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Transpacific Borderlands Artist Profiles

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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 Triennale and the 2012 Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale. Her artwork combines Japanese cultural elements—such as gardens and nihonga (traditional Japanese painting)—with Portuguese language works, such as Fernando Pessoa’s poetry. Kaminishi holds a master’s degree from Nihon University.

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ARTIST PROFILE: 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, ... More »


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