Shoko Maeda
born 1976 in Kobe, Japan, Lives and works in London, UK
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Tiny People 1, C-Type print, 12 x 16 inch
(paper size 15 3/4 x 19 3/4) 2006, ed. 5 + 2 AP
Shoko Maeda’s work examines how people understand their own position in terms of location or dislocation. She is interested in the moments where the absorption of a space dominates the subjects’ perception and emotion. Her work involves the viewers’ imagination, memory, experience, fantasy, or desires by inviting them to project themselves in the position of the anonymous person in the photograph.


2003-04 MA in FIne Art, Goldsmiths College, London

2002-03 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London

1995-99 BA in Art History, Keio University, Tokyo

selected exhibitions


3Things, RUN gallery, London

TURTLE, Woburn Studios, Slade School of Fine Art UCL, London

TURTLE, nüans, Düsseldorf, Germany


D21:SALON, D21, Leipzig, Germany

Deptford X Showcase, APT Gallery, London

Distance & Proximity, The Trafalgar, London

Art Below, Euston London, Underground Station


New Art Birmingham, The Kettle Works, Birmingham


Small Is Beautiful XXII, Flowers Central, London


Souvenir, Transition, London


Gallery Q, Tokyo, Solo Exhibition


Asagaya Greenhouse Gallery, Tokyo, Solo Exhibition

Movement, Le Deco Gallery, Tokyo

Colour, Le Deco Gallery, Tokyo


Change, Nolita Street Apartment, Tokyo



fold06, Chelsea College of Art and Design

ArtSEEN journal, Summer 06


London Independent Photography, Summer/Autumn No.2

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