Aika Furukawa was born in Aichi, Japan in 1982. She finished her studies at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Department of Fine Arts/Oil Painting) in 2008. Between 2012 and 2015, she was a trainee in the programme of overseas study for upcoming artists from the Agency for Cultural Affairs of The Japanese Government and the Pola Art Foundation.
Aika uses transparent linen canvases and often engages with the exhibition space in a multidimensional way. Since 2007 her motif is “folds”. Folds occur naturally next to us at any time from everyday textiles. They are part of our daily routine, which to our inattentive brain often feels tedious. However the folds always have a different shape, they are all the time changing can create an awareness about the impermanence of our life.
She works in Brussels, Tokyo and Leipzig.