YUKIMI AKIBA

Born in Japan

ABOUT
Since spring 2019 Yukimi Akiba has thrown herself into her creative/emotional world but isolated herself from people and the real world instead. 

THE WORK
Yukimi's artwork is mainly self-portraiture with Polaroid, using embroidery, gold leaf, color & lifts, to destroy herself and reimagine her own image. She calls it Creative 'Self' Destruction. 
All original works are individually numbered and named but her message is veiled as a secret revenge against the society she hates, in the same way as her body in the work. Up to today the collection counts over 120 unique self-portraits.
PART1 N°1-50 / Date : Apr- Jun 2019/ Type : Simple
PATR2 N°50-100 / Date : Jun- Oct 2019/ Type : Simple
PART3 N°101-  / Date : Oct 2019 - 2020/ Type : Complex
For Yukimi, art plays an important role as therapy for illness, a way of not physically harming herself or others, and a way of rebuilding what she had lost in her life by the trauma. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​
The 'creative self destruction' was very personal but now has connected her to people and the real world. She's selected as a Finalist for LensCulture Exposure Awards 2020.
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Awards
- LensCulture Exposure Awards 2020 Finalist - Feb 2020  

Magazine Publication 
- Analog Forever Magazine Issue 2 by Analog Forever  (Collaborative) - May 2020 <NEW>
- UNCERTAIN MAGAZINE ISSUE 5 (ONLINE) by UNCERTAIN MAGAZINE (Collaborative) - Jun 2019

Online Features
CREATIVE 'SELF' DESTRUCTION *Interview by kwerfeldein - Mar 2020 <NEW>
Exposure Awards 2020 Winners & Finalist by LensCulture - Feb 2020 
Top 40 Analog Photographs of 2019 by Analog Forever - Dec 2019
Enigma by MAUER Mag - Aug 2019
My Secret Revenge by UNCERTAIN MAGAZINE - Jun 2019​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Want To Feature Yukimi's Work? 
Want to feature her work or have her impart some words? Use the contact form to get in touch with Yukimi Akiba. Also, interested curators and buyers can direct your emails to yukimi1244@gmail.com
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