Mako Idemitsu

Chronology Abridged

YearWhat happened
1940年Born in Tokyo, Japan
1958年 - 62年Waseda University, Tokyo
1963年 - 64年Columbia University, New York
1965年 - 73年Lived in California
1973年 - nowliving in Tokyo, Japan

Solo Exhibition & Screening

YearExhibition TitleVenueCity
1974Mako Idemitsu’s Eizou Nirenoki GalleryGinza, Tokyo, Japan
1974Solo ExhibitionTenjosajikiTokyo, Japan
1974cinémathèque No. 51 Idemitsu MakoImage ForumTokyo, Japan
1975cinémathèque No. 69 Idemitsu MakoImage ForumTokyo, Japan
1978cinémathèque No. 136 Idemitsu MakoImage ForumTokyo, Japan
1979Mako Idemitsu Video New Year’s ShowShirakaba GalleryOta, Tokyo, Japan
1980Solo ExhibitionLove Collection GalleryNagoya, Aichi, Japan
1982Solo ExhibitionVideo Gallery SCANTokyo, Japan
1983“Through the looking glass” Video Works by Mako IdemitsuLAICALos Angeles, USA
1984Image ForumImage ForumTokyo, Japan
1986Solo ExhibitonLos Angeles Contemporary Exhibiton Los Angeles, USA
1986Video View PointsMuseum of Modern Art, New York New York, USA
1986Whole WallsBuffalo, USA
1986Solo Exhibiton Pittsburgh FilmmakersPittsburgh, USA
1987Image ForumImage ForumTokyo, Japan
1988From Geisha to SamuraiHonolulu, Hawai, USA
1990Image ForumImage ForumTokyo, Japan
1993Idemitsu Mako Works SpecialShimokitazawa Station Mae TheaterSetagaya, Tokyo, Japan
1996Idemitsu Mako Film+Video CollectionUplink FactoryShibuya, Tokyo, Japan
1996Study of Idemitsu Mako’s worksSetagaya Women’s CenterSetagaya,Tokyo, Japan
1996Gender Issue Enlightenment seminar Video TalkSesion Suginami Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
1997Mako Idemitsu 1982-1997 oeuvres choisies Articule Montréal, Canada
1997Mako Idemitsu Works screeningMakati Zero BF2 Media HallMakati, Tokyo, Japan
1998World of Idemitsu MakoTachikawa City Women’s CenterTachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
1998Dawn Cinema ClubDawn CenterOsaka, Osaka, Japan
2000Idemitsu Mako Works Exhibition “I Make Myself”Kobe Art Village CenterKobe, Osaka, Japan
2000Idemitsu Mako Works Exhibition “I Make Myself”The Third Gallery AyaOsaka, Osaka, Japan
2001Film & Video Anthology 2001 vol.1Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2001Idemitsu Mako Works Exhibition “I Make Myself”Fukuoka City Public Library Movie Hall Ciné-làFukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
2002Mako Idemitsu Exhibition Tiki Art Space / Image ForumShibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2003What A Woman Made: Idemitsu MakoPhaidros CafeShibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2007Art And GenderTochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine ArtsUtsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan

Group Exhibition

YearExhibition TitleVenueCity
1974Tokyo-New York Video ExpressTenjosajiki-KanTokyo, Shibuya, Japan
1974First 100 Feet Film FestivalSabo HallTokyo, Japan
1975Video ArtInstitute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania; The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, Ohio; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, ConnecticutPensilvania & Chicago, USA
1974Exhibition by Underground Cinematheque groupYasuda Seimei HallShinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan
1974The 2nd New Work ExhibitionYasuda-seimei HallShinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan
197416mm film ShowingTenjosajiki-kanTokyo, Japan
1975The 3rd New Work ExhibitionYasuda-seimei HallShinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan
197516mm film ShowingTenjosajiki-kanTokyo, Japan
1976Women Filmmakers FestivalYasuda Seimei HallShinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan
1977Video in TokyoMaki GalleryTokyo, Japan
19778th International Video FestivalContinental GalleryLima, Peru
