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MINIMIAM is formed by the artist couple Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle

Akiko Ida
• Born in Gunma, Japan in 1972.
• Graduated from University of Fine Art of Tokyo then Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. Currently live and work in Japan.

Pierre Javelle
• Born in Dijon, France in 1970.
• Graduated from Ecole Supérieures des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. Currently live and work in Japan.

Exhibitions
Solo
2009
‘Minimiam’, Media library of Merignac city, France
‘Minimiam’,Médiathèque of Biarritz city, France
‘Minimiam’, Culture Center of Lievin city, France

2008
‘Minimiam Univers’, Madelyn Jordan Fin Art Gallery. Scarsdale, NY, USA

2007
‘Minimiam’, Titre Gallery. Marseille, France

2005
‘Délicabar by Minimiam’, Délicabar, in Le Bon Marché Department Store. Paris, France

Group
2009
Michel Mosko Fine Art Gallery. Denver, USA

2008
‘Ça se mange des yeux » Eglise Saint Savagnien’, Melle, France

2007
‘Quand fleurs & légumes s’emmêlent’, Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg. Paris, France

2006
‘Bon appétit’, Cultural Center of Oyonnax city, France

2005
‘les Lauriers du Beaujolais’, Lyon, France
‘L’art des Mets’, Fraich Attitude Gallery, Paris, France
‘Parenthèse végétale’, Le Printemps Department Store, Paris, France

2003
SIRHA/Food Industry Professional Show, Lyon, France
The Debic Company commissioned a series of photography on sugar and dairy products : the birth of ‘Minimiam’.

Art Project
2011
'Culinary World Tour at The East - Delectable Miniatures & Photography Exhibition, The East, Hong Kong
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Inspired by artists as diverse as Margritte, Pierre&Gilles or Gary Larson, the husband-and-wife duo have made their name photographing tiny toy figures in playfully surreal culinary scenarios. Since its inception in 2002, their more than hundred diptych « Minimiam » series has caused a stir among American art collectors, appeared in stunning French children’s book and even graced the pages of different international magazines. ‘Minimiam’ is above all the dream of their childhood and their love and taste for food.
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