uki Onodera was born in Tokyo (1962). In 1993, she established a studio in Paris and began to work internationally. Onodera’s experimental work, which does not fit within schemas of “photography,” often poses two questions: what is photography, and what can be done through it? She uses any possible method to realize her works, whether this means taking photographs with a marble inside her camera, or creating a story out of a legend and traveling to the ends of the earth to shoot it. Onodera is known for making two-meter-high prints in the darkroom, painting on her photographs, and for other original hands-on methods. Her work is held in collections around the world, including those of Centre Georges Pompidou, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Shanghai Art Museum and The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Among other locations, her solo exhibitions have been held at The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2005), Shanghai Art Museum (2006), The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2010), The Museum of Photography, Seoul (2010) and Musée Nicéphore Niépce, France (2011).

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023
Wamono Art, Hong Kong.

2022
Centre de la Photographie de Mougins, France.
Ricoh Art Gallery, Tokyo.

2020
“Burning with Desire” ICICLE Space, Shanghai.
“From Where” THE GINZA SPACE, Tokyo.
“To Where” Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo.
“Everywhere Photographs” Zeit-Foto Kunitachi, Tokyo.

2018
Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai.
Kyoto Museum of Photography, Kyoto, Japan.
KIDO Press, Tokyo.

2017
Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery, Paris.

2016
Art Basel Hong Kong (Vanguard Gallery), Hong Kong.

2015
Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP)
Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo.

2014
Thousand mirrors in the forest, Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France.
2902 Gallery, Singapore.
Beaugeste Gallery, Shanghai.

2013
Galerie Louis Gendre, Paris.

2012
Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai.

2011
Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France.
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.

2010
The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
The Museum of Photography, Seoul
Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo.

Awards

2011 - Received “Award of Ministry of Education and Culture”, Japan.
2011 - Received “The Higashikawa Award- grand prix”, Japan.
2006 - Received “Prix Niépce”, France.
2003 - Received “Ihei KIMURA Prize”, Japan.
2002 - Received “Photographic Society of Japan”, Japan.
2001 - Received “The Higashikawa Award- young artist award”, Japan.
1996 - Received “The 21st Kodak Prize of Critical Photography”, France.
1991 - Received “The 1st New Cosmos of Photography Award”, Japan.

Collections

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France.
le Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France.
le Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Paris.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
Huis Marseille/ Museum for Photography, Amsterdam.
La ville de Dudelange / Centre d’art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, California, U.S.A.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) of Salem, Massachusetts, USA.
National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian, Freer Gallery of Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, USA.
Van den Ende Foundation, Amsterdam.
Fondation Daniel et Florence Guerlain, France.
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China.
The Museum of Photography, Seoul.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo.
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan.
The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan.
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan.
Japan Foundation.
Kawasaki City Museum, Japan.
Kuwazawa Design School, Tokyo.
Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics, Tokyo.
Higashikawa, Hokkaido, Japan.
Terada Collection – Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation
The Amana Collection, Tokyo, Japan.

Books from Yuki ONODERA

Photography? End?

Kazuyoshi USUI, Naruki OSHIMA, Yuki ONODERA, Ken KITANO, Risaku SUZUKI, Miki NITADORI, Yuji HAMADA

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Sha Shin Magazine Vol. 3: Spell

Kikuji KAWADA, Naohiro UTAGAWA, Yuki ONODERA, Yoko KUSANO, Seiji KUMAGAI, Chieko SHIRAISHI, Gozo YOSHIMASU

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