Born in 1974, Fumiko Imano spent her childhood in Rio de Janeiro. After studying fine art and fashion photography in London, she returned to Hitachi in Japan where she currently lives and works.
With two self-published titles and a series of exhibitions to her name, she has been gathering a devoted following for her cute and seemingly candid photographic self-portraits, which tie in with all sorts of issues about identity and self-image.
Her lo-fi photocollaged ‘twin self-portraits’, in particular, continue an ongoing practice amongst female artists who have given representations of split or mirrored selves over the last century.
The core of her practice focuses on self-portraiture in photography, installation and video.