Trans-narrative: Life as an artist

Third Thursday lecture - Sainsbury Institute

Thursday 15 October, 2015
6:00pm BST

Leiko Ikemura (Artist)

About the Talk

Internationally acclaimed artist, Leiko Ikemura, will explore her personal journey as an artist at this month’s Third Thursday Lecture. The Japan-born artist who moved and established her creative career in Europe, shares intimate details of how she discovered her own voice and visual language, beginning with her story from her childhood in Japan to her studies in Spain, debut in Switzerland and artistic activities in Germany.

About the Speaker

Leiko Ikemura is a Japan-born artist who studied in Spain and began her artistic career in Switzerland before moving to Germany where she works today. A painter and sculptor, her work has won many international awards and has been exhibited widely throughout the world. She is particularly famous for her depiction of female figures, landscape and, in more recent decade, traces and patterns of colours with minimal narrative.
Ikemura lives and works in Berlin and Cologne, Germany and is Professor for Painting at the “Universität der Künste” (University of fine Arts) in Berlin, a post she has held since 1991, and from 2014 Professor at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Kanagawa, Japan.

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The Third Thursday Lecture series is funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Yakult UK.