Junko Kido

Junko Kido (Japan) was born in Toyama, Japan, in 1976, and now lives and works in Kyoto. Kids creates various installations that arise from a sensitive process of reading and understanding the nature of the location through her own perceptions. The passage of time and the unique dynamics of particular spaces are important elements in her installations, and this allows her to create site specific works, the qualities of which gradually emerge in a series of random experiences. By creating random encounters between spectators and the location, Junko aims to create a personalized experience that appeals to the sensitivities of each individual.
Kid’s various solo exhibitions include: ‘MEIRIN CHAKAI', (Kyoto Art Center, 2014), ‘Night and Day’ (GALLERY CAPTION, Gifu, 2014), ‘Winter Bloom’ (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, 2014) and ‘Calling’ (Minokamo City Museum, 2009). Her group shows include: ‘Moonlight Reflected on the Water’s Surface’ (Kyoto City University of Arts, Art Gallery @KCUA, 2015), ‘NOW JAPAN’ (KAdE Kunsthal, Amersfoort, Netherlands, 2013), ‘MOT Annual, Nearest Faraway’ (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2011), and ‘Ways of World making’ (National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2011).

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