Studio Nikibi

presented by Mario Margani

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.

Ludovic Méhauté (b. 1980, Saint-Brieuc, France) earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts Le Mans in 2004. By way of experiment he performs his first intentions in public space. The materials collected are then reinterpreted through the means of photography, video, installation and drawing.
 His latest works connect site specific installation and focus on the concept of landscape and its visual perception.
 Ludovic Méhauté has exhibited his works at the Kunstverein Tiergarten, Galerie Nord, Berlin; Institut Français Berlin; Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy; Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; the Minimal Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rayons Frais Festival, Tours, France and the Kouac Art Fair, Château d’Oiron, France. He lives and works in Berlin and Paris.

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.


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.


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.