Chronology

1975 - Born in Toyama Prefecture, Japan
1998 - B.A. in English Literature, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
2001 - Studied Photography, Tokyo Visual Arts College, Tokyo, Japan

Publications

2021 - Sunlight, Vision, Hong Kong, Fugen-sha
2016 - Men are Beautiful, Urgent Press
2013 - Himi, Sokyu-sha
2011 - Adventures of Kura, Sokyu-sha
2010 - kura, Sokyu-sha

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 - “Sunlight, Vision, Hong Kong”, Fugen-sha, Tokyo
2019 - “Summertime in Busan”, Fugen-sha, Tokyo
2017 - ​“Busan is Beautiful”, Hongti Art Center, Busan, Korea
2017 - “Men are Beautiful”, Visual Arts Gallery, Osaka
2016 - “Men are Beautiful”, nap gallery, Tokyo
2015 - “Adventures of Kura”, BMW PHOTO SPACE, Korea
2014 - “Men are Beautiful”, Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku, Tokyo
2013 - “Men are Beautiful in Fukui”, Fukutasu, Fukui
2013 - “Himi”, Chukyo University Art Gallery C.SQUARE, Aichi
2013 - “my favorites”, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
2012 - “kura”, Visual Arts Gallery, Osaka
2011 - “Adventures of Kura”, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
2010 - “Kura’s Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.6 : Shiga”, Gallery Kaido Ribbon, Tokyo
2010 - “Kura’s Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.5 : From Futagawa to Ise!”, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
2006 - “Kura’s Horoki Part 1 : Shinjuku”, Golden-gai Kodozi, Tokyo
2005 - “Kura’s Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.4 : From Kanaya to Shirasuka”, PLACE M, Tokyo
2004 - “Kura’s Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.2 : From Kanagawa to Hakone”,photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
2004 - “Kura’s Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.1 : From Nihonbashi to Kawasaki”,photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
2003 -“love machine vol.4”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
2002 - “love machine vol.3”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
2002 - “love machine vol.2”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
2002 - “love machine”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
2001 - Neo Documentary “Face of Humanity” Project : “Tokyo-Osaka”, Guardian Garden, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 - “BankART Life 7, Urban Nesting”, Yokohama Port-Side district, Kanagawa
2023 - “Food, Art, People and Town”, Yokohama Port-Side district, Kanagawa
2021 - “Food and Modern Art vol.8: Art, Food and Town”, BankART KAIKO, Kanagawa
2021 - “Seque: Korean Envoys, Korea AIR Report Exhibition”, BankArt KAIKO, Kanagawa
2021 - “CHIBA FOTO, Chiba City Festival of Arts”, Chiba City Museum of Arts, Chiba
2021 - “Contemporary Japanese Photography 1985-2015”, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo
2020 - “Tokyo 2020: Corona Spring”, Fugen-sha, Tokyo
2016 - “Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2016 - “Daegu Photo Biennale 2016”, Daegu, Korea
2016 - “eyes of six women”, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
2015 - “Four from Japan: Contemporary Photography”, CONDÉ NAST GALLERY, New York
2014 - “Group Exhibition Vol. 2 HAKKA”, BankART Studio NYK, Kanagawa
2012 - “somewhere between me and this world - Japanese contemporary photography, vol. 11”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of photography, Tokyo
2012 - “Parallel Visions: Japan and Korea Contemporary Photography Exhibition”, Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2012 - “PORTRAITS”, ART GALLERY X, Tokyo
2011 - “- HAKKATEN - Department of photograph/picture/image, Art and Architecture, School of Waseda University
2011 - HEIKATEN-”, Ryugu Bijutsu Ryokan, Kanagawa
2011 - “The 10th Photo City Sagamihara Award Exhibition”, Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo
2010 - “The 10th Photo City Sagamihara Award Exhibition”, Sagamihara Citizen’s Gallery, Kanagawa
2008 - “The history of arts and cities-Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai-”, sendai mediatheque, Miyagi
2007 - “Japan Caught by Camera - Works from the Photographic Art in Japan”, Shanghai Art Museum, China
2005 - “The Portrait Today : You are here”, Parthenon Tama, Tokyo, Screening “Ecstasy + Terror”, space harappa, Aomori
2004 - “Yokohama Shashinkan, Kura’s Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.3 : From Mishima to Shimada”, BankART 1929, Kanagawa
2003 - “HITOSHU : human smell against cat smell, love machine vol.5”, Space Laboratory, Aomori
2003 - “photographers’ gallery exhibition”, Chukyo University, Art Gallery C.SQUARE, Aichi
2002 - “Photonesia : the memory of light, the fruits of time : photographers’ gallery exhibition”, Maejima Art Center, Okinawa
2001 - “Opening Exhibition”, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo

Awards

2017 - The Artist Exchange Program YOKOHAMA & KOREA, Seque: Korean Envoys 2017
2011 - New Figure Encouragement Prize, The 10th Photo City Sagamihara Award

Collections

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of photography
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Chiba City Museum of Arts
Sagamihara-city
Shanghai Art Museum
Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum

Books from Masumi KURA

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Masumi KURA

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