12th Gwangju biennale 2018 " imagined border " invited me to exhibit my art work at creation gallery 2 of ACC. （2018.10.11）
Curator Mansoek Kim, he his Korean independent creator, curates creation gallery under the theme " The Art of Survival: Assembly, Sustainability, Shift ". He had visetied me while my staying Busan to participate to group exhibition " Nuclear dream 2 ", he offered me to exhibit my art work at biennale. And also he offered me to stay about half year in Gwangju. Though he wanted to ship my serial paintings about 3.11 which I've made in Japan, I started to make paintings about testimonies of survivors from Japanese army sex slave system. Actually I didn't imange that I could exhibit this sensitive art work, but after letting him watch sample paintings of this, he allowed me to take place in biennale. My honor and pleasure. I would like to express thanks to Ken Awazu; art director of KEN located Sangenjyaya Tokyo and has kept surported me, Yuka Okamoto; editor and member of WAM, she introduced me to Korean Artist's exhibition and let my eyes open to Japanese war time criminal issues. I relied on alomost informations about testimonies of survivors from WAM (Women's Active Museum on War and Peace), JongA Bang; Korean female painter, she introduced me to curator Mansoek Kim. And especially curator Mansoek Kim's courage and effort to corporate with me. I put link to introduction page of artists list who particpate beneath.
you can see my name in the list "JongA Bang + Akira Tsuboi", but we don't make collaborate, exhibit independently.
Gwangju Biennale Foundation 111 Biennale-ro, Buk-gu,
Gwangju, 61104 Republic of KOREA
I stay in Gwangju til biennale closing. while exhibition I stay in gallery 2 as possible as I can from 0 p.m.