Born in 1969 in Shimane, Japan
Lives and works between Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China

Izumi KATO

Des enfants aux visages troublants, des embryons aux membres pleinement développés ou les esprits d’ancêtres enfermés dans des corps aux formes imprécises : les créatures réunies par Izumi Kato sont aussi fascinantes qu’énigmatiques. Leurs silhouettes anonymes et leurs visages étranges, aux traits absents, sont avant tout de simples formes aux couleurs fortes. Leur représentation élémentaire, une tête ovale avec deux grands yeux d’une insondable profondeur, n’est pas sans rappeler les arts primitifs. Leurs expressions évoquent des totems et la croyance animiste qu’une force spirituelle coule dans le monde vivant comme dans le monde minéral. L’aura que dégagent ces personnages semble manifester le premier mouvement de vie, tandis que l’intensité de leur expression nous donne accès à une connaissance de l’homme fondée moins sur la raison que sur l’intuition. Incarnant une forme universelle, primitive de l’humanité, ces êtres magiques invitent le visiteur à s’identifier à eux, comme s’il se regardait dans un miroir.
 
Né en 1969 à Shimane au Japon, Izumi Kato obtient un diplôme du Département de Peinture à l’Huile de l’Université de Musashino en 1992. Il vit et travaille désormais à Tokyo. Depuis les années 2000, Kato suscite l’attention grâce à ses expositions au Japon et dans le monde. En 2007, il est invité à la 52e exposition internationale de la Biennale de Venise, dont le commissariat était assuré par Robert Storr.

education

1992
- Graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, Musashino Art University

solo shows

2020
- Perrotin, Paris, France
- Exhibition from the Red Brick Art Museum Collection – Izumi Kato, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China

2019
- IZUMI KATO – LIKE A ROLLING SNOWBALL, Hara Museum, Tokyo and Gunma, Japan (~2020)
- Perrotin, Shanghai, China
- Like A Rolling Stone, Item Éditions, Paris, France
- Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico (~2020)

2018
- Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- Izumi Kato, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China
- Perrotin, Hong Kong, China

2017
- Lithographs, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
- New Prints and Drawings, Item Éditions, Paris, France
- Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

2016
- Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA

2014
- Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Soft Vinyl Sculptures, CAPSULE; SUNDAY, Tokyo, Japan
- Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China

2012
- SOUL UNION DELUXE, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan

2011
- The View from After, COMME des GARÇONS OSAKA (Six), Osaka, Japan
- Paintings and Sculptures, ARATANIURANO; NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010
- KATO Izumi − Journeying into Each Day, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
- SOUL UNION, ARATANIURANO, Tokyo, Japan

2008
- The Riverhead, The Ueno Royal Museum Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
- Dear Humans, ARATANIURANO, Tokyo, Japan
- MOKU, Takahashi Collection, Tokyo, Japan

2006
- Murata & Friends, Berlin, Germany [also ’04,’01]

2005
- HADAKA NO HITO, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
- Galleria Enrico Astuni, Pietrasanta, Italy

2004
- αM PROJECT Vol.5, art space kimura ASK?, Tokyo, Japan

2003
- ai gallery, Tokyo, Japan [also ’01,’00,’95]
- 23GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan [also ’01,’00]

2002
- Galleria Chimera, Tokyo, Japan

2001
- Criterium 46 – Izumi Kato, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

1999
- SAMAZAMA NA ME 98 Izumi Kato, IBM-KAWASAKI City Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan

1998
- GALLERY LE DÉCO, Tokyo, Japan [also ’97, ’96]

group shows

2020
- Garden of Life: Eight Contemporary Artists Venture into Nature, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- On the Frontline of Contemporary Art: from the Taguchi Art Collection, Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
- Unconstrained Textiles: Stitching Methods, Crossing Ideas, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT), Hong Kong, China
- SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition, SCAI PARK, Tokyo, Japan

