• Hanako Kimura solo exhibition「@Same_Not_Same」

    2021-06-08 12:00

    DMOARTS will premiere Kimura's new project of the same name at contemporary artist Hanako Kimura's solo exhibition @Same_Not_Same.

    Through his work, Kimura shows that seemingly opposing concepts can be mixed and matched as inseparable entities, and that there is a vast gray zone lying in between.

    In his latest series, which includes photography, three-dimensional works, and an Instagram account, Kimura focuses on a product called LILLEPLUTT - a soft toy in the shape of a cat - sold by IKEA, a large company with 445 stores in 59 countries worldwide.

    These adorable toys are mass-produced and sold as the same product all over the world. However, due to differences in the manufacturing process, no two pieces look alike, and the price varies depending on the country or region where they are sold, giving them a different meaning to their owners.

    After winning the UNKNOWN ASIA 2018 Grand Prix, Kimura visited Asian countries and through this product, he is attempting to engage with the "individuals" of these countries and explore the reality of this world of which they, and we, are a part.

    This exhibition is a record of the project at this time, and is a new chapter in the project in that viewers can participate in some of the works. We hope you will enjoy the exhibition.


    Hanako Kimura solo exhibition「@Same_Not_Same」
    Saturday, July 17 - Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:00~19:00
    Preview: Friday, July 16 15:00~19:00

    B1, 2-1-16 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0041, Japan
    (3 minutes walk from Kitahama Station and 5 minutes walk from Yodoyabashi Station of Osaka Metro)

    Preject Instagram account:


    Hanako Kimura
    Born in Kyoto and currently lives in Osaka. Graduated from Doshisha University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Aesthetics and Art.

    <Major Awards>
    Sony World Photography Award 2020" National Award (Japan), 2nd Prize
    UNKNOWN ASIA 2018 - 5 Reviewer Awards, 4 Jury Awards, Grand Prix
    Winner of the Almost Nikkan Itoi Shimbun "My Fixed Point Photo Contest" Award
    16th Photography "1_WALL" Jury's Encouragement Award (Atsuki Kikuchi'selection)

    <Main Exhibits>
    Solo exhibition「SIGNS FOR [ ]」Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza, Tokyo
    Solo exhibition「SIGNS FOR [ ]」Hankyu MEN'S TOKYO Tugboat, Tokyo
    Group exhibition「WFD × Auction Center Taipei」Taipei Auction Center, Taipei
    Art fair「ART OSAKA 2019」Hotel Granvia Osaka, Osaka
    Art fair(Residency and exhibition) 「ON/OFF PARKING LOT PROJECT」Huaqiao Cheng Creative Culture Park, Shenzhen
    Group exhibition「THE STORIES of "UNKNOWN ASIA"」THE STORIES, Osaka
    Art fair「Wonder Foto Day 2019 Taipei International Photography Exchange Exhibition」Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei
    Art fair「ART FOUND 04」The Jam Factory, Bangkok
    Group exhibition「UNKNOWN ASIA Art Exchange」Daibiru Main Building, Osaka