Phil Akashi & Jenny Holzer

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

The Circle of Time

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

THE CIRCLE OF TIME

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

TRANSGRESSION

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

Ink and fluorescent spray paint on canvas, ultraviolet light - AlTiba9, curated by Mohamed Benhadj

Resistance

Selected to represent Belgium at Open20
Sculpture in copper and marble vinyl - Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky - Venice 2017

Studio Phil Akashi

Swatch Art Peace Hotel
Bund 外滩 19 - Shanghai 2015

Legend of the Dragon

Dialogue with local ethnic minorities and the Han majority about: 大同 / "the great unity" 
Baisha Village - China 2016

RINGS ON FIRE

Wisdom of Happiness - Ink, gold leaves and acrylic on canvas with Chinese characters: 囍/"Double Happiness"
Studio Phil Akashi
Hong Kong 2015

LEGEND OF THE DRAGON

Dialogue with local ethnic minorities and the Han majority about: 大同 / "the great unity" 
Art Basel Hong Kong - Wong Chuk Hang - Hong Kong 2015 

FRAGILE - PHIL AKASHI & D.LAB

Theatre decor for Fragile - Modern Dance performance
The Opera House - Shanghai 2015 

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

CHOCOLATE BEAUTY

Solo show at the Bund / 外滩 (unsanctionned)
Shanghai 2013

TRIBUTE TO MANDELA

27.000 boxing punches with the Chinese characters 自由/“Freedom"
Shortlisted Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize - Hong Kong 2015

 

 

PHIL AKASHI
Belgian, born 1978

Phil Akashi is a nomadic artist known for his conceptual and cross-cultural experiments with language, materiality and aesthetics. Phil Akashi works explore, challenge and engage questions relating to the notions of democracy, power, resistance, and cultural identity.  As a vibrant player in the East/West dialogue, his works are critics, sometimes anti-establishment, confrontational, and, at the same time, peaceful and meditative. 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. Read full biography

 

GROUP SHOWS AT A MAJOR INSTITUTION

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

 

 

SELECTED VIDEO