Rinko Kawauchi

Biography

Born in Shiga (Japan) in 1972. Lives and works in Tokyo (Japan).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

The river embraced me, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

The rain of blessing, gallery 916, Tokyo (Japan)

The river embraced me, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto (Japan)

Someday for sure, Orange, Kumamoto / gallery trax, Yamanashi (Japan)

Till The Day, Noma t.d. store, Tokyo (Japan)

2015

Let's sing a song our bodies know, Gucci Shinjuku (Japan)

Illuminance, Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna (Austria)

2014

Illuminance and Ametsuchi, Fotomuseum, Antwerp (Belgium)

Light and Shadow, Colissimo, Hyogo (Japan)

Ametsuchi, Main Gallery Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge (USA)

New Pictures 9: Rinko Kawauchi, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis (USA)

2013

Ametsuchi, Galerie Priska Parker, Köln (Germany)

Light and Shadow, KAGIYA Building 4F Gallery, Hamamatsu (Japan)

Ametsuchi, Aperture Gallery, New York (USA)

Light and Shadow, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto (Japan)

Ametsuchi, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica (USA)

Illuminance, curated by Elio Grazioli, Palazzo Casotti, Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Illuminance, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich (Switzerland)

2012

Light and Shadow, Silencio, Paris (France)

Illuminance, Amtesuchi, Seeing Shadow, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (Japan)

Light and Shadow, TRAUMARIS, Tokyo (Japan)

2011

A Glimmer in Silence, FO.KU.S Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck (Austria)

Illuminance, FOIL GALLERY, Tokyo (Japan)

Illuminance, Gallery at Hermès, New York (USA)

murmuration, Rose Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

2010

The eyes, The cars, Kunstverein Augsburg, Augsburg (Germany)

A Glimmer in Silence, Galerie Priska Pasquer, Köln (Germany)

AILA, Seian University of Art and Design, Shiga (Japan)

Rinko Kawauchi: Transient Wonders, Everyday Bliss – Photography, Video & Slides 2001-2009, Argos, Brussels (Belgium)

Iridescence, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

2009

Condensation, Mountain Fold Gallery, New York (USA)

A pause, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi (Japan)

2008

Rinko Kawauchi, Antoine de Vilmorin, Paris (France)

Semear, Foil Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

Utatane, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Madrid (Spain)

Cui Cui, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka (Japan)

2007

Rinko Kawauchi, Cohan and Leslie, New York (USA)

Semear, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

AILA + the eyes, the ears, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm (Sweden)

AILA + the eyes, the ears, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg (Sweden)

2006

AILA + the eyes, the ears, Fotographisk Center, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Galerie Priska Pasque, Köhln (Germany)

AILA + the eyes, the ears, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano (Italy)

Rinko Kawauchi, The Photographers' Gallery, London (UK)

2005

AILA + Cui Cui + the eyes, the ears, Fondation Cartier, Paris (France)

AILA,  Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui (Japan)

AILA, Cohan and Leslie, New York (USA)

Cui Cui, QUARTRE, Firenze (Italy)

2004

AILA, California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside (USA)

Utatane, Cohan and Leslie, New York, (USA)

AILA, Little More Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

2003

Hanabi, White cube, Kyoto (Japan)

Hanabi, Little More Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

Blue, Rocket Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

Rinko Kawauchi, 4F gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

Wacall photo exhibition, Spiral Garden, Tokyo (Japan)

Utatane, Vonrot Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

2002

HANABI, Little More Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

Utatane, Colette, Paris (France)

2001

Utatane, Parco Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

Hanabi, Gray, Tokyo (Japan)

Hanako Little More Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

Hibi, Aki-Ex Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

2000

HITOIKI, Light Works, Kanagawa (Japan)

1999

Hitoiki, Light Works, Yokohama (Japan)

1998

UTATANE, Guardian Garden, Tokyo (Japan)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

In the Wake Japanese photographers respond to 3/11, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA)

2014

Homo Ludens, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Inaugural exhibition, Sherrick & Paul Biwako, Shiga (Japan)

