BIOGRAPHY

Akihiro Boujoh (b.Nagasaki, Japan / based in Utrecht) is a Japanese visual artist who works with sculpture, installation art, and photography. Akihiro lives and works in Utrecht, the Netherlands since after finishing his MFA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2016. Rooted in his BA research into Japanese garden philosophy at Kyoto Institute of Technology, he explores the relationship between nature, environment, and man-kind and much of his works are concerned with space and time that is changing their form time by time. His collections of works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
He has received a number of honours including Hopper Prize 2020, Aesthetica Art Prize 2022 and Brixton Art Prize 2022.

EDUCATION

2014-2016   MFA Fine Art, University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Art, London, United Kingdom

2010-2014   BA Architecture, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan

SELECTED EXHIBITION

2022   Landscape, STILL gallery, Utrecht (duo)

2022   Brixton Art Prize, the Downstairs, London

2022   Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, York

2022   Exh08 by Floorrmagazine, Online, London

2022   Winter Exhibit, good beans, Amsterdam (solo)

2021   On Display, Print&Play, Multiple locations

2020   Visions, The curators X BROAD Magazine, Online

2020   Unleashing Magic, Create! Magazine X PxP contemporary, US/ Online

2020   The Art of Photography, Valid World Hall, Barcelona

2019   G.A.S Redux, Korai project space, Nicosia

2019   SDGs x Art, 5&33 gallery, Amsterdam

2016   WCA MFA show 2016, WCA, London

2015   INDEX, Crypt Gallery, London

2015   SHIFT, Menier Gallery, London

2015   PARK 15, Cannizzaro Park, London

2015   20:20, The SUART Chelsea space, London

2014   Found in Translation, London Design Festival, London

AWARD / GRANT

2022    Brixton Art Prize, Shortlisted, UK

2022    Aesthetica Art Prize, Shortlisted, UK

2021    Dutch Embassy, Project grant, the Netherlands

2021    K.F. Hein foundation, Project in abroad grant, the Netherlands

2021    Stichting Oscar Maasman, Project grant, the Netherlands

2021    Hopper Prize 2020, Winner, the US

2020    Fonds Kwadraad, the Netherlands

2020    Photography Awards 2020  – March Selection, the Wall Gallery, Venice, Italy

2019    The Art of Photography, honourable mentioned, PH21 Gallery, Spain/ Hungary

ARTIST TALK, LECTURE

2022  Artist talk, KF Hein foundation, the Netherlands

2022  Artist talk, STILL, the Netherlands

2021   Midterm advisory board, Columbia University GSAPP, the US

2021   Artist talk, Print & Play, the Netherlands

2019   Artist talk, Vechtclub XL, the Netherlands

PUBLICATION

2022  Floorr Magazine, issue 29, UK

2022  Domestic Shadows, Artfare, US

2022  Stories, University of the Arts London, UK

2022  FUTURE NOW 125 contemporary artists, UK

2022  Aesthetica Magazine, issue 107, UK

2022  Artist Interview, Aesthetica Art Prize, online, UK

2022  Aesthetica Magazine, online, UK

2022  PUBLIC ART MAGAZINE, issue 187, KOR

2022  Uitgelicht, KF Hein fonds, online, NL

2021   FOA vol.13, hardcover art book, US

2021   Insights into Contemporary Art, US

2021   ART NEWS PORTAL, UK

2020  Create! Magazine, online, US

2020  Thought Art Magazine, issue one, US

2020   MURZE magazine, Issue Ten – 2020 Wildlife, UK