• Installation view at Aichi Triennale 2019
    1996, 2019
    Photo: Ito Tetsuo



  • Born 1996 in Tochigi, Japan
  • Based in Tokyo, Japan
  • Photo: Keiichi Tatsumura

Aoki Miku is a student in oil painting at Tama Arts University. In 2019, she received the Gold Prize at the final selection exhibition for the fourth term of the Genron Chaos*Lounge New Art School. One day when she was 18 years old, her mother informed her that, desperately wanting a child, her parents underwent an artificial insemination procedure that resulted in her birth. This was also the moment she understood the excessive amount of love she'd felt from her mother since childhood. Born--oddly enough--in the same year as the world's first cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep, Aoki has since focused on examining necessity and contingency, blessings and curses related to forms of purposely engineered life, including herself. Her artwork consists of installations, zoetropes (series of rotating images that appear to move), drawings created from skin-soft lamé thread embroidery, and more.

Selected Works & Awards

2019 Genron Chaos*Lounge New Art School Class Final Selection Exhibition Home Land, Tokyo, Japan, Gold Prize
2018 Genron Chaos*Lounge New Art School Class 4 Outcome Exhibition Vertigo, Genron Chaos*Lounge Gotanda Atelier, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Kanji Yumisashi solo exhibition Mermaid in April, Genron Chaos*Lounge Gotanda Atelier, Tokyo, Japan (as a featured artist)
2018 Contemporary Art Black Market, BUCKLE KÔBÔ, Tokyo, Japan


Nagoya City Art Museum


2-17-25, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008 JAPAN


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