Chiho Aoshima
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
Asleep, dreaming of reptilian glory
May 28July 2, 2005
Installation View
September 4October 4, 2003
Installation View
February 8March 9, 2002

CHIHO AOSHIMA

Born
Tokyo, Japan, 1974

Education
B.Ec., Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

Residency
Art Pace, San Antonio, TX, Fall 2006

Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

One-Person Exhibitions

2014
Chiho Aoshima: City Glow, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2008
Chiho Aoshima: Terror and Seduction, Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

2007
Chiho Aoshima: City Glow, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (Jan. 27 - April 29, 2007)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2006-07
Chiho Aoshima, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom
Chiho Aoshima: City Glow, Mountain Whisper, Platform for Art, Gloucester Road Tube Station, London, England
Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France

2006
Chiho Aoshima: City Glow, Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand

2005
Asleep. Dreaming of reptilian glory, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
CHIHO AOSHIMA: City Glow and Paradise, Installation at Union Square Subway Station, New York Public Art Fund (Part of Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture), New York, NY

2003
Chiho Aoshima: Matrix 205, U.C. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Flim Archive, Berkeley, CA
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2002
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

Group Exhibitions

2014
G I R L: Curated by Pharrell Williams, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

2011
Japan: Tradition. Innovation,
 Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints
, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2010
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Disquieted, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (curated by Bruce Guenther) 

2009
Pretty is as Pretty Does, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico (curated by Laura Heon) Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Wonderland through the Looking Glass, KAdE Kunsthal in Amersfoort, Amersfoort, Netherlands
VRAOUM!, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2008
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image Part One: Dreams, Smithsonian Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art,  Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Re-Imagining Asia, The Haus der Kultren der Welt (House of World Culture), Berlin, Germany

2007-08
Making Worlds, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2007
6th Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Disorder in the House, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Co, (cat)
MCA Exposed: Defining Moments in Photography, 1967-2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
RED HOT - Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2006-07
Spank The Monkey, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom, (cat.)
Super Vision, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2006
Il diavolo del focolare (The Devil of Hearth and Home), Palazzo della Triennale, Fondazione Cosmit Eventi, Milano, Italy (April 5 – April 30)
Super Vision, Inaugural Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (wall mural project)
Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan (May)
POPulence, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Jan 21 – April 2)
See into Liquid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado (January 27 – May 28)

2005-06
Rising Sun, Melting Moon, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (Dec 16, 2005 – June 15, 2006)
Variations on the Picturesque, Kitchener–Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (Dec 4, 2005 – March 19, 2006)

2005
Variations on the Picturesque, curated by Karen Love, (Dec. 4 – Mar. 9)
Ecstasy: In & About Altered States
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by
Paul Schimmel) (cat.)
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York, NY (curated by Takashi Murakami) (cat.)
POPulence, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2004
Art Unlimited, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland (under the auspice of Blum & Poe and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin)
Eijanaikai! Yes Future!, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Fiction. Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan (cat.)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
Lonely Planet, Art Tower Mito, Ibaragi, Japan
I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL (cat.), (curated by Dominic Molon)
54th Carnegie International 2004-05, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (cat.)
T-Junction, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Tokyo Girls Bravo, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Swap: Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, LFL Gallery, New York, NY
Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York, NY

2003
For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (cat.)
SAM Collects: Contemporary Art Project, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (cat.)
The Mythical Being of Desire: Chiho Aoshima, Shirin Neshat, Shazia Shikander, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL (cat.)
Inaugural Group Show, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA  

2002
Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Liverpool Biennial 2002, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom (cat.)
Coloriage, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France (curated by Takashi Murakami)
Tokyo Girls Bravo 2, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

2001
Hiropon Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Takashi Murakami)
Superflat, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA (curated by Takashi Murakami), (traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle) (cat.)

2000
Superflat, Parco Gallery, Tokyo and Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1999
Tokyo Girls Bravo, Nadiff, Tokyo and George's, Los Angeles, CA
Hiropon 32 - 80, Nadiff, Tokyo, Japan

Bibliography

2013
Welch, Matthew. "Artistic Remix: Contemporary Takes on Timeless Prints." Impressions, no. 34 (2013): 122-39.

2010                 
Rubin, David., Robert C. Morgan, Daniel Pinchbeck. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960’s. San Antonio Museum of Art. Cambrige: MIT Press, 2010.

