Born in 1977, Yamaguchi, Japan. Artist. Based in Hiroshima and Tallinn (Estonia). Working as a medical cameraman, then he participated in study abroad program at University (Srishti) in India. In 2012, he graduated from Department of Animation, the Graduate School of Film and New Media of Tokyo University of Art. ALIMO's vision is asking a question of, the trace of presence, which is visible or invisible. Moreover, some objects are connected by solitude, after that these are faith, territory and possessions in between two images. ALIMO's works - created using the form of animation centered on an original methodology called“Animation Tableau”- have been experimented with to discover new possibilities in surrealism. Animation that has a clear narrative is called a“Fairy Tale (Marchen)”while on the other hand a strongly experimental one is called a“Play”. Among many prestigious film festivals, his works were presented at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival Art division Jury selections, the Vancouver International Film Festival 2012, Animafest Zagreb 2012, the 11th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art Special prize, and he granted from the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists (2012) and the Pola Art Foundation Overseas Study for Young Artists (2013).


2015- Lecturer at Hiroshima City University
2012-14 Visiting Researcher at Estonian Academy of Arts


2016 Doctoral Program in Film and New Media Studies, Tokyo University of the Arts
2012 Completed at Tokyo University of the Arts / Graduate School of Film and New Media
2008 IAMAS(International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences)Multimedia-Studio
2007 Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology(studying abroad for exchange) Bangalore/India
2004 Image Forum Attached Image Laboratory Primary stage Animation Course
2002 Department of Painting Oil Painting Course, Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University
1977 Born in Japan


2012 “The 16th Japan Media Arts Festival/Art Division” Jury Selections
2009 “The 12th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art” Nominate
2008 “The 11th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art”Special prize
2004 “Tokyo Compe #1” Hibino Katsuhiko prize


2013 “Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists” The Pola Art Foundation/Tokyo
2012 “The Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists” Agency For Cultural Affairs/Tokyo
2007 “Taguchi Academy Scholarship” Taguchi Fukujyukai Foundation/Gifu

Artist in Residence

2015 Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV) residency term: Sep/Yamaguchi/Japan
2014 Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) residency term: Sep - Dec/Aomori/Japan

Solo Exhibition

2016 "Animation for music based on 'ground zero, 6th August and dog walk'" the Former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima Branch/Hiroshima
2015 "ALIMO" Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV)/Yamaguchi
2010 “Hironagayamamotoarimochi/” Art Center Ongoing/Tokyo
2007 “Geopolitics” VOICE GELLERY/Kyoto

Group Exhibition

2016 “Standing on the earth, looking up into the sky” Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi/Gunma
"Japan Media Arts Festival in Hiroshima" The Former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima Branch Building/Hiroshima
“Pola Museum Annex 2016” Pola Museum Annex/Tokyo
2015 “18th DOMANI” Tokyo/Japan
“Tales & Fables from India & Japan: Animation, Film and Photography” Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts/Japan
“Tales & Fables from India & Japan: Animation, Film and Photography” Japan Foundation New Delhi/India
“Tales & Fables from India & Japan: Animation, Film and Photography” Design Gallery, National Institute of Design/India
2014 “Material and Mechanism” Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC)/Aomori
“UNLOCKING THE DIARY: The Archiving of Nameless Memories” Folkeston/UK
“Animation gose MSU” Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art/Croatia
2013 “Move on Asia/Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012” ZKM/Karlsruhe
“The 16th Japan Media Arts Festival・Art Division” The National Art Center/Tokyo
2012 “TERATOTERA Festival 2012 [NEO Public]” Kichijyoji Baus Theater/Tokyo
“Tomorrow is today, I see for the first time” SNOW Contemporary・XYZ Collective/Tokyo
2011 “Moving Tableau Exhibition” SKIPCITY Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza/Saitama
“Move on Asia-The End of Video Art” CASA Asia Barcelona/Spain
“Japan Art Donation” Fukushima, Tokyo
2010 “Hiroyuki Oki presents・Neo Hybrid Proclamation2 House and Body” VACANT/Tokyo
2009 “The 12th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art” Taro Okamoto Museum of Art,KAWASAKI/Kanagawa
“The 11th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art” Taro Okamoto Museum of Art,KAWASAKI/Kanagawa
2007 “Move on Asia 2007” Gallery Loop/seoul etc
“-Ima-karada- IAMAS in Tokyo Exhibition” Spiral Garden/Tokyo
“Sogako4” VOICE GALLERY/Kyoto
2006 “+VIDEO AWARD 2006” +Gallery/Aichi
“OGAKI BIENNALE 2006 SNAPSHOT EXHIBITION Animation Harvest” Softopia etc/Gifu
“Cow Parade Tokyo in MARUNOUCHI 2006” (invitation work) Otemachi, Marunouchi,Yurakucyo area/Tokyo
“EIZONE@BankART1929・EIZONE Media ART Market” BankART1929 Yokohama1F/Yokohama
2005 “appel Vol.23 Gallery project・post postwar ? Independent” appel/Tokyo
“open atelier vol.2” Miraikobo/Tokyo
2004 “Tokyo Compe #1” Maru building/Tokyo


