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< Mariko Kumon
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ARTSPER

BIOGRAPHY

Mariko Kumon is a Japanese artist who lives in Barcelona, ​​Spain. She graduated in applied mathematics from Fukuoka university in Japan. Almost twenty years ago she changed her life and began to study art. She studied casting and sculpture at the La Llotja Superior School of Design and Art in Barcelona and became particularly interested in creating installations. For her, sculpture is the most common form of expression as it allows her to describe life with deep emotions. Depending on the moment and state of the creative process, she intuitively plays with spontaneity . Also for her, the line transmuted into wire is the personal representation of her ideas and thoughts. A line that, curving, twisting and undulating, seeks to find its own space from the inside. These suggestive power lines convey moods, thus building a personal language.

CV

Prize

2014 Premios Enjoia’t 2014 (Barcelona)

2014 XVIII Concurs d’Escultura Pere Jou (Sitges)

2014 ArtFAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona)

 

Selected

2022 The FAB by Artistar jewels( Milano Jewlry Week, Milan)

2022 Concurso d’Pere Jow XXVI (Sitges, Barcelona)

2021 40 certamen de Pequeño Formato (Centro Cultural Moncloa, Madrid)

2021 Itsliquid international Art Fair 8th 2021 (THE ROOM contemporary Art Space, Venice)

2021 Enjoia’t 2021 ( Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona)

2021 Future landscapes (The ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice)

2021 Fragmented Identities (THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice)

2021 Premio ArtsFAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona)

2021 The Honorable Mention of the ITSLIQUID International contest 8th edition(Italy)

2021 Love my body (M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milan)

2020 To Art or not to art? (The Fitzrovia Gallery, London)

2020 Concuros d’Pere Jow XXIV (Sitges, Barcelona)

2019 Collective Art Show (Van Gogh Art gallery, Madrid)

2019 Concurso d’Pere Jow XXIII (Sitges, Barcelona)

2019 Premio ArtsFAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona)

2017 Concurso 21th d’escultra Pere Jou (Sitges, Barcelona)

2017 Premio ArtsFAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona)

2017 Barcelona Emergents 17/A(Galería la Xina A,R.T., Barcelona)

2016 Concurso 20th d’escultra Pere Jou (Sitges, Barcelona)

2016 Ciudad natural (Fundación Tatiana pérez de guzmán el bueno, Ávila)

2015 XVIX Concurso d’Escultura Pere Jou (Sitges, Barcelona)

2014 Barcelona Emergentes (Galería XinaA.R.T.,Barcelona)

2014 Premio ArtsFAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona)

2013 Premio ArtsFAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona)

2013 I Jornada Art i Disseny de l’escola a l’empresa, CCCB, Barcelona)

2006 Competition of Fukuoka prefectural Museum of Art (Fukuoka, Japan)

2005 Competition of contemporary art in Mikuni(Fukui, Japan)

 

Solo shows.

2019 “Skin” in La galería Xina A.R.T. (Barcelona)

2018 “Línea intima” in Artevistas gallery (Barcelona)

2011 “Es belluga” in Punto aparte gallery (Barcelona)

2007 “Memoria” en la galería “El taller” (Fukuoka, Japón)

2004 “Volver a empezar” en la galería “El taller” (Fukuoka, Japón)

 

group exhibitions

2022 International contemporary art Fair(Innsbruck, Austria)

2022 The agony and ecstasy of Being.(Gabriel Fine Art gallery ,London)

2022 Internacional contemporary art fair Paris (Paris, France)

2022 Monaco Art Fair (Monat gallery, Monaco)

2022 Blue (Jcat gallery, New York)

2022 New Freedom Think (M.A.D.S. gallery, Milan)

2021 Contemporary Venice Istliquid Internacional Art Fair 8th (The ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice)

2021 Modern perspectives (Monat Gallery, Madrid)

2021 Luxembourg Art Fair (The Monat gallery, Luxembourg)

2021 Love my body (M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milan)

2020 To Art or not to art? (The Fitzrovia Gallery, London)

2020 Affordable Art Fair Milan (Van Gogh Gallery, Milan)

2019 Bruxelles Art Fair 2019 (Van Gogh Gallery, Brullels)

2017 Las maletas de Walter Benjamin. Dispositivos migratorios (Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona)

2017 La ciudad natural (el Palacio de los Golfines de Abajo, Cáceres)

2017 Tangents (Casa Elizalde, Barcelona)

2017 Sensibility (Galeria ArteriaBCN, Barcelona)

2017 La maleta de Walter Benjamin (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid)

2017 Pentáculo Escultores (Convento de Sant Augustín, Barcelona)

2016 Walter Benjamin’s suitcases ( Portbou, Spain)

2016 Ciudad natural (Fundación Tatiana pérez de guzmán el bueno, Ávila)

2015 A cel obert (Escola Llotja, Barcelona)

2015 Interios – Exterios (Limited edition gallery, Barcelona)

2014 Barcelona Emergentes 2014 (Galeria Xina A.R.T., Barcelona)

2014 Catalunya – Europa united by art (Brussels, Belgium)

2013 18ème Rencontre dÀrt Contemporain de Calvi ( Francia)

2013. Concorso internazionale scultura da vivere 2013 (Peano, Italia)

2012 Mont-Branc Art Discovery (Saint-Gervais, Francia)

2009 “Salle de Foirall” en Prades (Francia)

2007 La galería “El taller” (Fukuoka, Japón)

2006 La galería “El taller” (Fukuoka, Japón)

2005 Acros Fukuoka, (Fukuoka, Japón)

2004 La galería “El taller” (Fukuoka, Japón)

 

Catalogues

2022 We contemporary 2022 (International Art catalog, MUSA)

2022 Divina archelologia (Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli)

2022 International Prize Caravaggio (Italy)

2019 Skin (Barcelona)

2018 Mariko Kumon (Barcelona)

2016 Catalunya – Avignon units per l’art (Avignon, France)

2014 Premios Enjoia’t 2014 (Barcelona)

2014 ArtFAD (DHUB, Barcelona)

2014 Catalunya – Europa united by art (Brussels, Belgium)

2013 Concurso internazionale sculptura da vivere (Peano, Italy)

2013 18ème Rencontre dÀrt Contemporain de Calvi ( Francia)

2012 Mont-Branc Art Discovery (Saint-Gervais, Francia)

2012 Cartografies urbanes (Barcelona)

2005 Art and Life in mikuni (Fukui Japón)

 

Publications

15/8/2021 Interview Mariko Kumon by Itsliquid. (https://www.itsliquid.com/interview-marikokumon1.html)

15/4/2021 Interview Mariko Kumon (https://www.itsliquid.com/interview-marikokumon.html)

12/7/2021 Deluxsionist (file:///Users/marikokumon/Documents/Itsliquid%20venecia/articulo%20borders%20venice%202021.webarchive)

16/9/2019 Uppers

(https://www.uppers.es/estilo-de-vida/belleza/arruga-cuello-problema-simbolo-experiencia_18_2820045080.html)

3/05/2017 BarcelonaDOT

9/10/2014 Internacional jewerly award in the newspaper “El periódico” p.42

2014 Magazine “Oficio y Arte” p.20

STATEMENT

I am very fascinated by lines. It’s not a straight line, it’s an unpredictable one. the line transmuted into wire is the personal representation of my ideas and thoughts. A line that, curving, twisting and undulating, seeks to find its own space from the inside. Also, some of my works are fragments of conversations with nature. “Just as a spider weaves a web and a silkworm weaves a cocoon, I create works through my memories and emotions.sp