artists

Atsushi Kaga

mother’s exhibitions:
Atsushi Kaga
happily skipping backwards (2013 – 1978)
27 November 2013 – 1 February 2014

Atsushi Kaga
Rest with us in peace
2 June – 8 July 2010

Atsushi Kaga
Bunny’s Darkness and Other Stories
23 May – 30 June 2007

exhibitions:
Atsushi Kaga
Art Statements | Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

Born 1978, Tokyo
Lives and works in New York and Dublin

Education

2005 BA in Fine Art Painting, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2001 Diploma at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Cork
1997 Tama Art Institute, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2015
I am here with you, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
2013
happily skipping backwards (2013-1978), mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2012
Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Positions with mother’s tankstation
2011
Art Futures, Art HK 11 with mother’s tankstation
2010
Rest with us in Peace, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
Atsushi Kaga, Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles
Process Room, Artist Residency Programme, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2009
NADA, Miami, with mother’s tankstation
Why Can we keep Going Forward? Because We Forget The Problem of Yesterday, Galeria Eduardo Leme, São Paulo
2008
I want to give love to socially neglected parts of you, that’s my mission, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
Consolations for Bunny, Nicolas Krupp Gallery, Basel
2007
Bunny’s Darkness and Other Stories, mother’s tankstation, Dublin

Group Exhibitions

2015
Friend of the Devil, Jack Hanley Gallery, NY
2014
Sed Tantum Dic Verbo (Just Say The Word), Blain|Southern, London
2012
I Love Those Paintings (art, natural & social science), mother’s tankstation, Dublin
One and Many, Location One, New York
2011
Astatic, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, MassArt, Boston
2008
NADA, Miami, with mother’s tankstation
Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin
2007
NADA, Miami, with mother’s tankstation
Timelines, Mermaid Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Visual Fictions, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey
2006
The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin
Getting on Mother’s Nerves, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
Utopias, Eigse Carlow, 2006, Carlow. Curated by Anna O’Sullivan
A Moment in Time, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin

Bibliography

2015
‘Atsushi Kaga at Jack Hanley Gallery’, New York Art Tours, July
Mason, Shana Beth, ‘Atsushi Kaga at Jack Hanely, New York’, International Arts and Culture, July
‘New York: Atsushi Kaga, “I am here with you” opens’, New York Events, June
‘Friend of the Devil’, The Lookout, Art in America, April
2014
Sansom, Anna, ‘Up in Armory: The Art Fair Unzipped’, Damn°44 magazine, March
Yasuhara, Shayna, ‘Armory Art Fair Highlights – Top 5’, The Paint Pens Collective, March
‘2014 Armory Show’, NYC Aesthetic, March
Sutton, Benjamin, ‘Humorous Artworks Ease Fairtigue at 2014 Armory Show’, artnet news, March
2013
O’Dwyer, Rebecca, ‘Happily Skipping Backwards (2013–1978)’, mother’s annual 2013
‘Rabbiting on’, CARA Magazine, December
Abbott, Rosa, ‘Atsushi Kaga, Happily Skipping Backwards’, Totally Dublin, December
2012
Blount, Mai, ‘ The Sign of the Broken Sword’, mother’s annual 2012
Servin, James, ‘Rising Stars’, Sea of Desire, Art Basel Miami Beach, December
Chayka, Kyle, ‘A Mother-Son “Nerd Bag” Sweatshop @ Art Basel Miami Beach’, Hyperallergic, Dec
Cohen, David, ‘The Mother of All Invention’, artcritical, December
Battista, Kathy, ‘The highlights from Miami Art Week’, Phaidon, December
‘Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Preview: Part 5’, Gallerist NY, December
Cembalest, Robin, ‘Snapshots from Miami’, ARTnews, December
Duhon, Peter & Zwimpfer, Nathalie, ‘Art Basel Miami Beach 2012’, Art Comments, December
Halperin, Julie & Corbett, Rachel, ‘Art Basel Miami Beach Sees Strong Lower-Market Buys, With Notable Standouts’, Blouin Artinfo, December
Mason, Shana Beth, ‘Miami Nice? Artfetch Goes Undercover’, Artfetch, December
Pryor, Riah, ‘Busy start for younger galleries at the fair’, The Art Newspaper, December
Abbott, Rosa, ‘I Love Those Paintings @ Mother’s Tankstation’, Totally Dublin, April
‘Location One: One and Many’, island, January
2011
‘Atsushi Kaga’, LEAP Art HK II Supplement, July
Greg Cook, ‘Cartoon Network’, Boston Phoenix, 18 February
2010
‘Hay un conejo sobre la calavera de Michael Jackson’, www.dadanoias.net, December
‘re(tour) sur foire’, Bonnie Bulle, November
Blount, Mai, ‘Universal Soul Grammar’, mother’s annual 2010
‘Atsushi Kaga, 31, Artist’, Sunday Business Post, July
Daragh Reddin, ‘Atsushi Kaga: Rest With Us in Peace’, Metro, 8 June
‘Der Künstler Atsushi Kaga …’, Bavarian State Opera Magazine N°6, June
‘Furry creatures,’ Image Interiors, May–June
‘Atsushi Kaga’, Urban Outfitters blog, February
2009
David Marx,W., ‘Genius’, Nylon Guys, July
2008
McCarthy, Gerry, ‘Super Funny Animals’, The Sunday Times, 4 August
Dunne, Aidan,  ‘All eyes on the Marble City’, The Irish Times, 15 August
Gorman, Sophie, ‘Bunnies, Slogans and Donuts? It must be an arts festival’, Irish Independent, Aug
Boylan, Helen, ‘Exhibitions’, The Sunday Business Post, 3 August
‘Nada Art Fair’, Miami Sun Post, 4 December
2007
Clancy, Luke,‘Bunny’s Darkness and Other Stories’, Art Review, September
Fite-Wassilak, Chris, ‘Irrevocable Consequences’, Mother’s Annual 2007
Dunne, Aidan, ‘The Arts’, The Irish Times, 30 May
McIntosh, Jacqui, ‘Bunny’s Dystopia’, Magill, June–July
‘The Bankable Artists Collection’, Sunday Tribune, 16 September
White, Trevor,  ‘Atsushi Kaga: The Japanese’, The Dubliner, 14 September
White, Lucy, ‘A very funny bunny’, Metro, 25 May
2006
Pierce, Sarah, ‘Bad behaviour: What’s gotten into mom?’, Mother’s Annual 2006
2005
Dunne, Aidan, ‘The Arts’, The Irish Times, 13 June
Emerging Artists 2005, Ashford Gallery

Awards and Residencies

2012
Location One International Residency Programme, New York, Awarded by The Arts Council of Ireland (2011-2012)
2011
International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York
2010
Artist’s Residency Programme, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Galerie Eduardo Leme, São Paolo, residency and project space exhibition
2009
Fountainhead Residency, Miami
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2007
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2006
International Studio, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin

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