2009                 
Genocchio, Benjamin, Fantastic Voyage, Art & Auction, March 2009, p.91

2008                 
Gopnik, Blake, Moving Pictures, The Washington Post, February 15, 2008, p.C01
McCormick, Carlo, The Unknown Self: Aoshima In, and On Process, Whitewall, Winter 2008, p.132-147, 153, cover
Virbila, Irene. Sky’s the limit inside cloud nine, The Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2008, p.F7

2007                 
Edgers, Geoff. ICA lobby mural gets destroyed - by design, The Boston Sunday Globe November 25, 2007, p.N6
Gordon, Kelly. Projecting Dreams, The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, Hirschorn Museum, January 2008, p.40-41, 72-81 [cat.]Liu, Andrea, Chiho Aoshima, Art US, Winter 2007, p.56
Metropolis: Visual Response
, Another Late Night, Spring 2007, pg 41
Rian, Jeff. The World According to Aoshima, Bing, Winter 2007

2006                 
arts mixtes: Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano
, 20 minutes, September 29, 2006
Art et Mangas
, Les Petites Affiches Lyonnaises, September 9, 2006
A découvrir au musée d'art contemporain de Lyon
, France3.fr, October 10, 2006
Chandler, Voelz. A see-worthy show of beauty, Rocky Mountain News, February 10, 2006
Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano
. Paris: Éditions du Panama; Lyon: Musée d'Art contemporain, 2006.
Davis, Erik.  Reviews: Ecstasy: In and About Altered States.  Artforum, January 2006, pg. 215-216
Dazed People 100 person interview
, Dazed & Confused Japan, May 2006, p.38, 45, 86-91
Exporama
, Art Press, October 2006
Giacomelli, Fabien. L'enfance de l'art japonais, leprogres.fr, October 6, 2006
Happe, Frédéric. Trois assistants de Takashi Murakami exposent à Lyon, Agence France Presse, September 23, 2006
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
, Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, January 2006, p.64-67
Kaikai Kiki kezako?,
IDEAT, October 10, 2006
Kaikai Kiki débarque à Lyon
, Le Figaro, September 15, 2006
Les mangas entrent au muse, Lyon Capitale, October 9, 2006
Mac de kakidasu shōnen to gensōteki na sekai(‘An world of youth and illusion, drawn on a Mac’
), Apple Pro Design (apple.com), July 2006
MacMillan, Kyle. See into Liquid at the Museum of Contemporary Art, DenverPost.com, February 2, 2006
Mangas au Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon
, Cote Magazine, September 2006
McQuaid, Cate. With its new collection, ICA walks a fine line, The Boston Globe, April 12, 2006
Paterson, Carrie.  Group Shows: Ecstasy.  Flash Art, January/February 2006, pg. 52
Ohana rinko(‘Flower link’)
, Vogue Nippon, April 1, 2006, p.145
Poffé, Judith. Trois artistes japonais contemporains, Les Cahiers de la Peinture, September 9, 2006
Practical Drama
, The Patriot Ledger, September 13, 2006
Red Letter Days: November
, San Antonio Express-News, October 29, 2006
Sansom, Anna. Big in Japan, Mixte, August/September 2006
Saison, Oliver. Rentrée Chargée pour le Musée d'art contemporain pris en sandwich entre mangas et humanisme, Lyon Plus (lyonplus.com), October 6, 2006
Singer, Laurence. Vos rendez-vous d'automne. . ., Je Mag, October 2006, p.40-41
Spank the Monkey
. Pedro Alonzo, Peter Doroshenko, Carlo McCormick, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK; Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2006, p.36-39
Fiction Love
. Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, January 1, 2006, p.5-6
Sullivan, Eve. Chiho Aoshima, Mr. and Aya Takano, Contemporary Issue 88, 2006, P54-55
Takashi Murakami’s World
, Dune, August 20, 2006, p.3-7, 14-17
The Gallery
, Vacation, June 1, 2006, p.117-121
Tokyo-Pop à Lyon, Le Figaro, October 7, 2006
Tucker, Annie.  In A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Chiho Aoshima's Parallel Universe. Juxtapoz, January 2006, pg. 64-67
Zelevansky, Lynn. Flying Deeper and Farther: Kusama in 2005, Afterall, May 1, 2006, p.58-60

