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.

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) - 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