Rinko Kawauchi


Born 1972, Shiga, Japan.

Lives and works in Tokyo.




Education:


1993

Graduated Seian University of Art and Design

(ex Seian Women’s College)




Solo Exhibitions:


2017

“Halo” POST, Tokyo: Orange, Kumamoto: NEW ALTERNATIVE, Kagoshima: UNION SODA, Fukuoka
“Halo” Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich

2016

The river embraced me, Meessen De Clercq, Belgium
The rain of blessing, Gallery 916, Tokyo
Rinko Kawauchi: The river embraced me,
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Someday for sure, Orange, Kumamoto / gallery trax, Yamanashi
Till The Day, NOMA t.d. store, Tokyo

2015

Let's sing a song our bodies know, GUCCI Shinjuku 3F
Rinko Kawauchi - Illuminance, KUNST HAUS WIEN GmbH

2014
Light and Shadow, Colissimo, Hyogo
Ametsuchi, Main Gallery Lesley University College of Art and Design 
New Pictures 9: Rinko Kawauchi, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis

2013
Ametsuchi, Galerie Priska Parquer, Cologne
Light and Shadow, KAGIYA Building 4F Gallery, Hamamatsu
Ametsuchi, Aperture Gallery, New York

Light and Shadow, msc Gallery, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto
Ametsuchi, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica
Illuminance, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich

2012
Light and Shadow, Silencio, Paris
Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

Light and Shadow, TRAUMARIS, Tokyo

2011

A Glimmer in Silence, FO.KU.S Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck, Germany

Illuminance, FOIL GALLERY, Tokyo

Illuminance, Gallery at Hermès, New York

murmuration, Rose Gallery, Los Angels


2010

the eyes, the ears,, Kunstverein Augsburg e.V., Augsburg

A Glimmer in Silence, Galeria Priska Pasquer, Cologne

AILA, Seian University of Art and Design, Shiga

Iridescence, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels

Rinko Kawauchi: Transient Wonders, Everyday Bliss – Photography, Video and Slides, ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels


2009

Condensation, Mountain Fold Gallery, New York

a pause, GALLERY TRAX, Yamanashi


2008

Rinko Kawauchi, presente par Antoine de Vilmorin, Paris

Cui Cui, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka

Semear, FOIL GALLERY, Tokyo

UTATANE, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Madrid


2007

Cohan and Leslie, New York

Semear, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo

AILA + the eyes, the ears,, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm

AILA + the eyes, the ears,, Hasselblad Centre, Göteborg


2006

AILA + the eyes, the ears,, FOTOGRAFISK CENTER, Copenhagen

Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne

AILA + the eyes, the ears,, Galeria Carla Sozzani, Milan

Rinko Kawauchi, The Photographers’ Gallery, London


2005

AILA + Cui Cui + the eyes, the ears,, Foundation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris

AILA, Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui

AILA, Cohan and Leslie, New York

Cui Cui, QUATRE Florence


2004

AILA, California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside

UTATANE, Cohan and Leslie, New York

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

HANABI, Little More Gallery, Tokyo

UTATANE, Colette, Paris


2001

UTATANE, Parco Gallery, Tokyo

HANABI, Gray, Tokyo

HANAKO, Little More Gallery, Tokyo

HIBI, Aki-Ex Gallery, Tokyo


2000

HITOIKI, Light Works, Kanagawa


1998

UTATANE, Guardian Garden, Tokyo




Group Exhibitions:


2017
Prix Pictet, V&A Museum, London
Seize the Uncertain Day, Chinretsukan Gallery (The University Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, URANO, Tokyo

2016
Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now, SF MOMA, San Francisco
Genius loci – The Higashikawa Awards –, Towada Art Center, Aomori

2015
In the Wake  Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Japan Society, New york (2016), Asia Society, Texas (2016)

2014
INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, SHERRICK & PAUL
BIWAKO Biennal, Shiga
Paraty en Foco en festa, Paraty, Brazil
Rinko Kawauchi×NOMA t.d., gallery trax, Yamanashi / TRAUMARIS, Tokyo / rizm, Hyogo
Landskrona Fotofestival 2014, Landskrona, Sweden
Photography will be, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya
VIVID MEMORIES, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

2013
Exhibition of the 29th Higashikawa Award Winners, Higashikawa Bunka Gallery, Hokkaido
The Aesthetics of Photography - Five Elements Collection Exhibition 2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2012

Daegu Photo Biennale 2012, Daegu, Korea

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, The Photographers’ Gallery, London and Co Berlin, Berlin

To Wander a Garden, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan

Visible / Invisible, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan


2011

FotoGrafia - Festival Internazionale di Roma, Roma

Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Colloquy and Soliloquy, Mountain Fold Gallery, New York

Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art curated by David Elliott, Japan Society, New York


2010

The 6th Lianzhou Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China

Brighton Photo Biennial 2010 New Documents curated by Martin Parr, Brighton, UK

Summer Loves, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

Kassel Fotobook Festival 2010, Documenta Halle, Kassel


2009

Touch the World Borderless, Art Museum NO-MA, Shiga

Photography Now China, Japan, Korea San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Parrworld  (touring), Jeu de Paume, Paris, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

