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Born in 1980 in Shizuoka, Japan, Aisuke Kondo currently works and resides in Berlin, Germany. Kondo is an interdisciplinary artist engaged in research-based art creation, focusing on themes of belonging, identity, memory, and history. He uses various media including photography, installation, video, performance, painting, and poetry to explore these issues, grounded in the concept of "reconstructing memory."

Education and Career

2001: Graduated from B-semi School of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan.
2003: Moved to Berlin, Germany.
2008: Completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts.
Grants and Fellowships

2012-2013: Received funding from the Kunststiftung Kunze Foundation in Gifhorn, Germany.
2016: Funded by the Asian Cultural Council to research his great-grandfather’s internment at the Topaz Internment Camp in Utah during WWII.
2018-2019: Funded by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs to conduct fieldwork as a visiting scholar at San Francisco State University's Asian American Studies Department.
2021: Received funding from the Berlin Academy of Arts to explore the history of Japanese American soldiers in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp.
2022: Funded by the Stiftung Kunstfonds Foundation to investigate the history of discrimination against Asians in Western societies, including the "Yellow Peril" theory that emerged in the late 19th century.
2023: Awarded the Visual Artist Research Grant by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Artistic Projects

Material and Memory (2015-present): Traces his great-grandfather’s immigration journey to the U.S. starting in 1907.
A Painting You Might Have Painted (2018-present): A painting project initiated in 2018.
Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018: Kunstraum Kunze, Gifhorn, Germany; Gallery Turnaround, Sendai, Japan; Kommunale Galerie Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany.
2017: MINTMOUE, Los Angeles, USA.
2016: Tokyo Art Museum (TAM), Tokyo, Japan; Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan.

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