Saori Baba

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Saori Baba was born on June 2nd, 1978 in Fukuoka City, Japan

Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka/Japan Ph.D. of Fine Arts, 2018
Solo exhibition
Nikon salon in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. March 2015. Title: ‘ 2.7%’

Sony Imaging Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, May 2016. Title: ‘The View Through My blood’

An exhibition planned by the Kama City, Fukuoka, Japan, October 2019. Title: ‘The View Through My Blood’ 今わたしの見ている世界’

Group exhibition
Konika Minoruta gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. December 2014. Title: Bachata en Fukuoka

Axis Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. October 2015. Title: The view through my blood.

The Ueno Royal Museum in Ueno Tokyo, Japan September 2017. Title: Gender.

EPSITE, Epson gallery in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan August 2019. Title: Kakuuchi.

Photographic work published in ‘National Geographic’ magazine August 2013 issue.
4 years ago, I found out that I had breast cancer. I had surgery, chemotherapy and other types of therapy. I’m well now, but I also found out that breast cancer cannot ever really be “cured.” After going through this experience, I have had moments where I feel I have a filter in front of my eyes. It has changed how I see the world, and I want to express how I see the world in visual terms. I take pictures in those moments when I feel ‘something.’ Perhaps, it’s THE moments the world connects with my soul. I have covered these pictures with my blood, the blood that still contains cancer cells.