伊島薫

Kaoru Izima

伊島薫
1954年、京都市生まれ。
東京を拠点に、ファッションや広告の分野で活動しながら、同時に自身の作家活動も精力的に行い、国内外で作品を発表。
1994年 ファッション雑誌『zyappu』を創刊し、誌面上で「連続女優殺人事件」写真シリーズとして「最後に見た風景——Landscapes with a Corpse」を発表。
2000年頃から太陽をテーマにした作品の制作に取り組み、2009年 BLDギャラリーにて『One Sun』発表。 2013年 AiKowadaギャラリー、2017年 京都場にて『あなたは美しい』展。

IZIMA KAORU
1954 born in Kyoto, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Kyoto-ba, Kyoto, Japan
2014 Joshibi Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
2013 Van Der Grinten, Cologne, Germany
Ai Kowada Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010 One Sun, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
La Morte E La Fanciulla – Galleria d’Arte 2000 & Novecento, Reggio Emilia
Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Kudlek Van Der Ginten Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2009 Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
BLD Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
2007 Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
f a projects, London, UK
2006 Studio la Citta, Verona, Italy
Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
van der grinten galerie (the former Büro für Fotos), Cologne, Germany
2005 Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
f a projects, London, UK
2004 Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
Büro für Fotos, Cologne, Germany
f a projects, London, UK
2003 Casino, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Städtische Galerie Erlangen, Germany
Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Reali Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy
2002 f a projects, London, UK
Design Lab, Miami, Florida
2001 Büro für Fotos, Cologne, Germany
Von Lintel & Nusser, New York, NY
Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
2000 Reali Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy
Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
1999 Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Buro fur Fotos, Cologne, Germany
1996 Colored Beauty, Shinjuku Park Tower Gallery 1, Tokyo, Japam
1995 Colored Beauty, Solaria Plaza “Zephyr”, Fukuoka, Japan
1993 Tamao, Gallery Verita, Tokyo, Japan
Tamao, PRINZ, Tokyo, Japan
1984 Pigmo, Tokyo Designer’s Space, Tokyo, Japan
Pigmo, Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Pigmo, Pithecantropus Erectus, Tokyo, Japan
1980 Kourako no Mori, Shinjukku Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan
1977 It’s a Beautiful Day, Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 “Izima Kaoru & Izima Kuntaro”, AL, Tokyo
2016 “Bling Bling Baby”, NRW-FORUM DÜSSELDORF
2015 Crime Art – Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
2014 AMBITIOUS, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Bäume in der zeitgenössischen Kunst – ALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg
Phänomen Horizont – Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn
Dark Chambers – On melancholy and depression – Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent
Japon – Abbaye St André – Centre d’art contemporain Meymac, Meymac
1 + 1 = 1 : When Collections Collide – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, QC
2013-5 The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Barbican Art Centre, London, UK; National Gallery of Victoria,
Melbourne; Grand Palais, Paris, France; Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany
2013 gulf, Center Gallery, Fordham University, New York, NY
Scale – Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012 Highlights from the collection of Gunter Sachs, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
Die Sammlung Gunter Sachs. Von Max Ernst bis Andy Warhol – Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
“Hot town, summer in the city” – Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich
Carpe diem, Seize the day, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota City, Japan
2011 No Fashion, Please!, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
1991 – 2011 20th Anniversary – Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich
The Tiger and the Sunflower – Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York City, NY
2010 Brave New World: From the Perspective of Mudam Collection, Mudam Luxembourg
Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
BASARA, Spiral Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Rund-Form, Grenze, Körper, Erscheinung, Gesellschaft für Kunst & Gestaltung, Bonn, Germany
Jetzt – Die erzählte Zeit – Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie e.V., Darmstadt
Sexe et convenance II – Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke, Paris
CORPUS – Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
Le Meilleur des Mondes – MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
2009 Flower Power project, Villa Giulia, Verbania / Italy
Picturing Eden – The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Ophelia. Sehnsucht, melancholia and desire for death, Museum for Modern Art in Arnhem, Austria
2008 The Garden of Eden, Kunsthalle, Emden, Germany
Der tödliche Eros oder der erotische Tod, Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel, Germany
2007 JUBILEE, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Six Feet Under, Dresden, Germany
The Light Fantastic, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Façade-Space-Architecture, Cook Fine Art, New York, NY
Picturing Eden – Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
Wir für euch – Van der Grinten Galerie, Cologne
Garten Eden. Der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900 – Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden
Hängung # 1 – Fotografie – Sammlung Alison & Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf
Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relations – Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden
gezeichnet – Fotografie – ausgewählt von Rik Reinking – Galerie Borchardt, Hamburg
Picturing Eden – The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