1978International Video FestivalSogetsu-kaikanTokyo, Japan
197810th International Open Encounter on VideoSogetsu-kaikanTokyo, Japan
19784th 100 Feet Film FestivalImage ForumTokyo, Japan
1978Japan Video Art FestivalCenter of Art and CommunicationBuenos Aires, Argentina
1978Pan-ConceptualTamura GalleryTokyo, Japan
1979Video from Tokyo, Fukui and KyotoThe Museum fo Modern Arts, Long Beach Museum of Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, The Prefectural Museum of Art, FukuiNew York, USA
1979Japan Avant Garde Film ExhibitionThe Centre Georges PompidouParis, France
1979The 4th New Work ExhibitionAsahi Seimei HallTokyo, Japan
1980America Japan Video Art ExhibitionStudio200Tokyo, Japan
1980The 3rd Tokyo Video FestivalVictor Video CenterTokyo, Japan
1980The 5th New Work ExhibitionStudio200Tokyo, Japan
1980The Tokyo Video FestivalStudio 43Paris, France
1981Female Eizo Artists Special ProgramImage ForumTokyo, Japan
1981The 1st Experimental Films FestivalStudio 200Tokyo, Japan
1982The Sydney BiennialMultiple locationsSydney, Australia
1982November StepsShimin GalleryYokohana, Japan
1982Festival 82Video InnVancouver, Canada
1982The KIJKHUIS World-Wide Video FestivalMultiple locationHolland
1982The 2nd Experimental Video FestivalStudio 200Tokyo, Japan
1983The 2nd KIJKHUIS World-Wide Video Festival ??? twice ?Multiple locationHolland
1983Japanese Video FestivalMilan, Italy
1983Art and TechnologyToyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, JapanToyama, Toyama, Japan
1983Video CD83Cankarjev DomLjubljana, Yugoslavia
1983Asian American International Video FestivalNew York, USA
19842e manifestation internationale de video: 2nd international video demonstrationMontbéliard, France
1984The Exhibition of the Recent AcquisitionThe Museum of Modern ArtNew York, USA
1984Ottawa International Festival of Video ArtSAW GalleryOttawa, Canada
1984Montreal International Video FestivalMontreal, Canada
1984Venice BiennaleVenice, Italy
1984The 1984 International Video FestivalAmerican Film InstituteLos Angeles, USA
1984VIDEO, A Retrospective, Long Beach Museum of Art 1974-84Long Beach Museum of ArtLong Beach, USA
198525 Years of Experimental Film in JapanThe Museum of Modern Art SaitamaSaitama, Japan
1985First International Video BiannualVienna, Austria
1985Continuum ’85Melbourne, Australia
1985Salso Film&TV Festival 8th EditionPalazzo dei CongressiParma, Romagna, Italy
19858th International Film & TV FestivalSalsa, Italy
1985Japan Avant-garde of the FutureGeneva, Italy
1985Japanese Experimental FilmUSA
19852nd Asian Art ShowFukuoka Art MuseumFukuoka, Japan
1985FUKUI International Video Festival ’85Fukui Phoenix PlazaFukui, Japan
1986New Video: JapanThe Museum of Modern ArtNew York, USA
1986The Australian Video FestivalThe Performance SpaceRedfern, Sydney, Australia
1986Video Cocktail 3Hara MuseumTokyo, Japan
1986San Fransisco International Video FestivalSan Francisco, USA
1986International New Cinema & Video FestivalMontreal, Canada
1986World Wide Video Festival 1986KijkhuisHague, Netherlands
1987World Wide Video Festival 1987KijkhuisHague, Netherlands
19871987 Spring Show II World Wide Video Festival in Tokyo, Japanese Participating ArtistsGallery KGinza, Tokyo, Japan
1987Image Forum FestivalShibuya Seibu Seed 10F = Seed HallTokyo, Shibuya, Japan
198710th Women Filmmakers FestivalVideo FemmesQuebec, Canada
19878th DocumentaKisser, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
1987The Art for TelevisionThe Museum of Contemporary Art, Los AngelsLos Angeles, USA
1987Infamental 7Buffalo, USA
19871987 American Film Institute Video FestivalLos Angeles, USA
19882nd Biennial International Video ArtColombia
19883rd VideonareBonn, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
19894th Contemporary Art ExhibitionToyama, Toyama, Japan
