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 “Thailand Biennale 2018” Krabi, Thailand (2018), “Scopitone Festival” Nantes Art Museum, France (2018), “ECO EXPANDED CITY 2016” WRO Art Center, Poland, Wroclaw (2016), “Emergencies! 025 : Inter-Nature Communication AKI INOMATA ” NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC], Tokyo (2015), “Digital Choc 2015” institut francais du Japon-Tokyo (2015).

She received the Grand Prize at the YouFab Global Creative Awards 2014 from Loftwork Inc.

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

How to Carve a Sculpture

2018

"Scopitone Festival" Installation view, Mesee d'arts de Nantes, France
2018

2018

"Scopitone Festival" Installation view, Mesee d'arts de Nantes, France
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)

resin, 3D printing
2009- (on going)

2016

Installation view at "WRO Media Art Biennale" WRO Art Center, Poland, Wroclaw
2016

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs

2009- (on going)

video、photo、object (resin, 3D printing)
2009- (on going)

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs

2009- (on going)

video、photo、object (resin, 3D printing)
2009- (on going)

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs

2009- (on going)

video、photo、object (resin, 3D printing)
2009- (on going)

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

2009- (on going)

video、photo、object (resin, 3D printing)
2009- (on going)

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

2014-15

video、photo
2014-15

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. / NTSC 16:9) photo (fresco giclee, 770×770mm each of 3, 145×145mm diptych each of 10)
2012

girl, girl, girl . . .

2012

video (5min. 39sec. / NTSC 16:9) photo (fresco giclee, 770×770mm each of 3, 145×145mm diptych each of 10)
2012

girl, girl, girl . . .

2012

video (5min. 39sec. / NTSC 16:9) photo (fresco giclee, 770×770mm each of 3, 145×145mm diptych each of 10)
2012

girl, girl, girl . . .

2012

video (5min. 39sec. / NTSC 16:9) photo (fresco giclee, 770×770mm each of 3, 145×145mm diptych each of 10)
2012

French lessons with a Parakeet

2010

video (5min.21sec. / NTSC 16:9)
2010