Motoko Ishibashi

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Motoko Ishibashi (b. Nagasaki) is an artist based in London. Ishibashi’s practice amalgamates Western and Japanese visual languages through painting, performance, installation, video, photography and printmaking. Engaging with mass consumer culture as well as digital cultures, her work considers relations of power, gender, the body and selfhood within technologically-mediated society.

Ishibashi holds a BA in Aesthetics and Science of Arts: Philosophy from Keio University, Tokyo (2010), a BA in Painting from Slade School of Fine Art (2013) and an MA Painting from Royal College of Art (2015).

Solo and duo shows include ‘Willowfuck’ (with Robin von Einsiedel), Robert's Gallery, Glasgow (2023); ‘Beginning of the end’, Schwabinggrad, Munich (2021); ‘Corpse Reviver’ (with Gray Wielebinski), Quench Gallery, Margate; ‘Assholes’, V.O Curations, London (2021); ‘The Sound of Rhubarb (with Alison Yip), Lady Helen, London (2019); ‘Rachel Is’ (with Agata Ingarden), Galerie Pact, Paris (2019); ‘Séraphîta’ (with Nils Alix-Tabeling), Polansky Gallery, Prague (2018); ‘Guru Den’, Bosse & Baum, London (2017).

Her works have featured in group exhibitions at Sebastian Gladstone, Los Angeles (2023); Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg (2022); General information, London (2022); Ritsuki Fujisaki gallery, Tokyo (2022); Museum of Sex, NY (2022); Museum of Sex, New York (2022); no gallery, New York (2022); Guts Gallery, London (2022); Galleri Golsa, Oslo (2021); Horse Hospital, London (2019); The Orange Garden x Postmasters Gallery, Rome (2019); Unit 17, Vancouver (2018); La Plage, Paris (2017).

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