1990MYTH ExhibitionThe Museum of Modern ArtNew York, USA
1990Montreal International Women Film Video FestivalMontreal, Canada
1990Tendances MultiplesCentre Georges PompidouParis, France
1990European Media Art FestivalLargerhalle, Atlantis-Kinos, Abendgalerie, Dominikanerkirch Osnabrück, Germany
1990MothersIKON galleryBirmingham, UK
1990Moving Image BiennareMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofiaMadrid, Spain
19908th Fotoptica international Video FestivalMuseu da Imagem e do SomSão Paulo, Brazil
1990-1993Private Visions -Japanese Video Art in the 1980sJapan Foundation Toronto office, Dallas Museum of Art, Ferrara Video Art Center, Stedelijk Museum, Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln, Perugia4*4, Liverpool Video PositiveToronto, Canada; Dallas, USA; Ferrara, Italy, Amsterdam; Köln, Germany; Liverpool, Britain!, Perugia, Italy
1990International Video Art FestivalNational Art Gallery Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1991Circurative Video Library SelectionThe Museum of Modern ArtNew York, USA
1991Re-Framing the FamilyArtist SpaceNew York, USA
1991Mondial Film & Video FestivalQuebec, Canada
1991Consumer Tools: Personal VisionsThe Museum of Modern ArtNew York, USA
1991International Video WeekGeneva, Swiss
1992ADAM and EVE in Videos and FilmsThe Museum of Modern Art, Saitama Urawa, Saitama, Japan
1992JAPAN OUTSIDE/INSIDE/INBETWEENArtists SpaceNew York, USA
1992Festival International de Videos et de FilmsCentre Audiovisuel Simone de BeauvoirParis, France
1992Eizou-no-Bouken Josei-no-Kojin-EigaHookaido Museum of Modern ArtSapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
1992La-Plus Video & Talk FestivalSetagaya Women CenterSetagaya, Tokyo, Japan
1992Video-New World Possibility of the MediaO MuseumShinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
1993Fukui International Video BiennaleFukui Fine Arts MuseumFukui, Fukui, Japan
1993The Image of FamilyAichi Arts CenterNagoya, Aichi, Japan
1993Políticas De Género: feminismos representación arte mediaFilmoteca de la Generalitat ValencianaValenciana, Spain
1993First Generation: Women & Video, 1970-197522 locations in Canada, USA, Iceland, and Spain22 locations in Canada, USA, Iceland, and Spain
1993NiCAF ‘93 VIDEO ART MUSEUMPacifico Yokohama Exhibition HallYokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
1993SHARED TECHLINES video art from the Pacific Rim and beyondClocktower Theatre, Christchurch; Archway 2 Lecture Theatre,Otago University, Dunedin; Auckland City Gallery Auditorium; Continuum City Cinema, WellingtonChristchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington New Zealand
1993Identity & HomeThe Museum of Modern Art
1994Japanese Art After1945: Scream Against the SkyYokohama Museum of ArtYokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
199440. International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 1994: Retrospective of the Japanese Shrt Film 1955-1991Otaierie ShlossOberhausen, Germany
1994Women Make WavesNational Film Center TaipeiTaipei, Taiwan
199440th Annual Robert Flaherty SeminarWells College, Aurora, NYAurora, New York, USA
1994Japan Experimental Film & Video 1955-1994Kirin Plaza OsakaOsaka, Japan
1994Enoshima Women Film Video ForumKanagawa Gender Equality CenterFujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan
1994The Eyes on Personal LifeYokohama Museum of ArtYokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
1995-1997巡回Japan TodayLOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTStrandvej, HUMLEBÆK
1995-1997巡回Japan TodayKunstmes HusOslo, Norway
1995-1997巡回Japan TodayWaino Aaltonen Museum of Arts, Turk, Finland
1995-1997巡回Japan TodayLiljevalchs KonsthallStockholm, Sweden
1995-1997巡回japantoday Kunst Fotografie DesignMAK-Austrian Museum of Applied ArtsWien, Austria
1995Idemitsu Mako & Nakatsuji Etsuko ExhibitionSagacho Exhibit SpaceEdogawa, Tokyo, Japan
1995Video Art in the 70’sThe Museum of Modern Art, SaitamaUrawa-shi, Saitama, Japan
1996XVII Festival International de la Vidéo et des Arts ÉlectroniquesPalazzo della SopracenerinaLocarno, Swiss
1996Image Forum Festival 1996Shinjuku Park TowerShinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
1996Personal. Cinema ProgramMillenniumNew York, USA
199614 de World Wide Video FestivalTheater aan het SpuiHague, Netherlands
1997Womens’s Film Festival in SeoulSeoul, Republic of Korea
1997Video Art: The First 25 YearsTokyo Metropolitan Museum of PhotographyTokyo, Japan
199811th International Film Festival SingaporeSingapore
1998Fragile Electrons: Celebrating Twenty Years of Collecting Video ArtNational Gallery of CanadaOttawa, Ontario
1998-1999Fragile Electrons: Celebrating Twenty Years of Collecting Video ArtArt Gallery of Nova ScotiaNova Scotia, Halifax, Canada
1999-2000Fragile Electrons: Celebrating Twenty Years of Collecting Video ArtMendel Art GallerySaskatoon, Canada
1999vanishing points: image Forum festival at the icaInstitute of contemporary artsLondon, UK
1998Learning from Movies: Family and Gender studyJapan Association for Women’s EducationMinato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
1999Liburu Festa : flexible 21 centuryWakayama Big EyeWakayama, Wakayama, Japan
2000Matsudai Film Festival 2000Matsudaimachi Furusato KaikannMatsudaicho, Niigata, Japan
2000Video Act screeningNakano Zero media hallNakano-ku,Tokyo, Japan
2000How to Survive in Digital/Networked SocietyTokyo Metropolitan Museum of PhotographyTokyo, Japan
2000Goodby Yotsuya: The Late of 1970’sImage ForumShinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
2000WAN ACT 2: Let’s Talk Women’s Self-ImageWomen’s Forum YokohamaYokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
2001Osaka Eizo Festival 2001Cine nouveauOsaka, Osaka, Japan
2001Chiba Civic Women’s Center FestivalChiba City Harmony PlazaChiba-shi, Chiba, Japan
200114th Tokyo Women’s Film FestivalTokyo Women’s PlasaTokyo, Japan
2002Japanese Experimental Films 50s-70sTokyo Metropolitan Museum of PhotographyTokyo, Japan
2002Imagination & Creation Exhibition IIIKasugai City Library, Culture and Art CenterKasugai, Aichi, Japan
2002Eizo Expression & Gender world of Mako Idemitsu, in All Waseda Cultural WeekWaseda UniversityShinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
2002The 1st Women Make Sister Waves Film & Video Festival in OsakaStep HallToyonaka, Osaka, Japan
2002The Early Works of Video Art in JapanNagoya Port Building Assembly HallNagoya, Aichi, Japan
2003What a Woman Made: Idemitsu MakoPhaidros CafeShibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2003Talk Women’s Information “What a Woman Made” and from now on. Let’s Discuss with Mako IdemitsuTokyo Women’s PlazaShibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2004Modern Means: Continuity and Change In Art From 1880 To The PresentMore Art MuseumRoppongi, Tokyo, Japan
2004Borderline CasesGallery A. R. T.Tokyo, Japan
2004Japanese Experimental Film and VideoCalifornia, USA
2005Love and Solidality: MOT Annual 2005Museum of Contemporary Art TokyoTokyo, Japan
2005“f” mediaEwha Womans UniversitySeoul, Korea
2005Avanguard Women 1950-1975 ExhibitionTochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine ArtUtsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
2005Short Experimental Film and Video FestivalZagreb, Republika Hrvatska
2006Early Video Art ReflectionsNagoya Citizens Gallery YadaNagoya, Aichi, Japan
2007WACK! Art and Feminisit RevolutionMuseum of Contemporary Art, Los AngelesLos Angels, USA