2005                 
Asano, Masahiko. Otaku no teki: Murakami Takashi no meikaku naru henkō(‘An enemy of otaku: The clear transformation of Takashi Murakami’), Bijutsu Techō, June 2005, p.104-109
Exhibition of the Week
, The Week, April 29, 2005, p.23
Darren, Ressler. Vision: Murakami, Big Shot, April 2005, p.20-23
De Graeve, Cyril. Poku-Art, Chronic Art, April/May 2005, p.54-55
Dollar, Steve. Japan, The Monster of Pop, Newsday, April 8, 2005, p.B4
What’s Good? Conference 2005
. Connie Lam, Portia So, AllRightsReserved, Hong Kong, 2005                
Finkel, Jori.  Reviews: Chiho Aoshima.  Art in America, October 1, 2005, pg. 188-189                
Hearthney, Eleanor. A Marriage of Trauma and Kitsch, Art in America, October 2005, p.56-61
Herzog, Eve. Hot Coffee-table Tomes: Sugar and Spice, Harpar’s Bazaar, May 2005, p.139
Holmberg, Ryan. Little Boy: Japan Society, Art Forum International, September 2005, p.298-299
Hong, Katherine. The Apprentice, W, April 2005, p. 61
Knight, Christopher, At Once Childlike and Monstrous, Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2005
Lieberman, Rhonda.  Rising Sons, Artforum.  April 10, 2005
Lubow, Arthur. The Murakami Method, New York Times Magazine, April 3, 2005, pg. 48-57, 64, 76, 79
Lytal, Benjamin. A Show for Fans of Culture, The New York Sun, April 7, p.17
Montrasio, Giuliana. Chiho Aoshima, Fluctuant Sense, Mood, Feb 18, 2005, p.102-106
Muchnic, Suzanne.  Mind-bending visions.  Los Angeles Times, October 2, 2005,  pg. E34-E35
Matsui, Midori. Art SV Cut Up, Studio Voice, June 2005, p.78
Midori, Matsui.  Beyond the Pleasure Room to a Chaotic Street: Transformations of Cute Subculture in the Art of the Japanese  Nineties, Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2005, p.72-73
Miyamura, Noriko. Kiseru x Murakami Takashi: Ongaku to āto de yumemiru mirai(‘Kicell and Takashi Murakami: Dreaming of the future with music and art’), Switch, June 2005, p.96
Myers, Terry R. Little Boy Boom, Modern Painters, April 2005, p.54-59
Nakamura, Ryoko Maria. Vision of a ‘Superflat’ Future, Japan Times, April 13, 2005, p.11
Noh, David. Dressing Up Manhattan, Gay City, May 5-11, 2005, p.39
Nihon no poppukaruchā wo kenshō (‘investigating Japanese popculture’
), Senkyū Shinbun, April 19, 2005, p.1
Otaku āto in NY(‘otaku art in NY’
), Marie Claire Japan, June 2005, p.44
Pollack, Barbara. It’s da bomb, Time Our New York Kids, May-June 2005, p.77
Proctor, Minna.  Tunnel Vision,  Art Review, June 2005, pgs. 80-85
Schjeldahl, Peter.  Critic's Notebook: Tokyo Pop, The New Yorker.  May 5, 2005. p.5                
Siegel, Katy. Review: 2004 Carnegie International, Artforum, January 2005, p.175
Smith, Roberta.  Japan’s Collective Unconscious.  New York Times, April 8, 2005. pg. B27, B31
Smith, Roberta. From a Mushroom Cloud, a Burst of Art Reflecting Japan, The New York Times, April 8, 2005, p.E33
Stevens, Mark.  Toxic Cuteness, New York Magazine.  April 18, 2005 , p.84
Sutton, Gloria.  Ecstasy: In and About Altered States.  MOCA The Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2005, p.52-53 September-November 2005, pgs. 4-6 [cat.]
Populence
. Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, 2005, p.40, 42-43
Trainor, James. 2004 Carnegie International, frieze, January/February 2005, p. 109
Vogel, Carol. The Murakami Influence, The New York Times, April 6, 2005, p.E1, 71
Drop Dead Cute
. Ivan Vartanian, Chronicle Books LLC, New York; Graphics, Tokyo, 2005, 14, p.32-45

2004              
Castroviejo, Julen Alvarez. Poku: The Japanese Influence, LLAPIZ, June 2004, pg. 34-49
Fiction. Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art
. Suchen Hsieh, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004, p.170-73
Itoi, Kay, Report from Tokyo, Art Net, August 4, 2004
Johnson, Ken. Pittsburg Rounds Up A Globe Full of Work Made in Novel Ways, The New York Times, November 4, 2004, pg. B1 & B6
Knight, Christopher. A global cacophony, Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2004, pg. E39 & E48
Matsui, Midori. Chiho Aoshima, 54th Carnegie International 2004-05, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, pg. 54-57 (cat.)
Multi-armed butterfly maiden
, Cartier: The Creative Hand, p. 77
Obregon, Christian. Chiho Aoshima: La ingenuidad morbida, Spot, November 2004, pg. 38-39
Piranio, Michelle, ed. I Feel Mysterious Today.  Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, 2004.
Smith, Roberta. Tokyo Girls Bravo, The New York Times, March 25, 2004, p. B33
T-Junction
, The Purple Journal, Fall 2004

