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Yoshi Akai

Born in Nagoya, Japan. He obtained a BA in textile design and a MA in design from Tama art University in Tokyo, and a MA in textile art from Southampton University Winchester School of art in UK. After his work as a designer in Japan, He joined programs at Kungliga Konsthögskolan and Chalmers University in Sweden. He has had numerous exhibitions in Japan, UK, The Netherland, Korea, and Sweden.
Now, he is producing original musical instruments with a unique input system, and is doing performance with those creative gadgets.

Public Performance:

10 september 2009 GATE Kista Science City Sweden
14 August 2009 OSC09 Färgfabriken Stockholm Sweden
20 September 2008 New Media Meeting 3 Norrköping Sweden
31 August 2008 Grönt ljud Hågelbyparken Sweden
15 August 2008 Stockholm Culture Festival Stockholm Sweden
15 November 2007 fringe Stockholm Sweden

Public Exhibition:

2007 The Ultimate Solution/ 141-an The IT University of Göteborg/  Göteborg Sweden
2007 Open House 2007/ SICS & Interactive Institute / Stockholm  Sweden
2006 FUTURE/ IT-ceum, the Swedish Computer Museum/ Sweden
2005 Spring Exhibition 2005/Kungl Konsthögskolans / The Royal University College of
     Fine Art /Stockholm Sweden
2002 Contemporary Fiber Art / Tama Art University Museum / Tokyo Japan
2002 BIEAF-2002 Busan International Environment Art Festival/ Busan Korea
2001 Private Exhibition NEWS / at Stichting B93 / Enschede The Netherlands
2000 MEMORIES / at The Winchester Gallery / Winchester UK
1998 Private Exhibition Water-Light-Sound and Installation of Papers / at Gallery 
     SPASE21 / Tokyo Japan
1998 A speck in the flow / at O museum / Tokyo Japan
1997 50’s Eyes Exhibition (Photo) / Tokyo Japan
1997 Textile 6 Exhibition / at Gallery SPASE21 / Tokyo Japan
1997 Tannan Art Festival / Fukui Japan
1996 Fibber Works Collaboration / at Gallery SPACE21 / Tokyo Japan
1996 Exhibition of Textile Works / at Tokyo Design Centre / Tokyo Japan

Artist in Residence:

2001 at Stichting B93 / Enschede The Netherlands







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