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Zon Ito

1971

born in Osaka, Japan

lives and works in Kyoto

1996

Graduated from Kyoto City University of Art

lives and works in Kyoto with artist RYOKO AOKI

2016

Zon Ito, Galerie Michael Werner, Trebbin

 

2011

Tide Movements and Nonchalant Objects, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

 

2009

Zon Ito & Ryoko Aoki, Camp, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

April Pool, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

 

2008

Zon Ito, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo

 

2007

Space of NEW TOWN, Littlemore Chika, Tokyo

 

2006

Three Individuals, Zon Ito, Hajime Imamura, Yoshihiro Suda,

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

 

2005

Zon Ito, Key of your Fountain, Kodama Gallery, Osaka

 

2004

Veins, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

 

2003

The End of the Neighbourhood, Watarium, Tokyo

 

2002

Alchemist Meeting, Kyoto Art Centre, Kyoto

Leap, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya

 

2001

Bula Bula Liquids, Kodama Gallery, Osaka

ZON ITO EXHIBITION, On Sundays /Watarium, Tokyo

 

2000

Yamanami Highway, Kodama Gallery, Osaka

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Wabi Sabi Shima, From the Aesthetic of Perfection and Chaos in the Japanese Archipelago, Thalie Art Foundation, Brussels

distant neighborhood, Kara-S, Tsukuru Building 104A, Kyoto

 

2014

Nippon now, E.ON-Winterausstellung zeigt junge japanische Kunst, Düsseldorf

floating nature, Gallery W, Tokyo

Arts Maebashi Symposium - 3 days Symposium about Art and Local Communities, Gunma

Tsubaki-kai 2014 - Shoshin -, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

 

2013

kei fu syu jo, Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery, Hokkaido

Community Art Project, Isobeyu, Maebashi, Gunma

t-shirts, Taka Ishii Gallery Modern, Tokyo

kei fu syu jo, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto

Now Japan, Kunsthal KAdE. Amersfoot, The Netherlands

Tsubaki-kai 2013 - Shoshin-, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

Welcome to The Small World, Takamatsu Museum of Art, Kagawa

 

2012

Experimenta Speak to Me, 5th International Biennial of Media Art, Project Space /Spare Room, Melbourne

 

2011

Ways of Worldmaking, The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Pathos and Small Narratives - Japanese Contemporary Art, Gana Art Center, Seoul

CAFE in Mito 2011, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Mito

Invisibleness is Visibleness–International Contemporary Art Collection of a Salaryman - Daisuke Miyatsu, MOCA Taipei / Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei

Art in an Office, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi

I Love Art 11: Heartbeat,WATARI-UM (The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art), Tokyo

 

2010

Primary Field II, The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

NEOTENY JAPAN Contemporary Artists after 1990 - from Takahashi Collection

travelling to ; The Museum of Art, Ehime

 

2009

time, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Stitch by Stitch, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Tokyo

Louisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Zon Ito + Teppei Kaneuji, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Neoteny Japan. Artists from the Takahashi Collection,

Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo / Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art /

Akita Museum of Modern Art / Yonago Museum of Art

 

2008

When Lives Become Form: Dialogue with The Future Brazil, Museo de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo

Neoteny Japan. Artusts from the Takahashi Collection, Kirishima Museum, Kagoshima /
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo

3rd Nanjing Triennial - Reflective Asia, The Museum of Modern Art, Nanjing

 

2007

La Chaine, BankART1929, Yokohama

Painting as Forest, Okazaki City Museum

Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo

 

2006

NICHT WEIT VOM STAMM, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Psychic Scope, Space*C, Seoul
Nature in Dreams, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi

Rapt!, WestSpace, Melbourne (video collaboration with Ryoko Aoki)

Childrens of Veins, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia

 

2005

I Still Believe In Miracles, Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC au Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris, France

Disappearance, Fri-Art - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Fribourg, Switzerland

Karou Arima - How latitudes become forms - Arte en la era global,

Museo de Arte Contemporeneo de Monterrey - MARCO, Monterrey, NL, Mexiko

11th Triennale India, Rabindra Bharan Galleries, New Delhi

AniMate, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum / Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul

 

2004

A Fripon et Demi, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon

Roppongi Crossing, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Slow Painting, Daiwa Radiator Factory Viewing Room, Hiroshima

Why not life for art?, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

Fusion: Architecture + Design from Japan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

2003

Study, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Slow Painting, Daiwa Radiator Factory Viewing Room, Hiroshima

Art Court Frontier 2003, Art Court Gallery, Osaka

How Latitudes Become Forms, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis


2002

Private Luxury, Manno Art Museum, Osaka

Beautiful Life, Art Tower Mito, Mito

Art in Transit, The Palace Side Hotel, Kyoto

 

2001

Kyoto x Amsterdam- New Directions, Kyoto Art Centre, Kyoto

International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall, Yokohama

Art Crossing 2001, Former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima

The Vision of Contemporary Art 2001, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

 

2000

Twilight Sleep, Instituto Giapoponese di Cultura, Rome

Screening Japan, Hallo, Aarhus, Copenhagen

VIDEO-BAR, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulun Kaupunki, Finland

Psychic Scope, Kodama Gallery, Osaka

 

1999 

Doughnut, On Sundays / Watarium, TokyoFLOW, Kodama Gallery, Osaka

SELECTED BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

2013

Zon Ito, A Collection of Specimens: From the Vaults of Kyoto University Museum, Tokyo (Catalogue).

2011

Zon Ito, Nonchalant Objects, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (Catalogue).

2007
Vera Tollmann, "Aoki Ryoko", in: Kat. documenta 12, Kassel.

2005
Adriano Pedrosa, "Ryoko Aoki", in: Vitamin D. New Perspectives in Drawing, London: Phaidon.

2004
Ryoko Aoki + Zon Ito, Roppongi Crossing. New Visions in Contemporary Japanese Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (Catalogue).

2003
Philippe Vergne, Zon Ito, How Latitudes Become Form. Art in a Global Age, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (Catalogue).
Zon Ito, Slow Painting, Daiwa Radiator Factory Viewing Room, Hiroshima (Catalogue).

2002
Beautiful Life, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Tokyo (Catalogue).

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

2005

Philippe Vergne, "Zon Ito and Ryoko Aoki", in: ARTFORUM.

2002

Zon Ito and Ryoko Aoki, Zero-Zero-Generation. Nippon 2002 / BT Bijutsu Techno, vol. 54, no. 816.

DÜSSELDORF

27. Nov 2009 - 16. Jan 2010

exhibition


DÜSSELDORF

14. Feb 2004 - 27. Mar 2004

exhibition