Mayumi refers to herself as a product of “Japanese-style Westernization”. She is interested in the notion of the “self that exists and interplays in between parallels”. Her practice is a balance between creating fiction out of reality and trying to elevate reality to the rank of narrative. She focuses on sociological and ethnological issues with subjects that deal with disguise, uniformity, identity, gender and more recently with behavioural and conversational patterns between people.

Born in Japan and based in the Netherlands since 1994, Mayumi graduated from the Gerriet Rietveld Academy and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions/presentations include: Barcelona Asian Film Festival (BAFF), Spain; Stedelijk Modern Art Museum, Amsterdam; Viper International Film Video and New Media Festival, Basel; Japan Foundation, New Delhi, India. In 1999, she was awarded the Rene Coelho prize by the Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo. Mayumi has also directed and written scripts for Avro Broadcasting, Netherlands.

Projects and Exhibitions at Location One:
Shifting Script interactive installation :: Residents’ Exhibition June 2006

Interview with Louky Keijsers, Independent Curator & Director of LMAK Projects

Mayumi’s residency at Location One is supported by the Fonds voor beeldende kunsten, vormgeving en bouwkunst (BKVB).