Phil Akashi studio Barcelona

 

 

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. He employs a wide variety of media to explore and challenge themes of democracy, cultural identity,  power, and resistance. 

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. 

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) - 2022
Kunsthalle Zürich (Löwenbräukunst) - 2020

Museum of Modern Art of Algiers (MAMA) - 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

 

 


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SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS


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

 

LEGEND OF THE DRAGON Phil AkashiLEGEND OF THE DRAGON
Nomadic project across China 2015 - ongoing
Kunsthalle Zürich - 2020

 

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