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KITO Kengo

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Born in Aichi, Japan in 1977. Professor of postgraduate course at Kyoto University of the Arts. After graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at Nagoya University of the Arts in 2001, Kito completed his postgraduate studies of oil painting at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2003. In 2008, Kito spent a year in New York as part of the reward program for winning the Goto Memorial Cultural Award, followed by 2 years of creation period in Berlin, Germany.
Kito has been highly acknowledged both domestically and internationally for his works, which often combine contemporary colors found in such industrial products as hula-hoops and shampoo bottles merged with proliferation of organic lives, and expansion of the universe.
His solo exhibition “Multiple StarⅠ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ” was held at Hara Museum ARC, Gunma in 2017. Other major group exhibitions include “Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art” at Mori Art Museum, “Artist File” at the National Art Center, “Mono no Aware” at the State Hermitage Museum, Russia, and “The Secrets of Techniques“ at Takamatsu Art Museum. In 2020, his latest solo exhibition “Full Lightness” was introduced at Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art as the opening exhibition to celebrate the renewal of this museum. In 2021, his solo exhibition “big rip” was introduced at rin art association, Gunma.



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