Born & Lives

1980 Born in Chiba, Japan
2008 - present Lives and works in New York City, New York, USA


2003 BA, Department of Graphic Design, Tama University, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Kondoh Akino Exhibition: Never Before Named, Art Gallery ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan
2018 MAM SCREEN 008: KONDOH Akino, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2013 KiyaKiya 1/15 sec, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The KiyaKiya Drawings, Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
KiyaKiya 1/15 sec, galleri s.e, Bergen, Norway
2011 KiyaKiya, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Flesh, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007 hint, Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Ladybirds’ Requiem, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Kondoh Akino Exhibition, trance pop gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2003 Kondoh Akino Exhibition, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition 2022-23, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Blue Period Exhibition: Art is a gift, Warehouse TERRADA, Tokyo
2020 Uninterrupted Wander, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2019 Annecy 2019 – Tribute to Japanese Animation -, Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (Mifa), Annecy, France
2017 tricky women 2017, BildRaum07, Wien, Austria
Forms and Effects: Ukiyo-e to Anime, The Berrie Center Art Galleries, Ramapo College of New Jersey, U.S.A.
2016 Japan Media Arts Festival- Niigata, COZMIX Building, Niigata, Japan
Japan Media Arts Festival- 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Power to Change, UDX THEATER, Tokyo, Japan
Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection, Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.
POLA MUSEUM ANNEX Exhibition 2016, Pola Museum Annex, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Fermented Souls, KATESHIN Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Unveiling Fundamentals in Contemporary Art Through Asia, OHD museum, Magelang, Indonesia
Toutes uniques, toutes identiques: Accumulations, répétitions, proliférations dans l’art contemporain, Espace Sarah Bernhardt, Goussainville, traveled to: Le Musée Alfred Canal, Pont‐Audemer, France
Further towards the future, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2014 Go-Betweens: The World Seen Through Children, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
TAMAGURA Animation and Comic Exhibition, Akibatamabi21, Tokyo, Japan
「Impacts! 勢み」Japan Art Festival, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art × Mizuma Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2013 The Garden of Forking Paths: Exploring Independent Animation, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2012 ZIPANGU: The Surge of Japanese Contemporary Art, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata, Japan (traveled to: Takasaki Museum of Art, Gunma; Hachinohe City Museum of Art, Aomori; Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita, Japan 2013)
Planete Manga! (at Studio 13/16), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2011 East West Connect, Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong
ZIPANGU – 31 spirited artists cutting through new territories of Japanese contemporary art, Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan (traveled to: Takashimaya Osaka, Japan and Takashimaya Kyoto, Japan)
BigPond Adelaide Film Festival, Adelaide, Australia
2010 DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow 2010, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
TDW-ART Jalapagos, Meiji Jingu Gaien Environmental Design Tent, Tokyo, Japan (traveled to: Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan 2011)
YouTube Play: Biennale of Creative Video, Guggenheim Museum, New York City, New York, USA
Make Believe, Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Dazzled and Enchanted — New Age Animamix, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2009 Enliven – In Between Realities and Fiction – Animamix Biennale 2009-2010, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
November Steps – Susan Philipsz & Gallery Artists, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Off the Rails, Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China
KITA! - Japanese artists meet Indonesia (curated by Mizuki Takahashi, Hideki Toyoshima), Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Indonesia
VIDEOFORMES 2008, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Eyes & Curiosity: Japanese Contemporary Art, Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 3L4D - 3rd Life 4th Dimension, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Pocheon Asia Biennale 2007, Pocheon Banweol Art Hall, Pocheon, South Korea
Contemporary Outlook: Japan, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Get It Louder 2007 (curated by Ou Ning), China (traveled to: Guangzhou, Grandview Mall/Shanghai, Daning/The Life Hub/ Beijing, SOHO Shangdu)
Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves, ZKM|Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
International Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Festival EXIT, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Créteil, France
How to cook DOCOMODAKE, 201 Mulberry St, New York City, New York, USA (traveled to: The Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan)
CORPO SOCIALE, Galleria PACK, Milan, Italy
No American Talent II, Dark Matter: New Work from Japan, Okay Mountain, Austin, Texas, USA
2006 Eyes & Curiosity from Tokyo, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
videotheque, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Fiction@Love (curated by Victoria Lu), Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2005 Swedish Comic Art Exhibition, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Spoltore Ensemble 2005 – The Evening Traveling: Animations, Dreams and Visions from Contemporary Japan, Pescara, Italy
Paradiso d’Amore - Neo-Aesthetics of Animamic Age, Hangzhou Peace International Exhibition and Conference Center, China (traveled to: Millennium Museum, Beijing, China)
Psionic Distortion (curated by Tim Evans), Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
A Lunch, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Since 1994 - Mizuma Art Gallery the 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Tokyo Style, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Four Great Views of JAPAN, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Japan
Blind Pilots, The Proposition, New York City, New York, USA
Psionic Distortion (curated by Tim Evans), Super Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan
London Scope (Mizuma Art Gallery), London, UK
OTOME KAIGI, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Japan


2012 16th Japan Media Arts Festival, Animation Division Jury Recommended work with the animation piece “KiyaKiya“
2010 YouTube Play: Biennale of Creative Video, Top 25 Videos with the animation piece "Ladybirds’ Requiem" digest version
2003 7th Japan Media Arts Festival, Manga Division Jury Recommended Work with the manga piece "Tsumekiri Monogatari"
2002 Animation Division Encouragement Prize of the 6th Japan Media Arts Festival, Animation Division Grand Prix of the DIGISTA AWARDS 2002, and Audience Prize of the 3rd Yuri Norshtein Grand Prix with the animation piece "The Evening Traveling"
GEISAI1-GP, Yayoi Kusama Award with an installation entitled "Hakoniwa-Mushi"
2000 2nd AX Manga Newcomer’s Award, Encouragement Award with the manga piece "Kobayashi Kayoko"

Public Collections

Asia Society, New York City, New York, USA
Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


2018 Thinking in New York 1, 2, Akishobo Inc.
2017 A-ko’s Boyfriends 1~4, KADOKAWA
2014 Nothing Whatsoever All Out in the Open, Retrofit / Big Planet Comics
2013 The ‘KiyaKiya’ Drawings, Nanarokusha Publishing Inc.
Akino Kondoh 1998-2013, Nanarokusha Publishing Inc.
2012 Usagi no Yoshio, Enterbrain
Fushigi to iu niha Jimi na Hanashi, Nanarokusha Publishing Inc.
2011 Akino Kondoh KiyaKiya Sketch Collection, Nanarokusha Publishing Inc.
2009 Les insects en moi, Le Lezard Noir
2008 Usual Stories, Seirinkogeisha
2006 EIKO, Le Lezard Noir
2004 Hakoniwa-Mushi, Seirinkogeisha

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