Atsushi Kaga

mother’s exhibitions:
Atsushi Kaga 
with vegetables
surrounded by miracles
17 September – 28 November 2020

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

Atsushi Kaga 
Solos | Taipei Dangdai 2020

Atsushi Kaga
Nerd Bag Factory

Art Positions | Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

Atsushi Kaga
Nerd Bag
The Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
15 June – 27 June 2010

Atsushi Kaga 
I want to give love to socially neglected parts of you, that is my mission
The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
9 August – 5 October 2008

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


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

Solo Exhibitions

mother’s tankstation, London
It always comes; a solace in the cat., Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo
Melancholy with vegetables surrounded by miraclesmother’s tankstation, Dublin 

The Search for Languorous Magic, Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo
I am here with you, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
happily skipping backwards (2013-1978), mother’s tankstation, Dublin
Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Positions with mother’s tankstation
Art Futures, Art HK 11 with mother’s tankstation
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
NADA, Miami, with mother’s tankstation
Why Can we keep Going Forward? Because We Forget The Problem of Yesterday, Galeria Eduardo Leme, São Paulo
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
Bunny’s Darkness and Other Stories, mother’s tankstation, Dublin

Group Exhibitions

The Way Things Go: An Homage, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
It happens to be, Pallas Projects, Dublin
Friend of the Devil, Jack Hanley Gallery, NY
Sed Tantum Dic Verbo (Just Say The Word), Blain|Southern, London
I Love Those Paintings (art, natural & social science), mother’s tankstation, Dublin
One and Many, Location One, New York
Astatic, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, MassArt, Boston
NADA, Miami, with mother’s tankstation
Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin
NADA, Miami, with mother’s tankstation
Timelines, Mermaid Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Visual Fictions, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey
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


All Creatures Great and Small exhibition catalogue, Office of Public Works and Department of Finance, Northern Ireland
Knight, Christopher, ‘Review: Frieze? Please. Try the upstart Felix art fair at the Hollywood Roosevelt’, Los Angeles Times, 17 February

‘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
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
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
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
‘Atsushi Kaga’, LEAP Art HK II Supplement, July
Greg Cook, ‘Cartoon Network’, Boston Phoenix, 18 February
‘Hay un conejo sobre la calavera de Michael Jackson’,, 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
David Marx,W., ‘Genius’, Nylon Guys, July
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
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
Pierce, Sarah, ‘Bad behaviour: What’s gotten into mom?’, Mother’s Annual 2006
Dunne, Aidan, ‘The Arts’, The Irish Times, 13 June
Emerging Artists 2005, Ashford Gallery

Awards and Residencies

Steep Rock Arts Residency, Steep Rock Arts Association, Washington, Connecticut
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland 

Tony O’Malley Residency, Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland (2019 – 2021)

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

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