Ai Kato (AI☆MADONNA) “A Room Missing Sunlight”

Mizuma Art Gallery - Ichigaya

poster for Ai Kato (AI☆MADONNA) “A Room Missing Sunlight”
[Image: (c) KATO Ai (AI☆MADONNA) Courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery]

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Born in Tokyo in 1984, Ai Kato graduated from Makoto Aida’s Barabara Art Class in 2014 at Bigakko Art School, and has been performing live paintings as “AI ☆MADONNA” since 2007. Her activity as an artist has spanned wide range of field, not only exhibiting her works, but also collaborating with musicians, designing costumes for Japanese idols, and just last year publishing her very first mangak called “Hakua.”

In this exhibition, she focuses on the series “Can Not Recall Her Face,” which depicts a girl’s face covering the whole canvas. This series began in 2014 with the aim of preserving her “present face” after noticing that she has become distant from her own face: “When I close my eyes, I cannot remember my own face.” Now with six years passed, she continues to face herself in order to paint the face of her present self, with the same, unchanged feeling from the past.

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from June 24, 2020 to July 18, 2020
By appointment only. (Please visit official website for the details.), Exhibition Hours 12:00-18:00,

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Ai Kato

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