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Née à Tokyo, Japon (1963). Rencontre Jean-Michel Ribettes en 1996.
Vit à Paris, Venise, Tokyo.



Born in Tokyo, Japan (1963). Meets Jean-Michel Ribettes in 1996.
Lives in Paris, Venice, Tokyo.


FORMATION UNIVERSITAIRE / UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Literature, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan (1986)
Tokyo College of Photography, Japan (1995)
École nationale supérieure de la photographie, Arles, France (1996)
Studio national des arts contemporains-Le Fresnoy, France (1999)


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EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES (SÉLECTION) / SELECTED SOLO SHOWS


2015
SUGIMOTO KE, Kyoto, Japan: Kyotographie


2014
M. I. A. GALLERY, Seattle, WA, USA: Something Blue
THE ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA, London, England: Masterpiece (Daniel Boulakia Gallery)
GALERIE PIERRE-ALAIN CHALLIER, Paris, France: Qui est KY ?



2013

GALERIE PIERRE-ALAIN CHALLIER, Paris, France: Pourquoi Venise ?
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LA IMAGINEN, UAEH, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico: Kimiko Yoshida Guest of Honor
GALERIE TANIT, Beirut, Lebanon: Paintings & Mirrors
ALM, Ramatuelle, France: Kimiko Yoshida


2012
KATARA ARTS CENTER, Doha, Qatar: Intangible Brides
MUSÉE DU PAVILLON DE VENDÔME-DOBLER, Aix-en-Provence, France: Kimiko Yoshida
DALI INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Yunnan, China: My Paintings
THE SOLO PROJECT, Basel, Switzerland: My Paintings (Caroline Smulders)


2011
RUARTS GALLERY, Moscow, Russia: There Where I Am Not
GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France: Solo Show at Art Paris Art Fair
BAUX-DE-PROVENCE, France: Silence at Val-d’Enfer (Monumental) for Festival à part
CHÂTEAU DES ALPILLES, Saint-Rémy-en-Provence, France: My Paintings for Festival à part
2010
MAISON EUROPÉENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (MEP), Paris, France: Là où je ne suis pas
PASSAGE DE RETZ, Paris, France: Self-portraits 2010
RALPH PUCCI INTERNATIONAL, New York, NY, USA: Paintings. Self-portraits
ANNE FONTAINE, Paris, France: Writings for Parcours Saint-Germain
GALERIA DOS PRAZERES, Madeira, Portugal: Paintings. Self-portraits


2009
NEW YORK PHOTO FESTIVAL, Brooklyn, NY, USA: Kimiko Yoshida for Eyemazing
MODEMUSEUM HASSELT (MMH), Hasselt, Belgium: Red Mao (Monumental) for Smile Festival


2008
GUY PIETERS GALLERY, Knokke, Belgium: Sacred Mirror
XIN DONG CHENG SPACE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Beijing, China: The Brides of the World
MUSEO MOLINOS DEL RIO SEGURA, Murcia, Spain: Espejo consagrado


2007
MUSEU DAS ARTES-CASA DAS MUDAS, 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
GALERIA D’ARTE VENEZIA, Venice, Italy: Ma mort n’en saura rien


2006
THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, Jerusalem, Israel: All That’s Not Me…
COLLÉGIALE SAINT-LAZARE, Avallon, France: Tombeau
GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France: Solo Show at Art Paris Art Fair
RUARTS GALLERY, Moscow, Russia: Marry Me ! Self-portraits
SEPTEMBRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, Lyon, France: Self-portraits
ARTHUS-BERTRAND, Paris, France: Sakura for Parcours Saint-Germain
THE HEDER CONTEMPORARY ART, Tel-Aviv, Israel: Self-portraits with a Comma
MAIRIE D’ANGERS, France: Kimiko Yoshida for Festival Triptyque


