EMI OTAGURO

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Emi Otaguro was born in 1980 in Fukuoka, Japan. Received B.F.A. from Tokyo Zokei University in art Painting and M.F.A. from Tokyo National University of Art and Music in oil painting. Otaguro received Japanese Government Oversea Research Program Grant, Agency for Cultural Affairs and lived and worked in Berlin, Germany, from March, 2019. Currently lives and works in Aichi prefecture.
Recently, Otaguro presented her work in "DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow 2021" at The National Art Center, Tokyo, 2021, solo show "MESA" at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2021, "MAT, Nagoya Studio Project vol.6" at Minatomachi POTLUCK BUILDING, Aichi, 2020, "Studio Exhibition" at Satoshi Ohno Studio, Yamanashi, 2018, solo show "spot" at KAYOKOYUKI, Tokyo, 2017, "THE ECHOl" at Takasaki City Gallery, Gunma, 2016, "project N 55" at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2014, "TRICK-DIMENSION, curated by Daisuke Ohba" at tolot: heuristic SHINONOME, Toko, 2013, "YON-SHIKI, curated by O JUN" at youkobo artspace, Tokyo, 2010, "Mr FREEDOM X, curated by Tadasuke Iwanaga" at A+, Tokyo, 2009, “WORM HOLE episode3" at magical, ARTROOM, Tokyo, 2006. And she also received the grand prize of Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2008.

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sun bath 2019, Inkjet print, semigloss photo paper, 21 x 28cm
Chewing gum on the cat

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sun bath 2019, Inkjet print, semigloss photo paper, 201.6 x 152cm
Chewing gum on the cat

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sun bath 2019, Inkjet print, semigloss photo paper, 201.6 x 152cm
Chewing gum on the cat

emi otaguro

sun bath 2019, Inkjet print, semigloss photo paper, 201.6 x 152cm
Chewing gum on the cat

emi otaguro

sun bath 2019, Inkjet print, semigloss photo paper, 201.6 x 152cm
Chewing gum on the cat

emi otaguro

sun bath 2019, Inkjet print, semigloss photo paper, 201.6 x 152cm
Chewing gum on the cat

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sun bath 2019, Inkjet print, semigloss photo paper, 48 x 36cm
Chewing gum on the cat

emi otaguro

sun bath 2019, Inkjet print, semigloss photo paper, 21 x 28cm
Chewing gum on the cat

emi otaguro

sun bath 2019, Inkjet print, semigloss photo paper, 21 x 28cm
Chewing gum on the cat

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sun bath 2019, inkjet print, 201.6 x 152cm

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sun bath 2020, ceramic clay, 25 × 80 × 20cm

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sun bath 2020, ceramic clay, 50 × 70 × 20cm

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sun bath 2020, ceramic clay, 40 × 75 × 25cm

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sun bath 2020, ceramic clay, 78 × 78 × 28cm

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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sun bath 2020, chewing gum, cardboard frame, 39.5 x 50cm

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Faust 2020, branch selected by dog, 20cm

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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napkins 2019, marker on paper napkins, 33 × 33cm

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napkins 2019, marker on paper napkins, 33 × 33cm

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napkins 2019, marker on paper napkins, 33 × 33cm

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napkins 2019, marker on paper napkins, 33 × 33cm

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napkins 2019, marker on paper napkins, 33 × 33cm

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Mesa 2020 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Studio view 2019, 2020, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Studio view 2019, 2020, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Studio view 2019, 2020, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Studio view 2019, 2020, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

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Fruit not to be able to swallow
2015, collage, quail egg, chicken egg, waxed paper, hologram seat, folding paper, picture, 13 × 18 cm

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Pocket of the fool
2015, collage, quail egg, chicken egg, waxed paper, picture, socks, 15.2 × 19.7 cm

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omen 2014, collage, quail egg, waxed paper, 19.6 × 15 cm

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omen 2014, collage, quail egg, waxed paper, 22.2 × 20.9 cm

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sun bath 2010, gum, cardboard, 19 × 9 cm
sun bath 2013, gum, cardboard, 14 × 12 cm

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sun bath 2013, gum, cardboard, 28.8 × 36.7 cm

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sun bath 2010-2013, gum, cardboard, 15.5-24 × 4-16 cm

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running coat 2013, gum, cardboard, 30 × 20 cm

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sun bath 2016, lambda print, 35.2 x 26.3 cm

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sun bath 2016, lambda print, 35.2 x 26.3 cm/p>

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drawing 2016, wood, plaster, gel medium, black gesso, 21 x 14.9 cm

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drawing 2016, wood, plaster, gel medium, black gesso, 23.6 x 23.6 cm

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Paradise at around 2am 2013, paint on galvanized sheet, 183 × 91.8 cm

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stones fall 2013, paint on galvanized sheet, 91.8 × 183 cm

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a hawk looking for his own shadow and a chicken resting under the shadow
2013, black drawing paper, plaster, glue, 218.3 × 157.6 cm

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a hawk looking for his own shadow and a chicken resting under the shadow
2013, black drawing paper, plaster, glue, about 40 × 50 cm

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niwatoribito 2004, acrylic on PVC tarpaulin, 180 × 273 cm

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niwatoribito 2004, acrylic on PVC tarpaulin, 220 × 180 cm

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untitled 2005, cardboard, 10 x 20 cm

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kappa 2008, cardboard, 10 x 20 cm