□ Work in progress
Research for Limestone and Media History

□ Interviewed by Maki Toshima for her new video work
Maki Toshima “imaginary lines”
February 8 – 25, 2018 at MEM INC., Tokyo

□ Invitation from Davide Macullo architect
Small Artwork In Situ at Swisshouse XXXII Rossa, Switzerland
Swisshouse XXXII Rossa : Daniel Buren & Davide Macullo
September, 2017

□ Adoka Niitsu Exhibition

Painting, printing, photography and video installation

" What remains? What disappears? What should be left? What should be removed? I am searching for a visible path from old media to today's computer technology, but the path is entangled. I examine techniques and mediums. I replaced, I added, and I mixed. This is a diary of the process. " Adoka Niitsu

1 JUNE - 20 JUNE 2017
Opening : 1 JUNE 18:00 - 21:00

13, rue de Thorigny,
75003 Paris

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00-19:00
Sunday 14:00-19:00
Monday closed

OPERA AMOK. Teaser (1min02sec)

OPERA AMOK. Extraits (9min51sec)
□ Art Visuel for Opéra
Alma Mahler and Oskar Kokoschka

ADOKA NIITSU participated in opera "AMOK" as visual artist for stage set. "AMOK" is an opera loosely inspired by the relationship between Alma Mahler and Oskar Kokoschka.

Opéra de Reims
Saturday 6 FEB 2016 at 20:30
Opéra de Reims : 13 Rue Chanzy, 51100 Reims, France

L’Heure bleue
Thursday 25 FEB 2016 at 20:15
Friday 26 FEB 2016 at 20:15
TPR-L’Heure bleue Salle de musique :
Avenue Léopold-Robert 27, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse
>> Website

In order to write mere initials, the author and stage director Orianne Moretti plunges her quill into a kind of expressionism, full of torsions and ruptures. As a result of her creation, AMOK (combination the initials of Alma Mahler and Oskar Kokoschka) outlines the passions and divisions of a famous couple shaken up by the upheaval at the dawn of the twentieth century.

France for the libretto, Switzerland for the score, Germany for the musical performance: this creation designed for Reims Scènes d’Europe sheds light on the turbulent relationship between two personalities travelling across which also slips on the clatters of the First World War.

With their fragile relationship, Alma Mahler et Oskar Kokoschka show the relation between the creator and his muse and the impact of their intimate passions or external events, to fuel, accelerate, freeze or break inspiration and the creative process.

Expressing an artistic fusion combining writing, musical composition, scenography, choreography, arts, video… AMOK transcribes the tension of the feelings, the souls and beings… before the explosion, with a contemporary vision of the sound and visual space.

[RADIO] RTS Radio Télévision Suisse : Radio program "Magma" par Yves Bron, Guest : Nicolas Farine

Oskar Kokoschka Die Windsbraut 1913.
© Kunstmuseum Basel. Fondation Oskar Kokoschka. Adagp, Paris 2015.
Arts visuels : Adoka Niitsu

Librettist : Orianne MORETTI
Composition : François CATTIN
Music Direction : Nicolas FARINE

Stage Production : Orianne MORETTI
Choreographer : Nans PIERSON
Scenography : Juliette BLONDELLE
Lighting : Joël ADAM
Costume : David MESSINGER
Costume Assistant : Madeleine LHOPITALLIER
Plasticienne arts visuels : Adoka NIITSU
Props : Alain JUTEAU
Hair and Make-up : Fanny JAKUBOWICZ
Dramaturgy Assistant : Daniela BECKER
Lighting Assistant, Assistant Stage Production : Michel CABRERA
Assistant Choreographer : Florine CLA

Alma : Sophie ANGEBAULT
Oskar : Till FECHNER
Le père d’Alma :Dan POPESCU
Alma jeune fille : Magali ARNAULT-STANCZAK
La mère d’Oskar : Christine TOCCI
La sculptrice : Julia KNECHT
L’amie : Laure SLABIAK
Le biologiste : Nicolas ZIELINSKI
L’homme engagé : Humberto AYERBE PINO
L’homme à la bille rouge :Sébastien OBRECHT
Le compositeur : Vlad CROSMAN
Le médecin : David ORTEGA
L’homme laid : Julien VERONESE
Orchestra :KNM Berlin
Krajka Raphael, pianiste chanteur
Rebecca Lenton, flûte
Gudrun Reschke, hautbois/cor anglais
Horia Dumitrache, clarinette
Alexandre Babel, percussion
Pascal Viglino, percussion
Frank Gutschmidt, piano
Nathalie Amstutz, harpe
Christine Paté, accordeon
Theodor Flindell, violon
Michael Yokas, violon
Kirstin Maria Pientka, alto
Cosima Gerhardt, violoncelle
John Eckhardt, contrebasse

