Kondo Aki

  • Born 1987 in Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Based in Yamagata, Japan.

Since graduating from Tohoku University of Art and Designʼs Graduate School, Kondo Aki has participated in numerous exhibitions in Japan and abroad. Her vibrant brushwork and strong colors as well as her wide-ranging unconventional artistic practice have earned her critical attention. She has produced works such as the short-film HIKARI (2015), which mixes live action with animated oil paintings, or the Otafuku Face room (2015) at the Park Hotel Tokyo, and she regularly conducts live painting events in collaboration with musicians.

In March 2021, Kondo published her first monograph titled The Happiness that Exists Here (T&M Projects). She has been selected for the Vision of Contemporary Art (VOCA) 2022 exhibition at The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo.

Recent exhibitions include Aki Kondo—Stars, Sparkling, Yamagata Museum of Art (2021; Japan), The Happiness that Exists Here, ShugoArts/PHILLIPS Tokyo/Contemporary Art Foundation/Daikanyama Tsutaya Books (2021; Tokyo, Japan), and Takamatsu Art Museum Collection + Body and Movement, Takamatsu Art Museum (2020; Kagawa, Japan).

  • Stars, Sparkling, 2021
  • Photo: Shigetoshi Okuyama © Aki Kondo, Courtesy of ShugoArts