Leiko Ikemura

Biography

1951

Born in Tsu Mie, Japan

1970 - 1972

Studied at the State University Osaka, Japan

1972 - 1973

Lived in Salamanca and Granada, Spain

1973 - 1978

Studied at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hunguria, Sevilla, Spain

1981

Scholarship of the city Zurich, Switzerland. Art Price of the Kiefer-Hablitzel Stiftung, Bern, Switzerland

1982

Art Price Kaiserswerth, Dusseldorf, Germany. Foundation Prize for Graphic Art in Switzerland, ETH Zurich

1983 - 1984

Nuremberg city illustrator, Artist Residency of Faber-Castell and the city of Nuremberg, Germany

1988

Jury Prize, International Triennial of original graphic, Grenchen, Switzerland

1996 - 1998

EKWC- European Ceramic Workcentre, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

2001

German Critics Prize, Berlin, Germany

2007

Art Price of Iserlohn, Community Foundation of the Sparkasse Iserlohn, Germany

Artist in Residence, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, New Haven, CT, USA

2009

August-Macke-Preis, Curatorial team of August Macke and Hochsauerlandkreis Meschede, Germany

2013

JaDe-Price, Cologne, Germany

2014

Receives Cologne Fine Art Prize


Since 1991

Holds a professorship at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany

Since 1985

Lives and Works in Berlin and Cologne, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

"Leiko Ikemura. Das unbekannte Archiv", DRK Klinikum Berlin Westend, Berlin

"Leiko Ikemura: Poetics of Form", Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA

"Leiko Ikemura. mindscape", Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

"Leiko Ikemura - Mountains in Exile", Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris

"Leiko Ikemura - ... and suddenly the wind turns", Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

"Leiko Ikemura", Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya Japan

2015

"Leiko Ikemura", Galerie Mirchandi + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India

"Leiko Ikemura. All about girls and tigers", Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, Germany

"Prelude. Ein Dialog mit Utagawa Hiroshige", Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

2014

"Leiko Ikemura - Cologne Fine Art-Preisträgerin 2014", Cologne Fine Art Fair 2014, Germany

"Leiko Ikemura. Zwischenwelten. Zeichnungen – Gemälde - Skulpturen", Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany

"Leiko Ikemura. Zarathoustra", Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montréal, Québec, Canada

"Leiko Ikemura: PIOON", The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Mishima, Japan

"Leiko Ikemura: Last und Lust", Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Nürnberg, Germany

2013

"Leiko Ikemura: Los Espantos", Galería Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

"Leiko Ikemura. I-migration", Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany

2012

"Leiko Ikemura. Silver flame", ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan.

"Korekara oder die Heiterkeit des fragilen Seins", Asian Art Museum - State museums Berlin, Germany (Kat.)

"Leiko Ikemura. Beyond the lake. Landschaften 2008-2012 und ein Bild von Ferdinand Hodler", Gallery Haas AG, Zurich, Switzerland. (Kat.)

"Leiko Ikemura. Mare e Monti", KOLUMBA Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Cologne, Germany (Kat.)

2011

"Leiko Ikemura: Transfiguration", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Mie "Prefectural Art Museum", Tsu, Japan (Kat.)

"Wußtest du, ich habe zwei versteckte Flügel", Burg Wissem, Museum of Troisdorf, Germany (Kat.)

"Leiko Ikemura: Flame and Fire", Gallery Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany

"Leiko Ikemura", Gallery Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2010

"Leiko Ikemura", August-Macke-Preis exhibition, Museum of Sauerland Arnsberg, Germany (Kat.)

"Face scape", Gallery Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2009

"ME ZA ME", ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan

"Leiko Ikemura", Gallery Jirí Svestka, Prague, Czech Republic

"Leiko Ikemura. Face Scape", Gallery Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2008

"Leiko Ikemura. Tag, Nacht, Halbmond", Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Germany (Kat.)

