Forest of Figgs

Mima Akasaki

2013. 3.26 Tue - 2013. 4.20 Sat
12:00-19:00/Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00/Sat closed on Sun and Mon

The Third Gallery Aya is pleased to announce a solo show titled “Forest of Figs” by Mima Akasaki from the end of March to the beginning April.
Akasaki makes photographs of vivid ring-shaped objects, and olives, clovers as if they were illumined by the light of Hope. She has continued to make work dealig with various aspects of light. In her new works, she focuses on figs. These photographs will entice you into another world.
There will be a talk between the artist and curator. They will discuss the artists’s pictures for Koike Mariko’s book “Forest of Figs” and the books she encountered during her one-year stay in the Czech Republic.

Akasaki Mima


1965 Born in Kobe
1988 Graduated from the Department of industrial Interior,and Craft Design, Musashino Art University
1997 Bluemale Award
2003 The 6th ADSP (Art Documents Support Program by SHISEIDO)

Solo Exhibitions

2013 "The Forest of Fig", The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2011 "The Landscape of Light -in Czech Republic", Galerie Ashiya Schule
2009 "Setkani se svetlem", Informacni turistiche centrum Osek, Czech Republic
"Setkani se svetlem", Galarie Jansky Vresek, Praha, Czech Republic
2006 "The Garden of Light", Japanese tea cafe "Hitohi", Kobe
2004 "The series of Lotus",Gallery LA FENICE,Osaka
"Meet the light",Fuji Photo Gallery,Osaka
"The Olive of Winter", Art Space Niji, Kyoto
2003 "Olive in Winter", Art Space Niji,Kyoto2001
2001 "Luminous/Flowers", Galleria Chimera,Tokyo
"Luminous/Flowers",Gallery LA FENICE,Osaka
1998 Gallery LA FENICE,Osaka
1997 "Tamayura -time&space-", Gallery LA FENICE,Osaka
1996 Gallery αm,Tokyo
Gallery LA FENICE,Osaka
1993 Brain Center Gallery,Osaka
AKI-EX Gallery,Tokyo
1992 Galleria Chimera,Tokyo
Gallery Coco,Kyoto
Moris Gallery,Tokyo
1991 Gallery Coco,Kyoto
Ban Gallery,Osaka
1990 Gallery NW House,Tokyo
1989 Muramatsu Gallery,Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

2018 "The Garden of Absence: The Last Chapter", Art Space Niji, Kyoto
2013 "ART OSAKA 2013", Hotel Granvia Osaka
2010 "DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow", The National Art Center, Tokyo
2007 "Art Fair Tokyo 2007",Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
2006 "Gift,the store" Spiral, Tokyo
"From the Garden" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
"What I’m doing" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2006 "From the Garden",The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2006 "What I’m doing-Eiko Yamazawa and Mima Akasaki",The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2004 "On Flowering Images; Contemporary Japanese Photography " Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
"Take art collection" Spiral Garden,Tokyo
2003 "Tresure of light" Hamada Children's Museum of Art,Shimane
"Take art collection" Spiral Garden,Tokyo
2002 "Prayer for Love and Peace" Peaple's Gallery Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum
1999 "The Vision of Contemporary Art'99," The Ueno Royal Museum,Tokyo
"Prerude" Gallery La Fenice,Osaka"
"Perspectives for Modern Japanese Painting" Tokyo Station Gallery
1998 "Techno Therapy" Osaka Central Public Hall,Osaka
"Techno Therapy in OAP" Osaka Amenity Park, Osaka
1997 "The Story in Your Hands" Ashiya City Museum of Art&History,Ashiya
"The time of Blue" Gallery La Fenice,Osaka"
1996 "Art Scene 90-96" Contemporary Art Center,Art Tower Mito, Mito
1995 "Duo-Exhibition" Takashimaya Department Store Contemporary Art Space,Tokyo
"Report On" Gallery La Fenice,Osaka
"Vessel of Time-On This Horizon" Art Space Niji,Kyoto
1994 "Photography by 3 Women" kirin Plaza Osaka,Osaka
"Water Front Open Air Play" Rokko Island Marine Park,Kobe
"Nine Young Artists From Japan" Orchard Gallery,Derry・Northern Ireland
1993 "Art from Ashiya Exhibition" Ashiya City Museum of Art&History,Ashiya
"Speaking Thru Photographs" Tokyo University of Arts,Tokyo
"Hyogo Contemporary Art Exhibition" Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art,Kobe
1992 "Hyogo Contemporary Art Exhibitions" Hyogo Prefectual Museum of Modern Art.Hyougo
"Kyoto City Selected Arts Exhibition" Kyoto Municipal Art Museum,Kyoto
1991 "The World of the Box" Contemporary Art Center,Art Tower Mito, Mito
"Window Gallery/Art Junction 6" Hankyu Department Store,Kyoto

Public Work

1998 "Eleven Doors" Comunity & Art Project for Minami-Ashiyahama Corporative Housing,Ashiya
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