We are pleased to announce an exhibition Homecoming by Rino Kodama on September 22 (Sat) to 24 (Mon), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Rino Kodama is a 20 year old artist who calls Santa Clara, California home. She is currently a third year UCLA student majoring in Fine Arts and minoring in Asian American Studies. Born in Singapore to Japanese parents, and raised in California, she has never lived in Japan and is excited to see what this one month residency will bring. Rino moves between drawing, photography, wearable art, and performance to tell stories of navigating transnational families and Japanese diaspora. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles and Seattle.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
Homecoming is an American tradition of reconvening with family and friends during the fall to celebrate the new school year. In this exhibition, I am using the term homecoming in the literal sense of coming home. Born in Singapore to Japanese parents and raised in California for the majority of my life, “home” is rooted in many people, places, and things for me. This exhibition will expand upon my diasporic heart, how I navigate transnational family and love through comfort food and hand me downs.
Rino Kodama “Homecoming”
Exhibition style: installation/wearable art/drawings
Date: September 22 (Saturday) to 24 (Monday/Public Holiday) 11:00 to 18:00. Free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 22nd (Sat), starting at 17:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.