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Kimiko Yoshida
Works
Solo exhibitions
2020

Biennale d'arte del vetro contemporaneo. Museo Civio. Sansepolcro, Italy

Senza Immagine. Cultural Centre La Cupula. Merida (Yucatan), Mexico

Iridescent Beauty. JL Modern Gallery. Palm Beach, USA

2019

The Ashes of My Art. The Venice Glass Week. Venice, Italy

The Boundaries Between. Holden Luntz Gallery. Palm Beach, Fl, USA

Baroques. Fondation Salomon pour l’art contemporain. L’Abbaye, Annecy-le-Vieux, France

2018

Personal exhibition. Photobiennale 2018. Ruarts Gallery. Moscow, Russia

2017

Muga. Selflessness. The Wilfrid Israel Museum. Hazorea, Israel

My Glass Self. The Venice Glass Week. Venice, Italy

Painting. Self-portrait. Schouwburg. Amstelveen, Netherlands

Peinture & Photographie. Galerie Dukan. Paris, France

2016

Grimasques. Musée du Masque, Binche, Belgium

Masques de soi. Japan Cultural Center - Embassy of Japan. Brussels, Belgique

True Lights. Rosas & Xocolate, Merida, Mexico

2015

Paris Photo Los Angeles (Mariane Ibrahim Gallery), Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Kyotographie. Noguchi-Ke. Kyoto, Japan

Who Am I? Venice in a Bottle, Venice, Italie

Luces Íntimas. Centro Cultural la Cúpula, Merida, Mexico

2014

Something Blue. Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

Qui est KY? Pierre-Alain Challier Gallery, Paris, France

2013

Pourquoi Venise ? Pierre-Alain Challier Gallery, Paris, France

Paintings & Mirrors. Tanit Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Kimiko Yoshida. ALM, Ramatuelle, France

2012

I Love My Job. My Paintings, The Solo Project, Basel, Switzerland

L’Élision de l’image (Miroirs, Peintures). Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme-Dobler, Aix-en-Provence, France

2011

Paintings. Self-portraits. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Art Paris. Albert Benamou Gallery, Grand-Palais, Paris, France

2010

La ou je ne suis pas. Maison Europeene De La Photographie, Paris, France

Paintings. Self-portraits, Ralph Pucci International, New York, USA

Writings at Anne Fontaine. Parcours Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, France

2009

Smile. Municipal Fashion Museum, Hasselt, Belgium

Femmes du monde. Compagnies Du Monde, Paris, France

Sacred Mirror. Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

The Brides of the World. Xin Dong Cheng Space For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2008

Espego Consagrado. Museo Molinos Del Rio Segura, Murcia, Spain

2007

Tudo o que nao seja eu. Centro Das Artes, Casa Das Mundas, Madeira, Portugal

Todo lo que no soy me interesa. Imaginart Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Ma morte n’en saura rien. D’Arte Venezia Gallery, Venice, Italy

2006

Sakura at Arthus-Bertrand, Parcours Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, France

Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Self-portraits with a Comma. The Heder Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Marry Me! Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Raison de mort. Septembre De La Photographie, Lyon, France

2005

Birth of a Geisha. Transphotographiques, Broel Museum, Kortrijk, Belgium

Incarnations. Tribeca Issey Miyake, New York, USA

2004

Who Is Afraid of Kimiko? Antwerpen, Belgium

Monochrome Self-portraits. Rocket Gallery, London, Britain

2003

Marry Me! La Maison des Arts, Malakoff, France

2002

Being in the Light. Maison Delvaux, Brussels, Belgium

Princess Bamboo. Light Works Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

2001

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

2000

Jérusalem, Tokyo, Venise, vite! Museum of Art. Herzylia, Israël

Group exhibitions
2020

Femenino(s). Mercosul Biennale. Porto Alegre, Brazil

L'Impermanence poignante de tout. The Venice Glass Week. Venice, Italy

2019

Marie-Antoinette: Métamorphoses d’une image. La Conciergerie. Paris, France

Feria de Arte contemporaneo. Casa Faller. Merida (Yucatan), Mexico

Expanding Approaches to Photography. Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. West Palm Beach, USA

