Kei Takemura, lives and works in Berlin. Takemura has continued to present works that are comprised of overlapping a layer of embroidered cloth on to a photograph or drawing. For Takemura, the act of embroidery is to create a state of being ‘tentative,’ and transform objects and places which no longer exist, and fragments of memory towards a tangible existence. Furthermore, in her “renovated series” comprised of objects that were broken by accident, the points of fracture are embroidered by silk thread. These “wounds” are given a new light and are preserved as new objects of beauty.Read More
Major solo exhibition 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 2005 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.