"Leiko Ikemura", Gallery Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany

"Leiko Ikemura", Gallery Karsten Greve, St. Moritz, Switzerland

"La Notte", Tony Wuethrich Gallery, Badel, Switzerland

2007

"Leiko Ikemura", Iserlohner Kunstpreis, Villa Wessel, Iserlohn, Germany

"Zwischenräume", Leiko Ikemura und Günther Förg, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany (Kat.)

"Leiko Ikemura", Neue Arbeiten, Gallery Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2006

"Leiko Ikemura. u mi no ko", The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Mishima, Japan (Kat.)

"Pacific", ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan

"Andalusienbilder", Art Association of Bonn, Germany

"Leiko Ikemura", The Bill Lowe Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

2005

"Leiko Ikemura. Sculptures, Paintings, Works on Paper", Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Cologne, Germany (Kat.)

"Leiko Ikemura – remember Little boys", Gallery Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany

"Leiko Ikemura. Mars Mother, Art-Station St. Peter", Cologne, Germany

"Leiko Ikemura", Gallery Karsten Greve, Paris, France

"Leiko Ikemura. Skulptur-Malerei-Zeichnung", Ulmer Museum, Germany (Kat.)

2004

"Leiko Ikemura. Skulptur-Malerei-Zeichnung", Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany (Kat.)

"beach girls", Tony Wuethrich Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (Kat.)

"Leiko Ikemura. Skulptur-Malerei-Zeichnung", Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany (Kat.)

2003

Madre Mare, Gallery Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal

2002

Ozean – ein Projekt, Museum of Art Lichtenstein, Vaduz (Kat.)

Vom Ozean, Gallery Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

Leiko Ikemura. Les années lumière – Lichtjahre, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Leiko Ikemura, Gallery Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany

2000

Beyond the horizon, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan (Kat.)

Le Rire Silencieux de Miko, Gallery Karsten Greve, Paris, France

The memory of innocence, Morat-Institut, Freiburg, Germany (Kat.)

1999

Yet there is light on the horizon, Melbourne International Biennal, Japan Pavillon, Melbourne, Australia (Kat.)

Leiko Ikemura, Migration, Sculpture and Paintings, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WIS, USA (Kat.)

Leiko Ikemura. Yet there is light on the horizon, Gallery Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

1998

Did you know, I have two invisible wings, Van Laere Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Netherlands

Réveil en couleur, Gallery Karsten Greve, Paris, France

1997

Leiko Ikemura, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Leiko Ikemura. Lichtgestalten, Cultural Forum Alte Post, Neuss, Germany

Leiko Ikemura, Exhibition Society for Contemporary Art Zollverein, Essen, Germany

1996

Leiko Ikemura, Gallery Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy

Leiko Ikemura. fe-male fluidity, Fine Art Limited Hue-Williams, London, England

Leiko Ikemura, Gallery Karsten Greve Paris, France

1995

Leiko Ikemura, Tenshi-tachi no sumika, Gallery Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

1992

Leiko Ikemura, Art Association of Salzburg, Austria

Leiko Ikemura, Johan Jonker Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hase und Paprika, Gallery Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

1990

Alpen Indianer, Satani Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1988 - 1989

Leiko Ikemura. Gemälde, Zeichnungen 1980-1987, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts

Lausanne, Switzerland, Wolfgang-Gurlitt-Museum Linz, Austria, City Gallery Kunstverein Saarbrücken, Museum of Art Ulm, Germany

1987

Leiko Ikemura, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

Leiko Ikemura. Gemälde, Zeichnungen 1980-1987, Museum of Contemporary Art, Basel, Switzerland

Leiko Ikemura. Bilder und Skulpturen, Forum Kunst, Rottweil, Germany

1985

Leiko Ikemura, Kunsthalle Waaghaus, Winterhur, Switzerland

1984

Leiko Ikemura. Neue Arbeiten. 4. Stadtzeichnerausstellung ( Stadtzeichnerin von Nürnberg 1983), Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany

