Born in 1976 in Saitama, Japan
Lives and works in Japan

高野綾

Painter, illustrator, sci-fi writer and manga artist, Aya Takano belongs to Kaikai Kiki, the artistic production studio created in 2001 by Takashi Murakami. Inspired by all art forms, from erotic stamps of the Edo Period to impressionism, from Osamu Tezuka to Gustav Klimt, the artist has built a universe all her own. A universe made of infinite worlds, all means of escaping reality, gravity and its restraints, to attain a certain form of transcendence.  Aya Takano’s inner journeys wind their way into delicate works that convey a disturbing impression, somewhere between eroticism and impertinence. In a bedroom or in the metro, in front of the skyscrapers of a megalopolis or on the moon, naïve and androgynous girls are sketched out in thin, sharp lines. The artist’s mythology has constructed itself little by little, through her creations and visions of the unknown. In March 2011, a violent tsunami struck the northeastern coasts of Japan and led to the nuclear accident of Fukushima. A real wake-up call for the artist, this catastrophe deeply influenced her work. Preferring oil paint, which is more natural, to acrylic paint, for example, Aya Takano seems to pursue a new artistic quest, both humble and spiritual, influenced by a unique interest in science and guided by an absolute respect for nature and human life.  

solo shows

2017
- The Jelly Civilization Chronicle, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Synesthesia, Pavillon Bosio, École Supérieure d'Arts Plastiques, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2015
- The Ocean Inside, The Flowers Inside, Johyun Gallery, Busan, South Korea

2014
- La Maison d'Aya BIBO, Hong Kong

2012
- Heaven Is Inside Of You, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
- To Lose Is To Gain, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

2011
- Stars, flowers and honeynight, SieboldHuis, Leiden, Netherlands

2010
- The Universe Portal, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
- Aya Takano, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden Baden, Germany
- Hong Kong Art Fair, Booth Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hong Kong

2009
- Reintagrating Worlds, Skarstedt Gallery, New York USA

2008
- Toward Eternity, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2007
- Tradition and modernity, curated by Hélène Kelmachter, Miro Foundation, Barcelona.
- Wild dogs, hawks, owls, cats, a landfill the size of 44 and a half Tokyo Domes, the stratosphere, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, USA

2006
- Aya Takano, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
- City Dog, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

2005
- Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
- The Far Reaches of The Universe, My Garden, Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2004
- Aya Takano, a web project for Digital Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
- Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, 2004-5 Autumn Winter Collection, Paris, Tokyo (collaboration)

2003
- Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2002
- Space Ship EE, nanogalerie, Paris, France

2000
- Hot Banana Fudge, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

1997
- SHU WA KIMASERI, shop33, Tokyo, Japan

group shows

2017
- Murakami by Murakami, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
- Arts Visuels Au Japon Depuis 1970, Pompidou Metz, France

2015
- Animamix Biennale, Daegu Art Museum, South Korea

2014
- Bishojo: Young Pretty Girls in Art History - 16 Perspectives for Studying the Idea of the bishojo, Aomori Museum, Aomori City, Japan

2010
- Kyoto-Tokyo: From Samurais to Mangas, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
- Garden of Painting Japanese Art of the 00s, The National Museum of Art, Osaka

2009
- The Very Bottom Of The Air, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Winter Garden, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- VRAOUM, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2008
- Aya-Chiho-Drive, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Quando vidas se tornam forma - Panorama da arte contemporanea brasileira e japonesa, Museum of Modern Art, San Paolo, Brazil / Museum Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
- Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
- Kawaii! Japan now, Fundation Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
- The Door to Summer, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan

2006
- Spank the Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom
- Etoile, Xavel, Inc. (Virtual department store design)
- Aya Takano, Chiho Aoshima, Chinatsu Ban Exhibition, Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan

2005
- Kaikai Kiki Exhibition, 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, USA (curated by Takashi Murakami)
- MTA Subway Poster Design, Public Art Fund and Japan Society, New York, USA
- What’s Good Conference, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong (Lecture), China
- Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2004
- T-Junction, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- 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, USA
- Tokyo Girls Bravo, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

2003
- Girls Don’t Cry, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, Tokyo (collaboration), Japan
- Hope—The Future is in Our Hands, LaForet Harajuku, Tokyo

2002
- The Japanese Experience – Inevitable, Das Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
- Tokyo Girls Bravo 2, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
- Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2001
- Superflat, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
- Hiropon Show, White Cube Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Shinsaibashi Parco, Osaka, Japan
- Yokai Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2000
- Superflat (curated by Takashi Murakami), Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


1999
- Tokyo Girls Bravo, NADiff, Tokyo; Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
- Hiropon Show, Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
- Hiropon 32/80, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

