Kei Takemura (b. 1975, Tokyo), lives and works in Japan. Takemura has continued to present works that are comprised of overlapping a layer of embroidered cloth on to a photograph or drawing. For Takemura, the act of embroidery is to create a state of being ‘tentative,’ and transform objects and places which no longer exist, and fragments of memory towards a tangible existence. Furthermore, in her “renovated series” comprised of objects that were broken by accident, the points of fracture are embroidered by silk thread. These “wounds” are given a new light and are preserved as new objects of beauty.
Major solo exhibition include “For dearest You”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2004); “Kei Takemura”, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin (2004); “even if we’re not together”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2007); “A part Apart”, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (2008) and “dearest unknown You”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2012). In 2005 Takemura released her first publication of works, Takemura Kei in Berlin 2000-2005. Takemura participated in the 15th Biennale of Sydney, and has consistently continued to strengthen her international presence while expanding her areas of activity.