Born in Toledo, Spain in 1979, lives and works between London and Tokyo.

Selected solo exhibitions include:

‘Two million years of solitude, cherry blossoms and fifty thousand light years more’ Koganecho Site-A, Yokohama, Japan in 2017, ‘Stella Maris was a name I found in a dream’, Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London, and ‘Fall’, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, in 2016.

Selected group exhibitions include:

Roppongi Crossing 2019, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019, 21st “Domani”: The Art for Tomorrow, The National Art Center, Tokyo, 2019, ‘Islands, Constellations and Galapagos’, Yokohama triennial 2017, Yokohama, Japan, ‘Seize the uncertain day’, The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, and ‘Linguamania’, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in 2017,

Kawakubo is a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including Florence Trust Artist in residency, Fellow of Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, and shortlisted for shiseido Art Egg Prize in 2016.