Yuki Onodera>Portrait of Second-hand Clothes No.19
- Portrait of Second-hand Clothes No.19, 1994
- gelatin silver print on fiber base paper
60 x 50 cm
Yuki Onodera was born in Tokyo (1962). In 1993, she established a studio in Paris and began to work internationally. Onodera’s experimental work, which does not fit within schemas of “photography,” often poses two questions: what is photography, and what can be done through it? She uses any possible method to realise her works, whether this means taking photographs with a marble inside her camera, or creating a story out of a legend and travelling to the ends of the earth to shoot it.
Onodera is known for making two-metre-high prints in the darkroom, or 8m size of collages, and for other original hands-on methods. Her works are presented in the “Elles@contrepompidou” (2009) an important exhibition at Centre Pompidou from the collection.
She won the prestigious awards Kimura Ihei Prize (2003, Japan) and Niépce Prize (2006, France).
Her work is held in collections of 30 institutions around the world, including those of Centre Georges Pompidou, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Shanghai Art Museum, and The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Among other locations, her solo exhibitions have been held at The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2005), Shanghai Art Museum (2006), Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (2010), The Museum of Photography, Seoul (2010), Musée Nicéphore Niépce, France (2011), Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2015), and Centre de la Photographie de Mougins (2022).