新村卓之+エマニュエル・シリンジェ

Takuji Shinmura+Emmanuelle Shillinger

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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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MAIL takuphotofr@gmail.com