Kei Takemura (b. 1975, Tokyo), lives and works in Berlin. Kei Takemura‘s works are characterised by overlapping a layer of embroidered cloth on to a photograph or drawing. For the artist, the act of embroidery creates a state of being “tentative”; it transforms objects and places which no longer exist, and brings fragments of memory towards a tangible existence. In her “renovated series”, Takemura repairs broken objects using silk thread, transforming these “wounds” into objects of beauty.
Major solo exhibitions include “For dearest You” (Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo), “Kei Takemura” (Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin, 2004), “even if we’re not together” (Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, 2007), “A part Apart” (Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, 2008) and “dearest unknown You” (Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, 2012). In 200,5 Takemura released her first publication of works, “Takemura Kei in Berlin 2000-2005.” Takemura participated in the 15th Biennale of Sydney, and has consistently continued to strengthen her international presence while expanding her areas of activity.
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