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

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 “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).

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

2016

resin, 3D printing
2016

2016

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

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs

2010-2017

video、photo、object (resin, 3D printing)
2010-2017

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs

2010-2017

video、photo、object (resin, 3D printing)
2010-2017

Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs

2010-2017

video、photo、object (resin, 3D printing)
2010-2017

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

2010-2017

video、photo、object (resin, 3D printing)
2010-2017

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