The Light Fantastic – Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
Erblätterte Identitäten: Mode-Kunst-Zeitschrift – Galerie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB), Leipzig
Der Kontrakt des Fotografen – Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
“Jubilee” – Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich
2006 Excess, Angel Row Gallery/ Nottingham, UK
Der Kontrakt des Photographen/ The Photographer’s Contract, Akademie der
Kunste/Berlin – Hanseatenweg, Germany
Six feet under, Kunstmuseum/Bern, Switzerland
Tokyo-Berlin/Berlin-Tokyo, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Erblätterte Identitäten (Foliated Identities), the Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Shining, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Der verletzbare Körper – Forum für Fotografie, Cologne
Picturing Eden – George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
2005 Things Fall Apart, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
Characters, Scene I, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
Characters, Scene II, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Selected view on the human portrait, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany
Haben wir den Ozean verloren? Inszenierte Fotografie, Stadtische Galerie, Gladbeck, Germany
“Positionen der Photographie – Selected View” – Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich
2004 The Amazing & The Immutable, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Paris Photo, Paris, France
True Fictions, Stadtmuseum, Hofheim am Taunus, Germany
“Bäume” – Galerie Biedermann, Munich
2003 True Fictions, Stadt Galerie Saarbrucken, Germany
True Fictions, Stadtische Galerie Erlangen, Germany
Mon Paris, Galerie 21, Tokyo, Japan
Images Against War, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
Entracte – Van der Grinten Galerie, Cologne
Female Turbulence – AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
In faccia al mondo. Il ritratto contemporaneo nel medium fotografico – Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa
2002 Rapture: Art’s Seduction by Fashion 1970-2001, Barbican Center, London, UK
Fashion and Body, Gallery Anne Mörchen, Hamburg, Germany
History of Modern Photos II, Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka, Japan
The World of Polaroid Photography – Beyond Time, Nippon Polaroid
Shoe, f a projects, traveling exhibition, Scotland and England
Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo, Japan
Ten Years Phase 1, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich
The morning after, Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Constructed Realites, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Kansas City, MO
Formen der Gewalt, Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany
Der Berg, Galerie Friedrich & Ungar, Munich, Germany
“Berge” – Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich
2001 Uncommon Threads, Curator Sean Ulmer, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
History of Modern Photos II, Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Pop, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Kansas City, MO
SURFACE, contemporary photography and video from Japan, The Netherlands Photo Institute,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial
Bill Owens, Tracey Moffatt, Chris Verene, Izima Kaoru, Rececca Camhi Gallery, Athens
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial
Is photography at an end? Recent Photo- and Media-Art, organized by The German Society of
Photography, Lichtblick Gallery, Halle, Germany
Photography 2000, Staatliche Kunsthalle Moritzburg, Halle, Germany
Körper, Hüllen, Oberflächen, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
And She Will Have Your Eyes…, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Klick • Fotografien – enders projects • contemporary fine arts, Frankfurt/Main
1999 Tokyo Shock, Büro für Fotos, Cologne, Germany
1991 High-tech Plants, Gallery Artium, Fukuoka, Japan
1990 High-tech Plants, Hankyu Department Store, Osaka, Japan
1987 Hara Annual, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
X-RATED, Neikrug Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Foto ’86 Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014 Aram, Kim. “Izima Kaoru.” Blink Magazine (April 2014)
2013 “Izima Kaoru’s Landscape With A Corpse,” Huffington Post (May 28, 2013).
Kondo, Hidenori and Shintaro Maki, eds. “6 Keywords for the work of Izima Kaoru.”
2012 Carpe Diem, Seize the Day. Exhibition catalogue. Toyota City: Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, 2012.
2011 Viola, Eugenio and Peter Weiermair. No Fashion, Please! Exhibition catalogue. Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien, 2011.
Riveau, Cedric. “Recontre avec Izima Kaoru. Photographe.” NEON magazine (November 18, 2011).
Phillips, Ian. “60m..” Architectural Digest China (September 2011): ill.
Fritsch, Lena. “The Body as a Screen: Japanese Art Photography of the 1990s.” (2011).
2010 “Review: Izima Kaoru.” The New Yorker (September 27, 2010): 14.
“Critic’s Picks: Photography: Izima Kaoru, One Sun.” Time Out New York, issue 780 (September 9—15, 2010): 58, ill.
Jordan, Betty Ann. “Art Smart.” Fashion Magazine Canada, volume 45, issue 3 (April 2010): 126, ill.
Larson, Michael. “We Are Living Through Postmillennial Tension.” Adbusters, issue 88 (April 2010): ill.
2009 “Review: Izima Kaoru.” The New Yorker (April 6, 2009): 13.
Silberman, Lucy. “Death Becomes Her.” Interview Magazine online (January 28, 2009): ill.
Stappert, Elke. “New York Culture Club: Izima Kaoru.” Tout va Bien (January—March 2009): 66,ill.
2007 Grossenick, Uta. “Photoart: Photography in the 21st Century.” Aperture (2007): 210-213, ill.
Genevieve, Leon. “Izima Kaoru.” New York Magazine (March 2007): ill.
2006 Bazer, Gina. “Penthouse Rocks.” Chicago Social March 2006): 184-5, ill.
2005 Hanin, France. “Izima Kaoru, Belles a mort.” DITS, vol. 3, no. 5 (Winter-Spring 2005): 84-93.
Zaleski, Erin. “The Picture of Death.” Newsweek (July 11, 2005).
