Akiko Ban


Born in Tokyo, Japan 1975
Lives and works in London

Education
2006 - 2008 MFA in Fine Art (Sculpture), Slade School of Fine Art, London
2003 - 2006 BA (Hons) Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2002 - 2003 Foundation, Camberwell College of Arts, London
1994 - 1998 BA in English Literature, Meijigakuin University, Tokyo


Solo Exhibition
2013 Mystic Parade – 百鬼夜行, Matohu, Tokyo
2012 Alive, Bicha Gallery, London
2003 Ichiza, The Family Business, London


Group Exhibition

2016 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts
2016 SIXTY, LUBOMIROV/ANGUS-HUGHES, Athens, Greece

2015 I Never Lied To You, Camberwell Space Projects, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2014 6th Passion for Freedom London Art Festival, Embassy Tea Gallery, London
2014 AAF Singapore
2014 A5, LUBOMIROV-EASTON, Athens, Greece
2014 AAF Battersea, London

2014 AAF Hong Kong

2013 AAF New York
2012 AAF Stockholm
2010 Humanimals, Gallery Magdalena, London
2010 Traverse Tourist, Tenderpixel Gallery, London
2010 Get on. Get in. Get out, Holster Projects, London
2009 Interplay, Nolias gallery at the Thomas aBecket, London
2009 Natural Recurrence Akiko Ban and Yun-Kyung Jeong, Nolias gallery, London
2009 Vol.9, The Sassoon Gallery, London
2008 Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art
2007 Interim Show, Slade Research Centre, London
2007 Japanese Artists and the Slade: Past, Present and Future, Slade Research Centre, London
2007 Experience the image - an investigation of sculptural practices in photography, Nolia's gallery at the Thomas aBecket, London
2006 Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2005 Drawn Back To This, BA Drawing show, Camberwell College of Arts, London


Awards
2014 6th Passion for Freedom London Art Festival shortlisted
2007 Slade Project Award
2007 Wigan Public Art Competition shortlisted


Projects

2015-2016 MYSTIC FORMS, Hand crafted Jewellery
2015 Fashion product Design for Radio Eva

2015 Create your own YOKAI spirit, Watercolor painting workshop for children, Nagareyama, Japan

2014 Cover design drawing for Power To The People "World Peace EP" presented by Basement Jaxx

2014 In Conversation with Akiko Ban Revelry in Paradise, Ace&Lion, London

2014 Revelry in Paradise, Matsudo, Japan
2013 Hat and Accessories Design for matohu 2013-14 AW collection "AWAI"

2009-2010 Yamabushiyama Hotel Project, Kyoto, Japan

2009 zero - the aroma of technology the flavour of art to savour being inter-active and immersive installation,
Gakushuin Women's College, Tokyo, Japan

2009 garden at goldsmiths, Goldsmiths University of London


Residency
2014 Paradise AIR, Matsudo, Japan

Lectures, Seminars & Research
2016 Visiting Lecturer, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2012 Visiting Lecturer/Artist Speaker, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2009-2010 ‘8’ Project, Goldsmiths, University of London - Research fellow
2009 Interplay, Nolias gallery at the Thomas aBecket, London - Curator and Organizer

Work Experience
2016 Art+798 International Art Education Centre, Beijing - Online Teaching Artist
2009 Kader Attia 'Ghost' Project, The Saatchi Gallery, London - Project assistant
2007 Demons&Angels, Kids Company, Shoreditch Town Hall, London - Exhibition assistant
2007 REFLECTIONS - Contemporary Japanese Paintings and Prints by Shinichi Nakazawa
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London - Exhibition assistant
2004 INSIDE OUT works by morino, Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London - Exhibition assistant

Skills and interests
Qualified master of Japanese calligraphy


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