Kei Takemura

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'A Woman Meets a Man 1', 2014, paper, drawings with permanent pen, Italian coloured synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 45 x 61 cm

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Born in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Berlin and Tokyo.

EDUCATION

2004-2007
Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Berlin

2002
Master of Fine Art, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

2000-2004
Graduated from Berlin Art Academy, Germany

1998
Bachelor of Fine Art, Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
dearest unknown You, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

2010
when I meet You here, Tomorrow, and Yesterday, Kunstverin Schwabisch Hall Am Markt, Schwaebisch Hall

2009
Dresden Dream with Y.A., Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin
You are welcome!, Kuenstlerverein Malkasten, Duesseldorf
in that moment: where was she?, Rahncomtenporary, Zurich

2008
Apart a part, Tokyo Wondersite, Tokyo

2007
even if we are not together, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

2006
May i enter? Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin

2005
Rooming in, Gallery Mbassy, Berlin
To act different parts of dearest You, Raum 45, Schwäbisch Hall

2004
To remember the past days more exactly / Bruesselerstr. 15, Berlin
For dearest You, Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo
Kei Takemura, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin

2003
To remember the past days more exactly, Closet Gallery, Halifax

2002
Renovation in Berlin : Bruesselerstrasse 15, Berlin

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
AURA, kunstraum t 27 • Kunstverein Neukölln e.V. , Berlin THE ECHO – Although I am still alive -, Kunstquartier Bethanien: Center for Contemporary Arts, Berlin

2011
Himmelsbohnen, BACK-RAUM IM CON-SUM, Duesseldorf

2010
Seiichi Shirai, Spirit and Space, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
Selected Artists 2009, NGBK, Berlin
Pig-ment, Zentralvieh und Schlachthof in Lansberger Allee, Berlin
Boomerang. Perm Biennial of Graphic Arts, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm

2009
Unerreichbar ist gerade nah genug, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin
VOCA2009, the Ueno Royal museum, Tokyo
Fragile, Musée d’Art Moderne of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
Stitch by Stitch, Tokyo metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo

2008
Artist File, Tokyo Art Center, Japan
von dem was dann noch bleibt, nassauischer kunstverein wiesbaden, Germany
Between Time and Space, the nunnery, London

2007
THREAD, Koroska Gallery of Fine Arts in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Fremd/Heimat, Schloss Agathenburg, Germany
Cycle and Recycle, Aichi Art Center, Japan
Take me to the edge of heaven Goldrausch 2007, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanian,

2006
Sydney Biennale, Sydney

2005
Rooming-In, art Mbassy, Berlin

2004
Body, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover
10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Taka Ishii Gallery
UNPAINTED:4 Positions, Villa Grisebach Gallery, Berlin

2003
Exhibition in Hospital, Krankenhaus Lichtenberg, Berlin
Normal / Normal?, Dirt Gallery, Kansas City
Reading Spaces, Gallery Plastyfikatory, Lubon
Performance Night, Udk in Hardenbergst. 33, Berlin

2002
Hier and Now, Buero Friedrich, Berlin
GASAG Kunstpreis 2002, Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, Berlin
Normal , Spica Museum, Tokyo, Studio J, Osaka, Izutsuya, Hiroshima, 3rd So-ko, Fukuoka

1998
Walking Museum, Shinjuku, Takashimaya, Tokyo

1996
Takemura K Sekimari, Gallery Promoarte, Tokyo

Technik Museum, Berlin
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2009
Arbeitsstipendium des Berliner Senats, Berlin Senate Scholarship

2009
Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation Scholarship

2008
Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Berlin

2004–2007
Stipendium des Kultusministeriums, Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture, Bunka-Cho

2001–2003
DAAD Stipendium, Berlin, DAAD Scholarship

2000
Stipendium der Pola Foundation, Scholarship of the PolaFoundation

2000
Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists from Pola Foundation 2000-2003
Deutsch Akademisches Austausch Dienst Scholarship

2011
Arte e critica 66, P60-62, Two ways of re-thinking asian tradition by Eunmi Lee

2010
Seiichi Shirai, Anima et Persona
Selected Artists 2009” Berlin Senate Work Scholarship 2009, NGBK

2009
Fagile Fields of Empathy, Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole, Saint-Etienne

2008
TEAM Kei Takemura, Tokyo Wonder Site,TokyO
Artist File 2008 Kei Takemura, Tokyo Art Center, Tokyo

2007
even if we’re not together, Goldrausch Kunstlerinnenprojekt art IT, Berlin
Cycle and Recycle, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi

2006
Bijutsu Techo, July issue/Bijutsu Publishing Co., Tokyo-Japan
Zones of Contact, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney

2005
High Fashion, No.308 April issue, Bunka Shuppankyoku

2004
Radius Berlin, Radius, Berlin
Unpainted, Villa Grisebach Gallery, Germany
Luca magazine, issue no.7, Esquire magazine, Japan
STUDIO VOICE, June issue, Infas publications, Tokyo
Republique magazine, June issue, Hankyu Communications, Tokyo
gallery, May issue, Gallery Station, Tokyo
Bijutsu Techo, March issue, Bijutsu Publishing Co., Tokyo
ARCO SPECIAL, Spring 2004, Madrid
El Mundo, February 13th, Madrid

