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      1982
      Born in Kobe, Japan
      Lives and works in Switzerland and Spain
       
       
      SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
       
       
      2016
      "C/O TALENTS" Deutsche Börse AG, The Cube, Eschborn, Germany
       
      2015
      "HIKARI" "Talents 2014" C/O Berlin, Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany (with catalogue)
      "DIE NEUE GENERATION" Manoir de Martigny, Martigny, Switzerland (with catalogue)
       
      2014
      "DIE NEUE GENERATION" Schützenläube Gallery, Viège, Switzerland (with catalogue)
      "HIKARI" Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d'Arles, Voies Off Gallery, Arles, France
       
      2013
      "HIKARI" Stephan Witschi Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
      "GAIJIN" Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, United States
      "THERE ARE MORE THINGS" EXP12 Gallery, Berlin, Germany
      "GAIJIN" La Petite Poule Noire Gallery, Paris, France
       
      2012
      "GAIJIN" John Schmid Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
      "GAIJIN" Crochetan Gallery, Monthey, Switzerland
       
      2011
      "GAIJIN" Aperture Foundation, New-York, United States
      "GAIJIN" Stimultania Gallery, Strasbourg, France
       
       
      SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
       
      2017
      "HIKARI", International Photography Festival Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel (upcoming)
      "You want it darker", The Garage, Rotterdam, Netherlands (upcoming)
      "Errance Blanche", Fotohaus, Arles, France
      "Follow_Me : New Narratives in Contemporary Photography", OCAT, Shanghai, China (with catalogue)
      "Trashes for hearts and people have no soul", Fotofestiwal 2017, Art Inkubator, Lodz, Poland
      "Aller-retour", Kunstmuseum, Thun, Switzerland
       
      2016
      "HIKARI", Verzasca FOTO Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland
      "Future Tense", 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, United States
      "Y'a pas le feu au lac", Kunst(zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
      "FOAM Talent", London Photo Fair, London, UK
      "FOAM Talent", De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
       
      2015
      "FOAM Talent", Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, France
      "HIKARI" slide show, Just Another Photo Festival, Dehli, India
      "FOAM Talent", Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      "Imago Mundi", Fondazione Cini, Venezia, Italy (with catalogue)
      "HIKARI" Prix Photo 2015, Sotheby's Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
      "HIKARI" Tokyo International Photography Competition 2014, Our/Berlin, Berlin, Germany
      "HIKARI" Reframe Memory" Athens Photo Festival 2015, the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (with catalogue)
      "HIKARI" Barcelona International Photography Award 2015, Valid Foto Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
      "Blast Off", Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington, USA
      "L'arbre, le bois, la forêt : lieux du mythe, du fantasme, de la peur, supports de l'imaginaire", Centre d'art contemporain de Meymac, France
       
      2014
      "ECAL Photography" Display Gallery, London, UK (with catalogue)
      "Rituels" Ferme-Asile, Sion, Switzerland (with catalogue)
      "HIKARI" Voies Off Gallery, Slick Attitude Art Fair, Paris, France
      "Finalists Voies Off 2014" slide show, Month of Photography in Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
      "Fotofestiwal 2014" slide show, Month of Photography in Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
      "Beyond" Quad Gallery, Derby, UK
      "Renaissance Photography Prize" Getty Image Gallery, London, UK (with catalogue)
      "HIKARI" Mt.Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan (with catalogue)
      "HIKARI" Tokyo International Photography Competition 2014, United Photo industries HQ, New-York, United States
      "HIKARI" Tokyo International Photography Competition 2014, 72 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
      "Photography Is Personal" slide show curated by Arko Datto, Obscura Festival, Malaysia
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia (with catalogue)
      "Finalists Voies Off 2014" slide show, Voies Off Festival, Arles, France
      "Lens Culture Exposure Awards 2013" slide show curated by Jim Casper, Voies Off Festival, Arles, France
      "Fotofestiwal 2014" slide show, Voies Off Festival, Arles, France
      "Fotofestiwal 2014" slide show, PhotoIrland Festival, Dublin, Irland
      "Raconte-moi" Ferme de la Chapelle Gallery, Lancy, Switzerland
      "Fotofestiwal 2014" Art Inkubator, Lodz, Poland (with catalogue)
      "International Emerging Artist Award" Media One Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
      "Hikari" Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia (with catalogue)
      "Material Self: Performing the Other Within" Scotiabank CONTACT photography festival, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art / MOCCA, Toronto, Canada (with catalogue)
      "Critical Mass 2013" Houston Center for Photography, Houston, USA
      "Critical Mass 2013" Corden/Potts Gallery, San Francisco, USA
      "Lens Culture Exposure Award 2013" London College of Communication Gallery, London, UK
      "ECAL Photography" 10 Corso Como, Shanghai, China (with catalogue)
      "Do you speak touriste? Quand les photographes décodent le cliché" Pully Art Museum, Switzerland (with catalogue)
      "GAIJIN" slide show curated by Louise Clements, Festival Circulations, Paris, France
      "ECAL Photography" Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan, Italy (with catalogue)
       
      2013
      "ECAL Photography" ELAC Gallery, Renens, Switzerland (with catalogue)
      "ECAL Photography" Azzedine Alaïa Gallery, Paris, France (with catalogue)
      "GAIJIN" slide show curated by Takeki Sugiyama, Mt.Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Rosphoto, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, USA (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, USA (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Devos Art Museum, Marquette, Michigan, USA (with catalogue)
      "Swiss Photo Award 2013" Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland
      "THE FLOOD WALL" slide show, Festival Manifesto, Toulouse, France
      "Modified Landscapes" Zur Matze Gallery, Brig, Switzerland
      "THE FLOOD WALL, slide show, Biennale de la photographie de Mulhouse, France
      "Swiss Design Awards 2013", Art Basel / Design Miami, Basel, Switzerland
      "GAIJIN" 28e Festival International de mode et de photographie , Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
      "Hey, Hot Shot 2012" Jen Beckman Gallery, New-York, USA
       
