mariko
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I make two different types of works. The first one is about escaping from reality. To work with this concept, I often use light as a metaphor of stability and detachedness from life. I have a fascination with night view of a city, sound/rhythm and space. By usingthese elements, I aim to create a space where one can get immersed into, that leads to the state of being numbness and eventually being away from one's ordinary. The second type of work depicts my reality itself ; instead of escaping, I face with it, which is sometimes not so pleasant to look; I try to capture the moment, memory and pain.

Currently lives and works in London, UK


Biography :
2014 - on leave - 2016 re-start MFA, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim (Trondheim Acedemy of Fine Art), Norway
2008 - 2011 BA(Hons) Art Practice, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
2006 - 2007 Foundation Studies, Kingston University, Surrey, UK
1984   Born in Kanagawa, Japan

Residency :
2013 Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand, Norway
2012-13 Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

Exhibition :
2014 Trondheim Open, TSSK, Trondheim, Norway
2013 Transition; Everyday, (A solo show) Fotohusets prosjektrom, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway
2013 The Shades of Blue, Bókabúðin-verkefnarmi, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
2011 Urban Kvae Festival, Galleri 69, Oslo, Norway
2011 Video screening at 'Making Waves' Queen of Hoxton, London, UK
2011 Degree Show, Goldsmiths, London, UK
2010 Illumini - Secret Subterranean London, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK
2007 End of Year Show, Kingston University, Surrey, UK

Publication:
2013: Artists' Directory, Aesthetica, Issue 54, August / September 2013

Experience :
2011-12: Gallery assistant at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2011-12 Collaboration with a dj/musician Daniel Avery, UK
2011 Master Class with an artist Miroslaw Balka, Poznań, Poland
2009 Production of promotional videos for Goldsmiths Students' Union, London, UK
2009 Assistant for an artist Justine Blau, London, UK
2006 Projectionist in a cinema, Mito, Japan