Born in Japan, Haguiko arrived in France in 1972 with a degree in architecture. She did not have great ambition, just a simple desire to learn more about art. It was curiosity that pushed her to leave her country. Despite all the freedoms in Japan, 50 years ago, women were still one step behind men. Reading Simone de Beauvoir's book "Le deuxième sexe" aroused her interest in France. With a few sketches and without speaking a word of French, she managed to enter the École des Beaux-Arts in Tours.
I like to create installations with my sculptures, thus combining one of my first loves: architecture.
Haguiko is interested in sculptural work in the environment. After obtaining a DNSEP (Diplôme National Supérieur d'Expression Plastique), she began a collaboration with Jean-Pierre Viot. She taught at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille-Luminy (space-design section) between 1991 and 1995, and at the École Supérieure des Métiers d'Art d'Arras (ceramics section) between 2006 and 2011.
Lauréate du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2002 En savoir plus