Art Direction

  • 2011-now
    [Spirit of “North”] as the Representative of the Executive Committee
  • 2014-13
    [Gap Dynamics: Contemporary Art Festival in Itabashi Art Museum 2013] as the Commissioner, Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
  • 2007
    [Letter from a Mysterious Earthling] Artist in School Program of Kawaguchi City, Saitama
  • 2006-03
    [Between Eco & Ego] as the Representative of the Executive Committee
  • 2003-01
    Partnership with others for [Echo] [Abduction] [Women Breaking Bounderies 21] etc.

Workshop, Lecture & Symposium

  • 2019
    Presentation and Talk Event [Spirit of "North" - Returning to the Birthplace of the Project Concept] Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • 2018
    Presentation [Spirit of “North”] Toki Art Space, Tokyo
    Talk Event [To the North, to Wilderness] MARUYAMA Yoshiko x AKASAKA Norio, Gallery Off Grid, Fukushima
  • 2017-09
    Juried Exhibition [Sato Taisei Memorial - Junior-High Students’ Paintings] Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
  • 2016
    Lecture [Spirit of “North” The Viewpoint to Unite the Northeast of Japan and Northern Countries] Akita University of Art, Akita
    Presentation [My Art and My Project Spirit of “North”] The Marija & Jurgis Šlapelis House-Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2015
    Presentation [My Art and My Project Spirit of “North”] Fresh Winds, Gardur, Iceland
    Lecture [Spirit of “North” The way to Discover Tohoku] Bridge Talk 09, Art Bridge Institute, Tokyo
    Lecture and Workshop [Watercolor with Phenomena and chance on paper] Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
  • 2014
    Talk Event [Hello Beasts, We Humans Have Come] MARUYAMA Yoshiko x KANKE Hiroaki, Spirit of “North”vol.3, Kaiyoukan, Kitakata, Fukushima
    Lecture [Spirit of “North”] Balgowan House, Perth, Scotland, UK
    Talk Event [Gap Dynamics] Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
  • 2013
    Panel Discussion [3.11 and Art- How to Be As The Platform] Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo Tokyo
    Lecture [Sami and Emishi: The Native People in Northern Europe and Tohoku] Spirit of “North”vol.1, Kitakata, Fukushima
  • 2011
    Artist Talk [Silence] Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
  • 2010
    Lecture [Environment as Exhibition Space] Art Ii Seminar, Ii, Finland
    Lecture [Art in Environment] Art Ii Master-class, Ii, Finland
  • 2009
    Symposium [Landscape and Culture + Art] Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo
  • 2008
    Lecture [Art Has Come to Town] Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
  • 2007
    Workshop [Letter from a Mysterious Earthling] Artist in School Program of Kawaguchi City,
    Honcho Elementary School & Kawaguchi City Gallery Atlia, Kawaguchi, Saitama
    Workshop [Wondrous Space Created Via Transference and Collage] Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima
  • 2005
    Lecture [Artistic Activity Developed in a Town] Perthshire Visual Arts Forum, Battleby Centre Perth, Scotland, UK
  • 2004
    Workshop [Your Hands Express You] Recycle Plaza in Kawaguchi, Saitama


  • Fresh Winds (Iceland), Art in Nature Biennale (Norway), Art Ii Biennale (Finland), Etna Foundation (Romania), Youkobo Art Space (Tokyo), Art Salon (Chiba),
    Private Collections (Kyoto, Fujisawa, Tokyo, Chiba, Fukushima, Nihonmatsu, Aizuwakamatsu, Kitakata, Showa, Finland, and so on)

Artist in Residence

  • 2019
    Villa Korva [Spirit of "North" vol.10] Kolari, Finland
  • 2017
    Nishiaizu International Art Village [Spirit of “North” vol.6] , Nishiaizu, Fukushima
  • 2015-16
    Casamia [The International Art Biennale Fresh Winds] Gardur, Iceland
  • 2015
    Share House Kominka [Spirit of “North” vol.5] Mishima and Kitakata, Fukushima
  • 2013
    Nouhaku Wakakusa-Monogatari [Spirit of “North” vol.1] Kitakata, Fukushima
  • 2010
    KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre [ART Ii Biennale] Ii, Finland
  • 2004
    Former Ursulines Convent Castro [Between Eco & Ego 2004 in Greece] Naxos, Greece
  • 2001
    Urbo Kalnas [On the Edge] Nida, Lithuania