KEIKO SASAOKA

[ Japanese ]

B. 1978, Hiroshima, Japan.
Lives and works in Tokyo

Founding member of the “photographers’ gallery”, a group of photographers that runs a gallery, organizes exhibitions and photography courses, publishes in-house magazines and photo collections, and engages in various other activities that involve the medium of photography. Has been exhibiting her creations in solo and group shows in Japan and abroad since 2001, when she presented her first work in public. Has been focusing on the “interior” and “exterior” of the historical city of Hiroshima since leaving the town where she grew up. This experience is reflected in many of her works, which keep fascinating viewers through the unique mixture of power and coolness they represent. Is reputed among fans and critics as a promising artist from the next generation of photographers.

 

EDUCATION
2002 Bachelor of Photography Major, Department of Design, Tokyo Zokei University

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
“PARK CITY”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo

2015
“Shoreline”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
“Keiko Sasaoka: Tanesashi-ninoshima”, Hachinohe City museum of Art, Aomori

2014
“Century of the Shore”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
The 23th Tadahiko Hayashi Award Commemorative Exhibition “Keiko Sasaoka: Remembrance”, FUJIFILM Photo Salon, Tokyo / Shunan City Museum of Art & History, Yamaguchi / Higashikawa Culture Gallery, Hokkaido
“Jomon and contemporary vol.2: Seascape: FISHING”, Kyoto of Art and Design Art Museum, Kyoto

2013
“Difference 3.11”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
“Fishing”, KULA PHOTO GALLERY, Tokyo
“SHORE”, Visual Arts Gallery Osaka, Osaka

2012
“Difference 3.11”, Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo / Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka / Hiroshima Jogakuin University, Hiroshima
“True view of Kuma”, photographers’ gallery & KULA PHOTO GALLERY, Tokyo
“VOLCANO”, photographers’ gallery & KULA PHOTO GALLERY, Tokyo

2011
“FULL MOON”, Place M, Tokyo

2010
“PARK CITY”, gallery G, Hiroshima
“EQUIVALENT”, RAT HOLE GALLERY VIEWING ROOM, Tokyo
“CAPE”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo

2009
“PARK CITY”, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi

2008
“waters”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
“SASAOKA Keiko 2001-2007”, Tamada project corporation, Tokyo
“PARK CITY”, GINZA Nikon Salon, Tokyo/ Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka

2001
“studies: landscape”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
“New Artists Today Exhibition 2017: Compilations of Memories and Records”, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery

2016
“Standing on the Earth, Looking up into the Sky”, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Gunma
“Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

2014
“Air”, Art Gallery Miyauchi, Hiroshima

2013
“ART ARCH HIROSHIMA 2013: Peace Meets Art! ”, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima
“TANESASHI: Remembrance of the Shore”, Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori

2012
“somewhere between me and this world: Japanese contemporary photography”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
“Parallel Visions: Japan and Korea Contemporary Photography Exhibition”, Hong Kong Arts Centre

2011
“Contemporary Figurative Art: Life & Art, Vital Water: Art Meets Agriculture”, Higashihiroshima City Museum, Hiroshima
“Hiroshima Art Document 2011”, The former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima Branch, Hiroshima

2010
“SO + ZO Exhibition, The Past and Present of Designs that Open the Way to the Future: 1960s”, The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo

2009
“Kaerinan iza (Let us go back home! Our fields will get desolate, Why not go back home?): Rediscovery of Kuma by Traveler’s Lens”, Kuma Museum of Art, Ehime

2008
“VOCA 2008: The Vision of Contemporary Art 2008”, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
“The history of arts and cities – Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai–”, Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi

2007
“Zero Year of Photographs Okinawa: Integration exhibition”, Naha Civic Gallery, Okinawa

2006
“The Story of Snow,” Moon Shin Museum, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
“ICANOF Media Art Show 2006: TELOMERIC”, Hachinohe City Museum of Art, Aomori

2005
“SITE GRAPHICS: transfiguration of scenery, Matrix of Contemporary Photography 2005”, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa
“Karita basho, Karita jikan (on Borrowed Time, in a Borrowed Place): photographers’ gallery Exhibition in Yokohama”, BankART NYK Studio, Kanagawa

2004
“PENTAGON: presented by photographers’ gallery”, Gallery Photography, College of Arts. Chung-Ang University, Gyeonggi, Korea
“HINOKUNI: photographers’ gallery Exhibition”, Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art Chibajo Branch, Kumamoto
“Yokohama Shashinkan (Yokohama photograph pavilion)”, BankART1929, Kanagawa

2003
“JAPAN: Contemporary Ceramics and Photography”, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

 

SCREENINGS

2009
“PARK CITY” (Written and Directed by Masataka Matsuda), Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi / Biwako Hall Center for The Performing Arts, Shiga

2005
“HIROSHIMA Peace Film Festival”, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima

2004
“ECTASY+TERROR”, harappa, Aomori
“Photo documan: STILL & MOVE”, Forest Hall Hashimoto, Kanagawa

 

PHOTO BOOKS and EDITINGS

[online shop]

2016 Keiko Sasaoka, Shoreline 19 – 28, KULA

2015 Keiko Sasaoka, Shoreline 1-18, KULA

2012-13 Keiko Sasaoka, Remembrance 1-41, KULA

2012 Keiko Sasaoka, FISHING, KULA

2010 Keiko Sasaoka, EQUIVALENT, RAT HOLE GALLERY

2009 Keiko Sasaoka, PARK CITY, INSCRIPT

2005 Keiko Sasaoka, photographers’ gallery File08: PARK CITY, photographers’ gallery

2002-15 Editor in chief, photographers’ gallery press nos. 2-7 and 12

Editor, photographers’ gallery press nos. 1, 8-11 and 13

2004 Keiko Sasaoka, photographers’ gallery File03: PARK CITY, photographers’ gallery

Keiko Sasaoka, photographers’ gallery File04: KANKO, photographers’ gallery

2002 Keiko Sasaoka, HORIZONS, photographers’ gallery

 

AWARDS and GRANTS

2017 Arts Council Tokyo Grant

2014 The 23th Tadahiko Hayashi Award

2012 The 12th Photo City Sagamihara Award, New Figure Encouragement Prize

2010 Newcomer’s Award, the Photographic Society of Japan

2008 VOCA Encouragement Prize for The Vision of Contemporary Art 2008

 

COLLECTIONS

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Japan
Kuma Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan
Shunan City Museum of Art & History, Yamaguchi, Japan
Sagamihara City, Kanagawa, Japan

 

TEACHING

2013-17 Part-time Lecturer of photography, Rikkyo University
2016 Guest lecturer, Tokyo University of the Arts
2014-16 Guest lecturer, Meiji University
2012 Part-time Lecturer of photography in Yokohama National University