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John-Paul Stonard

(b Tokyo, July 20, 1966).

Japanese installation artist active in England. She studied painting at the Tama Art University, Tokyo (1985–9), and then moved to London to take a foundation course (1990–91) and complete a BFA at Goldsmiths’ College, London (1991–4), followed by postgraduate study in sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (1994–6). From 1997–8 she was an Associate Research Student at Goldsmiths’ College, London. She achieved widespread recognition after winning the seventh EAST International Exhibition Prize in 1997, and in 2000 was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. She had her first solo exhibition, Company Deal, at Claydon Heeley International, Battersea, London, in 1997. In her complex and cluttered installations Takahashi raises questions concerning technology and consumerism, obsolescence and waste, order and chaos. Her installation Line Out (1998; mixed media, London, Saatchi Gal.), which formed the central work for the exhibition New Neurotic Realism...