2019
- My Name is Tokyo Kai and I am an Artoholic, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
- Portraits: Selection from the Hara Museum Collection, Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
- CONTACT connecting art exhibition of art in Japan and the world, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto, Japan
- NMAO collection with Alberto Giacometti II, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
- Thousand-Armed Guanyin, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China
- Weavers of Worlds - A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2018
- Bubblewrap, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
- MOMAT Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
- An Enchanting Future, Le Consulat, Paris, France
- Contemporary Sculpture Art Works from Xin Dong Cheng Collection, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
- 10th Anniversary, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan
- Contemporary Art of the 21st Century – Taguchi Art Collection, The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
- My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
- Takahashi Collection – Face and Abstraction, Kiyoharu Art Colony, Yamanashi, Japan
- Contemporary Wood-Caved Netsuke, The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
- The Ubiquity of Borders: Japanese Contemporary, Gallery Baton, Seoul, South Korea

2017
- The Riddle of Art: Takahashi Collection, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
- Japanorama. New vision on art since 1970, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
- THE ART SHOW – Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Gunma, Japan
- GLOBAL NEW ART – The Essence of Taguchi Art Collection, Woodone Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan
- ART VACANCES, Kagoshima Islands, Kagoshima, Japan
- TAKAHASHI COLLECTION – Mindfulness 2017, Yamagata Museum, Yamagata, Japan
- PLAY, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
- TAKAHASHI COLLECTION, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
- Spring Fever, Komagome SOKO, Tokyo, Japan

2016
- Living in Figures – Izumi Kato x Chen Fei, Nizayama Art Park Power Plant Museum, Toyama, Japan
- Traces of a Dream – Selections of the Hara Museum Collection, Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
- ART VACANCES – Izumi Kato, Paramodel, Mrs. Yuki, Gallery Hiramine, Kagoshima, Japan
- TAKAHASHI COLLECTION, Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan
- It’s Our Permanent Collection! , Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
- THE COLLECTION OF THE TAKAMATSU ART MUSEUM EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THE MUSEUM’S REOPENING A CONCISE GUIDE TO LIFE WITH JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ART, Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
- S-HOUSE Museum Project, S-HOUSE Museum, Okayama, Japan

2015
- STANCE or DISTANCE ? − Connecting Myself to the World, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
- COSMOS/INTIME La Collection Takahashi, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, Paris, France
- Messages – Takahashi Collection, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
- TAKAHASHI COLLECTION : Mirror Neuron, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Taguchi Art Collection − A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after Paradigm Shift, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Gifu, Japan

2014
- Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014, Red Bull Music Academy, Tokyo, Japan
- Rokko Meets Art 2014, Mount Rokko National Park, Hyogo, Japan
- Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection: Contacts, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
- Taguchi Art Collection : TAG−TEN, Matsumoto City Museum Of Art, Nagano, Japan
- Mindfulness! – TAKAHASHI COLLECTION 2014, Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi, Japan

2013
- Traveling Art in Mimasaka Province, Shurakuen Garden, Okayama, Japan
- Visceral Sensation – Voices So Far, So Near, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
- Wonderful My Art – Artists of the Takahashi Collection, Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan
- Re:Quest – Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
- MISUGOSHITEKITAMONO, sendai mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan

2012
- Parallel Far East Worlds, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China
- Rokko Meets Art 2012, Mount Rokko National Park, Hyogo, Japan
- The 35th Anniversary of the National Museum of Art, Osaka: the Allure of the Collection, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
- Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia; Haifa Museum of Art, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel

2011
- Pathos and Small Narratives − Japanese Contemporary Art, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
- JALAPAGOS, MITSUBISHI ESTATE ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan
- MOT Collection Silent narrator: on plural stories, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
- Taguchi Art Collection − Global New Art, Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
- The Most Requested Top 30 / 10 Years of Takahashi Collection, Takahashi Collection Hinode; TABLOID GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
- Be Alive! – Selections from the Hara Museum Collection, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
- Art in an Office, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

2010
- Living With Art – Contemporary Art From Japan and Taiwan, Yi&C Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, China
- New Kore Shizuoka – New and Previous Collections and Art Closely Connected to Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
- Fifth Anniversary Exhibition: Garden of Painting – Japanese Art of the 00s, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Osaka, Japan

2009
- Being Seeing Feeling – Selections from the Hara Museum Collection, Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
- Dorodoro, Doron – The Uncanny World in Folk and Contemporary Art in Asia, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
- Long Season, Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, China
- TOYOTA ART COLLECTION 2008, Kuragaike Art Salon, Toyota Kuragaike Commemorative Hall, Aichi, Japan

