Date: 10th March 2021
Time: 11am
Venue: Online - details below

Atsushi Kaga 

11am Wed 10th March 2021 

Online Zoom/Canvas 

MTU Crawford College of Art and Design 


 Astushi Kaga, Originally from Tokyo, Atsushi Kaga studied Fine Art at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, graduating in 2005, and made a critically acclaimed first solo museum exhibition at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny in 2008. He staged his fourth solo exhibition at Mother’s Tankstation limited, Dublin, in 2020, following his presentation with mother’s tankstation at Taipei Dangdai, Taipei (2020). Kaga’s work has also been exhibited at Jack Hanley Gallery, NY; Blain|Southern, London; Kantor Gallery, L.A.; Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel; and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin. He participated in the Location One International Residency Programme, New York (2012), the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (2011) and has also held residencies in Sao Paolo, the Fountainhead, Miami and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. He is currently taking a residency at Tony O’Malley Residency in Kilkenny.

Behind the playful and surreal façade of Atsushi Kaga’s misleadingly simple and faux-crude works lurks much darker territory, wherein the artist confronts serious issues of cultural politics, paranoia, the complex search for personal identity and the daily philosophical crises of facing the harsh realities of the world. Through the eyes of a self-proclaimed ‘Otaku’, and influenced by the Japanese story-telling cultures of Manga and Anime, Kaga’s razor-sharp wit and extraordinary imagination takes the viewer, willingly led, on a journey of exploration through a complex and often brutal, but hilarious, alternate universe. 




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