Ancestors. Leiko Ikemura, Art Association in the St. Katharinen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

1983

Leiko Ikemura, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany

Leiko Ikemura. Neue Arbeiten, Gallery Tony Gerber, Bern, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

"Ikemura und Nolde", Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, Ahrenshoop, Germany

2016

"BÜHNENREIF / 1. AKT (1900 - 2016)", Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany

The Memory – it was waved. From the J collection", Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan

KölnSkulptur #8, Cologne

"Painter of Poetry, Poet of Picture", Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan; Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi, Japan; Himeji City Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan

"CERAMIX. Art et Céramique de Rodin à Schütte", Sèvres - Cité de la céramique, Sèvres; La Maison Rouge, Paris

"Beyond Documentation", Heidelberger Kunstverein

"Donations - Florence & Daniel Guerlain", KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

"Leiko Ikemura & Paula Modesohn Becker", Gallery Weekend Berlin, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

"Das Sichtbare und das Unsichtbare", Sein. Antlitz. Körper - Kirchen öffnen sich der Kunst, Berlin Cathedral Church

"MOMAT Collection", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

"The Memory - it was waved. From the J collection", Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan

"Verborgenes - Bestandsprobe III", Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern

2015

"Ceramix – Ceramic art from Gauguin to Schütte", Bonnefantemuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands

"Painter of Poetry, Poet of the Picture", Hiratsuka City Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan



 "20. Triennale Grenchen 2015", Ausstellungshalle Grenchen, Switzerland

"Tiere schauen", Hegenbarth Collection Berlin, Germany

"BEYOND HORIZON", Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France


 "Objectif Terre - 18e Biennale internationale de Céramique de Châteauroux", Couvent des Cordeliers & Musées Châteauroux, France

"XXI. ROHKUNSTBAU - APOKALYPSE", Schloss Roskow, Brandenburg, Germany


 "Koelnskulptur #8", Skulpturenpark Köln, Germany

"Ein Gipfeltreffen der Druckgraphik", John Schmid Galerie, Basel, Switzerland


 "MOMAT Collection", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

"Schön, Euch zu sehen. 160 Werke aus der Sammlung", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

"playing by heart", KOLUMBA Kunstmuseum des Erzbistum Köln, Cologne

"Der rote Faden. Ordnungen des Erzählens", KOLUMBA Kunstmuseum des Erzbistum Köln, Cologne


2014

"Wild Heart: Art Exhibition of German Neo-Expressionism Since 1960s", China Art Museum, Shanghai

"JapanArtToday", Kunsthaus Interlaken, Switzerland

"Esprit d’une collection – Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain", Musée des Beaux-Arts Libourne, France

"Macht. Wahn. Vision. Rapunzel & Co. Von Türmen und Menschen in der Kunst", Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany

2013

"Von Japonismus zu Zen. Paul Klee und der Ferne Osten", Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland; Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne, Germany

"Gebrannte Erde", Gerisch-Stiftung Neumünster, Germany

"Art in Berlin 1945 until now", Berlinische Galerie, Museum of Modern Art Berlin, Germany

2012

"Beyond Memory", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

"Innovationen in der Kunst der Schweiz", Kunsthaus Interlaken, Switzerland

"DOKI DOKI", Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan

"Art as Magic", Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

2011

"Rising with the sun", Museum of Art Lichtenstein, Vaduz

"Fukushima and the consequences", KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

"Mit Feuer und Flamme", Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany

2010

"Plastic Artists and their Grafic Work", Museum of Art Lichtenstein, Vaduz

"Innocence – Art towards Live", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Japan

"Noli me tangere!", KOLUMBA Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Cologne, Germany

"Expanding Art", Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu, Japan

"Japanese Art 1950-2010", The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

"Asuka. Leiko Ikemura / Philipp von Matt", Loock Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2009

"Lying, Standing and Leaning", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

"100 Jahre Hetjens-Museum. Faszination des Fremden: China-Japan-Europa", Hetjens-Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany

"Emotional Drawing", SOMA Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2008

"A Perspective on Contemporary Art 6: Emotional Drawing", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

"Inner Light", Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

"Spot on 02": Die Würde des Körpers. Bilder und Skulpturen aus der Sammlung Hanck, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany

2007

"Fiction for the Real", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

"Zwischenräume. Leiko Ikemura & Günther Förg", Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

"Der unendliche Raum dehnt sich aus", KOLUMBA Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Cologne, Germany

2006

"Berlin-Tokio – Tokio-Berlin", New National Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2005

"The World is A Stage. Stories Behind Pictures", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

"Asian Potential. Art Nursed by Sea and Islands", Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

2004

1. Biennale der Zeichnung, Art Association Eislingen, Germany

2003

"Himmelschwer – Transformationen der Schwerkraft", Landesmuseum Johanneum &

Minoriten Kultur, Graz, Austria

2002

"Dasein – Existence", Museum of Art Liechtenstein, Vaduz

"Bella Vista", Kunst Meran, Italy

2001

"Kabinett der Zeichnung", Art Collection Chemnitz, Art Association of Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany

"VISION", Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

"Terra! Terra!" CESAC, Centro Sperimentale d’Arte, Caraglio, Italy

1999

"Why make prints", Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico, Museo de la Estampa y del Dieño Caracas, Venezuela, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Kolumbien, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contempraneo, San José, Cosa Rica

"Noontime Meditation", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan

KölnSkulptur 2, Sculpture Park of Cologne, Germany

1998

"Im Reich der Zeichnung", Aargauer Kusnthaus, Aarau, Kunstmuseum Chur, Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellizona, Switzerland

1997

"A new expression of the earth", Luis Seoane Foundation, Coruña, Spain

1996

"Intangible Childhood", Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu, Japan

"Female Identity", The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan

1995

"Identités et Affinités", Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

1994

"Hautevolée", Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany

"KARADA ART", Itabashi Art Museum , Tokyo, Japan

1993

"Romantik in der Kunst der Gegenwart. Die Sammlung Murken", Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Kulturzentrum Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany

"Geschichte", Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

1992

"Ankunft", KW Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany

Adam and Eve, The Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Japan

1991

"Double Take", Soho Art House. New York, NY, USA

1990

"Color and / or Monochrome", The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

"Blau – Farbe der Ferne", Art Association of Heidelberg, Germany

"Art and Vision. From Japanese Modern Art", Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan

1989

"Das Verhältnis der Geschlechter", Art Association of Bonn, Germany

4. Triennale der Kleinplastik, Schwabenlandhalle, Fellbach, Germany

"A Perspective of Contemporary Art. Color and / or Monochrome", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

1988

"Hara Annual VIII", Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Tokio Biennale ’88, Seibu-Museum of Art, Funabashi, Japan

"Made in Köln", DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany

1987

Shiga Annual ’87, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

"Hacen lo que Quieren. Arte joven renano", Museo de Arte Sevilla, Spain

"Stiller Nachmittag", Art House of Zurich, Switzerland

1986

"Räume heutiger Zeichnung", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

"Vom Zeichnen. Aspekte der Zeichnung 1960-1985", Art Association of Kassel, Germany, Museum of Modern Art Vienna, Austria

1985

"Kunst mit Eigen-Sinn", Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria

"Märchen, Mythen, Monster", Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany

"Japanische Malerei im westlichen Stil", Museum of East Asian, Cologne, Germany

"Räume heutiger Zeichnung", Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

1984

"Sun and Steel", Serra di Felice Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1983

1ère Triennale Le Landeron ’83, Le Landeron, Switzerland

"Aktuell ’83", Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

1982

2. Internationale Jugendtriennale der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany and Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Selected Collections

Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris

The Kunstmuseen Basel and Bern

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Collection Hoffmann, Berlin,

The Kunstmuseum Bonn

The Collection Deutsche Bank

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