“Femmes fatales.” Esquire Magazine (May 2005).
Edwards, Charlotte. Art Review (May 2005).
Lack, Jessica. “Izima Kaoru.” I-D Magazine, vol. II/IV (May 2005).
Howgego, Charles. “The Big Issue.” Snapshot (April 25 – May 1, 2005).
McNeill, David. “Drop-dead gorgeous.” The Japan Times (April 10, 2005).
Lack, Jessica. “Review: Izima Kaoru, Koike Eido wears Gianni Versace.” Guardian Guide (April 23-29, 2005).
Murphy, Siobhan. “Metro Life, Photography.” Metro (April 28, 2005).
2004 Murakami, Ryu. “I Am A Novelist.” The New Yorker (January 2005): 64.
Glueck, Grace. New York Times (November 12, 2004): 37.
Shion, Miura. “The Amazing & The Immutable – Izima Kaoru, Landscapes with a Corpse.” Asahi
Shinbun (November 2004).
“Von Lintel Gallery: Izima Kaoru.” Gallery Hopper (October 18, 2004).
“Zeitgenossische Japanese Fotografie.” Kunstforum MADAME (March 2004).
Luxembourg: Fondation Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Luxembourg & Casino
Luxembourg-Foum d’art contemporain, 2004.
(A project book for the film: Landscapes with a Corpse with Tarantula)
Photofile (Winter 2004).
FrankfurtherRundschau (December 2004).
Photofile (Winter 2004).
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“Izima Kaoru, Landscapes with a Corpse.” Prints 21 (Summer 2004).
“Izima Kaoru, Landscapes with a Corpse.” Prints 21 (Spring 2004).
2003 Evans, Caroline. “The Death of Beautiful Women.” Fashion at the Edge New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.
Izima Kaoru, Landscapes with a Corpse, Prints 21, Autumn, 2003
Izima Kaoru, Landscapes with a Corpse, Prints 21, Summer, 2003
Izima Kaoru, Landscapes with a Corpse, Prints 21, Spring, 2003
Izima Kaoru 2000-1, f a projects, London, 2003
2002 Townsend, Chris. Rapture: Art’s Seduction by Fashion. London: Thames and Hudson, 2002.
“Izima Kaoru, Landscapes with a Corpse.” Prints 21 (Winter 2002)
Taichi, Matsumoto. “The Hypnotic Interview 02 Izima Kaoru.” Kohkoku (July and August 2002).
“Izima Kaoru, Landscapes with a Corpse.” Prints 21 (Autumn 2002).
“Camera Crazy.” Elle (April 2002).
Chapman, Anna. “Dead Fashionable.” Sleazenation (March 2002).
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Restorff, Jörg. “Stilsicherer Abgang.” Kunstzeitung (February 2002).
Ayar, Afshan. “The Morning After…” Tube Light (January/February 2002).
Landscapes with a corpse 1999-2000. Berlin: Verlag Robert Gessler, 2002.
2001 “Surface – Contemporary Photography and Video from Japan.” Nederlands Foto Instituut news (November 2001).
Gierstberg, Frits. “SURFACE – Contemporary Photography and Video from Japan.” Nederlands Foto Instituut (2001).
“History of Modern Photos II.” Nikon Nikkor Club
Boecker, Susanne. “Gespräche Mit Künstlern: Izima Kaoru.” Kunstforum International, Bd. 157 (November – December 2001).
Boecker, Susanne. “Die Schönheit dient ihm als Faustpfand.” Kölner Stadt – Anzeiger (January, 2001)
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Griffin, Tim. “Izima Kaoru Traffic Accident.” Artext, no. 74 (August – October 2001).
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Siedenberg, Sven. “Der Tod und das Mädchen.” SZ Extra Ausstellungen (April 25, 2001).
2000 Curto, Alessio. “Izima Kaoru.” Juliet Art Magazine, no. 99 (October – November 2000).
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“Izima Kaoru.” Zoo, issue 6 (August 2000).
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PUBLICATIONS
2010 Izima Kaoru: One Sun, Akio Nagasawa Publishing
2008 Izima Kaoru – Landscapes with a Corpse, essays by Roy Exley, Yuko Hasegawa and Peter Weierman, Hatje Kantz
2004 Izima Kaoru 2002-2004, Bijutsu Publisher
1999 20 Landscapes with a corpse, Korinha Press & Co., Ltd.
1995 New Beauty II – Colored Beauty, Korinsha Press & Co., Ltd
1994 Hairmode, Bilutsu shuppan-sha Ltd
1993 New Beauty, Pipeline Books
Tamao, Korinsha Press & Co., Ltd
1992 Color Photographs, Korinsha Press & Co., Ltd
Black and White Photographs, Korinsha Press & Co., Ltd
1990 Color Photographs, Korinsha Press & Co., Ltd.

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