Weaving a Memory


2014.10.14(tue) - 11.1(sat)
12:00-19:00/Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00/Sat  closed on Sun and Mon

The Third Gallery Aya is pleased to announce a solo show titled “Weaving a Memory” by KAKIMOTO Hiromi.
She made her works as an Artist-in-residence in Crans-Montana, located in the Valais area at Switzerland in the fall of 2013.
The themes of her works are memories, girlhood, and the border between real and unreal that KAKIMOTO has been making.
In this residency, she reconstructed her stories as landscapes out of folklore and traditions from the town where she stayed.
Please join us.

Artist Statement

I was thinking that I would use oral traditions from the area as the theme of my works because I have been interested in old stories handed down in mountainous region for many years.
Fortunately,the Valais area still has a lot of folklore and legends, because it was isolated until the twentieth century.
I chose some of these to investigate in the villages and mountains around the area.
There were only a few signs left in historical buildings, but I couldn’t find any details.

I went in search of nonexistence scenery and discovered stories of death, destruction and regeneration.
These were traces of memories from the land, which eventually allowed to see people’s “lives”.

Kakimoto Hiromi


1976 Born in Osaka and Currently lives in Kyoto
1997 Graduated Japan institute of Photography and Film
1999 Graduated from Seian University of Art And Design

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Merge Imago.The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2019 "Holy Gardeny" SPACE PLACE, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
2014 “Weaving a Memory” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2010 "The time of the cocoon" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2005 “Little World” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2002 “Little World” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2001 “Little World” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
1999 “The memory to return circulation” The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka

Group Exhibitions

2021 Poetry of Clothing -Maryam Kordbacheh × Hiromi Kakimoto-. GOOD NATURE STATION 4F GALLERY, Kyoto, Japan
Art Osaka 2021. Osaka City Central Public Hall, Osaka, Japan
Paris Photo 2021. Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris, France
2017 "Crossing Views Stockholm" Hotel Diplomat, Stockholm, Sweden
"FEMALE FORCE FROM JAPAN" Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
"Memory and Information" KNOWLEDGE SALON Creative Gallery, Osaka
2015 "taguchi fine art + The Third Gallery Aya in Nakanoshima hosted by Kumi Okumura" Nakanoshima Banks de sign de >, Osaka
2014 "Regards Croisés" Regent Center Crans-Montana , Switzerland
"Crossing Views" Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Tokyo, Japan
"JAPON" Centre D'art Contemporain de Meymac, France
"Origin. Forever." The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "Shyaba Syaba returns" Kaigandoori Gallery CASO, Osaka , Japan
2012 "From Sea" The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2011 "5 women's eyes" msc Gallery in Doshisya Women College, Kyoto
"Tokyo Frontline" 3331 Art Chiyoda, Tokyo
2010 "Opening Fair" Trunk Gallery 81, Seoul, Korea
2005 "Good bye, Thank you for 'Shaba Shaba' " Calo bookshop and cafe, Osaka
“Women who challenge the phantasy of mirages” The Museum of Photgraphy, Seol, Korea
2003 “Women's core playgame” z platz museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2002 “Family , Fantasy” photographer's gallery,Tokyo
2001 From the Collection” Boneless Fish , Soundless Wind , A story Without Darkness” Kiyosato Museum of Fhotographic Arts,Yamanashi, Japan
1999 99Photograph " A human town” Project Part.2 ,Guardian Garden,Tokyo
1998 “The photograph exhibitions of twelve people” Douzidai Gallery,Kyoto
"Selections from the Collection - Young Portfolio Acquisitions 1995-97” Kiyosato Museum of Fhotographic Arts,Yamanashi, Japan
1997 “Higashikawa Free Forum 1997 "Photographic Independant exhibition" Higashikawa Culture Gallery,Hokkaido, Japan
1996 “Naked Emotion” Planet Hall,Osaka

Workshops / Slide shows

2003 “Shaba-Shaba Slide show”,The Third Gallery Aya ,Osaka
“Shaba-Shaba Slide lecture”,Japan institute of Photography and Film,Osaka
2002 “Shaba-Shaba Slide show”,The Third Gallery Aya ,Osaka
“Shaba-Shaba Slide lecture”,Japan institute of Photography and Film,Osaka
“Shaba-Shaba Slide show”,photographer's gallery,Tokyo
“Shaba-Shaba Workshop「Photographs Slide lecture”,gallery Sowaka,Kyoto


2016 「Little World」iKi
2014 「Crossing Views Ⅰ」CM | ARTS
2003 “Shaba Shaba”,2nd issue(Photograph magazine) Produce/Publication
2002 “Shaba Shaba”,First issue(Photograph magazine) Produce/Publication
2001 “Photographer's Diary 2001”,Produce/Publication

Public Collections

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
Japan institute of Photography and Film
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