Festival Reims Scène d'Europe
Opéra de Reims
Jeune Opéra Compagnie
Correspondances Compagnie
TPR — Centre neuchâtelois des arts vivants,La Chaux-de-Fonds

Création mondiale en février 2016 à l'Opéra de Reims. Cette création a reçu le Label Centenaire l'incluant dans le calendrier officiel des commémorations de la Guerre 14-18 pour le Centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale.

Commission Work for Hotel Palace Resort Yalong Bay, Hainan island, Sanya, China (May, 2016)

ADOKA NIITSU created 3 paintings and reproductions in collaboration with office339 and MA gallery.

"Palace Resort is the heart of Yalong Bay, which features the 1st Aquarium Restaurant of Yalong Bay and the 1st Sketch Aquarium in China Hotel Industry. Facing 7km of fine sand and clear water from the most beautiful beach in southern China, Palace Resort Yalong Bay is conveniently located near Yalong Bay Love Cube Coastal Paradise, Art Sanya and the largest cinema in Yalong Bay, and just a stone’s throw away from La Floret and Yatai Commercial Centre. Designed by Gensler, a top international design company, the art displays found in the resort are all works of master artists."
(text and photo from website of Hotel Palace Resort Yalong Bay)

Carnets d'été
Group show at galerie Louise

Hand drawn pages, moments taken from life, photographic dessins, shimmering, burst of pure colors, freedom of the line ... So many drawings to discover, realized by various artists during the summer break.

Opening 19th September 2015 14:00-19:00
On the occasion of European Heritage Days.

Galerie Louise (facebook)
4 place Severine, 93310, Le Pré-Saint-Gervais (Close to Paris)

Invited Artists :
Marion Balac, Olivia Benveniste, Thomas Cimolaï, Matthieu Clainchard, Sandra Dufour, Biblis Duroux, Gwen le Gac, Sophie Gaucher, Jaqueline Houplain, Amélie Juillard, Camille Lapelerie, Jeremy Liron, Adoka Niitsu, Hélène Rajcak, Gala Vanson, Simon Visconti.
Galerie Louise

Galerie Louise
Carnet, Adoka Photo

"NyamaNyama 2015" Artistic Week at Diébougou, Burkina Faso

Diébougou is a town in Burkina Faso in West Africa.
Nyama Nyama is Burkina Faso's first international art festival.

The title of the show “Nyama Nyama” means "garbage" or "something uncertain" in the local language.
ADOKA NIITSU will be participating with her series of abstract drawing called "Le Piaffer".

30 MAY - 6 JUNE, 2015
Salle de Ciné (Theater in Diébougou, Burkina Faso)
Ticket fee : 9am to 3pm Free / 6pm to midnight 100 Fcfa (20 cents)
Sponsored by No-Bièl, District Sanitaire de Diébougou, City of Diébougou
Special Thanks to : Sayo Senoo (Artist)
Exhibition and Workshop for children organised by the artist Sayo Senoo.

Group Exhibition "JAM New Collections & Joshibi Paris Awarded Artists"

The art work [Break the gold chain that I gave U(2010)] will be exposed at the group show "JAM New Collections & Paris Awarded Artists" at Joshibi Art University Museum in Japan. Adoka Niitsu did artist in residence at the Cité International des Arts during 2007-2008 by Joshibi Art University's Paris Award (Foundation Fumiko ŌMURA).

6 - 26 APRIL, 2015
Tuesday closed
JAM Joshibi Art University Museum


Adoka Niitsu Solo Show
“The Unknown Senses”

14 MARCH - 3 APRIL 2015

Opening : 7 FEBRUARY 18:00 - 21:00
Second Opening : 14 MARS 18:00 - 21:00

13, rue de Thorigny,
75003 Paris

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00-19:00
Sunday 14:00-19:00
Monday closed

Article in the TK-21 La Revue by Jean-Louis POITEVIN (French)

Installation View: The Unknown Senses
Installation View: Si...

