Mako Idemitsu

Chronology

1940Born in Tokyo, Japan
1958-62Waseda University, Tokyo
1963-64Columbia University, New York
1965-1973Lived in California
-Presentlyliving in Tokyo, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2013“Mako Idemitsu talk and video”, Cinema Paradise KAMATA, Tokyo 
2009“Mako Idemitsu talk and video “, Megro City Center, Tokyo
“PLUS QUE PARFAIT”, Yokohama Creative City Center, Kanagawa, Japan
2007“Arts and Gender”, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan
2003“What a Woman Made”, Phaidros Cafe, Tokyo
2002Image & Gender The world of Mako Idemitsu, Waseda University, Tokyo
”Mako Idemitsu Exhibition”, Toki Art Space & Image Forum, Tokyo
2001“FILM&VIDEO ANTHOLOGY 2001 vol.1 Mako Idemitsu” Eizo Hall, Kyoto Zokei University
“I Create-I Create Myself” , Fukuoka City Public Laibrary, Fukuoka
“Female figure through video, an obsession for a female director” Chiba Civic Women’s Center, Chiba
2000“I Create-I Create Myself”, Kobe Art Village Center, Kobe & The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
1998Tokyo Women’s Plaza, Tokyo
1997Uplink Factory, Tokyo
1993The City Museum of Takamatsu, Takamatsu, Japan (film & video)
EKIMAE Theater, Tokyo (film & video)
1992Tokyo-to Women Information Center, Tokyo
1990Image Forum, Tokyo
1988“From Geisha to Samurai” The Academy of Art, Honolulu, USA
1986Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition (LACE), Los Angeles, USA
“VIDEO VIEW POINTS” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Hallwalls, Buffalo, USA
Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, USA
1984Image Forum, Tokyo
1983Los Angeles Institue of Contemporary Art (LAICA), Los Angeles, USA
1982Video Gallery SCAN, Tokyo
1980Gallery Love Collection, Nagoya, Japan
1979Shirakaba Gallery, Tokyo
1978Image Forum, Tokyo
1977Shirakaba Gallery, Tokyo
1975Tenjosajiki, Tokyo
1974Nirenoki Gallery, Tokyo
Tenjosajiki, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

2014MOMAT Collection, The Nation Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
2013Women Artists “Step out; seven women artists” Takaoka Prefectural Museum, Takaoka, Japan
“Love 展” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
” Women In-Between : Asian Women Artists 1984-2012 ” Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan & Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie, Japan
2012” Women In-Between : Asian Women Artists 1984-2012 ” Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan & Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
” Scent of Mothers Love ” Theater at Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea
” 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival” Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
” Nostalgia : East Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition” Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai CHINA
” Ourselves” Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
2011” Exchange and Evolution : Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999″ The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) CA USA
” The Second Nakanoshima Film Theater : Japanese Video Art -1980 ” The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2010” Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen” The Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA
” THE WORK OF ELEVEN WOMEN ARTISTS FEATURED IN MODERN WOMEN: SINGLE CHANNEL” The Museum of Modern Art, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, USA
2009 ” CINÉMA DU RÉEL 2009 ” 31e FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DOCUMENTAIRES, The Centre Pompidou, Paris Frence
” Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art” The Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA
“Vital Signals : Japanese and American Video Art from the 1960s and 70s.” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan & Houston Center for Photography, TX, USA & Los Angeles County Museum of Art – LACMA, CA, USA & Japan Society, New York, NY, USA
2008” VIDEOFORMES” 23rd New Media & video Art Festival Clermont-Ferrand 2008, Clermont-Ferrand, Frence
” WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution”, Vancouver Art Gallery, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
2007 ” WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution”, MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art
The Geffen Contemporary , Los Angeles , California, USA & The National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washinton D.C., USA & P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, in Long island City, NY, USA & Vancouver Art Gallery, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
2005“mot annual 2005 – life actually”, Museum Contemporary Tokyo of Art
2004“Modern Means”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
“Borderline Cases – Women on the Borderlines”, Gallery A.R.T. Tokyo
“Japanese Experimental Film & Video”, University of California, Irvine, USA
2002Imagination &Create III: The Family, Kasugai City Library, Culture and Art Center, Kasugai
“Japan Experimental Film ’50s -’70”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
The Early Works of Video Art in Japan, ISEA 2002, Nagoya
The 1st Women Make Sister Waves Film & Video Festival in Osaka, Toyonaka Step Hall, Osaka
2001“Film & Video Anthology 2001 vol.1” Kyotozokei Art College Hall, Kyoto
Osaka Film Festival 2001 J-Ladies, Osaka
The 14th Tokyo International Woman’s Film Festival, Tokyo Women’s Plaza, Tokyo
B-semi Weekend Session 2001, B-semi Schooling System
「Chiba City Woman Center Festival, Chiba
2000Matsudai Film Festival 2000, Niigata
WAN ACT 2, Yokohama Women’s Forum, Yokohama
Project MAO+, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Good-bye Yotsuya! The Late of 1970s, Image Forum, Tokyo
1997 “Japan Today” MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Republic of Austria
“The 1st Women’s Film Festival in Seoul”  Seoul, Korea (film)
“Video Art: The First 25 Years, Images and Technology Gallery Exhibition” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (video) & Articule Gallery in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (video) & Fragile Electrons, Ottawa, Canada (video)