Paraty en Foco en festa, Paraty (Brazil)

Rinko Kawauchi×NOMA t.d., gallery trax, Yamanashi - TRAUMARIS, Tokyo - rizm, Hyogo (Japan)

Landskrona Fotofestival 2014, Landskrona (Sweden)

Photography will be, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya (Japan)

VIVID MEMORIES, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris (France)

2013

Exhibition of the 29th Higashikawa Award Winners, Higashikawa Bunka Gallery, Hokkaido (Japan)

The Aesthetics of Photography - Five Elements Collection Exhibition 2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (Japan)

Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia (Italy)

2012

Daegu Photo biennale, Dagu (Kora)

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, The Photographers' Gallery, London and Co Berlin (Germany)

To Wander a Garden, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka (Japan)

Visible / Invisible, Tokyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi (Japan)

2011

FotoGrafia, Festival Internazionale di Roma, Roma (Italy)

Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Mannheim (Germany)

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Montréal (Canada)

Colloquy and Soliloquy, Mountain Fold Gallery, New York (USA)

Bye Bye Kitty !!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art curated by David Elliott, Japan Society, New York (USA)

2010

The 6th Lianshou Photography Festival, Lianzhou (China)

Brighton Photo Biennial 2010: New Documents, Brighton (UK)

Summer Loves, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Kassel Fotobook Festival, Documenta Hall, Kassel (Germany)

2009

Touch the World, Borderless Art Museum NO-MA, Shiga, (Japan)

Photography Now China, Japan, Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (USA)

FotoGrafia Festival International of Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma (Italy)

Parrworld, Jeu de Paume, Paris, (France) touring to Baltic centre for contemporary art, Gateshead (UK)

Verdure!: New Acquisitions and Related Works of the Collection, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi (Japan)

2008

Blooming: Brazil-Japan Where you are, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi (Japan)

Urban Future #2, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Parrworld, Haus der Kunst, Munich (Germany)

2007

Curator's Choice '07: Museum Dialogues, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of photography, Tokyo (Japan)

2006

A to Z by YOSHITOMO NARA graf, Yoshii Brick House, Aomori (Japan)

Photo España, Madrid (Spain)

Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan)

Whisper not!, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2004

AILA & Utatane, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles (France)

Lonely Planet, Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Center, Ibaraki (Japan)

2003

Love Planet, The 41st Okayama City Arts Festival Program (with Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Jeanne Dunning, Tatsuo Miyajima and Rikrit Tiravanija et al), Okayama (Japan)

HOPE, Laforet Museum, Tokyo (Japan)

FOIL, Little More Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)

2002

Kimura Iehei Award Winners Exhibition, Minolta Photo Space Shinjuku, Tokyo (Japan)

2000

Hinata Kanata,  Landmark Tower Gallery, Kanagawa (Japan)


PUBLICATIONS

2014

Gift (amana inc.)

Kirakira (Nohara)

2013

Ametsuchi (Aperture, Seigensha)

SHEETS (Kominek books)

2012

Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow (Seigensha)

Light and Shadow (Rinko Kawauchi Office Co., Ltd.)

2011

Illuminance (Aperture) 

2010

Murmuration, (Photoworks)

2007

Semear (FOIL)

Majun, Postcard book (FOIL)

2006

Rinko Diary 2, (FOIL)

Rinko Diary, (FOIL)

2005

Cui Cui, (FOIL, Fondation Cartier, ACT sud)

The eyes, the ears, (FOIL)

Things as they are, World Press Photo

2004

AILA, (FOIL)

Every day as a child, from the film “Nobody knows” (Sony Magazines)

2003

Blue, (Petit Grand Publishing)

2001

UTATANE, (Little More)

HANABI, (Little More)

HANAKO, (Little More)


AWARDS

2009

25th Annual Infinity Award by International Center of Photography (USA) in Art Category

2002

Winner of the 27th Kimura Ihei Award The Photographic Society of Japan, the Rookie of the Year award
                                                      

1997

Grand Prix Prize, The Guardian Garden’s 9th Hitotsubo

  

COLLECTIONS

The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo