Aya Imamura
1982 Born in Hiroshima, JAPAN
Lives and works in Kyoto


[Education]
2006-2008 M.A. Fine Art, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto
(2007-2008 with scholarship from Japan Arts Foundation)
(2006-2008 with scholarship from Kato Sadamu Scholarship Foundation)
2002-2006 B.A. Fine Art, Printmaking Course, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto

[Solo Exhibitions]
2007 VOICE GALLERY pfs/w, Kyoto, Japan
2006 VOICE GALLERY pfs/w, Kyoto, Japan

[Selected Group Exhibitions]

2013

"The Beauty of Kyoto・ The Beauty of the Collection・ To the Beauty of Tomorrow", of the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art", Kyoto, Japan

"DI CARTA/PAPERMADE Biennale Internazionale di Opere di Carta" curated by Valeria Bertesina, Italy

"A Commemorative Exhibition Celebrating 80 Years Since the Inauguration of the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art", Kyoto, Japan

"London Calling", !" curated by Factory-Art Gallery, London, UK

"MOLT! Speculative Identities”, ZONA DYNAMIC, Berlin, Germany

"KALEIDO 2013", London, UK

"CuttingEdgePrinmaking exibition & symposium", the Academy of Fine Art in Wroclaw, Poland

"in.print.out" , Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria

"9th international Biennial of contemporary Prints", Liège, Belgique

"Where is printmaking? In Search of New Meanings" , The Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole, Poland

2012

"Born To Be Alive - I Tell You We Must Die!" curated by Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany

"Galerie Renz", Galerie Renz, Fellbach, Germany

“Artist Residence project "The Old School"”, Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria.
“The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition VII”, Vancouver, Canada

“The 15th International Biennial Print Exhibition”, Taiwan
2011 “Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres”, Canada
“The 26th National Cultural Festival in Kyoto”,
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
“V SPLITGRAPHIC International Graphic Art Biennial”, Split, Croatia
“Atlanta Print Biennial International Exhibition”, Atlanta, USA
“The Iosif Iser International Contemporary Engraving Biennial Exhibition”, Art Museum of Prahova County, Romania
2009 “Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection II”, Words by Artists, Looks from Viewers - Meetings in the Museum, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
2008 “Kyo-ten 2008”, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. ( 2006,7,8,9,10,11 ), Japan
2007 “ Selected Artists in Kyoto 2007 ~ New Wave ~”, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan
“Cool black”, VOICE GALLERY pfs/w, Kyoto, Japan
"Printmaker's Techniques -From Kyoto and Nagoya-" Exhibition, Contemporary Art Space Osaka, Japan

[Performance] collaborative performance sound/map with William "Bilwa" Costa
2014 sound/map6.0 at The month of Performance Art - Berlin
2013 sound/map 5.0 at Echo Büche, Berlin
2013 sub_space in HAU3 100° Festival in Berlin
2013 sound/map 3.0 in Grüntaler9, Berlin
2013 sound/map 4.0 at velak gala, Vienna
2012 sound/map 1.0, 2.0, Schloss Plüschow, Germany

[Residency Programs]
2014 Sculpture Space Inc, NY, USA
2012 Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany
2012 Artist Residence project "The Old School"”, Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria
2010 The Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
(supported by the Asahi-sinbun foundation)
2009 Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany

[Awards and Grants]
2014 Grants, Sculpture Space resident, founded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, USA
2012 Fellowship, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany
2011 Honorable mention at The 21th National Cultural Festival in Kyoto (Fine art)
2010 The Asahi-sinbun Foundation
2010 Grants from The Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
2009 Fellowship, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany
2008 Kyoten2008, Shicho-Award (Printmaking),
2008 Kyoten2008, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Award
2007 Japan Arts Foundation (scholars)
2006 Kato Sadamu Scholarship Foundation (scholars)
2005, 2007 Annual Exhibition of the Association of Japanese Art College, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan (Prize)

[Selected Private and Public Collections]
The city of Schio, Italy
Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany
The Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
The Kitahama TOWER&PLAZA, Osaka, Japan NABEAUURE YOKOHAMA, Yokohama,Japan

[Publications]
Fellows catalog from Schloss Plüschow
http://d-nb.info/1043065628
Education book for Prinmaking, Published by Musées des Beaux-Arts de Liège
http://lesmuseesdeliege.be/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/biennale-Dpeda2013-web.pdf
Project Berlin by Factory Art
http://www.factory-art.com/2012projectberlin/catalog.php#/266/
IconData2012, 2013
http://icondata.triennial.cracow.pl/aya_imamura