 

1996“Japan Today”, Kunstmes Hus, Oslo, Norway 
“The KIJKHUIS World-wide Video Festival”, Holland (video)
“Image Forum Festival”, Tokyo, Yokohama, Ohsaka, Japan (video)
“Japan Today”, Waino Aaltonen Museum of Arts, Turk, Finland
“17th Video Art Festival de Locarno”, Locarno, Switzerland (video)
“The First Feminist Film Festival”, Taipei, Taiwan
Japan Today, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 
1995“Japan Today”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Strandvel, Denmark (video)
Video Art 1970, Saitama-kenritsu Museum of Modern Art, Urawa, Japan (video) 
1994Japanese Art After 1945, The Yokohama Museum, Yokohama, Japan (video)
Film and Video Forum Kanagawa Women’s Center, Kanagawa
Oberhusen Short Film Festival, Otaierie Shloss, Oberhusen, Germany (video)
“Women and Art Work”  Tokyo
“Gaze of Looking at Ordinarily Life” Yokohama City Museum, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The Women’s International Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan (video)
“Japanese Experimental Video 1955-1994” Kirin Plaza, Osaka
The 40th Annual Robert Flaherty Seminar, Aurora, New York, USA
1993“The Image of Family”, The Center of Aichi-ken Cultural Information, Nagoya, Japan (video)
“NIKAF” Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama
“Politicas de Genero” Generalitat Valenciana, Valenciana, Spain (video)
“Winds of the Media from Asia” Fukui, Japan (video)
“The First Generation, Women and Video 1970-75 ” Independent Curators New York, USA & Shared Techlines Art Space, New Zealand (video)
Identity and Home, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (video)
Women and Media Goethe Institut, Tokyo
1992The Image Women Create, Yokohama Women’s Forum, Yokohama, Japan (video)
“Personal Film by Women” Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido
“Japan: Outside/ Insaide/ In Between” Artist Space, New York, USA
Video, The New World – The Possibility of the Media, O Museum, Tokyo (video)
Adam & Eve, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan (video)
Centre Audivisuel Simone de Beauvoir International Festival Video and Films, Paris, France (video)
1991“Selection from the Circulative Video Library” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
“Reframing the Family” Artist Space, New York USA
“Selection from the Circulative Video Library”, La Mondiale de Films et Videos, Quebec, Canada (video)
“Consumer Tools: Personal Visions”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (video)
“4′ Semaine International de Video”, Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland (video)
1990-1993Private Visions (Japanese Video Art in the 1980’s)
1990“MYTH”, Museum of Modern Art, New York (video)
“Asian American International Video Festival” New York, USA
The Montreal International Festival of Films and Videos by Women, Montreal, Canada (video)
“Tendances Multiples”, The Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (video)
“Europe Media Art Festival”, Osnabruck, Germany (video)
“Video & Talk” Yokohama Women’s Forum, Yokohama
‘The “Mothers” Show’, Ikon Gallery, Birmington, England (video)
“International Videoart Festival in Malaysia” Malaysia
“The First Moving Image Biennial” National Art Museum, Madrid, Spain
“The 8th Fotoptica International Video Festival”, Museu da Image Do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil (video)
1989Media Art Museum, Tokyo
Image Forum Festival, Tokyo (video)
The 4th Modern Art Today, Toyama, Japan (video)
The 3rd Fukui International Video Biennale, Fukui
The KIJKHUIS World-Wide Video Festival, Holland (video)
1988Fukui International Video 88 Festival, Fukui
Asian American International Video Festival, New York, USA (video)
The 2nd Biennial International Video Art, Colombia
3 Videonale, Bonn, Germany (video)
198710th Festival des Filles des Vues, Quebec, Canada (video)
Image Forum Festival, Tokyo
TAMA VIVANT ’87, Seed Hall, Tokyo (video)
The KIJKHUIS World-Wide Video Festival  Holland
Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (video)
The 1997 Art Video Festival, Los Angeles, USA (video)
The Artist for Television, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (video)
Infermental 7, Buffalo, USA (video)
1986New Video: JAPAN, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (video)
The Australian Video Festival, Sydney, Australia (video)
The KIJKHUIS World-Wide Video Festival, Holland (video)
Video Cocktail 3, HARA Museum, Tokyo (video)
San Francisco International Video Festival, San Francisco, USA (video)
The 15th International Festival of New Cinema and Video, Montreal, Canada (video)
198525 Years of Experimental Film in Japan, The Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Saitama
First International Video Biannual, Vienna, Austria (video)
Continuum ’85, Melbourne, Australia (video)
8th International Film & TV Festival, Salsa, Italy (video)
Japan Avant-garde of the Future, Geneva, Italy (video)
Japanese Experimental Film, USA (film)
2nd Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (video)
FUKUI International Video Festival ’85, Fukui, Japan (video)
1984The Exhibition of the Recent Acquisition, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (video)
Ottawa International Festival of Video Art, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Canada (video)
Montreal International Video Festival, Montreal, Canada (video)
The 1984 International Video Festival, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, USA (video)
VIDEO, A Retrospective, Long Beach Museum of Art 1974-84, Long Beach, USA (video)
1983The KIJKHUIS World-Wide Video Festival, Holland
Japanese Video Festival, Milan, Italy (video)
Art and Technology, Toyama, Japan (video)
Video CD83, Yugoslavia
Asian American International Video Festival, New York, USA (video)
1982The Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia (video)
The KIJKHUIS World-Wide Video Festival, Holland (video)
November Steps, Shimin Gallery, Yokohana, Japan (video)
The 2nd Experimental Video Festival, Studio 200, Tokyo
Festival 82, Video Inn, Vancouver, Canada (video)
1981Female Eizo Artists Special Program, Image Forum, Tokyo
The 1st Experimental Films Festival, Studio 200, Tokyo (film) 
1980America Japan Video Art Exhibition, Studio200, Tokyo
The 3rd Tokyo Video Festival, Victor Video Center, Tokyo
The 5th New Work Exhibition, Studio200, Tokyo
The Tokyo Video Festival, Studio 43, Paris, France (video)
1979 The 4th New Work Exhibition, Asahi Seimei Hall, Tokyo
Video from Tokyo, Fukui and Kyoto, The Museum fo Modern Arts, New York, USA (video)
Japan Avant Garde Film Exhibition, The Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (film)
1978Pan-Conceptual, Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
International Video Festival, Sogetsu-kaikan, Tokyo (video)
Japan Video Art Festival, Center of Art and Communication, Buenos Aires, Argentina (video) 
1977Video in Tokyo, Maki Gallery, Tokyo (video)
8th International Video Festival, Continental Gallery, Lima, Peru (video) 
1975The 3rd New Work Exhibition, Yasuda-seimei Hall, Tokyo (film) 
1974New York Tokyo Video Express, Tenjosajiki, Tokyo (video)
Video Art Exhibition, Pensilvania & Chicago , USA
The 2nd New Work Exhibition, Yasuda-seimei Hall, Tokyo (film) 

