Ito Zon was born in 1971 in Osaka and currently resides in Kyoto. He graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1996. He has presented a variety of works, including embroidered textiles, animation, clay pictures and small sculptures. His recent major solo exhibitions include “Three Individuals: Zon Ito x Hajime Imamura x Yoshihiro Suda” (The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2006) and “Edge of Town” (The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2003). His group exhibitions include “Now Japan Exhibition with 37 contemporary Japanese artists” (Kunsthal KAdE, Netherlands, 2013), “Primary Field II” (The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, 2010), and “Louisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito” (Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2009). He won the Sakuya Konohana Award in 2001.