Biography

Born in Niigata, Japan in 1965
Lives and works in Chiba, Japan

Education

1991…

MA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan

1989…

BA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2008…

Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007…

"Art de Saurõ: Aida Makoto and Yamaguchi Akira", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)

2006…

"Picture of Mountain Stream and others", Andrew Roth Inc. New York, NY, U.S.A.

2005…

"Pre-climacteric Love", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Drink Sake Alone", Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
"Donki-HÔte", IBID Projects, London, U.K., curated by Tom Morton (Man in the Holocene)

2004…

"Aida's Work", Takahashi Collection, Tokyo

2003…

"My KENTEN", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo

2002…

"Makoto Aida", Chukyo University Art Gallery C-square, Aichi, Japan
"Makoto Aida & Koki Tanaka", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo

2001…

"Edible Artificial Girls, Mi-Mi Chan", Murata & Friends, Berlin, Germany
"Edible Artificial Girls, Mi-Mi Chan", NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

1999…

"It's a man's alcoholic drink - Millennium", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"DOUTEI", Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan

1998…

"Paris, Tsudanuma", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1997…

"BIJIN-GA", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996…

"NO FUTURE", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008…

"Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan", International Center of Photography, New York, NY, U.S.A.
"Typical! Cliches about Jews and Others", Jewish Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
"MANGAMANIA Comic-Kultur in Japan 1800-2008", Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfrut, Germany
"SHELTER x SURVIVAL Alternative Homes for Fantastic Lives", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
"Laughing in a Foreign Language", Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
"Eyes & Curiosity: Japanese Contemporary Art", SOKA Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan (cat.)

2007…

"Poetic Terrorism", FEM 7, Festival Edition Madrid de Nuwvos Creadores, Madrid, Spain
"Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan", Long March Space, Beijing, China; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (cat.)
"Thermocline of Art - New Asian Waves", ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)
"Portrait Session", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (cat.)
"all about laughter: The Role of Humor in Contemporary Art", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)

2006…

"Oriental Metaphor", Alt Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
"Somewhere in Time", Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea (cat.)
"Alllooksame? ARTCHINAJAPANKOREART", Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (cat.)
"Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary", Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan (cat.)
"Singapore Biennale 2006: BELIEF", National Museum of Singapore, Tanglin Camp, Singapore (cat.)
"Berlin-Tokyo", Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (cat.)
" The Child", Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan (cat.)
"Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art from Japan", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

2005…

"GUNDAM: Generating Futures", (cat.) The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Traveled to Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan: 2006- Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan; Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan; Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan
"The Group 1965 - Seven Samurais, even"(40x40 project), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
"Villa YURINSO Special Open: AIDA Makoto, OZAWA Tsuyoshi, YAMAGUCHI Akira", Ohara Museum of Art Yurinso, Okayama, Japan (cat.)
"Nishiogi Biennale", Makoto Aida's home, Nishiogikubo, Tokyo, Japan
"sight-cruising", Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
"Since 1994- 10th Year Anniversary Exhibition", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"AniMate。", Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

2004…

"KOTATSU-HA 2", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Picture in Motion", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan (cat.)
"Officina Asia", Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy (cat.)
"lonely planet", Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan (cat.)
"Mediarena": contemporary art from Japan", Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
"Roppongi Crossing: New Visions of Japanese Art 2004", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)

2003…

"FLESH FOR FANTASY", Palazzo delle Papesse-Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (cat.)
"The American Effect - Global Perspectives on the United States", 1990-2003, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.(cat.)

2002…

"Coloriage", Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France
"BABEL2002", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea (cat.)
"Exhibition of New Acquisitions + Contemporary Paintings", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
"XXV" Biennale de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil (Cat.)

2001…

"Makoto Aida, Hiroko Okada with their baby Torajiro", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Sex and Consumerism: Contemporary Art in Japan", University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth. UK; Stanley Picker Gallery, London. UK; Hot Bath Gallery, Bath.UK (cat.)
"YOKOHAMA 2001 : International Triennale of Contemporary Art", Kanagawa, Japan (cat.)
"S(h)itting in the mirror", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000…

"Cultural Ties exhibition", Westzone gallery space, London, U.K. (cat.)
"Five Continents And One City", Museum of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

1999…

"GROUND ZERO JAPAN", Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan (cat.)
"Makoto Aida-Hlynur Hallsson", The Municipal Art Museum of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland
"Painting for Joy": New Japanese Painting in 1990s, The Japan Foundation Forum Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)

1998…

"So-What, Donai-Ya-Nen", Ecole des beaux-arts, Paris, France (cat.)
"HOLY GIFT vol.2 -Small Works", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1997…

"The Group 1965 - The Voices from Tokyo", Galeria Metropolitana de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany (1998); Galerie Espace Flon, Lausanne, Switzerland (1998)
"KOTATSU-HA", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996…

"HOLY GIFT vol.1 -Drawings-", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"ART SCENE 90-96", Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

1995…

"Photographic Narration IV", Art Gallery of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
"Morphe'95 CITY CRACK", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo; Nikka Whiskey Hall, Tokyo; West gate of the Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, Japan

Public Collections

The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Asia Society, New York