Ryoko Aoki

Born in 1973, Hyogo, Japan
Lives and works in Kyoto, Japan

1999 MFA, Kyoto University of Arts, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Take Ninagawa, Tokyo (Upcoming)


Workshop Free Molecules Metamorphoses, WATARI-UM, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (with Zon Ito)


Notebook forgotten at three party meeting, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo


Green Pocket, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo


Seeds of Wild Flower, On Sundays, Tokyo


Camp, two person show with Zon Ito, Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf
Object Reading, FOIL Gallery, Tokyo


Hammer Projects: Ryoko Aoki, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center at UCLA, Los Angeles, California


Criterium 51: Ryoko Aoki, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions


Rokko Meets Art 2024 beyond, Mount Rokko, Hyogo (with Zon Ito)
an arena, Barbati Gallery, Venice
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2024: 30 Ways to Go to the Moon, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo (with Zon Ito)


Body, Love, Gender, Gana Art Center, Seoul
15, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
Thinking about Caring and Motherhood through Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki


Some Where Between the Odd and Ordinary, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (with Zon Ito)
SOUTH SOUTH TOKYO, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo


Collection1: Transgressing Lines, The National Museum of Art, Osaka


Reborn-Art Festival 2019, Ajishima, Miyagi, Japan (with Zon Ito)


Masterpieces of the National Museum of Art, Osaka: Clues for Art Appreciation, Toyohashi City Art Museum, Aichi; Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukuoka- 2019
Treasure Box of Contemporary Art: OPAM Toshioka Collection, Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
Public Art Research Center 8 [PARC8], Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway (Chi-Ka-Ho), Japan (with Zon Ito)
helen at the mountain, Tetsuo’s Garage, Tochigi, Japan
181 pieces of Memories – Footsteps of the Takamatsu Art Museum’s Special Exhibition –, Takamatsu Art Museum, Japan
10th Anniversary, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo


In Focus: Contemporary Japan, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota
Post-Formalist Painting, Komagome Soko, Tokyo
Reborn-Art Festival in Tokyo, WATARI-UM, Watarium Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (with Zon Ito)
Reborn-Art Festival 2017, Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan (with Zon Ito)
Collection – Contemporary Landscapes, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Tsubaki-kai 2017 – Shoshin (beginner’s mind), Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo


Contemporary tales from the province IV -Susaki artist in residence-, Susaki Machikado Gallery, Kochi, Japan
Location, Location, Location, Marc Foxx Galley, Los Angeles, California
Troedsson Villa Mountain School 2016, statements, Tokyo
Tsubaki-kai 2016 – Shoshin (beginner’s mind), Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
Imprisoned, Jailbreak, Imprisoned, Jailbreak, statements, Tokyo


You Reach Out -Right Now- for Something: Questioning the Concept of Fashion, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa; Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Mito- 2014


Ways of Worldmaking, The National Museum of Art, Osaka


Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol.01 – Another Carnival, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Japan
The More I Draw – Drawing as a Concept for the World, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
Garden of Painting – Japanese Art of the 00s, The National Museum of Art, Osaka


Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo


When Life Becomes Form, Collaboration with Zon Ito, São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo


documenta 12, documenta halle, Kassel, Germany
The Door into Summer: The Age of Micropop, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Japan