Ken Kagami

1970 · Japan

Artist biography

Ken Kagami is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Yosuke Takayama, Motoï Yamamoto, Eikoh Hosoe, Tetsuro Shimizu, and Kiyoshi Kaneshiro. Ken Kagami was born in 1970.


Ken Kagami most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at AIKE in Shanghai with the exhibition Condo Shanghai 2019. The exhibition was open from 12 July 2019 until 17 August 2019. Ken Kagami's only other exhibition is Natsu No Tobira, which took place at Shane Campbell Gallery | South Loop in Chicago, the United States (14 July 2017 - 01 September 2017).

Ken Kagami in private collections

Ken Kagami's works can be seen in Jens-Peter Brask collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Sarah Derat, Alessandro Simonini, and Miriam Tölke.

Further Biographical Context for Ken Kagami

Ken Kagami was born in 1970 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Ken Kagami

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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