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Mina Arakaki
Artist / Painter

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan
Since 2007 she has been exhibiting work that is inspired by experiences and discoveries
she has made of her daily life, mainly surrounding her interpretation of the interplay of dark and
light in urban areas at night. She pays attention to easily ignored, ordinary objects or scenes, and
tries to capture both her inner appreciation of those moments, but also as a way of recording larger
societal movements as well. She paints not only on canvas and paper, but also utilizes empty boxes
of food and other commercial containers, as well as paper bags, with the same sense of "drawing on
the back of flyers" she retains from her childhood. Recently she has also worked on wall paintings at
bouldering gyms, as well as collaborations with other artists.

Solo Exhibitions
Surroundings / Gallery-58, Tokyo

Follow My Path! / Gallery-58, Tokyo
"Here We Live" / Foyer OAG Haus, Deutsches Kulturzentrum, Tokyo

"Dive Into The Affectionate Darkness" / Gallery-58, Tokyo

"In my daily Life, at Nights" / Gallery-58, Tokyo

"Lights, Windows, Darkness at Night" / Hasu no hana, Tokyo

"Nightview" / Coppice Kichijoji, Tokyo
Solo Exhibition / Golden Child Cafe, Nagoya (Aichi)
Mina Arakaki Exhibition "Various Lights in The Dark" / Gallery-58, Tokyo

"Lights and Life" / Shirogane Gallery, Tokyo

Mina Arakaki Solo Exhibiton / Ota Municipal Hall Aplico, Tokyo

"At Those Homes" / Bluff 111, Yokohama (Kanagawa)

"Do You Know The Darkness and The Brightness On Ahead?" / Pithecan House, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions
Ota-ku Open Atelier 2021 / Ota-ku, Tokyo
Female Artists Showcase in Kamata / Gallery Minami Seisakusho, Tokyo

Tamagawa Open Atelier / Ota-ku, Tokyo

Tamagawa Open Atelier / Ota-ku, Tokyo
Square / Gallery-58, Tokyo

Tokyo Wonder Wall 2013 / Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

3331 Expo / 3331 Arts CYD, Tokyo
460 Exhibition / Nagoya Municipal Gallery Yada, Nagoya

Chiyoda Art Festival 2011 / 3331 Arts CYD

Taisetsu na mono ten / Gallery Seizan, Tokyo
The Winners Exhibition of The 10th SICF (at SICF 11) / Spiral, Tokyo
The 4th V.A.A.D. Visual Art Award / Big-i, Koriyama (Fukushima)

New Artists 2009 / Gallery Jin, Tokyo
The 10th Spiral Independent Creators Festival / Spiral Hall, Tokyo
Shell Art Award 2008 Exhibition in Kyoto / Kyoto Municipal Museum Annex, Kyoto

Shell Art Award 2008 Exhibition in Tokyo / Hillside Forum, Tokyo

...and more group exhibition since 2004

Prize and Selections
2013 Selected for Tokyo Wonder Wall 2013
2010 Selected for The 4th V.A.A.D. Visual Art Award
2009 Takashi Asai Prize, The 10th SICF
2008 Selected for Shell Art Award 2008

2020 "TeTo" with Foad Alijani
- 5th Make Art Not War Teaser Future Film Festival / Buenos Aires, Argentina and California, USA (online)
- Athens Digital Arts Festival 2020 / Athens, Greece (online, also at the physical event "Let's Get Phygital")

Art Commissions
2018 / 2019 / 2020 Climbing wall paintings, Green Arrow Bouldering Park AEON-Funabashi / Kaihin-Makuhari / Mallage Kashiwa
Sodegaura Ekimae, Chiba / Shinkoiwa, Tokyo

Educational Degree
2008 BFA, Department of Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo


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