2008
- Forwards 08 – Daimler Awards for Contemporary Art in Germany, Japan, South Africa and USA, Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Kankai Pavilion Opening Exhibition – Beyond Time, Beyond Space, Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
- neoteny japan – From TAKAHASHI Collection, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima; Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido; The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo; The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Niigata; Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita; Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori; The Museum of Art, Ehime, Ehime, Japan [–’10]
- Art Scope 2007/2008 – Faces of Existence, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
- Selections from the Hara Museum’s Permanent Collection, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2007
- Venice Biennale 52nd International Art Exhibition Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense curated by Robert Storr, Italian Pavilion at Giardini, Venice, Italy
- Painting as Forest: Artist as Thinker, Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan
- MOT Annual 2007 – From a World as Large as Life, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2006
- The Child, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

2005
- GLOBAL PLAYERS – Deutsche und japanische Kunst der Gegenwart, BankART1929, Yokohama, Japan; Ludwig Forum Aachen, Aachen, Germany [’06]
- Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York, USA
- Izumi KATO, Junya SATO, Yuken TERUYA, 14-1 Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany

2004
- Galleria Enrico Astuni, Pietrasanta, Italy
- lonely planet, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
- Body, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, Germany

2003
- ZONE – Clairvoyants in this threatening age, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- The 1st Magical Art Exhibition ‘Magic Room’, PROJECT ROOM, Tokyo, Japan

2002
- Pro Tsubo, Theodor-Zink-Museum, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Neue Galerie Landshut, Germany [’04]
- VOCA 2002, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2000
- Four Emerging Artists, Theatres des SENS, Tokyo, Japan

1997
- ‘Bi’ and ‘Jutsu’ , Ai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

public collections

- Bernard Buffet Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
- Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT), Hong Kong, China
- Colección SOLO, Madrid, Spain
- Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
- Japigozzi Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
- Long Museum, Shanghai, China
- Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
- The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan
- The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
- The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
- Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan
- Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China
- S-HOUSE Museum, Okayama, Japan
- Taguchi Art Collection, Tokyo, Japan
- Takahashi Ryutaro Collection, Tokyo, Japan
- Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
- Toyota Motor Corporation, Aichi, Japan
- Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
- 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
 

Publications

2020
- IZUMI KATO, Perrotin, Paris, France
- IZUMI KATO - MEXICAN WORKS IN CASA WABI, Potziland Records, Tokyo, Japan

2019
- Izumi Kato - LIKE A ROLLING SNOWBALL, Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc., Kyoto, Japan
- IZUMI KATO – DRAWINGS & PAPER WORKS, Potziland Records, Tokyo, Japan

2016
- Living in Figures - Izumi Kato x Chen Fei, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China

2014
- Izumi Kato: Soft Vinyl Sculptures, Izumi Kato Studio, Tokyo, Japan

2012
- IZUMI KATO EXHIBITION−SOUL UNION DELUXE, Izumi Kato Exhibition Committee, Tokyo, Japan

2011
- Izumi Kato: Paintings and Sculptures, Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc., Kyoto, Japan
- Izumi Kato − Soft Vinyl Sculptures, Izumi Kato / Linden, Tokyo, Japan

2010
- KATO Izumi − Journeying into Each Day, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan

2005
- Izumi Kato, Edizioni Galleria Astuni, Pietrasanta, Italy

Izumi Kato - The Head Suite - portfolio de six lithographies

Izumi Kato - The Head Suite - portfolio de six lithographies

Izumi Kato

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Izumi Kato - Untitled 36 (The Head Suite)

Izumi Kato - Untitled 36 (The Head Suite)

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Izumi Kato - Untitled 35 (The Head Suite)

Izumi Kato - Untitled 35 (The Head Suite)

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Izumi Kato - Untitled 32 (The Head Suite)

Izumi Kato - Untitled 32 (The Head Suite)

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Izumi Kato - Untitled 31 (The Head Suite)

Izumi Kato - Untitled 31 (The Head Suite)

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Izumi Kato - Porte-clé fille

Izumi Kato - Porte-clé fille

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