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b. 1951, Japan

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Leiko Ikemura Biography

Leiko Ikemura was born in Japan but moved to Europe as a student and now spends her time between Cologne and Berlin. Her 30-year career includes painting, sculpture, works on paper, and has produced a huge body of work. Her paintings have evolved from early canvasses depicting struggle and conflict, to later abstract experimentation with the female form.


Leiko Ikemura Featured Artworks

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Usagi Kannon by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraUsagi Kannon, 2012–2019Patinated bronze
340 x 159 x 138 cm
KEWENIG Enquire
Bride by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraBride, 1990–2019Patinated Bronze
98 x 45 x 31 cm
KEWENIG Enquire
Hummingbird Head by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraHummingbird Head, 2006/2017Bronze
33 x 32 x 12 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Contact Gallery
Maus mit Schwanz by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraMaus mit Schwanz, 2017/2018Bronze, patinated,
66 x 38 x 28 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Contact Gallery
Gigi II by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraGigi II, 2008/2019Bronze, patinated
45 x 25 x 16 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Contact Gallery
White Cloud by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraWhite Cloud, 2019Tempera and oil on jute
50 x 60 cm
KEWENIG Enquire
Lying in Blue by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraLying in Blue, 2018tempera and oil on jute
50 x 90 cm
ShugoArts Contact Gallery
Catgirl with Hidden Tail (3) by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraCatgirl with Hidden Tail (3), 1997-1999Bronze
36 x 13.5 x 15 cm
ShugoArts Contact Gallery

Leiko Ikemura Current Viewing Rooms

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, ShugoArts Show at ShugoArts, Tokyo
12 September–10 October 2020 Group Show ShugoArts Show ShugoArts

Leiko Ikemura Current Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Leiko Ikemura, Usagi Kannon at KEWENIG, Palma
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16 September–14 November 2020 Leiko Ikemura Usagi Kannon KEWENIG, PalmaPalma
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, ShugoArts Show at ShugoArts, Tokyo
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12 September–10 October 2020 Group Show ShugoArts Show ShugoArts, TokyoTokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Leiko Ikemura, Pleasure Garden at KEWENIG, Berlin
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9 September–7 November 2020 Leiko Ikemura Pleasure Garden KEWENIG, BerlinBerlin

Leiko Ikemura Represented By

KEWENIG contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany KEWENIG Berlin, Palma
ShugoArts contemporary art gallery in Tokyo, Japan ShugoArts Tokyo

Leiko Ikemura In Ocula Magazine

Frieze Sculpture 2019: See the Contemporary Art in London’s Regent's Park Ocula Insight Frieze Sculpture 2019: See the Contemporary Art in London’s Regent's Park By Ocula IGTV

For three months, Frieze Sculpture (3 July–6 October) transforms Regent's Park, London, into an open gallery with sculptures by artists from all over the world. This year's edition is again curated by Clare Lilley, director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park since 1992 and curator of Frieze Sculpture since 2012. This video, created for...

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Leiko Ikemura In Related Press

‘I have always set off in new directions’ – an interview with Leiko Ikemura Related Press ‘I have always set off in new directions’ – an interview with Leiko Ikemura 28 May 2019, Apollo

Working across drawing, painting and ceramics, the Japanese-Swiss artist Leiko Ikemura continues to seek adventure in her art, she says, as a major exhibition opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel. The exhibition in Basel has the subtitle 'Toward New Seas' – taken from the poem 'Nach neuen Meeren' by Nietzsche. What inspires you about that phrase?...

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Leiko Ikemura Awarded Cologne Fine Art Prize 2014 Related Press Leiko Ikemura Awarded Cologne Fine Art Prize 2014 6 October 2014, Artnet / 26 September 2014

Japanese artist Leiko Ikemura has been awarded this year’s Cologne Fine Art prize, the fair announced on Wednesday. The €10,000 prize is awarded annually by Koelnmesse and the German art dealers association, Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (BVDG). Previous recipients of the Cologne Fine Art Prize include seminal...

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