Seki Ikonen
出身地 : 東京(せき)、フィンランド(イコネン)
活動地 : イギリス(せき)、アメリカ(イコネン)


The artist duo Seki Ikonen is formed of Riitta Ikonen from Natsko Seki from Japan. This exhibition will be their first collaboration since graduating from University of Brighton in 2005. They will create a new work around road spirits, nature and people, focusing on Nakanojo residents. Ikonen’s wearable sculptures and Seki’s photomontage artwork will together create a series of re-imagined family portraits of people’s paths in Nakanojo.



2021 国際イラストレーションアワード最終選考
2021 ヴィクトリア・アルバート博物館イラストレーション アワード最終選考
2021 英国識字協会ブックアワード大賞
2021 英国バース世界遺産センター 展示委託
2021 スペイン ガリシアコンテンポラリーアートセンター グループ展
2020 英国児童書 “The Last Paper Crane” Bonnier Zaffre 社より出版
2020 英国 絵本 “Broadway Market” Design For Today 社より出版
2018 上海パールアート美術館 ルイ・ヴィトングループ展 2017年英国 日英大和基金 個展
2017 日本 絵本 “にかいだてバスにのって” 福音館書 店より出版
2016 台湾 松山文創園区 グループ展
2013 英国 児童書 “Architecture According to Pigeons” ファイドン社より出版
2013 トラベルブック・ロンドン ルイ・ヴィトン社より出版 2010年英国 サマセット・ハウス グループ展
2008 東京 ギャラリー ロケット 個展



Natsko Seki

2022 Shortlisted, V&A Illustration Award
2021 Winner, the UKLA 11-14 Book Award
2021 Shortlisted, the World Illustration Awards Alternertive Publishing Category
2021 Group Exhibition, Compostela Illustrada, Contemporary Art Center of Galicia, Santiago De Compostela
2018 Group Exhibition, Reading Walking: Louis Vuitton Travel Book Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai
2017 Solo Exhibition, Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London
2016 Group Exhibition, Visual Taipei, World Design Capital Taipei 2016, Taiwan
2015 Group Exhibition, Many A Slip, Marsden Woo Gallery, London Female Creators Exposition
2010 Group Exhibition, Pick Me Up, Somerset House, London

Riitta Ikonen’s Awards, Stipends, Residencies

2019-24 Winner, urban development project in Finnskogen, Norway
2023 Artist residency in Tanzania, Selebe Yoon gallery
2022 Artist residency at Mercado Jamaica, Mexico City
2022 Artist residency The Conference of the Birds, Vega, Norway
2020-21 Artist residency at Triangle Arts Association (FCINY, SKR), NY
2019-21 Winner, best in show, Telluride Mushroom Festival costume competition, US
2019 Artist residency at Selebe Yoon, Dakar, Senegal
2019 Artist residency Salamanca Arts Center, Tasmania
2019 Artist residency at An Lanntair Art Center, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
2018 Artist in Residence, Storm King Art Center, Shandaken Projects, NY Grafill book awards, ‘Best Cover’ Eyes as Big as Plates book, Norway
2017 Nomination for Paris Photo – Aperture Awards: Best First PhotoBook 2015 Artist in residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, USA
2014 Ars Fennica contemporary art prize nominee, Finland
2013 Artist in residence, LMCC and Recess Session, NY
2011 KINOKINO AIR artist residency, Sandnes, Norway
08-12 Public art commissions for the London 2012 Olympic Park

Riitta Ikonen’s Selected Exhibitions

2022-27 Our Time on Earth touring exhibition- Barbican Centre (London) and Musée de la civilisation, (CA)
2018-24 PO Box Mail Art gallery, weekly changing art exhibition, Rockaway Beach, NY

2022 Le OFF – Dakar 2022 – Biennale de Dakar, Senegal
2022 Save the Day- bookstore, Sea Changes winter swimming exhibition, New York
2022 Book launches with Salamanca Arts Centre, Australia/ Contemporary Art Tasmania, Finnish Museum of Photography K1, Fotogalleriet (NO), Consulate General of Finland in New York, Landskrona photo festival, Paris Photo, Nordic Museum (Seattle), Selebe Yoon, FACTORY 2
2021 Photography Biennial participation with Moscow Multimedia Art Museum at Central Exhibition Hall Manege Galleri Dropsfabrikken, solo exhibition, (NO)
2021 Foragers, group exhibition Dedee Shattuck gallery, US
2021 Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, SE
2021 Solo exhibition and talk, Ann Lantair Arts Centre Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Uist, Scotland
2020 A Perfect Storm, group exhibition, Faction Art Projects, curated by Natasha Becker NY
2020 Earth, Wind, Fire, Water – Nordic Contemporary Craft. Galleri F15/Punkt Ø, Moss
2020 Mail Art Postcard exhibition, Printed Matter, NY
2019 Solo exhibition, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport US
2019 Insect Apocalypse at The Chimney X Ulmer Arts, Bushwick NY