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KIMIKO YOSHIDA

My Sculpture. Self-portrait 2005 - 2015


Born in Tokyo, Japan (1963). Lives in Europe since 1995. university education

Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Literature, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan (1986) ; - Tokyo College of Photography, Japan (1995) ; - Studio national des arts contemporains-Le Fresnoy, France (1999) selected solo shows

2015

NOGUCHI-KE, Kyoto, Japan: Kyotographie - International Photography Festival LES BAUX DE PROVENCE, France: Festival a-part

2014

M. I. A. Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA: Something Blue Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris, France: Why Venice ?

2013

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LA IMAGINEN, UAEH, Hidalgo, Mexico: Women Galerie TANIT, Beyrouth, Libanon: There Where I Am Not

2012

Katara Arts Center, Doha, Qatar : Brides The Dali International Photography Festival, Dali, China : My Paintings Musée du Pavillon Vendôme, Aix-en-Provence, France : Paintings, Mirrors

2011

RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia : There Where I Am Not Grand Palais, Paris, France: Solo Show at Art Paris Art Fair

2010

MEP (Maison Européenne de la Photographie), Paris, France : Là où je ne suis pas Passage de Retz Art Center, Paris, France: Self-portraits

2009

MMH (Modemuseum Hasselt), Hasselt, Belgium: Monumental Mao

2008

Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke, Belgium : Sacred Mirror Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China: The Brides of the World

2007

Museum das Artes, Madeira, Portugal: Tudo o que não seja eu Fotoespaña 2007, Madrid, Spain: Todo lo que no soy Grand Palais, Paris, France: Solo Show at Art Paris Art Fair

2006

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel: All That’s Not Me… RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia : Mary Me ! Grand Palais, Paris, France: Solo Show at Art Paris Art Fair

2005

Broel Museum, Kortrijk, Belgium : Birth of a Geisha Tribeca Issey Miyake, New York, USA: Incarnations

2004

Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France : Marry Me !

2003

Maison des Arts, Malakoff, France : Marry Me !

2002

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France : Solo Show at Paris Photo

2001

CNP (Centre National de la Photographie), Paris, France : Tokyo, vite !

2000

MUSEUM OF ART, Herzylia, Israël : Jérusalem, Tokyo, Venise, vite ! www.kimiko.fr www.kimiko.fr


My Sculpture. Self-portrait

KIMIKO YOSHIDA


I STATUARY This series of sculptures is made from moldings of originals belonging to museum collections. It is the face, invariably that of Kimiko Yoshida, that turns them into self-portraits.

Marie-Antoinette Reheaded as a Geisha (Wengmuller, 1770, MusÊe de Sèvres). Self-portrait, 2009 Laminated polyester resin, florescent acryl paint, UV coating, 91 x 66 x 43 cm


Self-portrait of the Artist as the Sun King Louis XIV by Bernini (1665, Ch창teau de Versailles), 2010 Laminated polyester resin, florescent acrylic paint, UV coating 110 x 110 x 43 cm


Self-portrait of the Artist as the Captive Negresse by Carpeaux (1872, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC), 2014 Reconstituted marble, 59 x 45 x 35 cm


Self-portrait of the Artist as Casanova (Lemoyne, 1730, MusĂŠe du Louvre),2014 Terracotta, white enamel, 67 x 45 x 45 cm


Self-portrait of the Artist as Medusa by Henri Perlan (door leaf of the former City Hall of Paris set on fire during the Commune, 1653, MusĂŠe Carnavalet), 2013 Laminated polyester resin, florescent acrylic paint, UV coating 91 x 66 x 43 cm


Self-portrait of the Artist as a Faune by Germain Pilon (chimney-jamb of Château de Villeroy, circa 1575, MusÊe du Louvre), 2013 Laminated polyester resin, iridescent metallic lacquer, 128 x 28 x 31 cm


Self-portrait of the Artist with Chimeras and Grotesque Motifs (circa 1575, Ch창teau de Blois), 2013 Laminated polyester resin, iridescent metallic lacquer, 36 x 190 x 5,5 cm