2016 “Illuminations and Narratology” FLAG STUDIO/Osaka
"Holland Animation Film Festival 2016" Utrecht/Netherlands
2015 "Märchen and Play" Theater Cafe/Nagoya
2014 “Fabrica Utopia festival” Athens/Greece
“Video Art Festival miden 2014” Kalamata/Greece
“Fest Anca/International Animation Festival 2014” Zilina/Slovakia
“Daily Reflectionsat” at Total Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul/Korea
“GUNMA Manga・AnimeFesta” Gunma/Japan
“Japan Media Arts Festival @ Aichi” Aichi/Japan
2013 “ZubrOFFka International Short Film Festival” Bialystok/Poland
“The 2nd Chofu・Machi Cinema” Tokyo/Japan
“KOBE Biennale 2013” Kobe/Japan
“Espacioenter Canarias” Tenerife/Spain
“Sendai Short Film Festival 2013” Sendai/Japan
“Arita Contemporary Art Garden Place” Saga/Japan
“Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2013” Sapporo/Japan
“Fukuoka Independent Film Festival 2013”Fukuoka/Japan
“International contemporary Video Art Festival "Waterpieces"” Riga/Latvia
“Animation and Music Short Film Festival”All over/Japan
“Etiuda&Anima 2012” Krakow/Poland
“Istanbul Animation Festival 2012” Istanbul/Turkey
“Anilogue International Animation Festival 2012・Anime Haiku Programme” Budapest/Hungary
“Animated Dreams 2012” Tallinn/Estonia
“Smart Illumination YOKOHAMA 2012・Animation Forest” Yamashita Park/Yokohama
“Sydney International Animation Festival 2012” Sydney/Australia
“Vancouver International Flim Festival 2012” Vancouver/Canada
“17th Nagaoka Film Festival” Nagaoka Lyric Hall/Nagaoka
“Saopporo Short Fest 2012” Theater Kono/Saopporo
“Melbourne International Animation Festival 2012・New Japanese Animation at a Glance” Melbourne/Australia
“Yokohama France Animation Festival 2012” Jack&Betty/Yokohama
“Animafest Zagreb 2012 Student Competition”Zagreb/Croatia
“Himeji International Short Film Festival” Egret Himeji/Himeji
“ImageForum Festival 2012” Tokyo, Kyoto, Aichi, Fukuoka, Yokohama
“GEIDAI ANIMATION 03 TALK” Theater Cafe/Nagoya
“Chinese International College Animation Biennale” China Academy of Arts/China
“GEIDAI ANIMATION 03 TALK” Tokyo University of the Arts/Tokyo
2011 “Animated Dreams 2011” Tallinn/Estonia
“Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011” Ottawa/Canada
“Yokohama France Animation Festival 2011” Jack&Betty/Yokohama
“GEIDAI ANIMATION 02 SOURCE” Tokyo University of the Arts/Tokyo
2010 “GTS Sightseeing Art Project 2011” Oyokogawashinsui-park/Tokyo
2009 “Permanent screen(1/12-4/12)” Hyundai Department Store/Seoul
2008 “Animation raised all together” Noi C.S.E.H/Nagoya
“ISEA 2008” Singapore each place/Singapore
2007 “ICAF 2007” The National Art Center/Tokyo, Goethe-Inastitut Kyoto/Kyoto
“Satellite of Animation” Space-neo/Tokyo
“UTSUSHIKAGAMI-NO-EHON” Shimamura bookshop/Nagoya
“Hida International Animation Festival 2007 IAMAS theater” Hida Earth Wisdom Center/Gifu
2006 “The 11th Hiroshima International Animation Festival・Japanese Animation Today” ASTAL PLAZA/Hiroshima