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鬼頭健吾 Kengo KITO

Contemporary Artist / Director of MtK Contemporary Art

Using hula-hoops, parasols and other industrial products to fill up vast spaces,in recent years working with fabrics and mirrors, KITO creates works that interfere with both natural and artificial environments such as light and surrounding architectures. His works as an artist have been recognized globally as works that takes a lighthearted yet critical standpoint of today’s society using common everyday objects.
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

2021 big rip, rin art association, Gunma, Japan

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

Space Out, KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

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

2020

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

eraser cave, rin art association, Gunma, Japan

2019

Light in Emptiness, rin art association, Gunma, Japan
Rolling Branches, KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Aichi, Japan

2018

color color color color color color, GATEAU FESTA HARADA GALLERY, Gunma, Japan

2017

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

Recent Group Exhibitions

2022

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

2021

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

2020

Looking at Pictures: 5 Artists and the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
constellation #01, rin art association, Gunma, Japan

2019

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

2018 1.2.3.4.5, rin art association, Gunma, 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