鬼頭健吾 Kengo KITO

Artist / Director of MtK Contemporary Art

Born in 1977, Aichi Japan. Earned MFA in painting at Kyoto City University of the Arts in 2003.
Kengo KITO has incorporated fragments of daily lives through “ready-made” materials such as hula-hoops, fabrics, ribbons, strings, and mirrors—— no matter the medium, the artist creates works from mass-scale installation works to paintings and sculptures reminding us of a complex, chaotic and vibrant galaxy.

In March of 2021, he has founded MtK Contemporary Art, a commercial gallery, where he is also the director.

1977- Born in Aichi, Japan
2001- BFA in painting at Nagoya University of the Arts
2003- MFA in painting at Kyoto City University of the Arts

Recent Solo Exhibitions


Unity on the Hudson, Hudson River Museum, NY, U.S.



KAAT EXHIBITION 2022 Kengo Kito Exhibition-Lines, KAAT Kanagawa Art Theatre


RECONNECTING, Japan House, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

Untitled (hula-hoop), The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan


Full Lightness, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

"Kengo Kito: Full Lightness" Exhibition Catalog

Published by Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, 2020


MULTIPLE STAR I-III, Hara Museum ARC Gallery A, Gunma, Japan
YCC Temporary KENGO KITO, Yokohama Creativecity Center, Kanagawa, Japan

Recent Group Exhibitions


N/World, MtK Contemporary Art, Kyoto, Japan
Study: Osaka Kansai International Art Festival 2022, Grand Front Osaka, Osaka, Japan


Kyoto Perspective, ANB Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition 2021,The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan


Looking at Pictures: 5 Artists and the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan


The Secrets of Techniques: With O JUN, Kengo Kito, & Taro Tabuchi, Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
Aichi Art Chronicle 1919-2019, Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan

ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2018, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Artists Fair Kyoto 2018, The Museum of Kyoto Annex, Kyoto, Japan

2017 Art is Science, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano, Japan