Miwa Mitsuko

  • Born 1958 in Aichi, Japan.
  • Based in Aichi, Japan.

Since her early career, Miwa Mitsuko has deliberately continued to change the style of her work in the hope of liberating herself from the constrictions of identity. Driven by a desire to highlight the act of viewing itself, she creates with an awareness of her position as not only the artist but also the first to observe her artworks’ completion.

Between 1996 and 1997, she undertook a residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany) through a grant with the Philip Morris Foundation, and she was a guest artist at the IASPIS (Stockholm, Sweden) in 1998. Miwa has held solo exhibitions at Longhouse Projects (2014; New York, USA), Gallery HAM (2009; Nagoya, Japan). Her group exhibitions include Vanishing Points: Contemporary Japanese Art (2007; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Project 88, Mumbai, India).

  • STATUE No.6, 2010
  • Photo: Keizo Kioku Courtesy of the artist