2007Radical Communication: Japanese Video Art ExhibitionThe Geffen Contemporary at MOCALos Angels, USA
2008Video Formes 2008Clermont-Ferrand, France
2008Radical Communication: Japanese Video Art ExhibitionVancouver, Canada
2009CINEMA DU REEL 2009 31e FESTIVALINTERNATIOANL DE FILMS DOCUMENTARIESLe Centre PompidouParis, France
2009Here is Every Four Decades of Contemporary ArtThe Museum of Modern ArtNew York, USA
2009Vital SignalsHiroshima City Museum of Contemporary ArtHiroshima, Japan
2009Vital SignalsHouston CenterUSA
2009Vital SignalsLos Angeles County Museum of ArtLos Angeles, USA
2009Vital SignalsAmerican Japan CenterNew York, USA
2010Vital SignalsThe National Museum of ArtOsaka, Japan
2011Japanese Video Art 1980sThe National Museum of ArtOsaka, Japan
2011~2012Exchange & Evolution Worldwide Video 1974-1999Long Beach Museum of ArtLong Beach, CA, USA
2012Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012Fukuoka Asian Art MuseumHakata, Fukuoka, Japan
2012Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art MuseumNaha, Okinawa, Japan
2012Scent of Mother’s LoveEwha Womans University TheaterSeoul, Korea
201250th Ann Abor Film FestivalMichigan TheatreMichigan, USA
2012Ourselves ExhibitionThe Australian Center for Contemporary ArtMelbourne, Australia
2013Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine ArtUtsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
2013Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012Mie Prefectural Art MuseumTsu, Mie, Japan
2013Love ExhibitionMore Art MuseumMinato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
2014MOMAT collection exhibitionThe National Museum of Modern Art, TokyoTokyo, Japan
2016The EY Exhibition: The World Goes PopTATE MODERNLondon, UK
2016Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival -Women Directors in Japanese Experimental FilmCommunity College of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, USA
2017The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945Barbican CenterLondon, UK
2017“Samon’s Daughters” 1 day screeningUplink FactoryTokyo, Japan
2017MOMAT collection exhibitionThe National Museum of Modern Art, TokyoTokyo, Japan
2017Japanese Expanded Cinema ProjectInternational House PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, USA
2018Japansk VideokonstLeksand KulturhusLeksand, Sweden
2018The Yebisu International Festival
for Art & Alternative Visions 2018
Tokyo Photographic Art MuseumTokyo, Japan
2018Local Arts “Performance of Nagoya” related exhiibitionNagoya City Art MuseumNagoya, Aichi, Japan
2018Cinema Classroom 2018National Film Archive of JapanTokyo, Japan
2018Institute of Asian Performance Art: Tokyo TOKAS Project VOL. 1Tokyo Arts And Space HongoBunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
2018FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE of the 1970sThe Brno House of ArtsBrno, Czech

Collection

Institutions where Mako Idemitsu’s works are collected/archived
Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea
Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Genova University, Genova, Italy
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
Kobe Design University, Kobe, Japan
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, USA
Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
Mori Art Museum, Japan
Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
National Film Archive of Japan
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
SAMMLUNG VERBUND
Suny Stony Brook, New York, USA
The Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Miyagi, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Nation Museum of Modern Art, Japan
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Japan
Tokushima Bunkanomori Park,Tokushima, Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan