We're excited to hosting Marta Wawrzyniak-Ijichi, who'll be presenting her book introducing the works of Japanese artist Hideki Kimura (Ki-Yan) entitled «Ki-Yan's Kyoto Food & Art: Explore Kyoto through the Artworks of a Japanese Pop-Artist». The event with Ms. Wawrzyniak-Ijichi will also include screening a film about the artist.
MARTA WAWRZYNIAK-IJICHI is a Bulgarian born freelance designer and translator raised in Kraków, Poland. She has a degree in Japanese studies from Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and studied East Asian art history in Germany before moving to Japan. She is fluent in five languages: Polish, Japanese, English, German and Bulgarian. After completing studies in interior design in Tokyo, Marta published, as author, photographer and designer, her first book in Japanese—a guidebook to Polish products and interior design “Miwaku-no too porando zakka & interia meguri” (Tokyo, 2011). Her second book, published in Japan in 2015, which she art-directed, designed and translated into English, “Ki-Yan’s Kyoto Food &Art. Explore Kyoto through the Artworks of a Japanese Pop Artist” is a bilingual English–Japanese pictorial guidebook. In this book, Marta introduces more than fifty works all located in Kyoto, by a contemporary artist, the muralist Ki-Yan (Hideki Kimura). In April 2018, Chinese edition of the book was published in Taipei, Taiwan. Currently based in Sydney and working as custom picture framer, Marta is always ready for the challenge of new and exciting creative and intercultural projects, with a special focus on Japan.