ARTISTS

Yasutaka Kojima

Kojima has been presenting series that capture the structure and texture of cityscapes that he has discovered from actually living in them. He has said that the significance of photographing merely the surface layer of cities is that it seizes the unconscious of the city, which deviates from the human consciousness and is usually not paid attention to.

Born 1977, Tokyo. Graduated from Kokugakuin University Department of Literature and in 2006 moved to the US. Graduated from the International Center of Photography, General Studies Program. Received the ICP Director’s Scholarship Award. 2011 recipient of the overseas study program for upcoming artists of the Agency of Cultural Affairs. In 2012 he was chosen for Photo Espana “Descubrimiento photoespaña.” Participated in Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency Program in Berlin in 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include Berlin (Ginza Nikon Salon, 2017), Tokyo (Ginza Nikon Salon, 2016), Tokyo | Berlin (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2016), and recent group exhibitions include PGI Summer Show 2019 ‘monoとtone’ (PGI, Tokyo, 2019), Tokyo & Berlin: Two Metropolises – Thousand Villages (Japanese-German Center Berlin, Berlin, 2019), Tokyo Tokyo and TOKYO Contemporary Japanese Photography, vol.13 (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2016). Currently lives in Berlin.

WORKS

EXHIBITIONS

CV

  • Yasutaka Kojima
  • 1977

    Born in Tokyo

  • 2007

    International Center of Photography, General Studies Program

  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Unconscious | New York, Tokyo, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo
    Unconscious | Berlin, Akio Nagasawa Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo

  • 2017

    Berlin, Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Tokyo, Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo
    Tokyo | Berlin, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

  • 2015

    NEW YORK, Leica&Camera style, Tokyo

  • 2014

    NEW YORK, Place M, Tokyo

  • 2013

    Coming Back, 916 Gallery, Tokyo
    Coming back, Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo
    Tokyo, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York

  • 2012

    New York ⇄ Tokyo2012, Place M, Tokyo

  • 2010

    New York ⇄ Tokyo2009, Place M, Tokyo

  • 2009

    Boroughs of New York, Juna21, Tokyo, Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka

  • 2008

    The Abandoned, Place M, Tokyo

  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Reading Images: The Time of Photography, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo

  • 2016

    Tokyo Tokyo and TOKYO – Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.13, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo

  • 2014

    Tokyo Shibuya Lover Photographers meets Takamatsu, Takamatsu Shionoe Museum of Art, Takamatsu

  • 2012

    New York Photo Festival 2012, powerHouse Arena, New York

  • 2011

    Tokyo-Ga, Gallery 21, Tokyo
    Wa project, 25PCW Gallery, New York
    We Are One, NYIT, New York
    Here and There, hpgrp Gallery, New York

  • 2010

    126 Polaroid, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama

  • 2009

    Kiyosato Photo Art Museum, Yamanashi

  • 2008

    Kiyosato Photo Art Museum, Yamanashi

  • 2007

    Degrees of Separation, Peer Gallery, New York

  • 2007

    Light Proof, International Center of Photography, New York

  • 2006

    Art students Exhibition, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York

  • AWARDS
  • 2007

    International Center of Photography Director’s Scholarship Award

  • RESIDENCE
  • 2015

    International artist in residency program, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

  • 2011

    Artist Overseas Training Program promoted by Agency for Cultural Affairs, New York

  • COLLECTION
  • Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
    Kiyosato Photo Art Museum

  • PUBLICATION
  • 『Tokyo』Sokyusha, 2015
    『NEW YORK』Sokyusha, 2014
    『Coming back』SUPER LABO, 2013

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 『Reading Images: The Time of Photography』2019, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
    『東京・TOKYO』2016, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
    『Asahi Camera』2016/September, Asahishinbun Publication
    『Nihon Camera』2016/May, Nihoncamera Publication
    『Asahi Camera』2015/September, Asahishinbun Publication
    『Asahi Camera』2014/September, Asahishinbun Publication
    『Asahi Camera』2011/June, Asahishinbun Publication
    『126 Polaroid』2010, AKAKA
    『Adbusters』2009, Adbusters Media Foundation
    『Young Portfolio Acquisitions』2008, Kiyosato Photo Art Museum
    『Asahi Camera』2008/October, Asahishinbun Publication
    『Young Portfolio Acquisitions』2007, Kiyosato Photo Art Museum
    『SHIFT Book』2007, International Center of Photography