1998
- Ero Pop Christmas, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
- Hiropon Show, George’s, Los Angeles, US

1997
- Hiropon Show, shop33, Tokyo; Iwataya Z-side, Fukuoka, Japan
- Hiropon Show, Manken Gallery, Kanazawa, Japan

Aya Takano - The jelly civilization chronicle

Aya Takano - The jelly civilization chronicle

Monograph & artist book

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Aya Takano - La Maison d'Aya

Aya Takano - La Maison d'Aya

Exhibition catalog

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Aya Takano - "Capricorn"

Aya Takano - "Capricorn"

Print

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Aya Takano - Perrotin monograph

Aya Takano - Perrotin monograph

Perrotin edition

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Aya Takano - After the Tohoku Earthquake

Aya Takano - After the Tohoku Earthquake

Perrotin edition

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Aya Takano - Tokyo Space Diary

Aya Takano - Tokyo Space Diary

book

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  • June 2017
    BIJUTSUTECHO — 6 PAGES

  • March 2017
    Beaux Arts Magazine — 6 PAGES

  • March 2017
    Officiel Art — 10 PAGES

  • December 2015
    Artnow — 3 PAGES

  • November 2015
    Noblesse — 1 PAGE

2017

Aya TAKANO

2017 年 03 月 16 日 - 2017 年 05 月 13 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

The Jelly Civilization Chronicle

2014

Chiho AOSHIMA, Daniel ARSHAM, Sophie CALLE, Johan CRETEN, Tracey EMIN, Daniel FIRMAN, GELITIN, Laurent GRASSO, JR, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, KAWS, Bharti KHER, Klara KRISTALOVA, MR., Guy LIMONE, Ryan MCGINLEY, Takashi MURAKAMI, Prune NOURRY, Jean-Michel OTHONIEL, Paola PIVI, Terry RICHARDSON, Germaine RICHIER, Aya TAKANO, Xavier VEILHAN, Andy WARHOL, Marina ABRAMOVIC, Valerie BELIN, Guerrilla Girls, Alex KATZ, Annette MESSAGER, Yoko ONO, Rob PRUITT, Cindy SHERMAN, Taryn SIMON, Mickalene THOMAS, Agnès THURNAUER, Tom WESSELMANN

2014 年 05 月 27 日 - 2014 年 06 月 25 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

G I R L - curated by Pharrell Williams

策展人 Pharrell Williams

2012

Aya TAKANO

2012 年 11 月 22 日 - 2012 年 12 月 29 日

香港

50 Connaught Road Central, 17th Floor - Hong Kong

Heaven Is Inside Of You

Aya TAKANO

2012 年 06 月 23 日 - 2012 年 07 月 28 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

To Lose Is To Gain

2009

Tatiana TROUVE, Jean-Michel OTHONIEL, Bernard FRIZE, Xavier VEILHAN, Aya TAKANO, Johan CRETEN, Bharti KHER, Piotr UKLANSKI, KOLKOZ, Klara KRISTALOVA, GELITIN, Paola PIVI, Chris VASELL, Sophie CALLE, Martin OPPEL, Chiho AOSHIMA, Peter ZIMMERMANN

2009 年 03 月 14 日 - 2009 年 05 月 16 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

2008

Aya TAKANO

2008 年 05 月 06 日 - 2008 年 06 月 14 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

Toward Eternity

2007

Aya TAKANO

2007 年 02 月 10 日 - 2007 年 04 月 07 日

miami

194 NW 30th Street Miami, FL 33127 US

Wild dogs, hawks, owls, cats, a landfill the size of 44 and a half Tokyo Domes, the stratosphere

2004

Chiho AOSHIMA, Aya TAKANO, MR., Naoki TAKIZAWA

2004 年 09 月 11 日 - 2004 年 11 月 06 日

巴黎

20 rue Louise Weiss 75003 Paris

T-junction

2003

Aya TAKANO

2003 年 03 月 01 日 - 2003 年 04 月 19 日

巴黎

30 rue Louise Weiss 75003 Paris

2002

Takashi MURAKAMI, Chiho AOSHIMA, MR., Aya TAKANO

2002 年 06 月 01 日 - 2002 年 07 月 27 日

巴黎

30 rue Louise Weiss 75003 Paris

Aya Takano "The Jelly Civilization", Perrotin Paris

Aya Takano "The Jelly Civilization", Perrotin...

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"TOWARDS ETERNITY"English versionDocumentary by Hélène SEVAUX22'22"

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"TOWARDS ETERNITY"English versionDocumentary by Hélène SEVAUX22'22"

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