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Katsumata Kunihiko

Graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Law and completed Intermedium Research Institute.


Started producing works such as literary arts, paintings, photographs, and videos while still at university. After engaging in various professions both domestically and internationally, he began to present his works. Starting from the installation, he now works in visual media centered on photography. Under the theme of "time," "light," "place," and "space," he develops works that constantly touch the structure of photographs and images under a variety of subjects. By scooping up a world that has never been perceived even though it is a phenomenon in everyday life, it invites the viewer to a new perception and develops a work that incorporates a critical metaphor for history, society, and civilization. continuing. "Exhibition of photography, 7 contemporary artists to photograph" (Osaka Prefectural Center for Contemporary Art, 2001) "In the margins of landscape: photography" (Tokyo Japan-French Academy, 2002) — Places and scenes” (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2002) “Natura Morta” (Leica gallery Solms, solo exhibition, 2006, Leica headquarters in Germany) “Dwelling” (sponsored by the Setagaya Museum, 2008) “Kunihiko Katsumata Exhibition” (Mori Art Center Roppongi Hills Club, 2011) "Unconsciousness of the city" (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2013) "Aichi Triennale 2016" (Yasuo Okazaki, "Transdimension: Future of Image" 2016), etc. Major awards include the "Sagamihara Photo Rookie Encouragement Award" (2001) and the "Japan Photographic Society Rookie Award" (2005). Major works include "Skyline" 2008, "cities on the move Ver.2012" 2012, "Hotel Windows" 2015. His works are stored in major collections in Japan and abroad, such as the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the Setagaya Art Museum, and the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum.


Currently a full-time lecturer at Kyoto University of Art and Design. Part-time lecturer at Tama Art University.


Graduated from the Waseda University, the faculty of law
Graduated from Inter Medium Institute

<Selected Exhibitions>

2001  Photography —7 contemporary artists, The Center of Contemporary Art of Osaka Prefecture,Japan
2002  Photography today 2 — [sait] site / sight, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
2006  Natura Morta, Leica gallery Solms,Germany
2008  Dwelling,Setagaya Art Museum,Tokyo, Japan
2011  Kunihiko Katsumata , Mori Art Center Roppongi Hills Club , Tokyo ,Japan
2013  Unconsciousness of the City, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo,
2016  Aichi Triennale 2016, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

2017  “Cities on the Move” (Mt. Keikeiju, Kyoto)
     "Kunimitsu Katsumata Exhibition" (un petit GARAGE, Tokyo)
2018  "PCS Archive #1 Kimihiko Katsumata <<Phases s.v.>><<Unknown Fire"" (Sagamihara Civic Gallery, Kanagawa)
     "Skyline" (IG Photo Gallery, Tokyo)
     "Perceive right-angled planes" (KOKI ARTS, Tokyo)
     "Right Angle -white next to white-" (YOD Gallery, Osaka)

<Selected Awards>

2001  Sagamihara newcomer photographer prize, Sagamihara City
2005  New Face Award of the Japan Photographic Society

<Selected publications>

2008  "Skyline" (Yumi Yamaguchi Contemporary Art Labo.)
2012  “CITIES ON THE MOVE Ver.2012” (Media Passage)
2015  “Hotel Windows” (shadowtimes/e-book)
2018  “Right Angle –white next to white-” (Media Passage)

<Public collections>

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo

Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi

Sagamihara City, Kanagawa

Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Shanghai, China

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo

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