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, Japan
2010 The time of the cocoon. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2005 Little World. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2002 Little World. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2001 Little World. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
1999 The memory to return circulation. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2022 It is, Probably, me. azumagaoka articulation, Yokohama, Japan
2021 Poetry of Clothing -Maryam Kordbacheh × Hiromi Kakimoto-. GOOD NATURE STATION 4F GALLERY, Kyoto, Japan
2017 Crossing Views Stockholm. Hotel Diplomat, Stockholm, Sweden
FEMALE FORCE FROM JAPAN. Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2016 Memory and Information. KNOWLEDGE SALON Creative Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2015 taguchi fine art + The Third Gallery Aya in Nakanoshima hosted by Kumi Okumura. Nakanoshima Banks de sign de >, Osaka, Japan
2014 Regards Croisés. Regent Center Crans-Montana, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Crossing Views. Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Tokyo, Japan
JAPON. Centre D'art Contemporain de Meymac, Meymac, France
Basically. Forever. The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Shaba Shaba 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, Japan
Tokyo Frontline. 3331 Art Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Opening Fair. Trunk Gallery 81, Seoul, Korea
2005 Good bye, Thank you for 'Shaba Shaba'. Calo bookshop and cafe, Osaka, Japan
Women who challenge the phantasy of mirages. The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
2003 Women's core playgame. z platz museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2002 Family, Fantasy. photographer's gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Boneless Fish, Soundless Wind, A Story without Darkness. Kiyosato Museum of Photographic 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, Hokuto, Japan
1997 Higashikawa Free Forum 1997 Photographic Independant exhibition. Higashikawa Culture Gallery, Higashikawa, Japan
1996 Naked Emotion. Planet Hall, Osaka, Japan

Workshops / Slide shows

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

Art Fair

2022 Art Osaka 2022. Osaka City Central Hall, Osaka, Japan
Hibiya Okuroji Photo Fair. Hibiya Okuroji, Tokyo, Japan
Paris Photo 2022 Online Viewing Room.
2021 Art Osaka 2021. Osaka City Central Public Hall, Osaka, Japan
Paris Photo 2021. Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris, France
2016 ART OSAKA 2016. HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA, Osaka, Japan
2014 ART OSAKA 2014. HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA, Osaka, Japan
2010 ART OSAKA 2010. Dojima Hotel, Osaka, Japan


2016 Little World. Lille: iKi
2014 Crossing Views Ⅰ. Crans-Montana: CMarts
2003 Shaba Shaba 2nd issue. Self-publishing
2002 Shaba Shaba 1st issue. Self-publishing
2001 Photographer's Diary 2001. Self-publishing

Public Collections

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
Japan institute of Photography and Film
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