akiko ichikawa
Since 2002
Works in Brooklyn United States of America

My work is concept- rather than media-based, whether it takes the shape of a gifting performance work, a piece of art criticism, wall sculpture or Net art. LIMITED, LIMITED EDITION (2005-) is an ongoing series of site-specific gifting performances that drew out viewer-participatory conversations about cultural difference while playfully querying how language and culture are often misrecognized through the distribution of mass goods (Go to www.akikoichikawa.info). WHERE DO WE COME FROM, WHAT ARE WE, WHERE ARE WE GOING? (2004), my net.art piece in Rhizome’s ArtBase, is a work of fantastical, impossible sculptural installations done with the simplest of means. My project with Chris Bors and Ketta Ioannidou's Cyprian gallery, VARIATIONS ON A THEME, completed in 2007, documents an exhibition that never actually happened.

My Facebook groups, I ♥ RED FOOD, I ♥ ORANGE FOOD, I ♥ YELLOW FOOD, and I ♥ GREEN FOOD piggy-back Facebook’s popularity and accessibility, to create an online community of like-minded foodies with an eye toward celebrating a color common to city food—be it take out, cooked at home, or seen.
Each group is a self-generating work in the vein of Mark Napier's Digital Landfill and net.flag, relying on visitor-viewer actions to enact the work.

I have exhibited at PERFORMA, Socrates Sculpture Park, Momenta Art, ABC No Rio, Andrew Kreps gallery, and in Incheon, Korea and in Jamaica Flux 2005 and 2007. I have written for FLASH ART and NY ARTS magazines and composed a foreword to Momenta gallery's catalogue. I am also the recipient of grants from Artists Space, the Public Art Fund, Robert Rauchenberg's Change, Inc., among others.


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