新村卓之
Takuji Shimmura
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Born in Osaka. Lives and works in Paris.

 

Takuji Shimmura's photography expresses the artist’s quest for flatness.

Flatness appears naturally in the optical process of the photographical act, but it is also perceived physically and psychologically on the surface of photographs.

In his search, the artist focuses on such elements as form, line and color.

For Biwako Biennale 2014, Takuji Shimmura will present his new 'Flight' series, showing the indistinct forms of military airplanes emerging from the infinite darkness.

 

 

Education and formation

 

2007-2008  National Superior School of Decorative Arts, Paris, France

2001-2004  EFET, Superior School of Photography and Audiovisual Media, Paris, France

1998-2001  Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan (Japanese Litterature)

 

Prizes and awards

 

2013     Winner of the photo contest ‘Mise en lumière du 9-9bis’, France

2011     Selected for the 48th ‘Bourse du Talent’, Space & Architecture category

2010     Grant from the Nomura Foundation for  the ‘Topographien’ exhibition in Berlin  

2009     Artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2008     Lucien Hervé et Rodolf Hervé Prize 2008 for the ‘Ecoumène’ project

2005     Selected for the 26th ‘Bourse du Talent’, Portrait category

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection, 2006 〜 )

 

2013      Carreau de fosse 9-9bis d’Oignies, les journée de patrimoines 2013, France

2012      Nadar Gallery, Tourcoing, France

2011      City Hall of Bailleul, France

               Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, Germany

2010      Historic museum of Yerevan, Armenia

               Nadar Gallery, Tourcoing, France

2009      UGAB Armenian Cultural Centre, Paris

2008      Sahang Mesrop Cultural Center, Marseille, France

                Franco-Japanese Institute, Tokyo, Japan

                Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, for the Lucien Hervé et Rodolf Hervé Prize  

2007      Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Armenia

2006      Franco-Japanese Institute, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

Group Exhibitions (selection, 2006 〜 )

 

2012       Hôtel des Arts, Art Centre of the Var General Counsel, Toulon, France        

                Madrid Photo 2012

                Tagomago Gallery, Paris

                Camera Obscura Gallery, Paris

Japan Cultural Institute, Paris

2011       Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

                Transphotographiques Festival, Lille, France

2010      Biwako Biennale 2010,  Shiga, Japan

               Yokohama Creative City Centre,  Yokohama, Japon

2009      Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, Armenia

2008      Japan Cultural Institute, Paris

               Deauville International Asian Film Festival, France

                HPGRP NY Gallery, New York, USA

2006      National Museum of Armenia,  Erevan, Armenia

 

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