Kumi Oguro

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

 

2019:    Kumi Oguro, Yuuki Takagi Duo Exhibition, ARTDYNE, Tokyo

 

2018:    Violence Silencieuse, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag (Duo with Joris Link)

 

2017:    Violence Silencieuse, NL=US Art, Rotterdam (Duo with Joris Link)

             Several Shapes of Poison, AIP galerij, Hoboken

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

 

2020:     Neko. The Cat in Japanese Art, Japan Museum SieboldHuis, Leiden

2019:     Summer Show, ARTDYNE, Tokyo

              Neko Project, IBASHO, Antwerp

              BREAK A LEG: Performance-based & Constructed Imagery, Arkansas

 

2018:     Female Force from Japan, Lakenhal, Herentals

              The Homecoming, 252 cc, Ekeren (Antwerp)

              Boundaries // International Photography Exhibition, University of West Bohemia in Plzen (with a publication NOISE)

 

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

 

2018      Longlist, The Aesthetica Art Prize 2018

2017      Finalist, The Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition 160

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

 

 

Collections

 

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum