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About

Ai Ikeda

Ai Ikeda is a multidisciplinary visual artist from Nara, Japan. Ikeda is currently an MFA candidate in Painting and Drawing in the Studio Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Previously she earned a BFA in Oil Painting from the Kanazawa College of Art, Japan. 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, Montreal, and Leipzig.

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Repurposing Aesthetics

Works

RADIATION

Mixed Media

RADIATION - Mixed Media

SITES

Installation

SITES - Installation

CRISES

Graphic Art

CRISES - Graphic Art

NATURE

Oil Painting

NATURE - Oil Paintings

ANIMA

Drawing and Print

ANIMA - Drawings and Prints

ROOTS

Sumi-e Style

ROOTS - Sumi-e Style

Creative responses to singular events

Shows

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Mutation Stories
September 25 - 28, 2019
Solo Exhibition / MFA Graduate Exhibition
Concordia University
The MFA Gallery, 1395 Boulevard René Levesque West, VA 102, Montréal, Qc, Canada

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Spoor
December 14 - 19, 2018
Group Exhibition
Pilotenkueche (Leipzig, Germany)

The Day After
December 1 - 2, 2018
Group Exhibition
Das Japanische Haus (Leipzig, Germany)

Speech Bubble
November 23 - 30, 2018
Group Exhibition
Alte Handelsschule (Leipzig, Germany)

Rutschbahn
November 16 - 22, 2018
Group Exhibition
Projektwohnung Krudebude (Leipzig, Germany)

I Accept the Cookies
November 1 - 4, 2018
Group Exhibition
Kunstraum PING•PONG (Leipzig, Germany)

Laboratoire peinture
May 24, 2018 - July 7, 2018
Group Exhibition
Galerie Deux Poissons (Montréal, Qc, Canada)

Les temps mutants
April 26, 2018 - May 29, 2018
Solo Exhibition
Calaboose (Montréal, Qc, Canada)

Concordia's MFA Department of Studio Arts Exhibition, Maureen III
May 9 - 12, 2018
Group Exhibition
The Darling Foundry (Montréal, Qc, Canada)

Stack Effect 9
January 12 - 22, 2018
Group Exhibition / Graduate Students' Association Award Exhibition
Concordia University (Montréal, Qc, Canada)

Nuclear Body
May 18 - 21, 2017
Group Exhibition / Concordia's MFA Department of Studio Arts Exhibition, Maureen II
École des beaux-arts de Montréal (Montréal, Qc, Canada)

HŌSHANŌ: penser l'après Fukushima /
HŌSHANŌ: Art and Life in a Post-Fukushima World

March 9, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Group Exhibition
Visual Voice Gallery (Montréal, Qc, Canada)

Shadows of Crisis
March 12, 2016
Remembering Fukushima 2016 — 5 ans plus tard
Organizer: Montréal Kizuna (formerly Kizuna Japon)
CLC Montreal (Montréal, Qc, Canada)

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In/visible Matters
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 (Montréal, Qc, Canada)

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Art is the locus for producing creative ideas

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Art is a means for raising awareness