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The Circle of Time

Winner Special Prize Open Sculptures and Installations
Curated by MoCA Italia, Arsenale - Venice 2017

LEGEND OF THE DRAGON

Kunsthalle Zürich - Zürich 2020
Ink and acrylic with Dongba scripts and Chinese seal imprints on jute

 

 

Rings on Fire

Phil Akashi and Jenny Holzer. 2050. A Brief History of the Future, curated by Pierre-Yves Desaive
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) - 2018

TRANSGRESSION

Museum of Modern Art of Algiers (MAMA) - Algeria 2019

Ink and fluorescent spray paint on canvas, ultraviolet light - AlTiba9

A TOUCH OF OPTIMISM

Japanese Sumi ink and seal imprints with Chinese characters: 文/“culture” and 乐观/”optimism”
Fashion Art EU, European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) 
Barcelona 2015

 

PHIL AKASHI
Born in 1978 in Brussels, Belgium
Lives and works between Barcelona, Brussels and Hong Kong

Phil Akashi is a nomadic artist known for his conceptual and cross-cultural experiments with language, materiality and aesthetics.

As a vibrant player in the East/West dialogue, Phil Akashi carved out a unique visual language often combining the use of traditional crafts with techniques of the abstract expressionism and street art movements. Also known as an Alchemist of language, Phil Akashi employs a wide variety of media to explore and challenge themes of democracy, cultural identity,  power, and resistance. 

Akashi's influences range from pioneering Asian artists such as Xu Bing, Park Seo-Bo, to Western artists such as Christopher Wool, Cy Twombly, and also from the myriad of cultural inspirations of his nomadic lifestyle. Read full biography

 

GROUP SHOWS AT A MAJOR INSTITUTION

Beijing Biennale, National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) - Beijing 2022
Kunsthalle Zürich (Löwenbräukunst) - Zürich 2020

Museum of Modern Art of Algiers (MAMA) - Algiers 2019
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) - Taichung 2018           
Venice Arsenale (MoCA Italia) - Venice 2017   
European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) - Barcelona 2016   
Power Station of Art (PSA) - Shanghai 2015   
Opera House - Shanghai 2015
European Parliament - Brussels 2015
Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) - Brussels 2015

 

SELECTED REVIEWS BY A MAJOR ART PUBLICATION

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - New York, USA
China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Cafa Art Info - Beijing, China
Guggenheim, Friday links - New York, USA
Blouin Artinfo - Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED AWARDS 

Shortlisted, Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize, Hong Kong 2015
Excellence Award Winner, Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing 2015
Winner Special Prize Open, Arte Laguna Prize curated by MOCA Italia, Arsenale, Venice 2017
Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, York 2018
Major International Public Art Project, Palo Alto Public Art Commission, Palo Alto 2013

 

 

SELECTED PROJECTS
 

The Circle of Time Phil Akashi
THE CIRCLE OF TIME
Ink on fine art paper, bamboo, hemp rope, leather, metal, and seal imprints. 4 x 4 x 3,35 m Helutrans Art Space - Singapore 2016 

 

 

WISDOM OF HAPPINESS  Phil AkashiWISDOM OF HAPPINESS
Ink, gold leaves and acrylic on canvas with Chinese characters: 囍/"Double Happiness", Hong Kong 2015. 78.7"x118.1" / 200x300cm

 

 

 RESISTANCE Phil AkashiRESISTANCE 
Copper and marble vinyl. 380 x 370 x 0,3 cm.
Representing Belgium at Open20, Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice 2017

 

 

LEGEND OF THE DRAGON Phil AkashiLEGEND OF THE DRAGON
Nomadic project across China (Baisha, Hong Kong,…)
2015 - ongoing

 

 


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