Originally from Vancouver, Emi Kodama (1980, Canada) has been based in Ghent since 2008 when she started the post-graduate program at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK). She has an MFA from the Frank Mohr Institute (NL) and a BFA from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (NL). Her collection of short stories and drawings If I Were You was published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle in 2012.
Through writing, performance, and installation, Emi layers elements of daily life with dreams and memories to create stories that people can explore and expand. She wants to give others the opportunity to spend time in their inner world — for them to be curious, ask questions, and realize the power of their own imagination.