Self-portrait of the Artist as Bathing Diane by Allegrain (1778, MusĂŠe du Louvre), 2013 Laminated polyester resin, iridescent metallic lacquer, 170 x 77 x 100 cm


Absence en gloire. Autoportrait, 2013 Laminated polyester resin, iridescent metallic lacquer, diameter 117 cm, thickness 20 cm


II MURANO BLOWN GLASS

The following series of hand-blown Murano glass mirrors is irresistibly entitled Senza Immagine (’’without image’’ in Italian). The mirror returns the light but reflects no image ! Far from wanting to create an optical illusion, these without image mirrors aim at deceiving the gaze by giving to see the want-to-be in the representation. These sculptures are still self-portraits, but the image has gone: Senza Immagine.

Following double-page spread : Senza Immagine, installation of mirrors & Hanamatsuri (Flower Festival fo Buddha’s Birthday Celebration), 2007


Senza Immagine Hand-blown Murano glass mirrors, variable diameter, pièces uniques, 2009-14


Following pages : Hand-blown Murano glass letters, 2003-09 Pièces uniques blown at the size of the artist’s face, circa 21 cm each Successively : The Ashes of My Art. Self-portrait, 2007 Monogold. Self-portrait, 2007 Remembering James Lee Byars. Self-portrait, 2008-09


Sakura / Vanity, 2004 40 silkscreened mirrors


Tomb of Glass, 2005-06 [18 Murano blown glass letters composing the epitaph of Cardinal Barberini (Rome, 1646) : PULVIS, CINIS ET NIHIL «Dust, Ashes and Nothing» in Latin] 35 x 90 x 180 cm


Double-page spread: Endormie, Remembering Brancusi. Self-portrait, 2005-14 Series of hand-blowned Murano glass heads, pièces uniques, life size, circa 35 cm each

Following double-page spread : Amaterasu’s Sacred Neckless. Self-portrait, 2009


Steam. Self-portrait, 2004 Sakura, 2004 Steam of Buddha, 2007 The ’’Who Are You ?’’ Mirror. Self-portrait, 2005 View of the artist’s studio in Paris, France Next page, silkscreened, installation of mirrors: Sakura, 2004 The ’’Who Are You ?’’ Mirror. Self-portrait, 2005 Facing the Future. Self-portrait, 2005 120 x 120 cm each


Hanamatsuri (Flower Festival fo Buddha’s Birthday Celebration), 2007 Silkscreened toughened glass and on mirror, acryl, 39 x 122 x 122 cm


Ohanami (Cherry Blossom Contemplation), 2004 Silkscreened toughened glass and on mirror, acryl, 44 x 122 x 122 cm


III VARIA

Brith of a Geisha, 2003, video projection


The Monumental Mao Bride (Red Guard Red). Self-portrait, 2009 Mode Museum Hasselt (MMH), Belgium, 2009 10 x 10 meters

Left page : Monumental Writing (Silence by Yves Klein). Self-portrait, 2010 Val d’Enfer, festival a-part, Les Baux-de-Provence, France, 2012 8 x 8 meters


L’Instance de la lettre, 2003-04 Broel Museum, Kortrijk, Belgium, 2005 Series of abstract photographs with a text rising tone on tone and dealing with light, truth, want-to-be, representation... High reflection Ilfochrome paper, 120 x 120 cm each

Left page : The Japanese Bride. Self-portrait, 2003 Flag, festival a-part, Les Baux-de-Provence, France, 2014


Exhition view, Museu das Artes, Madeira, Portugal : Tudo o que n達o seja eu, 2007


Amaterasu’s Sacred Mirror, 2008 Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke, Belgium Mirror and acryl, diameter 146, thickness 30 cm Reverse page on the back : Facing the Future. Self-portrait, 2005 Silkscreened mirror, 120 x 120 cm


My Sculpture  

My Sculpture. Self-portrait, 2005-2015

My Sculpture  

My Sculpture. Self-portrait, 2005-2015

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