In 女であるために (To Be a Woman) Otsuka showcases two new interrelated series of embellished photographs that aim to examine issues of female self-expression within the societal expectation for conformity.

- To be women, is to live powerfully -

To live as women.

To conform to society, to conform with others.

Women have reasons for choosing their clothes.

There are expectations from society and other people.

What does it mean to be yourself as a woman?

I paint and decorate women.

Because we are strong, because we are women.


Saki Otsuka

Saki Otsuka is a Tokyo native and multidisciplinary artist whose work often focuses on female themes, rooted in the belief that our lives are our own creations.

  • 1984 Born in Tokyo