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Kengo Kito

We will be holding a special exhibition by Kengo Kito from December 22nd (Fri.).


Kengo KITO 

Born in Aichi, 1977. Currently resides in Gunma.

Kengo Kito has created large-scale installations incorporating ready-made objects, such as fabrics, ribbons, strings, and mirrors. In "Untitled (hula-hoop)," featured at the Hudson River Museum in New York in 2023, the artist interconnected hundreds of vibrant hula hoops and integrated them throughout the exhibition space. Similarly, "Ghost Flowers," unveiled at the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art in 2020, showcased thousands of hand mirrors reflecting images of flowers. Kito has delved into expanding the meanings embedded within an array of ready-made materials. It is worth noting that Kito considers this arrangement of ready-made objects in space as akin to the process of painting. The artist’s exploration encompasses the dynamic interplay of color, form, and light in both installation and painting contexts. The new series of paintings presented in this exhibition are not conceived as standalone paintings but rather as installations. By seamlessly transitioning between elements of both disciplines, the artist blurs the boundaries between painting and installation, fostering interaction between them.

Major exhibitions include "Unity on the Hudson" at the Hudson River Museum, NY, U.S. (2023), "Lines" at KAAT Kanagawa Art Theatre, Kanagawa, Japan (2022), "RECONNECTING" at Japan House, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. (2021), "DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition 2021" at The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (2021), and "Full Lightness" at Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan (2020).


2010 Program of Oversea Study for Upcoming Artists (Berlin, Germany),
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (-2012)
2008 Lived and worked in New York, USA with the art grant provided by
Gotoh Memorial Foundation (-2009)
2003 MFA Painting, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan
2001 BFA Painting, Nagoya University of Arts, Aichi, Japan

broken flowers
2023.12.22 Fri, 25 10:00-18:00
12.23 Sat 13:00-18:00
12.26 Tue -27 Wed 10:00-18:00
12.28 Thu 10:00-15:00
Kengo Kito