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Transpacific Borderlands Artist Profiles

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Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo examines the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. In this series of short videos, artists featured in the exhibition discuss their work, their backgrounds, and their identities as Nikkei in Latin America and Southern California.

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Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo is on view at the Japanese American National Museum from September 17, 2017 – February 25, 2018. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit janm.org/transpacific-borderlands.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
janm.org

Major support for Transpacific Borderlands is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA - Latin American & Latino Art in LA

Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.

Slides in this album 

Madalena Hashimoto

Born 1956 in São Paulo, Brazil; lives and works in São Paulo.

Madalena Hashimoto holds a master’s degree in engraving from Washington University and a PhD in philosophy from University of São Paulo (USP). She currently teaches undergraduate and post-graduate programs at the USP Center for Japanese Studies, translates literary texts, and ...

Madalena Hashimoto
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Patssy Higuchi

Born 1972 in Lima, Peru; lives and works in Lima.

Patssy Higuchi grew up in a family of artists, learning how to paint from her father and how to throw pottery from her mother. She studied drawing and painting for six years at the National School of Fine ...

Patssy Higuchi
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Ichiro Irie

Born 1969 in Tokyo, Japan; lives and works in Los Angeles.

Ichiro Irie has exhibited his work internationally in galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Tokyo, London, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Holland, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, and Singapore. As a curator, he has organized over 40 ...

Ichiro Irie
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Erica Kaminishi

Born 1979 in Mato Grosso, Brazil; lives and works in Les Pavillons-sous-Bois, France.

Erica Kaminishi lived in Japan for ten years, where she worked, studied pottery, and attended a PhD program. She has worked as an artist in Japan and Brazil and was featured in the 2010 Aichi ...

Erica Kaminishi
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Sandra Nakamura

Born 1981 in Lima, Peru; lives and works in Lima

Working with everyday materials and situations, Sandra Nakamura creates temporary, site-specific interventions in which she seeks to actively engage the public in sociopolitical investigations. She has done projects for Centro Abierto, Peru; Biennial of the Americas, Denver, Colorado; ...

Sandra Nakamura
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Oscar Oiwa

Born 1965 in São Paulo, Brazil; lives and works in New York

After graduating from São Paulo University’s College of Architecture and Urbanism, Oscar Oiwa was featured in the São Paulo Arts Biennial. He then moved to Japan, where he lived for 11 years. Now one of the most internationally ...

Oscar Oiwa
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Kiyoto Ota

Born 1948 in Nagasaki, Japan; lives and works in Mexico City

Kiyoto Ota studied at the School of Democratic Japan Art, Japanese Art Association, and Mexico’s National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Engraving (“La Esmeralda”). At the latter, he also served as professor of sculpture. He later received a master’s ...

Kiyoto Ota
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Yuriko Rojas Moriyama

Born 1981 in Mexico City, Mexico; lives in Mexico City and works in Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico

Yuriko Rojas Moriyama graduated from the School of Art at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM), where she also obtained a master’s degree in visual studies. She teaches visual ...

Yuriko Rojas Moriyama
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Shizu Saldamando

Born 1978 in San Francisco; lives and works in Los Angeles

Shizu Saldamando was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. She received her BA from UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture in 2000 and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2005. She has exhibited her ...

Shizu Saldamando
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Kenzi Shiokava

Born 1938 in São Paulo, Brazil; lives and works in Los Angeles

Kenzi Shiokava arrived in Los Angeles in 1964, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts) in 1972 and a master’s degree from Otis Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and ...

Kenzi Shiokava
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Shinpei Takeda

Born 1978 in Osaka, Japan; lives and works in Tijuana, Mexico, and Düsseldorf, Germany

The works of visual artist and filmmaker Shinpei Takeda involve a wide range of themes regarding memory and history; he uses multimedia installations, sound interventions, documentary films, large-scale photography installations, and collaborative community projects ...

Shinpei Takeda
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Eduardo Tokeshi

Born 1960 in Lima, Peru; lives and works in Lima.

Eduardo Tokeshi is a graduate of the Faculty of Art of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima. His work, which has been exhibited throughout Latin America, combines colonial and modern imagery to reflect on identity and belonging. ...

Eduardo Tokeshi
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Taro Zorrilla

Born 1980 in Mexico City, Mexico; lives and works in Mexico City

Taro Zorrilla has degrees in architecture from Waseda University in Japan and Autonomous University of Mexico. He was included in the Mexican Pavilion of the first Lisbon Architecture Triennial in 2007, and he designed the ...

Taro Zorrilla
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Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo

Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo is on view at the Japanese American National Museum from September 17, 2017 - February 25, 2018.

For more information about the exhibition, visit janm.org/transpacific-borderlands.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central ...

Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo
Contributed by: JANM

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JANM — Last modified Jan 07 2018 3:09 p.m.


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