Saturday, June 5, 2021–Saturday, June 26, 2021
12:00–19:00(Wednesday – Friday), 12:00–17:00(Saturday)
By appointment only on Tuesday.

We are pleased to announce a solo exhibition, The Irritated Mind of Plants, by Iwatani Yukiko, to be held from June 5 to June 26, 2021.
Iwatani’s practice involves making objects and installations using plants gathered in the vicinity of exhibition venues. These convey to visitors the vital energy of the many lifeforms surrounding us.
For the current exhibition, she converts messages from plants, gathered during the state of emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, into Morse code, and has created an installation in the gallery using seeds that move in reaction to the sounds.


Iwatani Yukiko


1958 Born in Sapporo, Japan 
1981 B.F.A., in Japanese Painting of Musashino Art University
2019 Rokko Meets Art 2019 Grand Prix
Lives in Kochi, Japan

Solo Exhibition

2021 THE IRRITATED MIND OF PLANTS. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2018 The Irritated Mind of Plants. Gallery E, Kochi, Japan
2017  Whispers of Sleepless Plants. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2016 From Echigotsumari</em. Hasu no hana, Tokyo, Japan
2014 The Melancholy of the Ravenwort. Hasu no hana, Tokyo, Japan
Plants. 10cm, Matsumoto, Japan
2013 Iwatani Yukiko Solo Exhibition. Gallery Jin, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Iwatani Yukiko Solo Exhibition. gallery yamahon, Iga, Japan
2011 Iwatani Yukiko Solo Exhibition. POLARIS The Art Stage, Kamakura, Japan
2010 Iwatani Yukiko Solo Exhibition. Hako / 2, Osaka , Japan
2009 Iwatani Yukiko Solo Exhibition. Kobo, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Iwatani Yukiko Solo Exhibition. graffiti, Kochi, Japan
2004 Iwatani Yukiko Solo Exhibition. jurgenlehl, Fukuoka , Japan
2003 What is connected. Space Kobo & Tomo, Tokyo, Japan
1995 Iwatani Yukiko. FAUST GALLEY, Kochi, Japan

Group Exhibition

2023 Yurakucho Window Gallery 2023 Allbirds x Iwatani Yukiko. Tokyo, Japan
2022 Mind Trail. Yoshino Area, Tenkawa Area and Soni Area in Nara
Hanarart 2022. Tenri Area, Nara, Japan
2021 Rokko Meets Art 2021. Rokko Cable Car and other venues, Kobe, Japan
2020 Plants can move. Makino Memorial Garden & Museum, Kochi, Japan
2019 Guide West. Capsule, Tokyo, Japan
Rokko Meets Art 2019. Rokko Arima Rope Way and other venues, Kobe, Japan
2018 ART in Park Hotel Tokyo. Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Art Osaka. Hotel Granvia, Osaka, Japan
Cosmic Dance. Biwako Biennale, Omihachiman, Japan
2017 Art of Living. gallery momogusa, Tajima, Japan
Moving Plants. Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark
2016 Happy frontier. 10cm, Matsumoto, Japan
Insect ☆ plant. The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, Kochi, Japan
2015 gallery’s eye. Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Universes in Universe –Echigo–. Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015, Tokaichi, Japan
2014 Artist program in Megijima. Setouchi Craft Festival 2014, Takamatsu, Japan
Yukiko Iwatani and SeizoTashima Exhibition. Ehontokinomi-museum, Tokaichi, Japan
2010 Winter  Session 2010. Gallery Jin, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Stone's house. Jurgenlehl, Tokyo , Japan
Botanical room. The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, Kochi, Japan
2006 Winter Momogusa-ten from Kochi. galerie momogusa, Tajimi, Japan
2003 Jin Winter Session 2003. Gallery Jin, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Kaki Tree Project in Kochi. The Museum of Art, Kochi, Kochi, Japan
2000 NO  BORDER. The Museum of Art, Kochi, Kochi, Japan
1995 In Our Hands International competition. Nagoya Trade & Industry Center, Nagoya, Japan

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