Personal history
The Last Land: Experience in professional Tuna fishing, 148kg tuna, in Oma peninsula of Aomori (JP), The Magic Mountain: Experience in life style of the Master of the Bear Hunter (JP) 2003, Crossing Iceland <failure>:900km by bicycle, failure according to bad weather and food shortages (IS) 2001, Walking around in Inis Meain Island on foot (IE), To Continent/Crossing in Ireland: Galway to Amsterdam by bicycle, ship, and friendship (IE,GB,NL) 2000, Riding through Eastern Japan: 1200km, Ogasawara islands in Tokyo to Wakkanai in Hokkaido by bicycle (JP) 1997, To East: Keep riding bicycle to east /from night to the morning (JP), Wandering in Tokyo: trace a semicircle of Tokyo Bay on foot (JP), To Northernmost Europe: After the travel to North cup of Europe, semicircle of Baltic sea by train and other ways (NR, SE, FI, RU, LT, PL, AT) 1996, The North ground: 300km/riding at the seashore (JP), Tokyo-Haikai/Wandering in Tokyo: 42km around Yamanote Line on foot (JP) 1995, Walking around in northern part district of Tochigi Prefecture:85km/on foot (JP) 1989-91.
Solo exhibitions, Commissions (selected)
2016 "A Solitude of Place", ITO Projektraum, Stuttgart Bad-Canstatt (DE)
2012 "Hidden Library", Kair, Kamiyama (JP) info
"Island", Gallery HIRAWATA (JP)
2008 "Connect with the Forest", Galerie LEME, Sao Paulo (BR)
"The three cornered world", Gallery HIRAWATA (JP)
2006 "Takahara Museum" Takahara old branch school,Izu (JP)
2005 "Aran knitting hat conference" aM project,Tokyo (JP)
2002 "Momentary thought in our mind" ARTicle+Edition Gallery, Cologne (DE)
2001 "The suspend step of the stork" Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE)
Group exhibitions (selected)
2016 “Painting Beyond the Picture Plane: Installations and Nihonga”, Musashino Art University Museum & Library (JP)
2014 "Distant Observations Fukushima in Berlin", Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (DE)
2013 "VOCA 2013" vision of contemporary art 2013, The Ueno Royal Museum (JP)
Mino paper art museum (JP)
2011 "Cloud Machines", with sound artist Rama Gottfried, Complice, Berlin (DE)
2010 “Anthology of Optimism”, MMX, Berlin (DE)
“Almost the same, but not quite”, la-condition-japonaise (DE)
2009 "Sounvenior", Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin (DE)
"Spirits", Stattbad Wedding, Berlin (DE)
2008 "SOUND/MINDSCAPES", with scientist JJ Aucouturier, Art center On going, Tokyo (JP) info
2007 "Itinerarios 2005/06", Marcelino Botin Foundation (ES)
"GLOBAL LiFE Japon(s)", LiFE - International Space for Emerging Arts, Saint-Nazaire (FR)
2006 "Connect with the Forest", Marcelio Botin foundation, Echigo Tsumari Triennal 2006, Niigata (JP)
"Cityscape", Galerie LEME, Sao Paulo (BR)
2003 "Vernacular Spirit", Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (JP)
2002 "BIG Triono 2002", International Biennial of Young Art, ad: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Turin (IT)
"A Need for Realism", Centre for contemporary art Ujazdowski,castle Warsaw (PL) info
Grants, Fellowships and Residency Programs
2009/10 Japanese government overseas study program for artists (JP)
2007 Pollock-Krasner foundation grant (US)
2006 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (IE)
2005 The 13th Marcelino Botin foundation plastic art grant (ES)
2003 Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori (JP)
2002 Centre for contemporary art Ujazdowski castle, Warsaw (PL)
2000/01 Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE)
Yuichiro Takashima (curator),'Painting Beyound the Picture Plane: Installation and Nihonga' p16-18, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, 28 May 2016 (exh. cat) (JP)
Ikebana Ryusei no.676 p16, Ryusei Ikebana center, August 2016 (JP)
Tokushima Keizai Shimbun, "open day for the hidden library", 17 February 2014 (JP) info
Chunichi Shimbun, Aug - Dec 2013 (JP)
Daiki Kameyama (reporter), Gifu Shimbun, Aug - Dec 2013 (JP)
