Born in 1981, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Graduated the Japan Institute of Photography and Film
Received honorable mention for ”Danshi” (2000), ”Junior High School Girls” (2001)
in the Canon New Cosmos of Photography
Received the 32th Kimura Ihei Award in 2007 for "Ume-me"
Lives in Tokyo

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2003 - “Umekayo” site, Tokyo
2003 - “Hatto shita shunkan” Spiral Garden, Tokyo
2004 - “Ureshii renzoku” Auracross, Osaka
2006 - “Shutter Chance Festival” Little More Chika, Tokyo
2006 - “Shutter Chance Festival” Gallery Eclectic, London
2007 - “Danshi” epSITE, Tokyo
2007 - “Danshi” Hep Hall, Osaka
2007 - “Danshi” Little More Chika, Tokyo
2007 - “Danshi”Parco Gallery, Nagoya
2007 - “Ume-me: This is Ishikawa’s Room” 21st Century of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
2008 - “Long Live Grandpa!” Little More Chika, Tokyo
2008 - “Long Live Grandpa!”Parco Gallery, Nagoya
2008 - “Super Shutter Chance Festival” Mitsubishi-jisho Artium and IMS Plaza, Fukuoka
2009 - “Long Live Grandpa!”Kanazawa Art Gummi Gallery, Ishikawa
2010 - “Umep: Shutter Chance Festival” Omotesando Hills, Space O, Tokyo
2010 - “Umep: Shutter Chance Festival” Hep Hall, Osaka
2013 - “Kayo Ume: UMEKAYO” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2014 - “Kayo Ume: UMEKAYO” The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata

Selected Group Exhibitions

2003 - “Curator's Paradise 2: Fumiya Sawa. my room somehow somewhere” graf gm, Osaka
2004 - “What can you see? Contemporary photography by four artists” Hamada Children's Museum of Art, Shimane
2004 - “Ume Tum: The Amazing World of Kayo Ume and Wisut Ponnimit” Room, Paris
2006 - “Temporary Art Museum Soi Sabai” Silpakorn University and multiple locations, Bangkok
2008 - “Happiness in Everyday Life” Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
2009 - “The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Album: Three Photographers’ (Ume Kayo, Honma Takashi, Kamiya Toshimi) Documents of the Restoration” Mitsubishi Ichigokan, Tokyo
2010 - “Art of Power Born of Pleasure” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
2011 - “Hachinohe Review” Hachinohe Portal Museum "hacchi," Aomori; Shinko Pier (Yokohama Triennale 2011, affiliated program) Kanagawa
2014 - “Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya
2015 - “Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children” Okinawa Prefectual Museum &Art Museum, Okinawa; The Museum of Art,Kochi, Kochi

Books from Kayo UME

Umep

Kayo UME

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