2002
Bijustu Techo, December issue, Bijutsu Publishing Co., Tokyo

2015
'A Woman Meets a Man 1', 2014, paper, drawings with permanent pen, Italian coloured synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 45 x 61 cm
'May I Enter? 2', 2006, colour copy, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, colour print on paper, 58 x 68 cm
'Renovated Brush, 2015, hardened German brush, Japanese silk thread, German synthetic cloth
'Things to Renovate', 2014, Drawing on painted cloth, German synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, color print on paper, 58 x 68cm
‘Renovated coffee cup’, 2013, ceramic cup, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 7H x 8D cm,
‘Renovated K.K’s Flower Dish’, 2014, ceramic bowl, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 4H x 9D cm,
‘Renovated orange glass’, 2014, Italian synthetic cloth, glass, Japanese silk thread, 8H x 7D cm
‘Renovated glass with two line’, 2015, wine glass, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 30L x 8D cm,
‘Renovated light’, 2010, Italian synthetic cloth, glass light, Japanese silk thread, 10H x 8D cm
‘Renovated buildings HELVETIA VERSICHER’, 2014, broken German model buildings, broken mirror, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 25 x 25 x 18 cm,
‘Renovated red mug cup’, 2013, ceramic mug, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 8H x 8D cm,
'The Time to Stop 2', 2014, Paper, drawing with permanent pen, Italian coloured synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 45 x 61cm
'For Hedwig Bollhagen', 2014, German wallpaper, German synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 40 x 55 cm
'The Time to Stop 1', 2014, Paper, drawings with permanent pen, Italian coloured synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 45 x 61cm
’K.K.’s grand mother’s renovated rice bowl’, 2009, ceramic bowl, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 11D x 5H cm
‘K.K.’s square dish’, 2007, ceramic bowl, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 15 x 15 x 4 cm
‘Renovated R.D.’s pitcher’, 2013, ceramic jug, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 13H 18D cm
‘Renovated leaves dish’, 2011, ceramic plate, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 3H x 21H cm
‘The accident 2’, 2014, model lighthouse, model aeroplane, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 21H x 11D cm
‘Renovated three girls’, 2013, ceramic doll, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 10 x 4 x 4 cm
‘The accident 1’, 2013, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 26 x 16 x 12 cm
‘Renovated soup plate for kids’, 2012, ceramic dish, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 3H x 18D cm
‘Renovated flame glass’, 2015, glass, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 8H x 8D cm
‘Green light bulb’, 2015, light bulb, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 8H x 8D cm
‘Renovated light bulb yellow’, 2012, light bulb, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 7H x 4D cm
‘Glass blue/yellow’, 2008, wine glass, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 25H x 8D cm
‘Renovated lighthouse’, 2014, glass, model lighthouse, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 26H x 10D
‘Renovated Greece flower vase’, 2014, ceramic vase, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 17H x 7D cm
‘Renovated teacup (Rosenthal white)’, 2014, ceramic cup, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 10H x 4D
‘R.D’s renovated café au lait bowl with blue lines’, 2012, ceramic bowl, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread,  7H x 15D
‘Blue moon plate’, 2004, ceramic plate, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 2H x 11D
‘Renovated light bulb purple’, 2012, light bulb, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 10H x 6D cm
‘Renovated buildings GUTANNAHME-ESSO’, 2014, broken German model buildings, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 25 x 15 x 19 cm
‘Renovated glass (with hand picture of fighting)’, 2015, glass, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 13H x 7D cm
‘Renovated eco-light bulb’, 2014, light bulb,  Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 15 H x 5D cm
“Renovated K.K.’s soup dish’, 2013, ceramic dish, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 2H x 16D cm
‘Drank with dearest you then capped’, 2006, Stella Artois glass, Italian synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 30H x 8D cm
‘The time to stop 3’, 2014, paper, drawing with permanent pen, Italian coloured synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread, 45x61cm
‘For E.K’, 2015, print on cotton, Japanese silk thread, German synthetic cloth, 364 x 284 cm
‘They Were Still Alive in M City and N City’, 2012, print on cotton, Japanese silk thread, German synthetic cloth, 145 x 60 cm
‘Hana No Iro’, 2015, print on cotton, Japanese silk thread, German synthetic cloth, 300 x 700 cm
2015
‘One broken gone and one new came’, 2008, Pencil, Japanese silk thread, Italian synthetic cloth on wallpaper, 54 x 38 cm
2014
‘The things to renovate 2 in P.City’, 2014, 80 x 100 cm, Paper, drawing with permanent pen, Italian coloured synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread
: ‘The Time to Stop I’, 2014, 80 x 50 cm, Paper, drawing with permanent pen, Italian coloured synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread
‘The Time to Stop II’, 2014, 80 x 50 cm, Paper, drawing with permanent pen, Italian coloured synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread
‘The Time to Stop III’, 2014, 80 x 50 cm, Paper, drawing with permanent pen, Italian coloured synthetic cloth, Japanese silk thread