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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:

2016

Snacks, Power Station of Art, Shanghai



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