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Biography


Ichi Ikeda was born in 1943 in Osaka, Japan. His arts are very strongly connected with the global environmental problems, especially water flowing all over the world. His art works are widely known as WaterArt projects.

SELECTED WATERART PROJECTS
"80 liters Water Box"
2003 3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto+Toyota, Japan +New York, U.S.A.

"Lake Sagamiko Water Project"
2002 The First Supper for Water Senders
2002 The Time in Water Village
Lake Sagamiko Cultural Communication Center, Kanagawa, Japan

"Water's-Eye" (Indonesia WaterArt Project)
2002 Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta/ Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung/
Galeri Lontar, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Okinawa Water Channel"
2001 Okinawa Water/Art Lesson, Maejima Art Center, Okinawa, Japan
2001 Okinawa Water Channel, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Japan

"Big Hands Conference"
2000 Japan Cultural Center Bangkok, Thailand

"Water Ark Harbour"
1999 Big Arrow, HKUST Center for the Arts, Hong Kong
1999 Water Ark Harbor, CCP Front Yard, Manila, Philippines

"Water Senders Movement"
1999 Republic of Water Senders #01, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
1999 Republic of Water Senders #02, warehouse in Kaseda, Kagoshima, Japan

"Water Market Project"
1998 Kaseda Water Market Project, Kagoshima, Japan
1999 Hong Kong Water Market, 1a space, Hong Kong

"Arcing Ark"
Taipei-Bow, Tamsui River+The Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan
1997 Kaseda-Bow, Manosegawa River+ old stone warehouse, Kaseda, Japan

"Waterhenge"
1996 Waterhenge: Tokyo #1, P3 art and environment, Tokyo,Japan
1996 Waterhenge:Osaka, Index Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1996 Waterhenge: Tokyo #2, Tokyo University, Tokyo,Japan
1994 Waterhenge: Bangkok, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

"The United Waters"
1995 The United Waters in the art calendar for the 50th Anniversary of the U. N.
1995 Permanent installation The United Waters , Center for Contemporary Art of Santa Fe, U.S.A.

"Book of Water/ Book of Earth"
1993 Water Mandala, meeting of Tenkawa River and Misen River, Nara, Japan
1993-4 Book of Earth, on the ground of Chiba New Town, Chiba, Japan
1992 2 Facing Pages on the Earth, Sumida Riverside Hall Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"Water Mirror"
1989 Water Mirror in Genbudo, Genbudo Park, Hyogo, Japan
1988 Water Mirror in New York, Franklin Furnace, New York, U.S.A.
1987 Water Mirror in Okurayama, Okurayama Memorial Hall, Yokohama, Japan

"Earth Drawing"
1989 Earth Drawing, Han-gang River+ Dong Soong Art Center, Seoul, Korea

"Water Piano"
1986 Water Piano on the Earth, Tama-river, Japan
1984 Water Piano, Hinoemata River, Fukushima, Japan


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2003 3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto, Japan
U.K.-Japan Art Forum "Crossovers", Kyoto+Toyota, Japan
Water Water for Celebration, New York, U.S.A.

2002 Taipei Public Art Festival, Da-hu Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2001 Okinawa Water Art Forum, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Japan
Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2000 Manosegawa River Art Project 2000, Humoto River, Kagoshima, Japan

1999 Manosegawa River Art Project, Chiran+ Kawanabe + Kinpo + Kaseda,
Kagoshima, Japan

1998 Cycle Art Gallery Kaseda 1998, Kaseda, Kagoshima, Japan

1997 River: New Asian Art-A Dialogue in Taipei", Taipei, Taiwan
"Cycle Art Gallery Kaseda", Kagoshima, Japan

1996 Asia Edge 1996/Tokyo, P3 art and environment + The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan

1995 Watermarks , Center for Contemporary Art of Santa Fe, U.S.A.

1994 Japan Month for Contemporary Art Movement, Japan Cultural Center Bangkok + Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

1993 Water Circles, Kuimaru Center for Cultural Studies, Fukushima, Japan

1992 "Seoul-Tokyo-New York" Art Project, Seoul+Tokyo

1991 Iwaki Art Celebration, Iwaki Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan
21th International Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil

1990 "Seoul-Tokyo-New York" Art Project/ Tokyo, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan

1989 "Seoul-Tokyo-New York" Art Project/ Seoul, Dong Soong Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1988 '88 ART PROJECT, Iwakuni Nisiki River, Yamaguchi, Japan

1987 Seoul/Yokohama Contemporary Art, Art Cosmos Center, Seoul, Korea
Okurayama Art Move, Okurayama Memorial Hall, Yokohama, Japan

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