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Akira the Hustler

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1969
Born in Tokyo, Japan
1992
Completed Kyoto City University of Arts (BA in oil painting), Kyoto
1995
Completed Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School (MA in oil painting), Kyoto

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013
"Let's go to the river" bar Tac's Knot, Tokyo
2012
"Ordinary Life" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2008
"Living Together" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2004
"Akira the Hustler" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2001
"Akira the Hustler" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2000
"Akira the Hustler" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
“Reborn Art Festival 2017” Ishinomaki, Matsushima Bay and Onagawa-cho, Japan
2016
“primal lines” Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2011
"Café in Mito 2011" Art Tower Mito, Mito
2010
"Love’s Body-art in the age of AIDS" Tokyo metropolitan museum of Photography,Tokyo
2007
"J’embrasse pas" Collection Lambert, Avignon
2006
"Life" Art Tower Mito, Mito
2005
"PostGender: Gender Identity, Performativity and Sexuality in Japanese Culture" The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel
2004
"Akimahen" Maison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille, France
2003
"Suddenly Inclusive" (performance) Kunst Werk, Berlin
"Tokyo Art Jungle" (performance) Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
2002
"In Transit" (performance) Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2001
"Art One Day Elementary School" Watarium, Tokyo
"Tokyo Style" Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm
2000
"Game Over" Watarium, Tokyo
1999
"Whores on Holidays" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
1998
"Donaiyanen" L’Ecole Nationale DES Beaux Arte, Paris

Public Collections

  • Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
  • The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art