Installations

2013“Past Ahead” “Women In-Between : Asian Women Artists 1984-2012 “, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan & Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie, Japan
2012“Past Ahead” “Women In-Between : Asian Women Artists 1984-2012 “, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan & Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
2005“Past Ahead” “mot annual 2005 – life actually”, Museum Contemporary Tokyo of Art
2004“STILL LIFE” & “Real? Motherhood” : Woman Issue at Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel
2002“Mako Idemitsu Exhibition” Toki Art Space & Image Forum, Tokyo
2000“STILL LIFE” Kobe Art Village Center, Kobe
“REAL? MOTHERHOOD” The Third Gallery Aya , Osaka
1995“STILL LIFE” : Idemitsu Mako & Nakatsuji Etsuko Exhibition at Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo
1993“STILL LIFE” : Sogetsu Exhibition at MET hall, TOBU Ikebukuro store, Tokyo
1987“…long ago…” : TAMA VIVANT 87 at SEED Hall, Tokyo
1983“Chiekosan” : The 2nd Contemporary Art Festival ‘Art and Technology’ at The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
1979“Norichan” Shirakaba Gallery, Tokyo
1977“Women” Shirakaba Gallery, Tokyo
1976“Grand Mother, Mother, Dauther” Seibu Department, Tokyo

Permanent Collection

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Ottawa National Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, USA
Genova University, Genova, Italy
Mori Art Museum, Japan
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Japan
Miyagi Kenritsu Museum, Miyagi, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
Fukuyama Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Nagoya-shi Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Kobe Design University, Kobe, Japan
Toyama Kenritsu Museum, Toyama, Japan
Tokushimaken Bunkanomori,Tokushima, Japan
Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
Suny Stonybrook, New York, USA
The Nation Museum of Modern Art, Japan
Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea

Awards

Special Prize The 3rd Tokyo Video Festival, Tokyo(1980)
Mention Special du Jury categorie “EXPERIMENTAL” La mondiale de film et videos, Quebec, Canada(1991)
Prix Procirep Section Fiction Festival International de Videos et Films, Centre Audivisuel Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, France(1992)