Ryo OHWADA
Born in Sendai, Japan 1978. Based in Tokyo Japan

Education
Master of Arts (Media Art)
2004          Tokyo Polytechnic University, Graduate School of Arts -Media Art Studies-
2002          Tokyo Polytechnic University, Department of Photography

Professional practice
2018-    Independent Publisher “Kesa Publishing”
2017-    Part-time Lecturer, Nippon Photography Institute
2010-    Part-time Lecturer, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Department of Photography
2004-    Organizer: StairAUG. photographics

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021       THE AUTO, pictorico gallery, Tokyo
              Journal during COVID-19 state of emergency, Roll Tokyo, Solaris, Osaka
2020       MANDARA-COSMOS, Espace Kuu, Tokyo
              LIVE HOUSE, TOKYO, SLOPE GALLERY, Tokyo
              Gohyaku-Rakan, tokyoarts gallery and Gohyaku Rakan-ji, Tokyo
              R Photographs of ’98-’20, B Gallery, Tokyo
2018       FORM / Qusamura Honzo, MYD Gallery, Tokyo
              Qusamura Honzo / LIVE HOUSE, TOKYO, B Galley, Tokyo
              Qusamura Honzo , FRS gallery, Nagoya
2017       Prism+ | Prints, Pictorico Gallery, Tokyo
              FORM, Gallery Main, Kyoto
2016       FORM, Isetan Art Gallery, Tokyo
              Wine collection, Shibuya SEIBU, Tokyo
2015       TYPE, hpgrp GALLERY, Tokyo
              Wine collection, fotofever(EMON Photo Gallery), Paris
              Log+, BRIGHT PHOTO SALON, Tokyo
              Hakusei Zu, YIRI ARTS, Taiwan
2014        Hakusei Zu, hpgrp GALLERY, Tokyo
               Banknotes, B Gallery, Tokyo
               Dots, BRIGHT PHOTO SALON, Tokyo
2013        NIGHT, BRIGHT PHOTO SALON, Tokyo
2012        FORM, H.P. FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY, Tokyo
               FORM, hpgrp GALLERY, Tokyo
2011        BONSAI, The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama
               FORM, EMON Photo Gallery, Tokyo
2010  Wine collection, EMON Photo Gallery, Tokyo
              Notes on Photography, B Galley, Tokyo
              Log, CANON GALLERY, Tokyo and 6 cities in Japan
2009        Ryo OHWADA Solo Exhibition, Shibuya SEIBU, Tokyo
2007  Strings of Life, B Gallery, Tokyo
     prism, nano-universe, Tokyo
2005        ID, Art Photo Site, Tokyo
                SOURCE, Nikon Salon, Tokyo and Osaka
2003        World of ROUND, Konica Minorta Plaza, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibition
2021       Season's Greeting, hpgrp gallery, Tokyo
              icon contemporary photography, Tanaka-Yaesu Gallery, Tokyo
2020       Y-Generations VI, Shibuya SEIBU, Tokyo
              TOKYO CURIOSITY, Bunkamura THE MUSEUM, Tokyo
2019       Ryo Ohwada Workshop. Exhibition, tokyoarts gallery, Tokyo
              TOKYO CURIOSITY, Rotes Rathaus, Berlin / Mairie du 4e            Arrondissement de Paris
2018       Rock you, Kodai-ji, Kyoto / Calotype, Tokyo
2017       Subjectivism Photography, COSMOS, Tokyo
2016       Cassettes and Ghetto Blasters for the Future, tokyoarts gallery, Tokyo
2015       Art Kaohsinng, Taiwan
              Gallery Kunimatsu, Art Kyoto / Art Fair Tokyo
2014       BACCHUS, EMON Photo Gallery, Tokyo
2013       StairAUG. photographics, B Galley, Tokyo
2012       Serenity, ANA Inter Continental Tokyo, Tokyo
2011       SAKURA, MICHEKO GALERIE, München
2010  10’s AQUA BLUE, EMON Photo Gallery, Tokyo
2009  ReGeneration 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Preus Museum, Norway
            Y-Generations, Shibuya SEIBU, Tokyo
2008  Contemporary Art Fair, Shibuya SEIBU, Tokyo
              StairAUG. photographics S/S, B Gallery, Tokyo
     StairAUG. photographics A/W, THERME gallery, Tokyo
2007  50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Alyce de Roulet Willamson Gallery, California
     Making, Marking, Mapping, PGI, Tokyo
2006  Kunst RAI, RAI Park Hall, Amsterdam
     ReGeneration.50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Aperture, New York
2005  50 Fotografi di domani ReGeneration, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano
     ReGeneration.50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausannne
               StairAUG. photographics, Konica Minorta Plaza and prosper tokyo, Tokyo
2003        TPCC Award, Tokyo Photographic Culture Center, Tokyo

Selected Grants and Awards
2011        Photographic Society of Japan Newcomer’s Award
2005     ReGeneration.50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
               Nikon Juna21, Tokyo
2003        Konica Minorta Foto Premio, Tokyo
               Fox Talbot Award, Tokyo
               TPCC Award, Tokyo

Selected  Publication
2022          “Fundamentals and Practices of Photographic Techniques for Photographers”, Impress
2021          “Journal during COVID-19 state of emergency”, Kesa Publishing
2020          “R Photographs of ’98-’20”, Kesa Publishing
                 “Gohyaku-Rakan”, Tenonzan Gohyaku-Rakan Ji
2019          “123 Keywords for Spinning Photographs”, Impress
2018          “Qusamura Honzo”, Kesa Publishing
                 “LIVE HOUSE, TOKYO”, Kesa Publishing
2014          “Banknotes”, ATARI Publishing
2012          “Transmit, Photography”, Mynavi
2011          “FORM -Scenery seen through bonsai-”, ShinSuiSha Inc.
2010          “Notes on Photography” Libro Arte
2007          “prism” SEIGENSHA

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