Sawako GODA


Born 1940 in Kochi Prefecture. As a child she collected rubbish from the burned remains of the war. In 1963 she graduated from Musashino Art University Department of Design. She spent some time participating in the crew, advertisement, and art teams of stage productions such as those by Karajuro's company and Shuji Terayama.

She made her debut in 1965 with the creation of an objet made of rubbish, as suggested by Shuzo Takiguchi. She began oil painting in 1971, then from the 80s onwards worked in mediums including Polaroids, pastel, pencil, photos, and etching. In 1928 she exhibited at the 1st Contemporary Art Festival "Shuzo Takiguchi and Post-War Art". She published a raisonne "Pandora" (Parco) in 1983. The publication's commemorative exhibition was held at Shibuya Parco Gallery.

In 1985 she moved to Aswan, Egypt for one year. In 1991 she created a stir with her illustrations of eyes for Kenji Nakagami's periodical story in the Asahi Shimbun, "Keibetsu". In 2001 she participated in "Yasumasa Morimura and Sawako Goda Exhibition" at the Kochi Prefectural Museum of Art. She held a solo exhibition at the Shoho Museum in 20013. She passed away on February 19, 2016 due to heart failure. She was 75 years old.



Metal, clay 

Wood, hand paint



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