Diary 2020


November 14 Sat–December 12 Sat,2020
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The Third Gallery Aya is very pleased to announce an exhibition by INAGAKI Tomoko.
The works of Inagaki Tomoko, in various media including video, photography, and installation, primarily focus on Japanese society and gender issues. Here, we are pleased to present three of her video works produced in 2020 since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

In her new video piece Love Has No Face, Inagaki alone plays both male and female roles using a gender conversion function on the Snapchat video messaging app. How do people judge each other on the basis of gender and age? The work offers various perspectives, which differ depending on the viewer, on the theme of “love.”

Also on view will be the 2020 version of Inagaki’s Doors, a video project ongoing since 2013 in which she opens a door and enters a room once a year, as well as a new work in which, like the other two, the artist herself performs.

The three works in this exhibition, all highly performative in nature, were created under the circumstances of the pandemic, wherein meeting others has become difficult and many are spending longer periods of time in introspection. They will be shown with the collective title Diary 2020, representing the artist’s own self-exploration.

Inagaki Tomoko


2001 B.A., Fine Arts at Middlesex University, England
2016 Live in Osaka

Selected Solo Exhibition

2021 "Whiteout", CAS, Osaka
2020 "Diary 2020", The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2018 "Decalcomanie" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2017 "Ghost", Art-U room, Tokyo
2016 ‘TEGAMI – Perspektiven japanischer Künstler – Tomoko Inagaki’, FRISE – Künstlerhaus Hamburg e.V.
2015 ‘Voice’, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2014 ‘Forcing House’, Art-U room, Tokyo
2013 "Project “Mirrors”, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
2011 "Ma-Aida-", msc Gallery, Doshisha Women's University, Kyoto
2010 ‘Peals’, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2007 ‘Outo’, Enghien les Bains Art Center, France
‘Wave’, Dawn Center, Osaka
‘Vomit’, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka
2006 ‘The Dark Hours of the Forest in the Red Room’, G-wings Gallery, Kanazawa
‘My Real Name’, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2005 ‘Dune/Trip’, PH Gallery, NY
2004 ‘Soap Opera’, Art-U room, Tokyo
2003 ‘Underneath the Twinkling Stars’, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
2002 ‘Dream Island’, CAS, Osaka

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 "open studio", SSK, Osaka
2020 "HER / HISTORY", Kishiwada City Jisenkaikan, Kishiwada
2019 "Reading Fermentation", +1 art, Osaka
"Waves and Frequencies", FRISE – Künstlerhaus Hamburg e.V.
2017 "Melting Point 2" MEM, Tokyo
"12 Messages -Marine", +1 art, Osaka
2016 "WROUGHT’, One to One Performance Festival, Sheffield
"Screening 'Melting Point' + TEGAMI Project from Hamburg" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2015 "TEGAMI – Perspektiven japanischer Künstler’, Das Japanesche Haus", Leipzig
"Gakuen Art Week", Gallery GM-1, Nara
2014 "I’m home’ Pre exhibition", Calo Gallery, Osaka
"I’m home", Jisen Center, Osaka
2013 "Kyoto Current 2013", Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art,Kyoto
2011 "Nara Video Kotenpandant", Nara City
2010 "Transmediale.10’,the Haus der Kulturen der Welt", Berlin
Duo Exhibition "Tomoko Inagaki and Svenja Maass", Kunstverein Harburger Barnhof, Hamburg
‘video_dumbo’,the Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, New York
2009 "Twinism", Kunsthaus,Hamburg / AD&A Gallery, Osaka
2008 "Bains Numeriques #3", Centre des Arts Enghien les Bains, France
‘Nuitnumerique #6’, Centre Culturel Caint-Exupery, Reims, France
‘Talk & Exhibition 2008 – Video Art Activities’, Ox Warehause ,Macau
2007 "I meet…" , Kaigandori gallery CASO, Osaka
2005 Selected for "Open Submission", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
"Mirage in Summer", Gunma Museum of Art,
2004 Osaka・Art・Caleidoscope "Spring・Flower・Life", CASO, Osaka
"Art Court Frontier", ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
"Pilot Plant’" (Tour Exhibition), Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo / Kaigandori gallery CASO, Osaka
Bunkamura Art show 2004 "Landing", Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo
Open Studio, ARCUS, Ibaraki
2003 "Enter Human", CCA Kitakyusyu, Fukuoka
"Komorebi", Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
2002 Kobe Art Annual "Millefille", Kobe Art Villege Center, Hyogo
2001 "The National Review of Live Art", The Arches, Glasgow
2000 "Show Reel", Gallery291, London
"East End Collaboration 2000", Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
"Bang", Standpoint Gallery, London
"The Third Festival of Experimental Art and Performance", Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg
1998 "Dairy", Quicksilver Gallery, London(Toured to Paris and Brussels)


2014 ‘Vermont Studio Center 2014′(Artist in Residence), U.S.
2012 Awarded for ‘eAT KANAZAWA Digital Creative Award 2012’
2009~10 ‘Kunstler zu Gast in Harburg'(Artist in Residence), Hamburg, Germany
2006~07 The 17th Art-Ex Osaka (Artist in Residence), Enghien les Bains, France
2006 Awarded for Image Forum 2006, Japan
Video for ‘fluXS’ (Jean Gaudin), theater db,Osaka
2004 ‘ARCUS PROJECT 2004’ (Artist in Residence)
Theatrical Design for ‘Le Cabinet Dore’, Tokyo FM Hall
2002 Accepted for the Fifth Shiseido ADSP
1999 ‘Ray Finnis Award 1999’, England
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