Ikemura Leiko

Born in Tsu, August 22, 1951 and lives in Berlin & Cologne, Germany

Leiko Ikemura studied at Osaka University from 1970-1972. She then left Japan to study in Spain from 1973 to 1978 at the Academia de Bellas Artes in Granada and Seville. In 1979, Ikemura moved to Zurich to live and worked there for 4 years. The first of her mature paintings developed around 1980. The first solo exhibition in a public institution took place in 1983 at the “Bonn Kunstverein”, in Bonn, Germany. That same year, she spent as an artist in residency in Nuremberg, (“Stadtzeichnerin” upon invitation of the city of Nuremberg). During the next several years, Ikemura had numerous solo exhibitions in galleries and public institutions, such as: the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel (1987), Melbourne International Biennial 1999, in the Japan Pavilion. In 1985, she moved to Cologne. Her interest in working with sculpture began in 1987. In the 1990s, the female figure crystallized as the main focus of her work. In 1991, Ikemura became a Professor for Painting at the “Universität der Künste” (University of fine Arts) in Berlin.

Omnia Signa, black on white
A detailed research has made resurfaced many drawings, most of them being rapid sketches of different...
24 Sep 2015 - 17 Nov 2015
Leiko Ikemura
The recent paintings and works on paper by Berlin-based artist Leiko Ikemura are concurrently presented...
29 Apr 2016 - 29 May 2016
The exhibition is the last show within the gallery space in the Vogesenstrasse 29, as the gallery moves...
15 May 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
Leiko Ikemura: Woman of Fire Dancing with Tree
The gallery presents a comprehensive solo show presenting new works by the Japanese-Swiss painter and...
21 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
The World on Paper
The World on Paper is the opening collective exhibition of PalaisPopulaire, which features works...
27 Sep 2018 - 07 Jan 2019
Leiko Ikemura: Toward New Seas
Presenting drawings, paintings, and sculptures, Kunstmuseum Basel presents the retrospective dedicated...
11 May 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
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