Aika Furukawa|Artist Directory

Introducing contemporary artist Aika Furukawa .

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1. Profile introduction

2. Work introduction

3. Recommended points

4.Other reference sites

1. Profile introduction

Author name: Aika Furukawa


Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts (Department of Oil Painting) in 2008. From 2012 to 2015, he stayed in Germany under the artist overseas training program from the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Pola Art Foundation. Since 2015, we have received numerous grants from Belgium, Germany, and Japan. Currently active in Tokyo, Leipzig, and Brussels.
The main motifs that I have been drawing since 2007 are the "wrinkles in cloth" such as ripped-off futons and pillows, which are taken from real everyday life. “Wrinkles” naturally occur all around us. I would like to combine these "wrinkles" and create a world that has never been seen before. In addition, by creating installations such as hanging transparent paintings in the exhibition hall, we draw the viewer into the work. “Wrinkles” are constantly changing, creating light and shadow, and no two shapes are the same.


2010 LIA Leipzig International Art Program Artist in Residence Germany
2011 Artist in Residence Studio Program BankART Studio NYK Yokohama
2011 Holbein Scholarship 26th Scholar
2012 31st Sompo Japan Art Foundation Selection Encouragement Sompo Japan Togo Seiji Art Museum
2012-2013 Agency for Cultural Affairs Overseas Training Program for Emerging Artists Trainee Germany
2014-2015 Pola Art Foundation Overseas Trainee Germany
2015 Nomura Foundation Arts and Culture Grant
2016 Internationale Sommeratelier Aschersleben City Scholarship Germany
2018 Stadt Leipzig Kulturamt Leipzig City Grant Germany
2019 Nomura Foundation Arts and Culture Grant
2019 Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
2021 Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) Project Grant Brussels Grant
2022 Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) Kunstenaar in de Klas Brussels Grant

Major solo exhibitions

2013 “Interlinking Moments-LIA” Berlin
2013 “the state of the past” Gallery Barco Tokyo
2014 “Mass Micro” NANJO HOUSE Tokyo
2014 “The Linking” ESTHIA Studio Rome
2015 “Mass Privacy” Pola Ginza Building Window Tokyo
2015 “Mass Privacy” KOMAGOME1-14cas Tokyo
2015 “Wrinkle” Spinnerei Archiv massiv Leipzig
2016-2017 “Multiple Spaces” Takashimaya Shinjuku 10th Floor Art Gallery Tokyo
2018 “three spaces and one center” Garelie Drei Ringe Leipzig
2018 “Canvas, Paint, Brush, Middle” Gallery Sunserite Toyohashi
2020 “Come to the mountain” Galerie Drei Ringe Leipzig
2020 “In Dialoog- Lichten, Schaduwen, Lagen en Jij” RHoK School of Art Brussels
2021 “Lost Colors” Lindenow Art Festival” Studio Schön Leipzig

Main group exhibitions

2013 “D.ART-Belgium” Mechelen
2013 “Aichi Triennale 2013 Public Call” Aichi
2014 “Interlinking moments” Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa
2015 “Aichi Triennale Regional Development Project - Things of Abundance - Contemporary Art in Toyokawa” Former Toyokawa Shinkin Bank Aichi
2015 “Habitus” Berlin-Japanese-German Center Berlin
2015 “WERKSCHAU DER SPINNEREI KUNSTLER” Werkschauhalle Spinnerei Leipzig
2015 “18th DOMANI Tomorrow Exhibition: Artists of the Future” The National Art Center, Tokyo
2016 “Scholars Exhibition” Bestehornpark Aschersleben
2016 “DOKODEMODOOR” Werkschauhalle-Spinnerei Leipzig
2016 “Artists in Other Spaces: Nanae Kamo + Aika Furukawa” Toyokawa City Sakuragaoka Museum, Aichi
2018 “Pola Museum Annex Exhibition 2018 Image and Projection” Pola Museum Annex Tokyo
2018 "pro trahere - Zeichnen als Entwurf" KunstMuehle Muersbach
2018 “PARADIGMA Blickwechsel 2018” Tapetenwerk Leipzig
2018 “Nach dem Bild ist vor dem Bild” Kunstverein Freunde Aktueller Kunst eV Zwickau
2019 “Behind the Folds East-West Identity and Expression” HIGURE17-15cas Tokyo
2019 “PREVIOUS” Galerie Drei Ringe Leipzig
2020 “Knoop Open ateliers” Vergote Square Brussels
2020 “Extra Small 2.0#5” La Maison des Arts Brussels
2020 “One piece club Vol.13” 3331 Arts Chiyoda Tokyo
2020 “KÜNSTLER DER GALERIE, ODP Gallery Leipzig
2021 “Extra Small 2.0#6” La Maison des Arts Brussels
2021 “Minatomachi Art Book Fair 2021” Minatomachi Potluck Building Aichi
2021 “Stille Strassen-Stefan Guggisberg Two-person Exhibition” Japan Cultural Institute Cologne (Japan Foundation) Cologne
2022 “PREVIOUS ll” ODP Gallery Leipzig
2022 “Minatomachi Art Book Fair 2022” Minatomachi Potluck Building Aichi

Main reference books, publications, etc.

2011 “Kreuzer”, “Leipziger VOLKAZEITUNG 17th” / 2012 “Toichi Shimbun” / 2013 “Holbein Scholarship 26th ACRYLART” / 2014 “Aika Furukawa Paintng: 2010-2014” / 2015 “DOMANI 18th”, “La Repubblica ”, “Sankei Shimbun” / 2016 “MDR Sachsen-Anhalt”, “Chunichi Shimbun”, “Higashi Aichi Shimbun”, “Toichi Shimbun”, “Public Relations-Toyokawa”, “Mitteldeutsche Zeitung” / 2017 “Halle 14”, “Toichi Shimbun”/2018 “SALON Verlag No.7”, “Paradigma Blickwechsel”, “Public Relations-Toyokawa”, “Fraenkischer Tag”/2019 “Spring/Summer Fall/Winter Series So Summer Issue”/2020 “In Dialoog” Youtube/2021 “ENTRANCE Aika Furukawa” Artist book, “Silent street” Japan Cultural Institute Cologne Youtube

2. Work introduction

2- _Canvas, colors, brushes and one center_ Photo_ Yasuyuki Deguchi

5- _draw out_ Photo_ Yasuyuki Deguchi

3. Recommended points

4.Other information/reference sites/media


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