Born in 1987. Born in Saitama Prefecture and raised in Gunma Prefecture.
She has been involved in sewing since her childhood. Due to a congenital limb disease, both of her legs were amputated at the age of 9. In 2005, while still in high school, she won the Encouragement Award at the Gunma Youth Biennale '05. Since then, she has consistently exhibited her works, mainly self-portraits with prosthetic legs, but also sewing, collages, and objet d'art. She also works as a singer and model.
In 2011, she started the "High Heel Project" and has been wearing high heels on stage as a singer and model.


2019 -「GIFT」United Vagabonds

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 - "58th Venice Biennale", Venice, Italy
2019 - "Broken Heart", White Rainbow, London, UK
2017 - "Photography of Innocence and Experience: Emerging Japanese Artists vol. 14", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2017 - "On the way home -on the way home-", Gunma Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
2016 - "Roppongi Crossing 2016 exhibition: my body, your voice" (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan)
2013 - "Aichi Triennale 2013" (Nayabashi Venue, Aichi, Japan)


2019 - 35th Higashikawa Award for New Artists in the Town of Photography
2020 - 45th Ihei Kimura Photography Award.

Books from Mari KATAYAMA

Sha Shin Magazine Vol. 2: Mosaic

Mari KATAYAMA, Sohei NISHINO, Ayano SUDO, Sakiko NOMURA, YANG Seung-Woo, Leslie KEE, Miyako ISHIUCHI, Seiichi FURUYA, Various Artists




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