Yuichiro Takashima (curator), ‘Hideaki Idetsuki and his work’, VOCA 2013 p28-29, Commitee for the Exhibition "VOCA" The Ueno Royal Museum ©2013, April 2013 (exh. cat) (JP)
Kyoko Takei (ed), ‘feature article on Libraries’, SOTOKOTO magazine, May 2013 (JP)
Ulrika Jansson, ‘Hållbara system i städer och landsbygd’ Hållbar stad, 8 January 2013 (SE) info
Lian Zhiping(curator), 2012 Jimei Photography Exhibition, Xiamen Aotu photography centre & Luoca art centre (exh. cat) (CN)
'秘境 PHOTO 04-2012', Yunnan people`s publisher ISBN 978-7-333-09837-4 (exh. cat) (CN)
Nikkei Shimbun, 17 November 2012 (JP) info
Hirokata Abe, Mainichi Shimbun, 1 November 2012 (JP)
Mami Ohno, Tokushima Shimbun, 20 Aug, 25 Sep, 7 Oct, 31 Oct, 15 Dec, 2012 (JP)
Cu, p97, October 2012 (JP)
Wu Mei, Xinhua News Agency, 25 July 2011 (CN)
Musabi Tsushin, p1-7, February 2010 (JP)
'Souvenir', 4.2009 (exh. cat) (DE)
'Art', p232, Vision Magazine, November 2008 (CN) info
'Art Program OME 2007', 2008 (exh. cat) (JP)
Mario Gioia (ed), 'Japoneses usam a escala em mostras', Folha de S.Paulo, 5 April 2008 (BR)
Bartomeu Mari (curator), 'ITINERARIOS 05-06 XIII BECAS DE ARTES PLASTICA', 1.2007 (exh. cat) (ES)
ALERTA, cultura p54, 27 January 2007 (ES)
Guillermo Balbona (ed), 'Itinerariious', p81, EL DIARIO MONTANES, 27 January 2007 (ES)
Irish Museum of Modern Art, “ for artists' residency programme OCT 06_FEB 07”, 2006 (Leaflet) (IE)
Janice Hough, 'the process room/ARP October', Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2006 (IE)
Yuki Kondo (critic), 'keep walking, pausing, still walking)', Doto! Aomori art market, 2006 (exh. cat) (JP)
Hiroko Furuya, 'Takahara museum', 2006 (exh. cat) (JP)
Shizuoka Shimbun, 7 March 2006 (JP)
Izu Nichinichi Shimbun, 7 March 2006 (JP)
Aomi Okabe (curator), 'Hideaki Idetsuki:To Be with the World', Alpha M Project vol. 6 2005 web: culture power (JP)
Yuri Shirakawa (critic), 'Art walk', Esquire Magazine, December issue, p277, 2005 (JP)
Chieko Hirano (critic), 'review', BT 4.2004 (JP)
Boice planning, 'Sweet Steps'catalogue 4.2004 ( (JP)
Yuki Kondo (critic), 'The Last Land - to search for another entrance ahead', Aomori Contemporary Art Centre
Artist-in-residence 2003 (exh. cat) (JP)
Akademie Schloss Solitude, “Jahrbuch 6” 8.2002 (Biennial report) (DE)
Galerie ARTicle+Edition, 2002 (DE) info
CCA Warsaw, "A Need for Realism. Solitude in Ujazdowski', 10.2002 (leaflet) (PL)
Akihiko Takami (critic), “ZeroZero generation” BT January issue, 2002 (JP)
Miriam Bers, Galerie K&S, 5 July 2001 (DE) info
Adrienne Braun, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1 March 2001 (DE)
Friederike Voß, 'Ein endloses Kreisen um den Kern', Leonberger Kreiszeitung, 15 February 2001 (DE)
Akademie Schloss Solitude issue January and February, 2001 (DE)
  Xinhua News Agency, 25 July 2011 info
  NHK television “Nichiyo BIjyutukan“, 23 April 2006
Critic on Idetsuki
Yuichiro Takashima (curator),'Painting Beyound the Picture Plane: Installation and Nihonga' p16-18, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, 28 May 2016 (exh. cat) (JP)
Dietrich Heißenbüttel, 'Ungleiche Voraussetzungen', p138-p147, merz&solitude 2008 (book)
Aomi Okabe, 'Hideaki Idetsuki: To Be with the World', Alpha M Project vol. 6 2005 (web: culture power) info
Yuki Kondo, 'The Last Land - to search for another entrance ahead', Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, AiR 2003 (cat)
Journal Publications
“A Solitude of Place”: der Abschlussbericht des Projekts, 25 Dec 2016  de/en
“Die Versteckte Bibliothek, kuenstlerisches Projekt und die Bedeutung von Kunst auf dem Land”, Master of Arts, Insitut für Kunst im Kontext Universität der Künste Berlin, 15 July 2014  de/en
“Connect with the Forest”, Bulletin of the Musashino Art University no,37, 2007
“Aran Knitting Hat Conference”, Bulletin of the Musashino Art University no,36, 2006
“Monochrome landscape”, Magazine Syo ni asobu, isuue 2&3 3-5 2001
'Connect with the Forest' A4 p56 2007
'Aran knitting hat conference' A4 p48 2002
'Book of Nature' A4 2002