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Kiki Ando Online Catalogue Launch & Talk Event


Kiki Ando: Highest Mountain and Deepest Bay

Kiki Ando: Highest Mountain and Deepest Bay is a solo exhibition by Kiki Ando, a contemporary Japanese artist based in Melbourne. This exhibition includes over 60 works reflecting Ando’s artistic archive and imaginative world, spanning wearable paper art, hand-built ceramic characters, animation and live performance.

Due to unforeseen circumstances caused by COVID-19, this exhibition was not able to open to the public.






View the catalogue here




 01.    Foreword
 04.    Curator’s Introduction
           Rafaela Pandolfini
 14.    Works
 74   Art is Dancing, Art is Laughing
           Kiki Ando
 78.    Fake News, Fashion Materials and Emotions
           Ricarda Bigolin
 84.    Biographies
 86.   List of Works
 92.   Acknowledgements

Yurika Sugie
Simonne Goran

Contributing Authors
Kiki Ando
Rafaela Pandolfini
Dr Ricarda Bigolin

Nina Serova


Daryl Prondoso

Header image: Kiki Ando, Pink camellia fragrant incense kimono, 2020-2021. Photos by Rafaela Pandolfini


Featuring Dr Ricarda Bigolin
September 25, 2021 (Saturday) 2pm AEST

Celebrate the launch of the Kiki Ando: Highest Mountain and Deepest Bay online catalogue with a talk event featuring textile researcher and catalogue contributor Dr Ricarda Bigolin. In her talk, Dr Bigolin will present an overview of the outlier practices between fashion, art and design, particularly in the context of performance, where bodies influence materials to behave and act intuitively, rather than adhering to institutionalised visual arts and design disciplines. By considering the broader conditions around Kiki Ando’s work, her lecture will examine the nuances of such outlier practices.

The livestream will be available for viewing on JPF Sydney’s Facebook page. A recording will be available in an embedded video below after the talk event has concluded.


Dr Ricarda Bigolin
Associate Dean of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University

Dr Ricarda Bigolin is a designer, educator and researcher who is currently Associate Dean of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University. Her research questions the social, cultural, ethical and political contexts of fashion production and consumption. Bigolin runs critical fashion practice D&K, which produces garments, performances, exhibitions, texts and films that show in leading art and design museums, galleries, publications and universities globally. Bigolin’s work uses fashion languages and materials to interrogate the broader influence and everyday impact of fashion.


Artists in Conversation

Through this video, viewers will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Kiki Ando’s works, and the methods that went into bringing them to life. Kiki Ando, the curator Rafaela Pandolfini and collaborators including Hiroko Ando, Ai Yamamoto and Lee Fiend will discuss in detail the processes behind Kiki Ando’s works, along with her personal experiences and inspirations. The discussion will be accompanied by images of the artworks, as well as the creation process.

The video will be available on September 25, 2021 (Saturday)


Rare Deep Sea Fish Develop My Unique Personality

This is an excerpt of the Rare Deep Sea Fish Develop My Unique Personality animation which brings to life all of the work compiled for Kiki Ando’s show and catalogue Highest Mountain Deepest Bay



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