Artists - M
Chie Matsui (Japan)
Born in 1960 in Osaka, Japan. Lives and works in Osaka.
Known since the 1980’s for her installations, Matsui
does not so much “arrange” everyday items in her
work as “assemble” biographical or tactile forms
and items, often using her own body. In recent years, much
of Matsui’s work has been allegorical, featuring moving
images and performance. Her work continues to be shown both
nationally and internationally in countless exhibitions, including
solo exhibitions, with large-scale installations at the Venice
Biennale “Aperto” ’90 and the exhibition
to mark the opening of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary
Art in 1995.
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Eriko Momotani (Japan)
Born in 1964 in Osaka, Japan. Lives and works in Paris.
After graduating from the Faculty of Economics, Doshisha
University, Momotani moved to France in 1990 to study photography.
There she developed an interest in curating which she went
on to study in the Licence de Conception du Projet Culturel
Department at Université Paris 1. In 1995 she organized
an exhibition titled “Micro Exposition chez Eriko Momotani”
in which she made her own 20 square meter studio apartment
available to the public. Momotani has since organized 21 exhibitions
featuring 22 artists. In 2003 she organized her first sound
exhibition. This was realized by featuring sound installations
and concerts that provided visitors with a sonic experience
that filled the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom, the
toilet and the bedroom. The word “micro” has two
meanings - an extremely small space, and that only a minimum
of measures is all that is needed. In 2003 Momotani held an
exhibition of source materials as well as a performance at
Scratch Tile in Yokohama.
Major exhibitions Momotani has curated include Nick Gee- “Breakoff”(1996),
Mathieu Mercier - “Melamine structure for a sofa”(1996),
Jason Karaindros - “Fugues”(1999), Patrice Hamel
- “Dilemma - Replique No.17”(2000), Eriko Momotani
& Jakob Gautel - “One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji ~
a hommage to Hokusai”(2001)”, Ai Kitahara - “Mes
lieux de transit”(2001)(photo bottom), Carmela Uranga
- “Head-lines”(2002)(photo above), and Alexandros
Markeas - “Concerto Spaziale”(2003).
microeriko homestay project
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Tomoko Mukaiyama (Japan)
Born in Wakayama, Japan. Lives and works in Amsterdam.
Mukaiyama has been performing at concerts in Europe and many countries
throughout the world since winning the International Gaudeamus Interpreters
Competition in 1991. Awarded the Muramatsu Prize in 1993. Many composers
have been inspired by her unique approach to the piano, and new works are
being written for her every year. While performing at the forefront of contemporary
music, Mukaiyama also collaborates with artists from various other genres
and continues to attract attention for her initiatives in opening up new
possibilities in music. In 2003 Mukaiyama embarked on a series of piano recitals
titled “for you”, to be performed for an audience of one, for
which she has won world acclaim. She will be performing with the Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra in autumn this year.
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Ingrid Mwangi (Kenya / Germany)
Born in 1975 in Nairobi, Kenya. Lives and works in Ludwigshafen.
There is a consistent motif in Mwangi’s work of parts of the body – hair,
blood or skin – such as in the installation with bunches of
crinkled hemp rope emblematic of dread-locked hair that hang from the ceiling,
or the performance carried out in front of a monitors on which can be seen
images of fragments of the body such as the head, back and legs. Mwangi’s
work reveals the issues of ethnic identity and gender difference by the physical
body of the artist who was born to a Kenyan father and German mother. She
has participated in numerous international and group exhibitions including
the 25th São Paolo Biennale (2002), Sharjah International Biennial
7 (U.A.E., 2005) and Prague Biennale 2.
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