installation view at Terrada Art Complex, Tokyo photo: Ken Kato
2018

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs? -Tokyo-

2009- (on going)

3D printed resin
2009- (on going)

2016

Installation view of "ECO EXPANDED CITY 2016" at WRO Art Center, Poland, Wroclaw photo: WRO ART CENTER
2016

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs

2009- (on going)

3D printed resin
2009- (on going)

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs

2009- (on going)

3D printed resin
2009- (on going)

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs

2010/2019

Ink jet print
2010/2019

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?

2010/2019

Ink jet print
2010/2019

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs? -White Chapel-

2014-15

video、photo
2014-15

I Wear the Dog's Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair

2014

two channel video installation (5min. 21sec. each), a cape out of my dog's hair, a cape out of my hair
2014

I Wear the Dog's Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair

2014

two channel video installation (5min. 21sec. each), a cape out of my dog's hair, a cape out of my hair
2014

I Wear the Dog's Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair

2014

two channel video installation (5min. 21sec. each), a cape out of my dog's hair, a cape out of my hair
2014

I Wear the Dog's Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair

2014

two channel video installation (5min. 21sec. each), a cape out of my dog's hair, a cape out of my hair
2014

girl, girl, girl . . .

2012

video (5min. 39sec) photo (fresco giclee)
2012

girl, girl, girl . . .

2012

video (5min. 39sec) photo (fresco giclee)
2012

girl, girl, girl . . .

2012

video (5min. 39sec) photo (fresco giclee)
2012

girl, girl, girl . . .

2012

video (5min. 39sec) photo (fresco giclee)
2012

French lessons with a Parakeet

2010

video (5min.21sec)
2010