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Aya Takano


4 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Aya Takano

Moment 2020


44.1 x 37.3cm

2115,31 €

Let's Go, to the Battle


44.1 x 37.3cm

2312,08 €

Doki Doki Donpen


37.6 x 48.1cm

1279,02 €

Deep-Connecting with Nature


31.2 x 22.8cm

1279,02 €

Aya Takano is a contemporary Japanese artist best known for her involvement with the aesthetics of the Superflat movement and manga art. Takano’s work is recognized for its use of sexually empowering images of women, animals, and often surreal mythology, creating a loose narrative of her artistic persona. Her work is part of a Postmodern tradition in Japan that appropriates popular art forms, using them to represent critical perspectives on Japanese contemporary life. Like Chiho Aoshima and Yoshitomo Nara, Takano’s oeuvre is an example of how artists have developed new modes of expression within Japanese visual culture. Born on December 22, 1976 in Saitama, Japan, she studied at Tama Art University in Tokyo before going to work as an assistant for the artist Takashi Murakami the founder of the Superflat art movement. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, among others. Takano lives and works between Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan.v


To Lose Is To Gain, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
Heaven Is Inside Of You, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong (solo)
"Stars, flowers and honeynight", SieboldHuis, Leiden, Netherlands (solo)
Hong Kong Art Fair, Booth Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hong Kong (solo)
"Aya Takano", Museum Frieder Burda, Baden Baden, Germany (solo)
"The Universe Portal", Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
"Reintagrating Worlds", Skarstedt Gallery, New York USA (solo)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris (solo)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami (solo)
The Door to Summer, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
Spank the Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Etoile, Xavel, Inc. (Virtual department store design)
Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
Aya Takano, Musée de l'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France (solo)
City Dog, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Parco Gallery, Nagoya (solo)
Frieze Art Fair, London (solo)
The Far Reaches of The Universe, My Garden, Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Japan Pop, Helsinki Museum of Art, Helsinki, Finland
The Sensual Line, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York, NY (curated by Takashi Murakami)
MTA Subway Poster Design, Public Art Fund and Japan Society, New York, NY
What's Good Conference, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong (Lecture)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
Aya Takano, a web project for Digital Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, 2004-5 Autumn Winter Collection, Paris, Tokyo (collaboration) (solo)
T-Junction, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
Fiction. Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York, NY
Tokyo Girls Bravo, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris (solo)
Girls Don't Cry, Parco Gallery, Tokyo
Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, Tokyo (collaboration)
Hope--The Future is in Our Hands, LaForet Harajuku, Tokyo
Space Ship EE, nanogalerie, Paris (solo)
The Japanese Experience: Inevitable, Das Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Tokyo Girls Bravo 2, NADiff, Tokyo
Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
Superflat, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Hiropon Show, White Cube Gallery, London, UK; Shinsaibashi Parco, Osaka, Japan
Yokai Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Hot Banana Fudge, NADiff, Tokyo (solo)
Superflat, Parco Gallery, Tokyo (curated by Takashi Murakami)
Tokyo Girls Bravo, NADiff, Tokyo; Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Hiropon Show, Parco Gallery, Nagoya
Hiropon 32/80, NADiff, Tokyo
Ero Pop Christmas, NADiff, Tokyo
Hiropon Show, George's, Los Angeles, CA
Hiropon Show, shop33, Tokyo; Iwataya Z-side, Fukuoka, Japan
Hiropon Show, Manken Gallery, Kanazawa, Japan
SHU WA KIMASERI, shop33, Tokyo (solo)