FotoGrafia Festival International in Roma Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

Verdure! New Acquisitions and Related Works of the Collection, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi


2008

Blooming: Brazil-Japan Where You Are, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi

Parrworld, Haus der Kunst, Munich


2007

Curator’s Choice ’07: Museum Dialogues, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo


2006

A to Z by Yoshitomo Nara + graf, Yoshii Brick House, Aomori

PHotoEspaña 2006, Madrid

Collection of the Foundation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Whisper not!, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam


2004

Lonely Planet, Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center, Mito

AILA & UTATANE, Recontres d’Arles Photographie, France


2003

Love Planet, The 41st Okayama City Arts Festival Program, Okayama

HOPE, Laforet Museum, Tokyo

FOIL, Litte More Gallery, Tokyo


2002

Kimura Iehei Award Winners Exhibition Minolta, Photo Space Shinjuku, Tokyo


2000

Hinata Kanata, Landmark Tower Gallery, Kanagawa




Awards:


2013
The 29th Higashikawa Award, Domestic Photographer Award

Art Encourage Prize for New Artist from the Ministry of Education

2009

ICP 25th Annual Infinity Award, Art Category


2002

Winner of the 27th Kimura Ihei Award

The Photographic Society of Japan, the Rookie of the Year Award


1997

Grand Prix Prize, The Guardian Garden’s 9th Hitotsubo Award




Collection:

The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

Foundation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco




Monographs:


2016
The river embraced me (torch press)

2014
Gift with Terri Weifenbach (IMA Photo Books)
Kirakira with Leiko Ikemura (NOHARA)

2013
SHEETS (Kominek)
Ametsuchi (Aperture, NY / Seigensha, Kyoto)


2012
Light and Shadow (Rinko Kawauchi Office)
Illuminance, Amtsuchi, Seeing Shadow (Seigensha, Kyoto)

2011

Illuminance (Aperture, NY / FOIL, Tokyo)


2010

Murmuration (Photoworks, UK)


2007

Semear (FOIL, Tokyo)

Majun  (FOIL, Tokyo)


2006

Rinko Diary Ⅱ(FOIL, Tokyo)

Rinko Diary (FOIL, Tokyo)


2005

Cui Cui (FOIL + Foundation Cartier pour l’art Contemporaim + Actes Sud)

the eyes, the ears, (FOIL, Tokyo)


2004

AILA (FOIL, Tokyo)


2003

blue (Petit Grand Publishing, Tokyo)


2001

UTATANE (Little More, Tokyo)

HANABI (Little More, Tokyo)

HANAKO (Little More, Tokyo)




Selected bibliography (books, extracts):


2011

Top 25 Women Photographer (Dumont, Cologne)(Upcoming)


2010

ONE DAY (Kehrer, Germany)


2009

The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton (Thames and Hudson, London)


2007

Photo Art. Photography in the 21st Century by Uta Grosenick and Thomas Seelig (Aperture, New York)

Tokyo Book (Rizzoli, New York)

The Genuis of Photography – How Photography has changed our lives by Gerry Badger (Quadrille Publishing, London)


2006

Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography by T.J. Demos (Phaidon, London)


2005

things as they are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1995 by Mary Panzer, Christioan Caujolle and WORLD PRESS PHOTO (Chris Boot LTD, London)


2004

Every day as a child from the film “Nobody Knows” (Sony Magazine, Tokyo)





Profile:

Born in 1972 in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo. In 2001 she simultaneously released a series of three photographic books – UTATANE, HANABI, and HANAKO from publisher Little More, and in 2002 she was awarded prestigious 27th Kimura Ihei Award for UTATANE and HANABI. Other noteworthy Rinko Kawauchi publications include AILA (FOIL, 2004), the eyes, the ears, and Cui Cui (FOIL, 2005), Illuminance, (Aperture, FOIL, Kehrer verlag, Editions Xavier Barral, and POSTCART, 2011) and Ametsuchi (Apeture, Kehrer verlag and Seigensha). She also received the eminent Infinity Award in 2009 in the Arts Category by the International Center of Photography; the 63rd Ministry of Cultural Affairs Newcomer of the Year award for 2012; the 29th Shashin no Machi Higashigawa Native Japanese Artist Award for 2012. Kawauchi has participated in and hosted a multitude of group and solo exhibitions both within Japan and all over the world. Some of her major solo exhibitions include: AILA + Cui Cui + the eyes, the ears at Foundation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris, France (2005); The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK (2006); AILA + the eyes, the ears at Hasselblad Centre, Göteborg, Sweden (2007); Semear at Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2007); Cui Cui at Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan (2008); Illuminance at Gallery at Hermès, New York (2011); Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2012); Rinko Kawauchi - Illuminance at KUNST HAUS WIEN GmbH (2015). Notable group exhibitions include: Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France (2004); Foto España, Madrid, Spain (2006); Collection of the Foundation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain at the Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2006); Blooming: Brazil-Japan Where are You at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (2008); New Documents at the Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, Brighton, UK (2010); Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art at the Japan Society, New York, USA (2011); and Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Montréal, Canada (2011). Her most recent solo exhibition, which included work from her newest project, Rinko Kawauchi: The river embraced me, was showcased at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto in 2016.



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