Kumi Oguro (° 1972)

lives and work in Antwerp, Belgium

 

 

Educations

 

2006 - 2007:   Filmstudies en Beeldcultuur (Film studies and Image culture),
                       University of Antwerp

 

2003 - 2005:   Transmedia, Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel,
                       Postgraduate Program in Arts+Media+Design

 

1999 - 2003:   Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (Photography)

 

1997 - 1998:   City of Westminster College, London, England
                        BTEC Higher National Certificate in Art and Design (Photography)

 

1996 - 1997:   Blake College, London, England, College Diploma in Photography

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2016:    THERE IS ONLY THE REAL, IBASHO, Antwerp (Duo with Sarah van Marcke)

2014:    Galerie Albus Lux, Roosendaal

             Double jeu, Gallery NavArt, Sint-Niklaas (Duo with Laure Forêt)

 

2012:    Stieglitz19, Antwerp
             Captive of Art, Surface, Tokyo

             Play, POETIC SPACE, Tokyo
             BAZART OFFICE, Liège
             Galerie Albus Lux, Roosendaal (Duo with Aleksandra Chaushova)

 

2011:    Exchange Tokyo→Osaka, Kumi Oguro・Satoshi Nishizawa 2 person's exhibition
             The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka  

 

2010:    Galerie Albus Lux, Roosendaal 
             NOISE (by photta-lot), NADAR/OSAKA
             NOISE SANAGI FINE ARTS, Tokyo
             NOISE (by photta-lot), NADAR/SHIBUYA355, Tokyo
             Cultuurcentrum Hasselt

 

2009:    Galerie Albus Lux, Roosendaal (Duo with Danielle Lemaire)

             NOISE, Espace photographique Contretype, Brussels     

 

2008:    FIRST-CLASS HYSTERIC, SOLEDAD SENLLE ART GALLERY, Amsterdam     

 

2005:    Foto Antwerpen 2005, fst forward, Antwerp
             (Duo with Tom Woestenborghs)

 

2004:    Vitrine, Raamgalerie voor beeldendekunst, Bruges

 

2003 - 2005:   Blood Sisters, Fotografie Circuit Vlaanderen, Cultural Centers in Flanders

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017:     WE TRAVELED ACROSS SEVEN MOUNTAINS - The Journal

              Cultuurcentrum Mechelen (Curated by Jan Van Woensel)

              SPACE, Littlefield, NYC, organized by Float Photo Magazine

              FEMALE FORCE FROM JAPAN, IBASHO, Antwerp

              YOUR EYES BURN LIKE WILD FIRE LOVE - PASSION - OBSESSION - DEATH

              Regina Mundi Klooster, Genk (Curated by Jan Van Woensel)

              EUtopia 28, Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent

 

2016-17: FotoFilmic '16 Los Angeles, Melbourne, Vancouver

 

2016:    Japanese Photography, presented by IBASHO & The Gallery Club, Amsterdam

             Traverse Vidéo : l’Atypique Trouble, Toulouse (with the support of Flanders)

             IMPRESSIONS JAPONAISES, Contretype, Brussels

 

2015:    IBASHO Pop-up, HAL, Borgerhout

 

2014:    BRUGGE FOTO 14 / ASIA EXPRESS, Bruges

             Pleisterplekken - Jeugdinstellingen tussen romantiek en trauma

             Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent

             BORG 2014 Biennial event for contemporary art, Antwerp

 

2012:    OVERSEAS 2012” -Photographers choosing the world-
             RING CUBE, Tokyo

 

2011:    NON, PAS CE SOIR, The Museum of Ixelles, Brussels

2010:    ONE.DAY - VISUAL COMPOUNDS, ARTIFICIAL SUBSTANCES
             The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels               

             [Don't] Mind the Body , Oever 21, Antwerp
             Tussen hond en wolf / Entre chien et loup, DE MARKTEN, Brussels   

 

2009:    overview, Botanique, Brussels
             Monique Jacot, Carla van de Puttelaar, Kumi Oguro, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
             Encontros da Imagem, Braga (Portugal)     

 

2008:    Beeldende Bewegingen - Imaging Movements, Echo.Base, Antwerpen
             3 Frauen, Belgisch Huis, Cologne
             A Private History, The Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio
             CANVASCOLLECTIE, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels

 

2007:    De Harry Pennings estafetteprijs, Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven
             A Private History, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
             Temporary City, Lokeren

 

2006:    Photo Event 2006, de Warande, Turnhout
             FOTOGRAFIECIRCUIT VLAANDEREN : EEN SELECTIE 2003-2006, Fotomuseum, Antwerp

             Beautiful Nothing (Transmedia presentation), Beurs Schouwburg, Brussels

 

2005:    underdogs/superdogs, Munte (Merelbeke)     

 

2004:    Poor Little Creatures, fst forward, Antwerpen
             Traces, Ateliers Mommen, Brussels
             Go!, Liquidacion Total, Madrid     

 

2003:    Out of control 2003, VUB, Brussels
             Ithaka 11 Voy(ag)eur, Een beeldendekunsten parcours, STUK, Leuven

 

Awards/prizes

 

2016      FotoFilmic’16 Awards, 4th Place ADOX Equipment Prize Winner & Honorable Mention

              Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Competition, category "Staged"

              Finalist, 2016 Photobook Melbourne Photo Award, #memory_archive

2014      Prix VIRGINIA, Sélection du jury

 

 

Publications

 

2010      Portraits de jambes, dans la photographie contemporaine, Paris, Eyrolles

2008      NOISE kumi oguro, Brussels, le caillou bleu