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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

HANARART 2013 <More> (Independent Exhibitions for Contemporary Art)

- "In the Interval of Memories", Solo Exhibition >

Sugiyama Shounikaiin: Registered Tangible Cultural Property (Yamatokōriyama, Nara, Japan) / October 12 - 20, 2013

Ai's solo show in a building that has been registered tangible cultural property in Yamatokōriyama, Nara, showcased new oil paintings by the artist. This exhibition sought to represent human emotions through visual metaphors. These symbols were designed to trigger off, through imagination, connections to people's memories.

- "Existence of the Goldfish", Solo Exhibition >

Koriyama Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Yamatokōriyama, Nara, Japan) / October 12 - 20, 2013

The latest installation work by Ai was on display. The goldfish is the icon of Yamatokōriyama area, as well as one of its main industries whichdetermines its landscape. The goldfish represents money, while many varieties are created by human greed. Through these artworks, Ai tried to express the symbolic link between goldfish and human activity.

"Old Toys and the Future Seen through Cats", Solo Exhibition >

Sabo Kouenjishorin (Kōenji, Tokyo, Japan) / December 9 - 15, 2012

Ai exhibited pictures of cats in order to think about the year 2012 and to look forward to the following year. A portion of sales has been donated to animal protection groups.


- "Hanafuda de Goldfish" / Dosenji-cho (Yamatokōriyama, Nara, Japan) / October 22 - 30, 2011
- "Prayer - Everlastingness of Mujô" / Naramachi (Nara City, Nara, Japan) / October 22 - 30, 2011
- "Japanese Scenery - The Flowers of the Four Seasons" / Imai-cho (Kashihara, Nara, Japan) / October 8 - 16, 2011

"Hana, Hana, Hana" ("hana" means "flower"), Art Festival in machiya (Japanese traditional wooden townhouses) in Nara Prefecture. Ai was selected to exhibit her new works in each area.

Art Exhibition 2011 by Alumni of Kanazawa College of Art / Ginza, Tokyo - Kanazawa - New York

- "21 Spirits of Kanazawa", Group Exhibition
NY Coo Gallery (1133 Broadway, #335, New York, USA) / September 7 - 24, 2011
- "Wa-Art", Charity Events
Onishi Gallery (521 W 26th Street, New York, USA) / September 8 - 22, 2011
Ginza Art Hall (Tokyo, Japan) / September 6 - 18, 2011
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa, Japan) / September 13 - 25, 2011

"Live in Nature", Solo Exhibition

Ring Cafe (Nara City, Nara, Japan) / December 1 - 30, 2010