"Utopographies - Evaluation, Consensus and Location" Event
Date: 28 - 29 MARCH, 2014

Utopographies, Chelsea College of Arts, London

Place: Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, London (16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU, UK)

Distributed Conversation // Talk and presentations. Online Japan-London
Kazue Kobata, Blanca Regina & Adoka Niitsu

Utopographies, Chelsea College of Arts, London

Adoka Niitsu participated in the event "UTOPOGRAPHIES" at Chelsea College of Arts. "Triangle space" which is the exhibition space in this campus next to Tate Britain became topology organic environment by many threads, and also all of equipment were re-connected and re-constructed each different presentation and performance about "Utopia" during the two days. Adoka Niitsu and Dr.Blanca Regina set up the occasion to present Prof. Kazue Kobata in Tokyo by online dialogue and presentation of short films.
Thank you for every one of you in this event and visitors and many thank to Prof. Kobata, artists of short movies, Nishihara & Ikeda from Tokyo university of Arts, Prof. Neil Cummings and and Dr. Blanca Regina.

*See more information here on their site.
>> Website
>> Flyer1 (PDF)
>> Flyer2 (JPG)

Nocturnal Labyrinth, New York, Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery
"Nocturnal Labyrinth" Group Exhibition

Date: 23 JANUARY - 22 FEBRUARY, 2014
Opening Party: 23 JANUARY, 2014, 18:00-20:00

Place: MIYAKO YOSHINAGA Gallery (547 West 27th Street 2nd Floor New York NY 10001-5511, USA)

Press release


Participated Artists:
Inbal Abergil, Erika deVries, Rodney Dickson, Yojiro Imasaka, Mayumi Lake, Marc Lepson, Jacek Maczynski, Adoka Niitsu, Seana Reilly, Anders Ruhwald, Bianca Sforni

ADOKA NIITSU Solo Exhibition
“Lectures Superposées / Superposed Readings”

Date: 29 NOVEMBER, 2013 - 12 JANUARY, 2014
>> The Exhibition is extended until Sunday 2 FEBRUARY, 2014

Place: Galerie Hors-champs
13, rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00-19:00
Sunday 14:00-19:00
Monday closed

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Installation View: Superposed Readings

“120x120 Medana Art 2013”
Exhibition of the MMM art collection in the Museum: Palazzo Attems Petzenstein, Gorizia.

Date: 21 NOVEMBER - 15 DECEMBER, 2013
Place: Musei Provinciali di Gorizia Palazzo Attems-Petzenstein (Piazza De Amicis 2 - 34170 Gorizia (GO) Italia)


"GREEN SPACE – Le jardin souterrain"
Date: 10 OCTOBER 2013 - 12 JANUARY 2014
Place: Metro station Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Line4), Paris

Green Space

Artists :
Philippe van Aerde, Benjamin Arnault, Frantisek Baluska, Wolfram Bergande, Stephan Berretz, Michel Blazy, Jennifer Bongibault, Julien Bouillon, Marc Yuchieh Chan, Lorraine Châteaux, Paula Currle-Scholz, Julia Etzold, France Gayraud, Paul Armand Gette, Xenia Goldtmann, Verena Hahn, Charlene Hahne, Qin Han, Sylvie Herrmann, Lea Hinze, Stephanie Hotz, Junli Du, Margarete Kiss, Martin Mohr, Barbara Nemitz, Adoka Niitsu, Franz Pappelbaum, Laura Safira Philipp, Eva Prüglmeier, Adrian Redetzki, Georg Reipert, Alan Sonfist, Suki, Ritsuko Taho, Ulrike Theusner, Sebastian Wanke, Moritz Wehrmann, Anna-Maria Weiß, Ilka Wirgenings

Concept and direction :
Barbara Nemitz

Website of Exhibition (Bauhaus University)

Video : Adoka Niitsu
Photo : Lithograph on Japanese paper with piece of lithographic limestone from Solnhofen, Germany. Printed at IDEM Paris, 2013

April 2013: Artist in Residence in Medana
(located close to the Italian border in Slovenia)

Medana, Adoka Photo

ADOKA NIITSU Solo Exhibition "Le Piaffer" Lithograph, Drawings and Installation
24 NOVEMBER, 2012 - 13 JANUARY, 2013

Galerie Hors-champs
13, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris

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Installation View: Le Piaffer

Grant from The Ohki Foundation, Yamanashi, JP
Project at The lithography Printing Studio IDEM Paris

Trip to Solnhofen in Germany for researching stones.
Cooperation: Noriko Mitsuhashi

Group Exhibition "Intimes #1"
3 - 5 MAI, 2012

L'Intime Galerie
Maison des Canaux, Ambassade Ephémère.
6 quai de la seine 75019 Paris

Julia Dierickx Brax, Hannah Hell, Adoka Niitsu.