Zon ITO 伊藤存

Kyoto, Japan
APT Beijing
Artist Social Media
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Zon Ito was born in  1971 (Osaka, Japan ) and lives and works in Kyoto, Japan. Among several mediums, Ito is known for the use of embroideries, in which he attempts to juxtapose and merge landscapes and wildlife with minimal use of lines and colors.The embroideries, both as images and as objects, resist straight and instant perception of what is presented in front of the eye - that is rationality, logic and the linear notion of time and space.He has also produced a series of animations and collaborative works with the artist Ryoko Aoki.

His work has been featured in multiple international exhibitions including, “Ways of Worldmaking” (The National Museum of Art, Osaka), (2011); “Primary Field II” (The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, 2010), “Louisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito”, (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2009), “When Lives Become Form: Dialogue with The Future Brazil / Japan” (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, 2008), "Three individuals : Zon Ito x Hajime Imamura x Yoshihiro Suda", The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2006 ),"How Latitudes Become Forms", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2003), "International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama 2001", Pacifico Yokohama (2001).

He graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, in Conceptual and Media Art (BA). Zon Ito is represented by Taka Ishii Gallery and Konrad Fischer Gallery, Dusseldorf.