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).
Tokyo Rumando currently works and lives in Tokyo, Japan.
Orphée / 2014
Tokyo Rumando 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).
Rest 3000~ Stay 5000~ / 2012
In Rest 3000~ Stay 5000~, Tokyo Rumando explores the world of Tokyo’s love hotels, where the artist makes herself present in the space through nude self-portraiture. The series title refers to the rate that these love hotel rooms charge for “resting” and “staying”.