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Studio Nikibi

12049 Berlin – Neukölln

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Artists with works at this studio

 

Tomoko Mori (b. 1982, Hokkaido, Japan) studied textile design at the Musashino Art University Tokyo and fine art at Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin graduating as Meisterschüler in 2014. After having worked as a textile designer in Tokyo for a few years, she turned to painting and printmaking based on abstract forms and fields. Departing from elements of landscapes like Berlin’s construction sites or micro- and macroscopic pictures as a raw material, she rearranges those forms, structures, colors and fields in an image making process which arrives at abstract compositions of ambiguity and multiple meaning. Oscillating between decisive planning and intuitive play her approach allows for rather immediate painterly results. Mori has exhibited her work in various solo and group exhibitions in Berlin, Germany. tomokomori.de

 

Mareike Jacobi (b. 1985, Osnabrück, Germany) studied textile and surface design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee and is currently continuing her studies as a Meisterschüler. In her work she is interested in patterns and ornaments from which in a following process she develops flatware and products in the medium of ceramics and textile. mareikejacobi.com

Eriko Yamazaki (b. 1982, Osaka) lives and works in Berlin since 2006. She studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee from 2008 until 2014, graduating as Meisterschüler in the department of sculpture in 2015. Her sculptural installations from recycled paper mache and clay are devoted to investigating the relation between man and nature. Material, she sees as the “muscle which stretches the skin of unrestrained consumption.” In their particular materiality her sculptures have no perfection but grow or are subject to change, just like in the cycle of life. Metaphorically, the sculptures deal with changing material states, decomposition, decay and forming of the new – in other words time – as well as with ecological change.

Gulnur Mukazhanova (b.1984, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan) studied at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts in Almaty and in 2008 moved to Berlin and continued her studies at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee until 2013. Ever since, she has been living and working in Berlin, exhibiting in Moscow (solo show Artwin Gallery 2016, 4th Internationale Biennale For Young Art, 2014), Vienna (Viennafair, 2013) or Almaty (Tengri-Umai Gallery, 2010). Her art is a confrontation of two different cultures but also a dialogue between them. From her Central Asian roots she keeps a strong physical relation to traditional materials that are not only used for their aesthetics but have a symbolic and historic meaning. While living in Germany she has confronted questions like feminism, globalization or ethnology.

Vincent Krempf (b. 1987, Berlin) studied product design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and the Tama Art University Tokyo, Japan. At present his practice is focused on traditional wood working techniques.

Thari Jungen (b. 1984, St. Wendel, Germany) studied Architecture and Media Art in Saarbrücken and Berlin. She works in Berlin and in transit. Dealing with the multicultural phenomenon of appropriation, she is building site-specific media installations by inquiring amongst others the John Frum Cargo Cult in Vanuatu, the art of Ga-Coffins in Ghana and exploring the culture of fortune telling in Iceland. 2009 Thari Jungen received a scholarship of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. 2012 she received a travel grant of the Mart Stam Stiftung für Kunst und Gestaltung. Important exhibitions of the past years include: Institute for Falsification in Los Angeles, Selecto Planta Baja, Los Angeles, Kulturfoyer in Luxembourg, Exchange, Gallery and University of Fine Arts Beograd. Currently she is working on her PHD entitled as: Faking Citizenship: How to organize participation and exclusion with documents and artifacts.