The internationally renowned street artist Lady Aiko is working in STRAAT on a new work of art that will be part of the Women in Street Art exhibition. Women in Street Art is the first concrete project that STRAAT is realizing under the sponsorship of ABN AMRO. STRAAT puts female artists in the spotlight. During the exhibition, work by Nina Valkhoff and Dutch graffiti icon Mick La Rock will also be added to the collection.

Street art has become one of the largest art movements in recent decades. The art form that once emerged to put social themes on the agenda – and which today still reflects what is happening in the world – has now grown into internationally recognized art. For the first time in the Netherlands

It is the first time that Lady Aiko has created work for a museum in the Netherlands. STRAAT Museum is unique in its kind with more than 160 very large works. On February 22 and 23, Lady Aiko will be performing live in STRAAT.

Lady Aiko (1975, Tokyo/NYC) is a street art legend. Her work is inspired by Japanese block printing and is seen as innovative and feminine. Lady Aiko has been strongly influenced by her Japanese identity and experiences as a Japanese woman. Through her street art she gives visibility to women and girls, and tackles gender inequality and other issues. Aiko likes to create art that is loving and strong. The visual language in her work is often linked to romance, sexuality, and promiscuity. Lady Aiko has collaborated with Takashi Murakami and Banksy, and her work has previously been exhibited at MACRO Future Rome (IT), Shanghai MOCA (CN), Brooklyn Museum NY and PS1/MOMA (USA), as well as other major museums and galleries worldwide.

Female role models

With the presentation Women in Street Art, STRAAT, in collaboration with ABN AMRO, wants to put influential female street artists in the spotlight. In this way, the museum hopes to encourage aspiring artists to develop their own talent and thereby contribute to equal opportunities for everyone. STRAAT features work by various influential female street artists, including George Rose, Adele Renault, Milu Correch, Gleo, Hera van Herakut and Judith de Leeuw.