      2012
      "OPEN CALL 2012" GuatePhoto Festival 2012, Guatemala City, Guatemala
      "THE YOUTH CODE! : Juvenilia Photogaphica" curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer, Daegu Photo Biennale 2012, Daegu, South Korea (with catalogue)
      "WELCOME TO PARADISE" Musée d'art du Valais, Sion, Switzerland
      "THE FLOOD WALL" Exp12/Exposure 12 Gallery, slide show, Berlin, Germany
      "OBSESSIONS" curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer, La Filature, Mulhouse, France
       
      2011
      "REGARDS CONTEMPORAINS" curated by Aperture Foundation, at MontBlanc, Paris, France
      "GAIJIN" Athens Photo Festival 2011 the Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece (with catalogue)
      "TET A TET 2" EX-EPA, Vevey, Switzerland (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Azzedine Alaïa Gallery, Paris, France (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival, Beijin, China (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Aperture Foundation, New-York, United States (with catalogue)
      "GAIJIN" Fotografia Festival 2011: Motherland the Pastificio Cerere Foundation, Roma, Italy (with catalogue)
       
      2010
      "Eden Roc" Museum of Bagnes, Bagnes, Switzerland (with catalogue)
      "Swiss Design Award 2010" Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Centre Gallery, Miami Dade College, Miami, United States (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italia (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow's Photographers Today" Flash Forward Festival, Toronto, Canada (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow’s Photographers Today" Michaelis Galleries, Cap Town, South Africa (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow’s Photographers Today" Les Rencontres d'Arles, France (with catalogue)
      "ReGeneration2 : Tomorrow’s Photographers Today" Elysée Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland (with catalogue)
      "JungKunst 2010" City Halle, Winterthur, Switzerland (with catalogue)
      "International Photography Award - Best Of Show" curated by Adriana Teresa, SplashLight Studios, New-York, United States
      "La Montagne de Verre" Mauvoisin, Switzerland
      "C/D/DC" 22bis Gallery, Vevey, Switzerland
       
      2009
      "Winners of the International Viewbook Photostory 2009" Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (with catalogue)
      "Kantonale Schaffensbeiträge im Bereich visuelle Kunst un Design" Zur Matze Gallery, Brig, Switzerland
      "Work in Progress" Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France
      "International Talent Support, ITS8" Trieste, Italy
       
       
      HONORS / AWARDS
       
      Winner «Barcelona International Photography Award 2015», Barcelona, Spain
      Selected «FOAM Talent 2015», Amsterdam, Netherlands
      Shortlisted «FOAM Paul Huf Award 2015», Amsterdam, Netherlands
      Winner «Art Pro 2014», Sion, Switzerland
      Winner «Talents 2014», C/O Berlin, Germany
      Winner «Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2014», Lodz, Poland
      Runner-up «Renaissance Photography Prize 2014», London, UK
      Finalist «Voies Off 2014», Arles, France
      Selected «Tokyo International Photography Competition 2014», Tokyo, Japan
      Winner «Lens Culture Exposure Awards 2013» USA
      Winner «Project Launch Award 2013» Center, Santa Fe, USA
      Selected «28e Festival International de mode et photo 2013», Hyères, France
      Selected «Critical Mass 2013» USA
      Selected «Swiss Design Award 2013», Bern, Switzerland
      Shortlisted «FOAM Paul Huf Award 2013», Amsterdam, Netherlands
      Finalist «Burn Magazine's Emerging Photographer Fund 2013»
      Finalist «Cord prize 2013» London, UK
      Finalist «EWZ 2013» Zurich, Switzerland
      Selected «Hey, Hot Shot 2012», New-York, USA
      Selected «Plat(t)form 2011», Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
      Selected «Wallpaper* Graduate directory 2011», London, UK
      Winner «Aperture Portfolio Prize 2010», New-York, USA
      Winner «Swiss Design Award 2010», Bern, Switzerland
      Selected «Regeneration2: Today's Photographers Tomorrow», Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
      Winner «International Viewbook PhotoStory 2009», Amsterdam, the Netherlands
      Winner «Work in Progress 2009», Les rencontres de la photographie Arles, France
      Winner «Prix de Soutien à la Création 2009», Sion, Switzerland
      Selected «Wallpaper* Graduate directory 2009», London, UK
      Selected «International Talent Support, ITS8», Trieste, Italy
       
       
      COLLECTIONS
       
      C/O Berlin, Germany
      Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland
      MACRO, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy
      Elysee Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
      Fotostiftung Schweiz, Switzerland
      DZ Bank Art Collection, Germany
      Helvetia, Basel, Switzerland
      City of Winterthur, Switzerland
      Luciano Benetton Foundation, Italy
      Michaelis Galleries, Cap Town, South Africa
      Aperture Foundation, USA (library)
      Centre Pompidou, France (library)
      Fotostiftung Schweiz, Switzerland (library)
       
       
      EDUCATION
       
      Master in Art Direction, University of Art and Design Lausanne / ECAL
      Bachelor in Visual Communication, University of Art and Design Lausanne / ECAL
       
       
      LECTURES / PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS
       
      OCT Art Terminal, Shanghai, China
      Moholy-Naghy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary
      CAMERA-Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy
      Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan
      Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art / MOCCA, Toronto, Canada
      28e Festival International de mode et photo 2013, Hyères, France
      "Plat(t)form 2011", Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland