今村 育子

Ikuko Imamura

Selection-GYM(2F 体育館)Selection-GYM(2F Gymnasium)







I have always been interested in “間” (aida): a thing or a phenomenon in between two things.

My work is about the gradation of light which occurs between opposing relationships, such as the light seeping through from a bright room to a dark room, the shafts of light that leak through a gap in the door and the rays of light that shine into a dark room.

Light is a soft phenomenon overlaying each existence. The gradation of light for me is the gradient between opposed things; it seems like a smooth staircase where opposite things come together.

People in general are from different backgrounds— culture, religion, gender and age. Therefore, it is naturally difficult to understand each other. And different points of view are only understood when you occupy the same position as the other. There are a lot of things that you do not know if you are not in the other’s position, making it particularly challenging to imagine. For example, the first time I confronted the inconveniences of being a woman and the intolerance of society towards women was only after I became a mother. I realized that I had only vaguely understood these issues before I gave birth.

If no one can be in the same position as the other, then how could we know and face what we cannot see and access? That is my question.

And the key to understanding this question and this world is to carefully observe and imagine the “aida,” the gradation in between the two; to actively perceive small amounts of light and phenomena such as faint light leaking from gaps and covers, light entering through doors, heat generated from light sources and the reflections on glass.


今村 育子

Ikuko Imamura

1978年  北海道生まれ

2022年  RIMOKON、Artothek & Bildersaal und PLATFORM、ミュンヘン(ドイツ)
2022年  ながめのいい場所、札幌大通地下ギャラリー 500m美術館、札幌
2020年  BENIZAKURA ART ANNUAL 2020、紅櫻公園、札幌
2019年  第7回札幌500m美術館賞 入選展、札幌大通地下ギャラリー 500m美術館、札幌
2017年  家族の肖像、本郷新記念札幌彫刻美術館、札幌

1978  Born in Hokkaido

2022  RIMOKON, Artothek & Bildersaal und PLATFORM, Munich(Germany)
2022  A place with a view, Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery, Sapporo
2019  The exhibition of the 7th Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery Awards, Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery, Sapporo
2017  The Portraits of Family, Hongo Shin Memorial Museum of Sculpture, Sapporo




高橋 喜代史

Kiyoshi Takahashi

美術家/一般社団法人PROJECTA ディレクター

Artist / Director PROJECTA of the General Association