Aya Sawada (b. 1986 in Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish Japanese artist and photographer who started taking photographs in 2011. She began working at Ebis Studio in Tokyo, Japan, where she learned the art of lightning and different techniques of photography. During the last decade, she has lived in Barcelona, Berlin, and Tokyo, and now, you can see her work virtually, at any place in the world, inside the MIA Anywhere Virtual Museum of the MIA Art Collection.
When the audience ‘walk’ through these virtual rooms full of art, they would be able to experience a new point of view of Aya’s photographs, where a dialogue is introduced between ‘being there… and not being there’ among with concepts of reality, of connecting with the invisible, the purity of femininity and a certain clarity and truth about fragility and vulnerability.
“I have been creating photography for over a decade. The theme of my photography is my own journey, inner world and experiences expressed through the beauty of women and nature. I focus on the sensitive nature of art and womanhood to express myself.”Aya Sawada
For the curator of this virtual exhibition, Alejandra Rodriguez Cunchillos (MIA Asia Curator): “The absence of me” it is a dialogue between presence and absence and their coexistence in our perception. It’s a dialogue between fiction and reality, memories and forgetfulness, sorrow and
When the observer goes through this exhibition, they would be able to see the details of each artwork, the main objects, and themes that Aya’s portraits, and how the picture was made: “I predominantly work with analogue photography because I feel more connected with the creative
processes and less focused on the result, as I am able to immerse deeper in the “non-thought” creative experience”.
This exhibition is going to be available from May 28th until June 11th. Go to miaanywhere.com to experience this virtual exhibition.
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