2005
TRANSPHOTOGRAPHIQUES, BROEL MUSEUM, Kortrijk, Belgium: Birth of a Geisha
ELLEN CURLEE GALLERY, Saint-Louis, Missouri, USA: Birth of a Geisha
FLATFILE GALLERIES, Chicago, Illinois, USA: Birth of a Geisha
TRIBECA ISSEY MIYAKE, New York, NY, USA: Incarnations
THE LUCIE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, New York, NY, USA: 1st Price (Category “Self-portrait”)


2004
35es RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (RIP), Arles, France: Marry Me !
BIENNALE INTÉRIEUR, Kortrijk, Belgium: Silver Pavillon
FIFTY ONE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY, Antwerpen, Belgium: Who Is Afraid of Kimiko ?
ROCKET GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan: Monochrome Self-portraits


2003
LA MAISON DES ARTS, Malakoff, France: Marry Me !


2002
CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE, Paris, France: Solo Show at Paris Photo
SHU UEMURA, Paris, France: Cherry Blossom for Parcours Saint-Germain
DELVAUX, Brussels, Belgium: Being in the Light
LIGHT WORKS GALLERY, Yokohama, Japan: Princess Bamboo


2001
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (CNP), Paris, France: Tokyo, vite !


2000
MUSEUM OF ART, Herzylia, Israël: Jérusalem, Tokyo, Venise, vite !

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EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES (SÉLECTION) / SELECTED GROUP SHOWS


2015
TEFAF, Maastricht, Netherlands: Homage to Derain (Galerie Patrice Trigano)
TOUR & TAXIS, Brussels, Belgium: BRAFA (Galerie Patrice Trigano)



2014
LA MAISON ROUGE, Paris, France: The Wall. Antoine de Galbert’s Collection
TEFAF, Maastricht, Netherlands: Féminin/Féminin (Galerie Patrice Trigano)
SOMERSET HOUSE, London, England: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
VITRARIA MUSEUM-PALAZZO NANI MOCENIGO, Venice, Italy: Glass + A. Opening Show
HOLDEN LUNTZ GALLERY, Palm Beach, Florida, USA: The Face of Beauty: The Inspired Portrait
GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France: Art Paris Art Fair, Rouge de Chine (Caroline Smulders)
GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France: Art Paris Art Fair (Galerie Patrice Trigano)
ABBAYE SAINT-ANDRÉ/CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN, Meymac, France: Japon
TRAFO CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Szczecin, Poland: INSPIRACJE/XTREME-International Festival of Visual Arts
HOLDEN LUNTZ GALLERY, Palm Beach, Florida, USA: All That Glitters
FRAC RÉUNION, TEAT, Saint-Denis, Île de la Réunion: Réunions
GALERIE PATRICE TRIGANO, Paris, France: Summer Show
BAUX-DE-PROVENCE, Champ de Baumanière, France: Les Désastres de la guerre, Festival à part
6,MANDEL, Paris, France: White/Robe & Hide
HOLDEN LUNTZ GALLERY, Palm Beach, Florida, USA: Full Color Spectrum



2013
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, Texas, USA: Self, Model and Self as Other
HOLDEN LUNTZ GALLERY, Palm Beach, Florida, USA: Re-Imagine, Re-Invent
COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, Palm Beach, Florida, USA: American International Fine Art Fair (Holden Luntz Gallery)
THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY, New York, NY, USA : The Avenue Shows: Antics, Art & Design at the Armory (Holden Luntz Gallery)
GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France: Paris Photo (Galerie Tanit)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, Ahmedabad, India: Hikari. Contemporary Photography from Japan
TASVEER ARTS, Bangalore, India: Hikari. Contemporary Photography from Japan



