portrait de valérie douniaux


Founder of iKi Editions, Valérie Douniaux is a PhD in History of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art. A researcher, lecturer and independant curator, (France, Belgium, Japan, China), she has also been working on the archives of artist Takesada Matsutani since 2014.

She is the author of numerous books, exhibition catalogs and articles. She has also exhibited her now photographs on several occasions, at the Nadar Gallery and Hospice d'Havré in Tourcoing (Japon kaleidoscope, 2009; Au printemps c'est l'aurore, 2011; Respirations, 2014)..

Publications as an author, selection:

- La représentation du oni (démon) chez les artistes yôga des années 1950, en particulier chez les artistes séjournant à Paris, dans Japon Pluriel 5, Actes du Cinquième Colloque de la Société Française des Etudes Japonaises, directed by Pascal Griolet et Michael Lucken. Editions Philippe Picquier, Arles, 2004;
- Le guide des thés du Japon, Félix Torres Editeur, December 2011;
- Révélations, directed by Sophie Cavaliero, Le Lézard Noir Editeur, 2013;
- Tatsumi Orimoto, directed by Sophie Cavaliero, iKi Editions, 2016;
- Hudros, photographs by Patrick Rimond, iKi Editions, 2016;
- C, céramiques japonaises contemporaines, co-directed with Sophie Cavaliero, iKi Editions, 2016;
- Kumi Sugai, Art-U, Japan, 2017.

Photography:

- Iro, couleurs du Japon, iKi Editions, 2013;
- Respirations, iKi Editions, 2014.