Aki Onda is an artist, composer, and curator. Onda is currently based in Mito, Japan after residing in New York for two decades.
Onda served as a curator for TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) from 2015 – 19, which presented Asian artists to international art professionals. He has organized major tours and exhibitions throughout North America, including events at The Kitchen, Time-Based Art Festival, Fusebox Festival, The LAB, and Vancouver New Music. His writings have been published by The Wire, BOMB, and many others.
As an artist, Onda is particularly known for his “Cassette Memories” — works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by using the cassette Walkman over a span of the last quarter-century. He has presented his work at The Kitchen, REDCAT, MOMA, Pioneer Works, Louvre Museum, Pompidou Center, Palais de Tokyo, Fondation Cartier, Argos, Bozar, and Nam June Paik Art Center. His multimedia installation is currently on view at Toronto Biennial of Art, and another installation will be shown at MoMA PS1 from June 2022 – January 2023.