IMAMURA Aya

IMAMURA Aya

update: 2019.4.12

Name
IMAMURA Aya
Genre
Visual Art
Country(activity based)
Japan
Germany
Web site
aya-imamura.com
Program
Exchange Residency Program (Sending) (2019.4 - 2019.6)
今村 綾
Profile

M.A. Fine Art, Kyoto Seika University in 2008 

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are 
 "Image and projection" Pola Anex Museum, 2018,Tokyo 
 Duo exhibition at The Japanese German center, 2017, Berlin 
 "Connected in Art – 25 Jahre Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow", 2015, Plüschow 
 "The Beauty of Kyoto. The Beauty of the Collection. To the Beauty of Tomorrow", The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art",2013, Kyoto
 "in.print.out" , Künstlerhaus Wien, 2013, Austria 

Other activities (including awards received) are
Nomura Foundation, (scholars) 2016
Pola Art Foundation, (scholars) 2015   
Grants, Sculpture Space resident, founded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, USA, 2014

Aya Imamura is a visual artist, living and working in Berlin. Since receiving her M.A. in Fine Arts from Kyoto Seika University in 2008, she has been working in printmaking, photography and mixed media. In 2015, she is the recipient of a fellowship from Pola Art foundation and researching gender/queer theory in film/photography at Institute for History and Theory of Design in University of Art Berlin.   

About works / performance

The relationship between media and image and the viewpoint of how iconography and visual media have influenced the society. - This is the starting point for Aya Imamura. Her works primarily appropriate motifs from Christian iconography, symbolic metaphors in paintings or old photography. By these images and putting them into new contexts in various medias, she pursues a reflexive archaeology of the uses of imagery. Imamura is interested in images with visual undertone, such as a woman with veil, representaions of a naked body or romanticisised sexism or exoticised racial concept. With analytical view point, She reflects the deceptive imagery that shapes our everyday lives and norms, she reveals the tension between images and our perspective in her work.

installation view、2018、Pola Anex Museum, Tokyo

Double, 5500 A4 sized papers, vice, Sculpture Space Inc, founded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, USA

SCOPOPHILIA,installation view、2017、JDBZ, Berlin

SCOPOPHILIA, silkscreen / 800×550×3㎜

Kaleidoscope, mirrors, video projection

Kaleidoscope, mirrors, video projection

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