Exhibition ITO Rina

Selected by HIRAMATSU Nobuyuki,Artist

Sat, 6 Jun. 2009 - Sat, 11 Jul.
Open: 1:00pm-7:00pm
(Close: Thu.,Sun. and National Holidays)

  1. Opening performance: TOMINAGA Kiko Sat.,9 Jun., 16:00-
    In front of the A.I.R.1963 Building
  2. Opening reception: Sat.,6 Jun., 18:00-(500Yen with one drink)
  3. Artist Talk: Sat.,11 Jul., 16:00-(500Yen)
ITO Rina creates her artwork using her own bodily materials (i.e. human hair) to emphasize her internal organ motifs and concepts, creating connections and implications of deep physiological emotions in her pieces. In the 2007 group exhibition 'Futariten' at Space Plus Gallery (formally known as Purasu) Ito created an installation that absorbed the entire area, appearing as though it has been disfigured by an organic swarm. She peeled back the wood flooring of the Gallery to reveal a mucilaginous latex skin with golden hair growing down from it. Ito is currently working on her upcoming project, that involves site specific drawings and sculptures.
ITO Rina
1982 Born in Aichi prefecture, Japan
2004 Completed two year program in Intermedia studies at Nagoya Zoukei Geuijutzu College
2005 Completed curation course at AIT (Arts Initiative Tokyo)
2002 Shimin Gallery Yada, Nagoya 'Byouki Kakeizu'
2004 Zone Gallery, Nagoya 'Anatoiu Ana'
2004 Art Fetch Gallery, Nagoya 'Sanpu Chokusou'
2008 JICPB Cube Gallery; France, Japan, Egypt, Scotland and Denmark) 'Osonaenono'
2005 Aichsangyou University, Okazaki 'Musubi No Waza'
2007 + Gallery, Aichi 'Complex Garden'
2008 Art fair (Asia Students and Young Artists Art Festival) Seoul station Kyuekisha, Korea