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Adoka Niitsu 

Born in 1975, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Lives and works in Paris.

< Biography>
Born in Japan in 1975, Adoka Niitsu is the contemporary Japanese artist who finds inspiration in themes such as the obsession to communicate in everyday life which is dominated by media technology. She received her BA (Bachelor of Arts) from the Department of Science Arts at Joshibi University of Art and Design, and received her diploma from Department of Multimedia at International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences(IAMAS). 
She works in various media including painting, drawing, photography, artist book, performance and interactive installation. Her works across a range of genres and fields. 
She lives and works in Paris.

< Education >
Diploma in Information Technology (Department of Multimedia), IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences), JP 
B.A., Department of Science of Arts, Joshibi University of Art and Design, JP

< Solo Shows >
2012 Le Piaffer, Galerie Hors-Champs, Paris
2009 Active and Passive, Actuel’art/Lagalerie, Paris 
2007 Piaffant! Amorphous + Delusion + Obsession + Kinetics + Anonymousness, 
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2006 Delusion, Pilot Gallery, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Ibaraki, JP 
2004 After All..., Monkey Gallery, Daikanyama,Tokyo

< Group Shows (selected) >
2012 Intime#1, L'intime Galerie, Maison des Canaux, Ambassade Ephémère, Paris
2010 Vivre et Créer à Paris – Group Exhibition for Joshibi Paris Award, 
University Art Museum JAM, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Kanagawa, JP
2010 Viimased Kehad / Last Bodies, Vaal Gallery, Tartu, Estonia 
2005 Rosa! The Exposed Color- Pink, University Art Museum Chinretsu-kan Gallery, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Ueno, Tokyo 
*Curator: Barbara NEMITZ (Artist and Professor Bauhaus-University Weimar and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Germany)
2003   Geisai Museum, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo
2002 ISEA (Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts), Nagoya, JP
2001 Insight Vision, Media Center of Tama Art University, Tokyo, 
* Invited as part of Selected and Promising Artists 
Artists include: Jean-Louis BOISSIER, Tjebbe VAN TIJEN, Tom DRAHOS, and Chris MARKER.
2000 Media Select - Resolution, Port of Nagoya, JP
2000 Alternative Future, Spiral Garden Gallery, Aoyama, Tokyo

< Awards / Grants / Artist-In-Residencies >
Artist-in-residence MMMart, Medana, Slovenia
Grant from the Ohki Foundation, Yamanashi, JP
Project at Lithography Printing Studio Atelier IDEM, Paris
Government Grant from the Ministry of Art and Culture of Japan (Bunkacho), Artist Residency in Seoul through the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists
Joshibi Paris Award, Grant from the Fumiko Omura Foundation, JP
Artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
The 13th Ishida Foundation Art Incentive Award (Group electropti), Nagoya, JP
Bronze Prize(Group Mach Girls), Art on the net'96, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts and Yokohama Museum of Art, JP 
*The Jury members include: Shu Lea CHEANG, Hank BULL, Tetsuo KOGAWA
Winner of Achievement Award (Group Mach Girls), DNP AWARD'96 (DNP:Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd),Tokyo 
*The Jury members include: Fumio NANJO,Thierry RASPAIL,Dana FRIIS-HANSEN

< Publications>
2010 'Break The Gold Chain That I Gave U', A5 / 36pages (Artist Book)

< Bibliography >
2006 'Pink The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture', 
Edited by Barbara NEMITZ, texts by Hideto FUSE, Barbara NEMITZ, Karl SCHAWELKA, Thomas von TACHITZKI, Publisher Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-1771-7, English 

< Public Collection >
2010 'Break The Gold Chain That I Gave U',
JAM – Museum of Joshibi University of Art and Design, Kanagawa, JP

< Academic and Teaching Experience>
Part-time Lecturer, Department of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design, Field of Media Art and Design, Joshibi University of Art and Design, JP 
Research Associate (Educational Researcher), Department of Inter-Media Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, JP
Research Associate, Department of Media Art, Joshibi University of Art and Design, JP 
Assistant Teacher, Department of Information Design, Tama Art University, JP


(Adoka Niitsu CV April 2013)


Evropska unija

Projekt je pripravljen s finančno pomočjo Evropske unije v okviru programa Phare CBC Slovenija/Italija 2003