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Tomoko Sawada



Tomoko Sawada
b. 1977, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Education:
2000
Graduated from Seian University of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions:

2015
My Faces, Pace MacGill Gallery, New York
Facial Signature, Gallery MEM, Tokyo

2014
Face to Face, Doshisha Womens college of Liberal Arts, Kyotanabe Campus, Kyoto

2013
Sign, Gallery MEM, Tokyo
Skin, Gallery MEM, Tokyo

2010
Mirrors, Zabriskie Gallery, New York

2008
Bride: Tomoko Sawada, MEM Gallery, Tokyo
Decoration, Zabriskie Gallery, New York

2006
Schoolgirls, Zabriskie Gallery, New York

2005
Schoolgirls-School Days + cover/Face, MEM, Osaka

2004
Desire to Mimic, MAK, Vienna 2004 Costume, Zabriskie Gallery, New York ID400, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
Costume + cover, Konica Minolta Plaza, Toyko

2003
Costume, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka Two Photographic Series, Zabriskie Gallery, New York
ID400 and Omiai, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya

2002
Omiai, Galerie P, Brussels
Cover, SUMISO, Osaka

2001
Cover, VAJRA, Osaka
Omiai, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
Omiai, Sou Art Gallery, Ehime
Omiai, Rocket, Tokyo

2000
ID400, Rocket, Tokyo

1999
ID400, Cubic Gallery Iteza, Kyoto
ID400, Clean Sisters Gallery, Osaka

1997
Gallery Chat Noir, Hyogo


Group Exhibitions:

2019
Filters + Frames Developing meaning in photography and beyond, Galerie der HBK Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Your Mirror: ICP International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes / Slovak Union of Visual Arts, Umelka gallery, Bratialava, Slovakia

2018
SELF/OTHERS, CANON S Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Singapore international photography festival, Japan creative center, Singapore
Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Taguchi Collection of 21st Century Art: From Andy Warhol to Yoshitomo Nara, Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes, UGM, Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

2017
Synchronicity TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei, TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan
THE ART SHOW Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Gunma, Japan
Out of Real, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions2017, TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan

2016
images of Beayty, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Snacks / Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
New in Photography, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
THE GOLDEN LEGEND, Aichi Prefectural museum of art, Aichi, Japan
Exhibition from the collection, The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan
ORDER &REORDER, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern, London, UK

2015
The Younger Generation, Contemporary Japanese Photography, Getty Center, Los Angeles
Kyoto International Film and Art Festival 2015, Former Rissei Elementary School, Kyoto
Paris Photo, MEM Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris

2014
Japon, Abbaye Saint Andre, Meymac, France
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, MOCCA, Canada
Noahs Ark, Hyogo prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

2013
Domani: The Art of Tomorrow 2013, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Paris Photo, Los Angeles, Gallery MEM, Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles

2011
Summer Group Show, MEM Gallery, Tokyo
MEM at Tokyo Front Line, Tokyo

2010
Gallery Artists Group Show, Tokyo
Paris Photo, MEM Gallery

2007
Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, NY

2005
Take Two. Worlds and Views: Contemporary Art from the Collection, MoMA, NY
36 photographers of the Kimura Ihei Award, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa Diverse Ways of Happiness, Aichi Expo Aichi
Voca the Vision of Contemporary Art
The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
Clean Brothers of Art, Sumiso, Osaka Manufactured Self, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
mot annual
life actually, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
AICHI EXPO
Art Program: Diverse Ways of Happiness, Spiral, Tokyo

2004
Spiral Take Art Collection 2004 supported by Maison Moet, Spiral, Tokyo Upright Female, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston
About Face: Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery, London Out of the Ordinary/Extraordinary: Japanese Contemporary Photography, Japanisches Kultur Institut, Koeln, Germany
Look into it! 4 Expressions of Photography, Hamada Childrens Museum of Art, Shimane
Mediarena: Contemporary Art from Japan, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
About Face: Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery, London Je t envisage: La disparition du portrait, Musee de l Elysee, Lausanne
Identity, Sepia International Gallery, New York

2003
Womens Core Playgame, Z Platz Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Cara a Cara, Culturgest Center, Lisbon, Portugal
Geometry of the Face, National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark Keep in Touch: Positions in Japanese Photography, Ausstellung Exhibition, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria Girl! Girl! Girl!, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
Art Court Frontier 2003, Artcourt Gallery, Osaka 2003 How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era, International Center of Photography, NY
Futuring Power, Caso, Osaka
Character and Choice: Nikki Lee, Yasumasa Morimura, Tomoko Sawada, Japan Society, New York

2002
Who? Me?: Role-Play in Self-Portrait Photography, Zabriskie Gallery, New York Portraits, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka Stay with Art: Green at Window, Hotel T Point, Osaka
The Year of New Work: Contemporary Asian Photography, Japan Society, NY photoGENEsis: Opus 2, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
Futuring Power, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Asian Crossing, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto-Taegu Art and Culture, Taegu Polytechnic College, Taegu, Korea
The Self, Photo Espana 2002, Madrid, Spain
Chameleon Dreams: Trans/Forming Identity in Contemporary Japanese Photography, Julie Friedman Gallery, Chicago
Eye Record of Daily Life, Minakuchi Culture and Art Center, Shiga

2001
The NCP Exhibition in Kyoto 2001, Gallery Raku, Kyoto
Myself/Yourself, Galerie P, Brussels Photography, Contemporary Art Center, Osaka

2000
New Cosmos of Photography, Modapolitica, Tokyo
Narcisse Blesse, Passage de Retz, Paris

1999
Fifteen Young Photographers, Gallerie Maronie, Kyoto

Awards:
2004
29th Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award
The 20th Annual International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Young Photographer

2000
Canon New Cosmos of Photography 2000 [special prize]

Public Collections:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York International Center of Photography, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge
Joy of Giving Something, Inc., New York Norton Family Collection
MAK, Vienna, Austria
The Essl Collection, Klosternerberg, Austria
LaSalle Bank, Illinois
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California