2012

ASU ART MUSEUM, Tempe, Arizona: Performing for the Camera
THE STATE MUSEUM FOR PHOTOGRAPHY ROSPHOTO, Saint Petersburg, Russia: The Face: Evolution of Portrait in Photography
MUSÉE JEAN LURÇAT & DE LA TAPISSERIE CONTEMPORAINE, Angers, France: Sacré Blanc !
THE PAGODA PARIS, Paris, France: L’Asie en vogue
GALERIE DA-END, Paris, France: Nippon-ismes
LILI-UBEL GALLERY, Paris, France: Souffrir par toi n’est pas souffrir
LONDON PRINT STUDIO, London, England: Grafik Apparel. Interweaving Art & Fashion
PASSAGE DE RETZ, Paris, France: Blanche est la couleur
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART, Mumbai, India: Hikari. Contemporary Photography from Japan
SEAGULL ARTS & MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER, Kolkatta, India: Hikari. Contemporary Photography from Japan
GALLERY ART MOTIF, New Delhi, India: Hikari. Contemporary Photography from Japan


2011
KUNSTHAL, Rotterdam, Netherlands: I Promise I Love You (The Caldic Collection)
STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, Novossibirsk, Siberia, Russia: The Face. Evolution of Portrait in Photography


2010
MUSÉE MAILLOL, Paris, France: C’est la vie !
VILLA EMPAIN-BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION, Brussels, Belgium: Itinéraires de l’élégance entre l’Orient et l’Occident
LONARTE FESTIVAL, Madeira, Portugal: Red Mao on the Beach
GALERIE TANIT, Munich, Germany: One Minute Beauty


2009
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, PALAZZO CAVALLI FRANCHETTI, Venice, Italy: Glasstress
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, Athens, Greece: Athens Photo Festival
PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM, Thessaloniki, Greece: Biennale of Contemporary Art
PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS, Lille, France: Miroirs d’Orients
MUSÉE LOUIS VOULAND, Avignon, France: Jeux de miroirs
THEMES & VARIATIONS, London, England: Maverick
GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France: Art Paris Art Fair (Guy Pieters Gallery)
ART BRUSSELS, Belgium: Guy Pieters Gallery
ARTCURIAL, Paris, France : Femmes du livre
MUSEO D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA BERENGO, Murano Venice, Italy: Venice Projects
GALERIE PIERRE-ALAIN CHALLIER, Paris, France: Elles aussi
I LOVE MY JOB, Paris, France: Un Salon particulier


2008
SMAK-STEDELIJK MUSEUM VOOR ACTUELE KUNST, Gent, Belgium: The Hands of Art (a project by Ronny Van de Velde)
PRIMO PIANO LIVINGALLERY, Lecce, Italy: Lumiere. Rassegna Internazionale di Arte Video
L’ABBAYE, Annecy-le-Vieux, France: MÉTAmorphose (a project by Fondation Salomon)
CASTELLO CARLO V, Lecce, Italy: Venere Vincitrice
SIMON GALLERIA, Bangkok, Thailand: International Photography Month
CASA PARK, Brasilia, Brazil/LYNCH LOUNGE, Assomption, Paraguay/GALERIE DE L’ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, Monterrey, Mexico/MUSEO DE LA CIUDAD DE MEXICO, Mexico/HISTORICAL MUSEUM KARVASLA, Tbilissi, Georgia/HYATT REGENCY, Kiev, Ukraina/FRENCH INSTITUTE, Zagreb, Croatia: Essences insensées. Art & Perfume