Japonisme(s). Galerie PAC. Paris, France

2018

On a Pedestal. Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland

Narrated. Galerie Tanit. Munich, Germany

The Face: Portrait Evolution in Photography. The Bid Art Space. Pesaro, Marche, Italy

2017

Collectionner, le Désir inachevé. Musée des Beaux-Arts. Angers, France

D’un monde à l’autre. Fondation Salomon pour l’art contemporain. Annecy, France

20 ans pour Aubagnac. Galerie Pact. Paris, France

Où poser la tête ? Galerie Dukan. Leipzig, Germany

Japonismes. Galerie Pact. Paris, France

2016

Murano Oggi. Museo del Vetro. Venice, Italy

1936. Assemblee Nationale-Palais Bourbon. Paris, France

Où poser la tête? Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, Mauritius

Green Celadon. The Tel Aviv Artist House. Tel-Aviv, Israel

Miradas de Mujer. Imaginart Gallery. Barcelona, Spain

Make-up Time. Maison des Arts. Rouen, France

Stories Untold. Holden Luntz Gallery. Palm Beach, Fl, USA

Contemporary Voices in Color. Holden Luntz Gallery. Palm Beach, Fl, USA

L’Instance de la lettre. Galerie Marguerite Milin. Paris, France

La Mode au temps de l’impressionnisme. Musée de l'Horlogerie. Saint-Nicolas d’Aliermont, France

2015

Sweet 18. Kastel d’Ursel. Belgium

Où poser la tête? FRAC Réunion, Saint-Denis, La Réunion

Precious de Picasso a Jeff Koons. Vitratia Museum-Palazzo Nani Mocenigo. Venice, Italy

2014

The Wall. Antoine de Galbert’s Collection. La Maison Rouge. Paris, France

Glass + A. Opening Show. Vitratia Museum-Palazzo Nani Mocenigo. Venice, Italy

The Face of Beauty: The Inspired Portrait. Holden Luntz Gallery. Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Japon. Abbaye Saint André-Centre d’art contemporain. Meymac, France

All That Glitters. Holden Luntz Gallery. Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Summer Show. Galerie Patrice Trigano. Paris, France

White/Robe & Hide. Galerie 6 Mandel. Paris, France

Full Color Spectrum. Holden Luntz Gallery. Palm Beach, Florida, USA

2013

Self, Model and Self as Other. Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, Texas, USA

Re-Imagine, Re-Invent. Holden Luntz Gallery. Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Hikari. Contemporary Photography from Japan. National Institute of Design. Ahmedabad, India

Hikari. Contemporary Photography from Japan. Tasveer Arts. Bangalore, India

2012

Blanche est la couleur. Musée de la Tapisserie, Angers, France

Grafik Apparel. Interweaving Art & Fashion, London Print Studio, London, Britain

Performing for the Camera. Asu Art Museum, Tempe, USA

Blanche est la couleur. Passage de Retz, Paris, France

2011

There Where I Am Not. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

I Promise I Love You - Caldic Collection. Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Face: Evolution of Portrait in Photography. State Historical Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia

2010

C’est la vie. Musee Maillol, Paris, France

Itinéraires de l’elegance entre l’Orient et l’Occident. Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, Belgium

Lonarte 10. Dos Prazeres Gallery, Madeira, Portugal

2009

Maverick. Themes & Variations, London, Britain

Venice Projects, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Berengo, Venice, Italy

2008

The hands of Art. Project by Ronny Van de Velde, Smak, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium

International Photography Month, Simon Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Essences intensees. Art&Perfume, French Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

2007

Miroir, mon beau miroir. Maison Guerlain, Paris, France

Faccia Lei. Portraits in Translation, Arsenale Di Vanezia – Spasio Thesis, Venice, Italy

Art Is An Idea: The Moquay Collection. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Phœnix, Arizona, USA

Acquisitions 1999-2006, Maison Europeene De La Photographie, Paris, France

Essences insensees. Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Essences insensees. Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines

Face a Faces. Akuryri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland

Mickey Upside Down. Artcurial, Paris, France

2006

The 2005 Best of Show. Farmani Gallery of contemporary photography. Los Angeles, California, USA

