Miya Kaneko,  Dissect the city and achieve oblivion (detail) , Aluminum, 2018. Photo: Hirofumi Tani. Courtesy of the artist and The Container

Miya Kaneko, Dissect the city and achieve oblivion (detail), Aluminum, 2018. Photo: Hirofumi Tani. Courtesy of the artist and The Container

Miya Kaneko

Biography

Miya Kaneko is a young, up-and-coming artist whose work examines how people perceive specific sites and locations.

Over the last few years she has engaged in a variety of practices that investigate an array of means to map places and people in drawings and sculptures. Her efforts began while focusing on specific locations, over time evolving into a personal investigation of what constitutes a city. She asked, “How do individuals relate to certain sites?” Is her Tokyo, for example, the same as someone else’s? The answer is, of course, that cities, like everything else in life, are cladded with personal memory and associations. Different people may have a completely different understanding and reflection of exactly the same route or place, each predisposed to his/her personal connotations and life experiences.

Miya Kaneko graduated in 2011 from Tama Art University with a Bachelor’s degree in metal works. She obtained a Master’s degree in art in 2013, and Ph.D. in 2017 at Tama Art University Graduate School of Art and Design.

 

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