Kimiko Yoshida

Artist Biography

Born in Tokyo in 1963, Kimiko Yoshida has been playing with masks throughout art history in Paris, Tokyo and Venice. She currently lives and works between Paris, Venice and Tokyo.

We know and recognise almost directly the monochrome self-portraits of Kimiko Yoshida, these large square format photographs with subtle light: her signature since 2001.

The artist, who sees in the monochrome a figure of infinity, conceives the self-portrait as a sort of disappearance, fully conditioned by the experience of transformation, her art develops a contemporary reflection on voluntary servitude, the stereotypes of gender and determinism of heredity.

‘Art is a delicate operation of transposition, an assiduous struggle against the state of things. Be where I do not think I can, disappear from where I think I am, this is what’s important’.

Since 2000, Kimiko has exhibited in several museums, her work is also the subject of several monographs published by Actes Sud and her work is also part of several collections across the world.

Kimiko Yoshida is represented by Galerie Tanit Beirut/Munich.


From November 10, 2022 to November 13, 2022

Collective Exhibition

From March 22, 2018 to May 30, 2018

Something Blue
Collective Exhibition

From September 1, 2021 to September 12, 2021

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