May 18 - 21, 2017
Maureen II: Concordia's MFA Department of Studio Arts Exhibition
École des beaux-arts de Montréal
3450 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal, Canada
HŌSHANŌ: penser l'après Fukushima /
HŌSHANŌ: Art and Life in a Post-Fukushima World
March 9, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Curator: Amandine Davre
Visual Voice Gallery
The Belgo Building, 372 Saint Catherine Street West, Space 421, Montreal, Canada
Shadows of Crisis
March 12, 2016
Remembering Fukushima 2016 — 5 ans plus tard
Organized by: Kizuna Japon
4260 Ave. Girouard #350, Montreal, Canada
March 14 - 15, 2015
International Conference: Rethinking Radiation Ecologies: New Approaches to the History, Epistemology, and Politics of Radioactive Environments
Organizer: Prof. Livia Monnet, Comparative Literature, University of Montreal
University of Montreal
Auditorium B-0215, Pav. 3200 Jean Brillant Building, Montreal, Canada
Creative responses to singular events
Art is the locus for producing creative ideas
In 2015, Ai Ikeda decided to explore a new artistic concept: Info Art. As information is becoming more persuasive in everyday lives, and that Art struggles to find its place and purpose among a data-intensive capitalist world, Info Art is an artistic approach in which aesthetic ideas could serve informative purposes and where each artwork can communicate, not only emotions and sensitivities, but also information and social/political messages to help create a more balanced and less conflicted world.
Through the uses of all varieties of media, Info Art is a method of thinking about social issues and getting to know about it. Info Art is also a new exploratory ground in hopes to provide opportunities to help people become more informed and aware of important social issues.
Ai Ikeda is a Japanese artist working and living in Montreal, Canada. She expresses her artistic vision through various types of visual media, such as drawing, painting, print, graphics, photography, video, sculpture, and installation.
Ikeda is currently an MFA candidate in Painting and Drawing in the Studio Arts at Concordia University. Previously she earned a BFA in Oil Painting from the Kanazawa College of Art, Japan and stayed in Margate, U.K., and Berlin, Germany to immerse herself in art. In her early career, she studied Eastern and Western art history and philosophy, as well as classic and modern techniques. In her recent works, Ikeda tackles social issues and uses art as a means to reflect upon important matters, without abandoning aesthetic ideals. Her work has been shown in several solo and group exhibitions in Nara, Kanazawa, Tokyo, New York, and Montreal.View Press Kit
This portfolio website serves as an introduction to Ai Ikeda's artworks and to present her thinking about art, aesthetics, and design.
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