b. 1980, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Rumando has started to photograph herself based on her modeling experiences for movies and magazines since 2005. Her work has been exhibited in various photo fairs including fotofever in Paris, France (2015); Tokyo Photo in Tokyo, Japan (2012) and NoFound Photo Fair in Paris, France (2012). 

About Orphée (2014) 
Her black and white self-portraits have a strong cinematic touch. In Orphée (2014), the artist staged different scenes and dressed up to play different female roles including innocent young girl, wild blonde woman, sadomasochist with leather wear. In most of these scenes, she is naked and seems fragile. The reflections from the mirror reveal imagined, surrealistic scenes that represent her memories, fantasy, fear and pain. Tokyo Rumando’s Orphée series is currently being exhibited in a group exhibition titled “Performing for the Camera” at Tate Modern (London, UK, 18 February – 12 June 2016).

Exhibition details of "Shikijo: eroticism in Japanese photography" (7.5 - 25.6.2016)

Artist Biography