Makoto Aida at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2012
October 4, 1965
Niigata Prefecture, Japan
|Known for||Contemporary art|
Makoto Aida (会田 誠 Aida Makoto, born October 4, 1965 in Niigata Prefecture) is a contemporary Japanese artist known for his provocative works of manga, painting, video, photography, sculpture, and installation. Though less well-known internationally than Takashi Murakami or Yoshitomo Nara, he is recognized in Japan as one the preeminent figures of Japanese contemporary art.
- "Anxiety on the Fault Line", review of "Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art". The New York Times, March 17, 2011.
- "Disaster looms large for artist 'genius' Makoto Aida", review of a Makoto Aida retrospective at the Mori Art Museum. The Japan Times, November 16, 2012.
- "10 of the best contemporary art galleries in Tokyo", "[The Mizuma Art Gallery] is also the force behind Makoto Aida, the enfant terrible of the Japanese art world, whose provocative paintings tackle social issues such as the sexual objectification of schoolgirls and violent nationalism." The Guardian, February 1, 2012.
- "Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing Opens in Tokyo" "His often provocative work spans manga, painting, video, photography, sculpture and installation." The Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2012.
- "Bye Bye Little Boy" "It was Aida, not Murakami, by common consent, who was the young Japanese artist of the ’90s in Japan." Art in America, April 1, 2011
- ""Art Cannot Be Powerless": An interview with Ryuta Ushiro". PBS Frontline. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- Mizuma Art Gallery artist web page
- Interview with C.B.Liddell
- Interview with Makoto Aida - Bye Bye Kitty!!! - Video interview, Japan Society, Feb. 2011
- Solo Exhibition at Lisa Dent Gallery, Nov 2005
- Makoto Aida retrospective at the Mori Art Museum
- Andrew Mckirdy, Artist Aida defiant over latest work, The Japan Times 2015/7/28
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