Artist Interview: Aki Inomata

Discussing nature, cultural appropriation and ornamentation with the artist famous for her hermit crab series

Born in Tokyo, artist Aki Inomata has been exhibiting her work since 2004. She received an MFA in Intermedia Art from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008 and is a recipient of the 2014 YouFab Global Creative Awards Grand Prize. Over the last couple years, her “Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs?” series has received recognition in Japan and abroad. The …