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Born on 4 October 1944 in Kyoto, Aki Kuroda is a Japanese contemporary painter  who lives and works in Paris. Passionate about painting since childhood, he likes to say that he has been painting since he could hold a brush. In 1970, Aki Kuroda settled in Paris and had his first one-man show in 1978 in Germany. He has had many such shows since in Europe but also in Japan, Brazil, the US, China, etc.  In addition to his pictorial work, he creates performance shows by blending various artistic forms. A multi-faceted artist, his creative work spans many modes of expression. He works together with eminent personalities, particularly from the opera or architecture world. He has also been entrusted with several pubic commissions.   Very close to literary circles as well, he publishes the Noise review, inspiring many writers, and has illustrated Shakespeare’s Hamlet.