Miki Nitadori presents Odyssey, at the Galerie Catherine et André Hug, 40 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, from November 6 to 29, 2014.
This exhibition is a selected project of the Mois de la photo (month of photography) organized by the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), it is part of a collective project organized by Valérie Fougeirol around the theme “Famous Anonymous People and Amateurs”.
For this exhibition, Miki focused on Japanese immigration in Hawaii, which started at the end of the nineteenth century. These Japanese-American photographs, ranging from the beginning of the XIXth century up to the 1950s, will be the centerpieces of the exhibition. Miki scanned and enlarged these images, transferring them by hand onto printed fabrics representing a diverse range of cultural, traditional and symbolic models. They each reflect a particular environment and community.
Miki Nitadori is a Japanese artist born in 1971. In her childhood, she moved to different countries (including Thailand, Hawaii and Europe). She currently lives in Paris.
She began her art training at Parsons school of Design, Paris, and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Paris American Academy, specialization in painting. Miki also obtained a certificate of professional training from Spéos Photographic Institute.
In 2003, she was part of a jury for Fujifilm’s African press awards. Finalist for the prize Voies Off at Arles in 2004, she exhibited her works all over the world: Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (Austria); Grand Palais, Paris (France); De Bond Art Center, Bruges (Belgium); l’Imagerie, Lannion, (France); Honolulu Museum of Art (Hawai’i), Hawai’i state of art Museum.