2007
MAISON GUERLAIN, Paris, France: Miroir, mon beau miroir
CESAC-IL FILATOIO, Caraglio, Italy: Il Velo
THEMES & VARIATIONS, London, England: Gold Fever & Silver Rush
ARSENALE DI VENEZIA-SPAZIO THETIS, Venice, Italy: Faccia Lei. Portraits in Transition
SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Phœnix, Arizona, USA: Art Is An Idea (The Moquay Collection)
MAISON EUROPÉENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (MEP), Paris, France: Acquisitions 1999-2006
ESPACE TAJAN, Paris, France: L’Artiste & ceux qui le soutiennent
MUSEO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Goya
FUKUOKA ART MUSEUM, Fukuoka, Japan/AYALA MUSEUM, Manila, Philippines
/FRENCH INSTITUTE, Singapore, Republic of Singapore: Essences insensées. Art & Perfume
CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE, Paris, France: Paris Photo (Fifty One Fine Art Photography)
GALERIE ÉTATS D’ART, Paris, France: Femmes du XXe siècle
THAILAND CREATIVE & DESIGN CENTER, Bangkok, Thailand: The French Cultural Festival
AKUREYRI ART MUSEUM, Akureyri, Iceland: Face à Faces
BIENNALE D’ISSY, MUSÉE DE LA CARTE À JOUER, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France: Une beauté violente à en perdre la raison


2006
GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France: FIAC, Génération Picasso (Citroën)
GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France : FIAC (Galerie Erna Hecey)
CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE, Paris, France: Paris Photo (Fifty One Fine Art Photography)
ARTCURIAL, Paris, France: Mickey Upside Down
KUNSTHALLE KREMS, Krems-Stein, Austria: Corpus Christi. Christusdarstellungen in der Fotografie
FARMANI GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, Los Angeles, California, USA: The 2005 Best of Show
HOLDEN LUNTZ GALLERY, Palm Beach, Florida, USA: First Photo Festival
NPAK-CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY EXPERIMENTAL ART, Yerevan, Armenia: Face à Faces
PILSNER URQUELL BRAND FORUM, Poland: The 2005 Best of Show
FOTOGRAFINS HUS, Stockholm, Sweden: [Self]portraits
KULTURHUSET, Stockholm, Sweden: Revelation/Uppenbar(a)t
CITY ART CENTRE, Edinburgh, Scotland: Face to Face
ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES BEAUX-ARTS (ENSBA), Paris, France: Essences insensées


2005
PARIS EXPO PORTE DE VERSAILLES, Paris, France : FIAC (Galerie Erna Hecey)
CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE, Paris, France: Paris Photo (Fifty One Fine Art Photography)
MUSEO NACIONAL REINA SOFIA, Departmento de Audiovisuales, Madrid, Spain: We Are the World
ACADEMY OF ARTS & DESIGN, Tel-Aviv, Israel: Yona in Bezalel
THE CHELSEA ART MUSEUM, New York, NY, USA: The Bogey Man (after Goya)
THEMES & VARIATIONS, London, England: Whisper
TRIENNAL FOR CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS, Hasselt, Belgium: Beauty Without Irony
FESTIVAL VOIES OFF-RIP, Arles, France: Temps forts
ESPACE SISLEY, Paris, France: Artists Mirrors (for the Claude Pompidou Foundation)
COUVENT DES CORDELIERS, Châteauroux, France: Meubles d’artistes
ARTCURIAL, Paris, France: Face à Faces
MODE BIËNNALE, Arnhem, Netherlands: Design Against Aids
DIVA, New York, NY, USA: Digital & Video Art
GALERIE NIKKI MARQUARDT, Paris, France: Portraits de femmes de la Bible


2004
ART BASEL, Basel, Switzerland: Galerie Erna Hecey
MOIS DE LA PHOTO, PASSAGE DE RETZ, Paris, France: D’une image qui ne serait pas du semblant. La Photographie écrite 1950-2005
THE CHELSEA ART MUSEUM, New York, NY, USA: We Are the World
DEICHTORHALLEN-INTERNATIONALES HAUS DER PHOTOGRAPHIE, Hamburg, Germany: Corpus Christi
TÊTE À TÊTE ARTS, Paris, France: Miroirs d’artistes pour la Fondation Claude Pompidou
FIFTY ONE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY, Antwerpen, Belgium: Fifty One Celebrates Four Years
CRISTINEROSE/JOSÉE BIENVENU GALLERY, New York, NY, USA: Revisiting History. Self-portrait Photography
PARIS EXPO PORTE DE VERSAILLES, Paris, France: FIAC
CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE, Paris, France: Paris Photo (Fifty One Fine Art Photography)
SAINT-SULPICE, Paris, France: Festival A3 Art
REFLEX NEW ART GALLERY, Amsterdam, Netherlands: The Beauty of Darkness
LE LIEU UNIQUE, Nantes, France: Où sont les femmes ?