Face to Face. City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland

2005

We Are the World. Museo Nacional Reina Sofia. Madrid, Spain

The Bogey Man (after Goya). Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

Exhibitions

Fine Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, USA

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Joey Tanenbaum Collection, Toronto, Canada

The Moquay Collection, Phoenix, USA

The Stephane Jansen Collection, Scottsdale, USA

Diane Von Furstenberg, New York, NY, USA

Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Phoenix Insurances Ltd, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Jervis Center, Dublin, Ireland

Sheika Paula Mubarak Al-Sabah, Dar Noor, Kuwait

Univest Group, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

Picciotto Collection, Beirut, Lebanon

Le Yacht Club Beirut, Lebanon

Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan

Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan

Grand Marble, Kyoto, Japan

The Marianne & Pierre Nahon Collection, Venice, Italy

The Linda & Guy Pieters Collection, Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

Lhoist Group, Bruxelles, Belgium

Maison Delvaux, Bruxelles, Belgium

The Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Fototeca Nacional del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Pachuca de Soto, Mexico

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), Mexico

Cúpula Cultural Center (CCC), Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Museo Soumaya, Mexico

Museo das Artes-Casa das Mudas, Madeira, Portugal

Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain

Collection David Brolliet, Geneva, Switzerland

Maison européenne de la photographie (MEP), Paris, France

Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF), Paris, France

Denyse & Philippe Durand-Ruel, Paris, France

Bank Neuflize/ABN AMRO, Paris, France

Meeschaert Bank Collection, Paris, France

Price Waterhouse Coopers, Paris, France

AXA Art, Paris, France

Yves Klein Archives, France

Veuve Clicquot, Reims, France

Ville d’Angers, France

Ville des Baux-de-Provence, France

Arthus-Bertrand Jewellery, Paris, France

Puig Collection, Paris, France

Fondation Guerlain, Paris, France

Château La Coste, Provence, France

FRAC, La Réunion, France

Commission by Centre national de la photographie (CNP), Paris, France

Commission by Olympus France, Paris, France

Commission by Fondation Claude Pompidou, Paris, France

Commission by Olympus Europa, Hamburg, Germany

Biography
Kimiko Yoshida is a Japanese visual artist living and working in France, Venice and Tokyo. Kimiko Yoshida has been concentrating on this series of intangible self-portraits which can be read as a quest for the hybridization of cultures, for the transformation of the being, and perhaps even as a deletion of identities. The metamorphosis of her own identity into a multiplicity of identifications expresses the fading of uniqueness, the "deconstruction" of the self.

Kimiko Yoshida was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1963. Feeling oppressed as a woman, she left Japan in 1995 and moved to France to pursue her artistic ambitions. “Since I fled my homeland to escape the mortifying servitude and humiliating fate of Japanese women, I amplified through my art a feminist stance of protest against contemporary clichés of seduction, voluntary servitude of women, identity and the stereotypes of gender,” Yoshida says. She studied at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles and the Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Le Fresnoy. Since gaining her artistic freedom, Kimiko Yoshida has been working prolifically. Her work revolves around feminine identity and the transformative power of art. In her project, “Painting, Self-Portrait” she wears elaborate costumes and paints her skin in a monochrome color that matches the background. The monochromatic elements accentuate the fashion of Yoshida’s costumes and drown out the individuality of the artist.

The most recent projects of Kimiko Yoshida include a personal exhibition in the Ruarts Gallery within the parallel program of Photobiennale 2018 (Moscow, Russia, 2018), a joint exhibition with Karen Kroll «The Boundaries Between» in the Holden Luntz Gallery (Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 2019) and a solo exhibition «Baroques» in the Fondation Salomon pour l’art contemporain (Annecy-le-Vieux, France, 2019).

She continues to exhibit worldwide, and her work is found in the permanent collections of such museums as The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (USA), The Israel Museum in Jerusalem (Israel), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), The Soumaya Museum in Mexico City (Mexico), The European House of Photography in Paris (France), Foundation Guerlain in Paris (France), Ruarts Foundation in Moscow (Russia) and other museums and galleries around the world.

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