What's kaikaikiki



Mr. first made his impression in the contemporary art scene with a collection of drawings of anime-style girl characters using the backs of shopping receipts he had gathered from his day-to-day purchases.  The blending of a Lolita complex and otaku culture in his works was praised by UCLA’s Paul McCarthy as having “an unbearable irresistibility in its tiny, innocent world.”
Mr.’s reputation has grown recently not only as a painter but also as a performer, and he is known to give spontaneous performances at events related to Kaikai Kiki.  His video work Ours London captures one of his signature performance pieces, the sword performance.

Exhibition History

1996 Graduated from Department of Fine Arts, Sokei Art School, Tokyo
1969 Born in Cupa
Solo Exhibitions
2009 Solo Exhibition, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
2008 Solo Exhibition, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Nobody Dies, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
2006 "Mr.," Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
"Nin – stealth," Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
2004 "ISSEY x Mr., ISSEY MIYAKE by Naoki Takizawa," Tokyo, Japan
"Thank You for Your Hard Work," Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
2001 Nano Galerie, Paris, France
2000 "Venus #2," Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998 "Mr., Painter of Alps," Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Ō-Edo Kunoichi Ninpocho (‘Greater Edo handbook of female ninja techniques’)," Shop33, Tokyo, Japan
1997 Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1996 "Frone & Perrine ’97," Shop33, Tokyo, Japan
Group Exhibitions
2009 "VRAOUM!", La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
2008 "Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art," Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
"Kaikai Kiki Artists," Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Art Los Angeles," Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

2007 "Red Hot: Contemporary Asian Art Rising," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
"The Armory Show," Pier 94, New York, NY
2005 "2005 Rising Sun, Melting Moon," Israel Museum Jerusalem, Jerusalem
"Kaikai Kiki Exhibition," Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
"Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture," Japan Society, New York, NY
"Animate," Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
2004 Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
"T-Junction," Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"Fiction. Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art," Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York, NY
2003 "Hope—The Future is in Our Hands," LAFORET Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
Opening Exhibition, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Mr. vs. Shintaro Miyake Exhibition," NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
2002 "The Japanese Experience – Inevitable," Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"Coloriage," Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
2001 "My Reality: The Culture of Anime," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
"Hiropon Show," White Cube Gallery, London, UK; Shinsaibashi PARCO, Osaka, Japan
"Yokai Festival," Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
"Superflat," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000 "Superflat," Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo and Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1999 "Hiropon 32/80", NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
"Hiropon Show," Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
"Sampling," Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc., New York, NY
"Hiropon PO+KU Art Revolution," Logus Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Attention Spam," Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 "Hiropon Show," George’s, Los Angeles, CA
"Ero Pop Christmas," NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
1997 "Hiropon Show," shop33, Tokyo, Japan
"Tokyo Sex," NAS, Tokyo, Japan
1996 "Pico Pico Show," Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan