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Rinko Kawauchi


Profile:
Born in Shiga, Japan, in 1972. Lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated from Seian University of Art and Design in 1993 and started working as a photographer on freelance basis from 1997. In 2001 she simultaneously released a series of three photographic books - UTATANE, HANABI, HANAKO from Little More, which created an overnight sensation in the photography world in Japan. In 2002, she was awarded prestigious 27th Annual Kimura Ihei Award for two of the books, UTATANE and HANABI. Further publications of Rinko Kawauchi, which should be mentioned, are AILA (FOIL 2004), the eyes, the ears, and Cui Cui (FOIL, 2005 / both) and Semear (FOIL, 2007). Kawauchi has joined and held many group and solo exhibitions both at home and abroad to date, among others, major solo exhibitions are: 2005 Foundation Cartier pour lart Contemporain, Paris, 2006 The Photographers Gallery, London, 2007 AILA + the eyes, the ears, Hasselblad Centre, Goeborg and
Semear Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 2008 Cui Cui The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum. Major group exhibitions include: 2006 Collection of the Foundation Cartier pour lart Contemporain Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo and 2008 Blooming: Brazil-Japan Where You Are Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi.
Tiny precious details Kawauchi gently and keenly turns her eyes on have been fascinating people from all over the world, she is one of the most unique and notable photographers of her generation.


Awards:
2009 25th Annual InfinityAward by International Center of Photography(USA) in Art Category@
2002 Winner of the 27th Kimura Ihei Award
2002 The Photographic Society of Japan, the Rookie of the Year award
1997 Grand Prix Prize, The Guardian Gardenfs 9th Hitotsubo (1.82 m x 1.82 m large space) Exhibition


Collections:
Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Of Photography, Tokyo
Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, Paris
Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Sizuoka, Japan



Solo exhibitions :
2010

"the eyes, the ears,"@Kunstverein Augsburg e.V.,Augsburg (10/17-12/19)
"A Glimmer in Silence" GALERIE PRISKA PASQUER, Colognei9/3-11.2j
"AILA" Seian University of Art and Design, Shiga, Japan (6/20-7/10)
"Iridescence"
Meessen De Clercq, Brusselsi1/29-3/26j
"Rinko Kawauchi: Transient Wonders, Everyday Bliss | Photography, Video & Slides 2001-2009" ARGOS Center for Art & Media, Brussels (2/2-3/27)

2009
Mountain Fold Gallery, New Yorki10/19-11/28j
"a pause " Gallery Trax, Yamanashi (4/25-5/31)
2008
Rinko Kawauchi presente par Antoine de Vilmorin 77 rue des Archives.Paris.75003, Paris
"Semear" FOIL GALLERY, Tokyo
"UTATANE" Galeria Pepe Cobo, Madrid
"Cui Cui" The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Sizuoka, Japan
2007
Cohan and Leslie, NY
"Semear" Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
"AILA + the eyes, the ears," Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
"AILA + the eyes, the ears," Hasselblad Center, Goteborg, Sweden
2006
"AILA + the eyes, the ears," FOTOGRAFISK CENTER, Copenhagen
Gaerie Priska Pasque, Cologne
Galleria Carla Sozzani
, Milan
The Photographers' Gallery, London
2005
"AILA + Cui Cui + the eyes, the ears," Fondation Cartier, Paris
"AILA"  Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui
"AILA" Cohan and Leslie, NY
"Cui Cui" QUARTER, Florence
2004
"AILA" California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside
"Utatane" Cohan and Leslie, NY
"AILA" Little More Gallery, Tokyo
2003
"HANABI" white cube, Kyoto
"HANABI" Little More Gallery,Tokyo
"Blue" Rocket Gallery, Tokyo
"Rinko Kawauchi" 4F gallery, Los Angels
"Wacall photo exhibition" SPIRAL GARDEN, Tokyo
"UTATANE" vonrot gallery, Berlin
2002
"UTATANE"  Colette, Paris
2001
"Utatane" Parco Gallery, Tokyo
"Hanabi" Gray, Tokyo
"Hanako" Little More Gallery, Tokyo
"Hibi" Aki-Ex Gallery, tokyo
1999
"Hitoiki" Light Works, Yokohama


Group exhibitions:
2010
"The 6th Lianzhou Photography Festival" Lianzhou, Chinai12/3-j
Brighton Photo Biennial 2010 "New Documents" Brighton, UK (10/2-11/14)
"Summer Loves" Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (6/5-8/29)
"Kassel Fotobook Festival" Docmenta Hall, Kassel (5/14-16)
2009
Touch the World" Borderless Art Museum NO-MA, Shiga, Japan (10/24, 2009-3/7, 2010)
"Photography Now China, Japan, Korea"San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (9/12-12/20)
"FotoFrafia Festival International of Roma" Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Romai5/29-8/2j
"Vendure!: New Acquisitions and Related Works of the Collectilon" Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
2008
"Blooming Brazil-Japan Where you are" Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japani7/5-9/21j
"Urban Future #2" Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (5/31-8/31)
2007
"Curator's Choice '07: Mueseum Dialogues" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of photography, Tokyo
2006
YOSHITOMO NARA { graf A to Z, Aomori
Photo Espana, Madrid
"Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain",
Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2004
"AILA & Utatane" Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
"Lonely Planet" Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center, Ibaraki
2003
"Love Planet", The 41st Okayama City Arts Festival Program (with Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Jeanne Dunning, Tatsuo Miyajima and Rikrit Tiravanija et al), Okayama
"HOPE" Laforet Museum,Tokyo
"FOIL" Little More Gallery, Tokyo
2002
"Kimura Ihei Award Winnes Exhibition" Minolta Photo Space Shinjuku, Tokyo
2000
"Hinata Kanata"  Landmark Tower Gallery, Kanagawa


Publications:
2010
"Murmuration (Photoworks)
"Beta-Rinko" (BCCKSBunko)
2007
"Semear" (FOIL)
"Majun" Postcard book (FOIL)
2006
"Rinko Diary 2" (FOIL)
"Rinko Diary " (FOIL)
2005
"Cui Cui" (FOIL, Fondation Cartier, ACT sud)
"the eyes, the ears," (FOIL)
2004
"AILA" (FOIL)
"Every day as a child" from the film gNobody knowsh (Sony Magazines)
2003
"blue" (Petit Grand Publishing)
2001
"UTATANE" (Little More)
"HANABI" (Little More)
"HANAKO" (Little More)


Articles (magazines):

idpure Feburary Issue Arits Feature
Lula Magazine, USA 2007
FANZINE 137, Spain, 2007
"Photo Essay" Kid's wear vol.24, Germany 2007
du733-Tokyos altes Herz.,Switzerland 2007
PHOTONET #92, Korea 2007
THEME WINTER, USA 2007
"Details of Nature" NextLevel #10, UK 2006
"STEALING BEAUTY by Drusilla Beyfus" The Dairy Telegraph Magazine, UK 2006
"...dix ans plus tard", cover photo, Movement No.33-34 - March-June,France 2005
"Aila", A MAGAZINE #2 - 2005
"Sublime Debut", cover photo, Aperture - December 1, USA 2004
"Big in Japan", cover photo, The Britishi Journal of Photography - Octber & December, UK 2004
"Touch""Artist's vision", Cartier No.10 - 2004
"PORTFOLIO", Le Monde 2 - July, France 2004
etc...

Articles (publications):
"The Genius of Photography", Quadrille, UK 2007
"Vitamin Ph" Paidon, UK 2006
"things as they are" WORLD PRESS PHOTO, the Netherlands 2005

 

 

 
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