2003                 
Augaitis, Daina. For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life. Vancouver, Canada: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2003.
Macro Matrix: For Your Pleasure: Cai Guo-Qiang, Chiho Aoshima, Angela Bulloch
. Berkeley, California: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, 2003.
The Mythical Being of Desire: Chiho Aoshima, Shirin Neshat, Shazia Shikander, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2003 (cat.)

2002                 
Aoshima Chiho
, Bijutsu Techō, February 2002, p.28-29
Bender, Stephan. Japon, années zéro, Repérages, July/August 2002, p.78-9
Giard, Agnes. Sex Bomb: Barbie Gore, NOVA, July/August 2002, p.85
Grunenberg, Christoph. Chiho Aoshima in International 2002, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Ltd, Liverpool, UK (cat.), pg. 34-37
Hiro, Rika. World Report - Los Angeles, Bijutsu Techo, May 2002, pg. 182-183
Aoshima Chiho, Bijutsu Techo, February 2002, pg. 28-29
INTERNATIONAL 2002
. “Chiho Aoshima,” Christophin Grunenberg, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Ltd, Liverpool, UK, 2002, p.34-37
Mine, Molly. L’Album de Coloriage, PARIS, June/July 2002, p.76-77
Mondt, Zoey. Chiho Aoshima: Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, Frieze, May 2002, p. 100
Tokyo Girls Bravo
. Takashi Murakami, Kaikai Kiki, Asaka, Japan, 2002, p.90-10
La Tete Dans Les Nuages, Mensuel, May, 2002
Pagel, David. Trouble Creeps Into Paradise, Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2002, p. F32

2001                                   
Abbe, Mary. Japanese Youth Culture Explodes in Walker Art Center Show, Star Tribune, July 20, 2001, p. F2
Cooper, Jacqueline. Superflat, New Art Examiner, September/October 2001, pg. 58-65
Darling, Michael. Plumbing the Depths of Superflatness, Art Journal, Spring 2001, pg. 76-89
Frank, Peter. Cultural Flatland, Art On Paper, March/April 2001, p. 22
Fujitsu, Ryota. Superflat: Battle of America, Bijutsu Techo, April 2001, pg. 179-190
Harvey, Doug. ‘Superflat’ at Museum of Contemporary Art, Artissues, March/April 2001, p. 53
Iannaccone, Carmine. Superflat, Frieze, June/August 2001, p. 114                                  
Kandel, Susan. Oops, I Dropped My Dumplings, Artext, May/July 2001, pg. 40-45 & cover
Kasahara, Chiaki. Superflat: Going to America, Kokoku Hihyo, March 2001, pg. 117-124
Knight, Christopher. Flat-Out Profound, Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2001, pg. F1 & F7
Nakamura, Eric. Unleashed in the East, Giant Robot, Issue 22 (Summer), pg. 26-29, 86 & cover
Nakamura, Eric. The Year Otaku Broke, Artext, May/July 2001, pg. 36-39
Stevens, Lennox. Superfreaky!: Superflat, Entertainment Today, March 23-March 29, 2001, p. 6
Swartley, Ariel. For the Pop Culturati, Patterns That Say Tokyo Cool, The New York Times, April 22, 2001, p. 37
Wong, Martin. Superflat, artbyte, May-June 2001, pg. 59-63

2000                                   
Murakami, Takashi. A Theory of Super Flat Japanese Art, Superflat, Madra Publishing and Takashi Murakami, Tokyo, Japan, pg. 8-25, 117

Special Projects

Visionaire 50 Toys

Public Collections

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Tucker, Annie. "In a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Chiho Aoshima's Parallel Universe." JUXTAPOZ, January 2006, pgs. 64-67.
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Knight, Christopher. "At once childlike and monstrous." LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 10, 2005, pgs. E28-E29.
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Proctor, Minna. "Tunnel Vision." ART REVIEW, June 2005, pgs. 80-85
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Myers, Terry. "Little Boy Boom." MODERN PAINTERS, April 2005, pgs. 54-59
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Hong, Catherine. "The Apprentice." W, April 2005, pg. 6
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Kandel, Susan. "Oops, I Dropped My Dumplings." ARTEXT, May/July 2001, pgs. 40-45
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