Chronology

1964 - Born in Tokyo, Japan.
1993 - Graduated from Tokyo College of Photography, Yokohama, Japan.

Publications

2008『German Suplex』Osiris
2007『My Name is Shockhammer』Osiris
2005『In-between 12 Osamu Kanemura: Germany, Finland』EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee
2001『I Can Tell』Haga Shoten
2001『Spider’s Strategy』Osiris
2000『Happiness is a Red before Exploding』 Wides Shuppan
1999『Osamu Kanemura』Yumiko Chiba Associates
1995『Mole Unit No.4 Crash landing』Mole

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 -‘Voodoo Doughnut,’ gallery 176, Osaka.
2019 -‘Suck Social Stomach,’ IG Photo Gallery, Tokyo.
2018 -‘Marshmallow Brain Wash,’ ‘Killing Agent,’ HIJU GALLERY, Osaka.
2018 -‘Shrimp Cocktail President,’ The White, Tokyo.
2018 -‘Do not resuscitate,’ MUNO, Aichi.
2018 -‘Living Dead Suside,’ RAINROOTS, Aichi.
2013 - “Hindenburg Omen” photographers' gallery,KULA PHOTO GALLERY,Tokyo.
2012 - “Howling Smack Wolf” photographers' gallery,KULA PHOTO GALLERY,Tokyo.
2012 - “HUMAN NOISE AMPLIFIER” BLD Gallery,Tokyo.
2011 - “Kawasaki Brötzmann 2002-2007” Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino,Kanagawa.
2011 - “Alice In Butcher Land” photographers” gallery,KULA PHOTO GALLERY,Tokyo.
2011 - “White Rabbit Opium Dream” Broiler Space,Tokyo.
2011 - “Korean Route” Place M + Mini Gallery, Tokyo.
2011 - “Uncle Zyanose Meat” GALLERY mestalla, Tokyo.
2010 - “Butterfly Sandwich” Ogu Mag, Tokyo.
2010 - “Sunny Side of Suicide” Broiler Space, Tokyo.
2009 - “China White” Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo.
2008 - “Spider’s Strategy” GunGallery, Stockholm.
2007 - “Dante Lobster” void+, Tokyo.
2007 - “My Name is Shockhammer” Port Gallery T, Osaka.
2007 - “Spider’s Strategy” Cohen Amador Gallery, New York.
2005 - “Chinese Rocks” Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo.
2004 - “13th Floor Elevator over the Hill” Chukyo University Art Gallery C-Square, Nagoya, Japan.
2003 - “Suzy Cream Oil Cheese” White Cube Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.
2002 - “Stravinsky Overdrive” Hippolyte Photographic Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
2000 - “Black Parachute Ears 1999” Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo (The 19th Ken Domon Prize Exhibition)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 -‘DECODE / Events & Materials, The Work of Art in the Age of Post-Industrial Society,’ The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan.
2019 -‘Hanran: 20th-Century Japanese Photography,’ National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
2018 -‘Asama International Photo Festival,’ PHOTO MIYOTA, Japan.
2018 -‘Yokohama Museum of Art Collection,’ ARTS MAEBASHI, Japan.
2018 -‘Modern Art Recisited: from the Collection of Fukuoka Art Museum,’ Tottori Prefectural Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Yokosuka Museum of Art, Japan.
2017 -‘The Exhibition of the Yokohama Museum of Art : Collection 2016 Part3,’ Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan.
2016 -‘Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now,’ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, U.S.

Awards

1997 - Received the New Photographer Prize, the Photographic Society of Japan Award.
1997 - Received the New Photographer Prize, the 13th Higashikawa International Photography Festival.
2000 - Received the 19th Ken Domon Prize.

Collections

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama. Japan; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; Higashikawa Cultural Gallery, Higashikawa; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Domon Ken Photography Museum, Sakata; Benesse Corporation, Naoshima; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

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