Roberta Lima Artist Talk

How will the artist’s research last year at SHOUTOKU SHUZO be reflected in her new work Embodiment of Water? To discuss this, Lima is joined by Maho Otsuka, the Chief Brewer at SHOUTOKU SHUZO.

Speakers: Roberta Lima, Maho Otsuka (Chief Brewer, SHOUTOKU SHUZO Co, Ltd.)

Auditorium, Kyoto Art Center
Japanese, English (with consecutive Japanese interpretation)

Roberta Lima

Born in 1974 in Brazil, Roberta Lima is an Austria artist based in Vienna and Helsinki. After graduating with a degree in architecture in 2001, Lima moved to Vienna where she earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2007 and her PhD in Philosophy in 2013. Thereafter she worked as lecturer and Assistant Professor for the Contextual Painting Class at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Lima focuses on her own body as theme for her work and uses various media, such as photographs, video and installations. Her work also investigates space and appropriates aspects of different places and contexts for producing art and starting discussions on the role of artist and viewer. She has exhibited and performed internationally at festivals such as Wiener Festwochen and Donaufestival. In 2007 she was awarded the “H13 Prize for Performance”. In 2018 she was awarded the Austrian Citizenship based on the merit of her accomplishments and contributions to the nation.


  • Roberta Lima, Embodiment of Water, 2018, Kyoto Art Center. Photo by Yuki Moriya.

    Roberta Lima

    Embodiment of Water

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