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Akari Yasuda-Akiki is a Hiroshima born and London/Abu Dhabi based artist. Having previously worked as a journalist and an editor at a publishing house in Tokyo between 2007 and 2011, she completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art at University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins) in 2018. Since 2020, she is a member of RAM Association : Research for Arts and Media-project hosted by Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts.

Akari’s artistic practice and research interests relate mainly to the multivalence in the aesthetics of the post-anthropocene, and the transcendence of binary categorization through the potentialities of hybridity. Her work has been shown at a number of exhibitions and art spaces in London, as well as at Freerotation Audio visual festival (Wales) and TENT Gallery (Rotterdam), and was shortlisted for the TENT Academy Awards 2018 (Rotterdam).


Akari Yasuda-Akiki は広島県出身、ロンドン/アブダビ在住のアーティスト。2007年から2011年まで東京の出版社で記者・編集者を務めた後、2018年にロンドン芸術大学セントラル・セント・マーチンズ ファインアート学部を卒業。東京藝術大学大学院映像研究科が主催するRAM Association : Research for Arts and Media-project 2020年度研修生、2021年度インターン。

近年の芸術的実践と研究の関心は、主にポスト人新世の美学における複数の意味や解釈、ハイブリッドの可能性による両カテゴリーの超越性に関係している。作品はロンドンの展覧会やアートスペース等で発表されるとともに、Freerotation Audio visual festival(ウェールズ)、TENT Gallery(ロッテルダム)等でも上映され、The TENT Academy Awards 2018(ロッテルダム)にノミネートされた。


2007-2011      Journalist / editor at SHUFU TO SEIKATSU SHA, Tokyo
2013-2014      Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, London
2014-2018         BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London
2019             CSR officer, Brand Communications Division, Panasonic Corporation, Tokyo

2020-2021         RAM Association Trainee: Research for Arts and Media-project hosted by

                            Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts

Lives and works between London and Abu Dhabi

Selected Screenings

2018       - Video Art Festival – TENT Academy Awards 2018, Kino Cinema, Rotterdam
         - Freerotation – Electronic Audio/Visual Festival 2018, Baskerville Hall, Wales

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017       - 06 08 2017 (To Be In The Present - a Samurai tea ceremony, commemorating 72 years since the
                   bombing of Hiroshima)
, White Conduit Projects, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018       - TENT Academy Awards 2018 Finalists, TENT Rotterdam, Rotterdam
            - COLOURED, Willesden Gallery, London  
            - Anomalous Forms, Crypt Gallery, London
            - Degree Show One, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London
            - The King of a Hundred Streams, The Old Malt House, Bristol
            - Tate Exchange : STUDIO COMPLEX, Tate Modern, London
2017       - CROSS PLAY, White Conduit Projects, London
               - The butterfly that perfumes it’s wings fans the lotus flower, The Pickle Factory, London
               - Art Action UK : Art and the Anthropocene, Central Saint Martins, London
            - Tate Exchange : This is an Art School, Tate Modern, London
2016       - Mind, Body, Faith, Wellcome Collection, London
            - SOPOROSE, St Ethelburga’s, London
2015       - City, Studio or Similar, The Lethaby Gallery, London
2014       - Foundation Degree Show 2014, Central Saint Martins, London
            - Out of Space, The Granary Building, London


2018       - TENT Academy Awards 2018 – The Best Foreign Film Award, Short listed (Rotterdam)

Lectures and public talks

2019       - MAIMOKU episode 85 : Art and The Plastic Waste Crisis with Artist Akari Yasuda
                 The Mainichi Newspaper's online TV program, live streamed on 27 June 2019


2018       - Christian Dreyer CFA : CEO, CFA Society Switzerland (Basel) [Personal Collection]

Selected Bibliography

- Hanayo Kuno, People: Akari Yasuda / Presented a Video Work on Plastic Waste, The Mainichi 
  Newspaper (morning edition), 1 November 2018
- Hanayo Kuno, South France report : A Beach Where Plastics Bloom, The Mainichi Newspaper blog, 
  9 October 2018