2003

PARIS EXPO PORTE DE VERSAILLES, Paris, France : FIAC
CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE, Paris, France: Paris Photo (Fifty One Fine Art Photography)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (CNP), Paris, France: Fictions de l’identité
THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, Jerusalem, Israel: Corpus Christi
GALERIE DES GALERIES LAFAYETTE, Paris, France: Avatars
MUSÉE DE LA MODE, Hasselt, Belgium: Bagg/ages
GALERIE ERNA HECEY, Luxembourg: Group Show
SAINT-SULPICE, Paris, France: Festival A3 Art


2002
MAISON EUROPÉENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (MEP), Paris, France: Le Diaphane & l’Obscur
HÔTEL DE SULLY, Paris, France : Corpus Christi
GALERIE DES GALERIES LAFAYETTE, Paris, France: Courant d’air, Courant d’art


2001
KAWASAKI CITY MUSEUM, Kawasaki, Japan: Inter/Outer
ABBAYE DU RONCERAY, Angers, France: Femmes, etc.
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS, Tourcoing, France: Le Temps des plis
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS, Grenoble, France: Passions partagées
GALERIE VALOIS, Paris, France: Effervescence
LA PÉRIPHÉRIE, Malakoff, France: Love Me
GALERIE BEAUBOURG, Paris, France: Face à Face
PASSAGE DE RETZ, Paris, France: Next Generation
GALERIE VALÉRIE CUETO, Paris, France: Girls on Top
GALERIE VALÉRIE CUETO, Paris, France: Tempête sous un crâne
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS, Tourcoing, France: 2 000 et 1 tableaux pour le millénaire


2000
GALERIE VALÉRIE CUETO, Paris, France: Rouge
TOIT DU MONDE, Vevey, Switzerland: Argos Project
TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, Japan: Les 100 Sourires de Monna Lisa
PREFECTORAL MUSEUM, Shizuoka, Japan: Les 100 Sourires de Monna Lisa
PREFECTORAL MUSEUM, Hiroshima, Japan: Les 100 Sourires de Monna Lisa
PASSAGE DE RETZ, Paris, France: Narcisse blessé
POZNAN MUSEUM, Poznan, Poland: Biennale of Photography


1999
ICC, Tokyo, Japan: Digital Bahaus


1998
PASSAGE DE RETZ, Paris, France: Fétiches & Fétichismes

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SOME COLLECTIONS
Fine Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, USA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Kawasaki City Museum, Japan
Maison européenne de la photographie (MEP), Paris, France
The Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul, Turquey
Museo das Artes-Casa das Mudas, Madeira, Portugal
Bank Neuflize/ABN AMRO, Paris, France
Lhoist Group, Bruxelles, Belgium
Price Waterhouse Coopers, Paris, France
Diane Von Furstenberg, New York, NY, USA
Phoenix Insurances Ltd, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Jervis Center, Dublin, Ireland
Sheika Paula Al-Sabah, Dar Noor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Joey Tanenbaum Collection, Toronto, Canada
The Stephane Jansen Collection, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Veuve Clicquot, Reims, France
Ville d’Angers, France
Ville des Baux-de-Provence, France
Jewellery Arthus-Bertrand, Paris, France
Fondation Guerlain, Paris, France
Commission by Centre national de la photographie (CNP), Paris, France
Château La Coste, France
FRAC, La Réunion, France
The Moquay Collection, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
The Marianne & Pierre Nahon Collection, Venice, Italy
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), Mexico
Fototeca Nacional del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Pachuca de Soto, Mexico