Aki Inomata


Aki Inomata is an artist and visiting researcher at Waseda University. Focusing on how the act of “making” is not exclusive to mankind, she develops collaborations with living creatures into artworks. Her major artworks include Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?, in which she created city-like shells for hermit crabs and I Wear the Dog’s Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair, in which the artist and her dog wear capes made out of each other’s respective hair. Her recent exhibitions include TheXXII Triennale di Milano; Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival; Aki Inomata, and Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?, at Musée d’arts de Nantes, France, 2018.


The Drowned World at Cinesphere

Guest curated by Charles Stankievech. During the Biennial, the Cinesphere becomes a world within a world, merging film and sound art with scent and changing atmospheric conditions. From cosmological origin stories, to a future in which civilization is extinct, The Drowned World contrasts deep time with the decline of global ecologies. The project’s title refers to J.G. […]


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MVS Proseminar, University of Toronto—John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design