Yoko Asakai

Getting close to the subjects, Asakai’s photography captures camera-subject relationships, as well as traces that remind us of stories. Recent works focused on wind and tides received much acclaim as they captured "time" rather than the "moment." sight, a series of photographs started in 2006 received awards such as New Figure Encouragement Prize at Photo City Sagamihara 2008 (Kanagawa, Japan). Published a photography book sight (AKAAKA Art Publishing) in 2011.

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Works

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Born in 1974, Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

1998 BFA in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, RI, USA

Selected solo show

2018
“7 Days and Other Pieces”
Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College,
Amherst, MA, USA
2016
“Generative Landscape”
Oyama City Kurumaya Museum,
Tochigi, Japan
2015
“tangible”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
2012
“Chords”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
2011
“22932/akita”
Sasao Project Room,
Akita, Japan
“Northerly wind”
NADiff Gallery,
Tokyo, Japan
“Conversations”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
“Sight”
AKAAKA,
Tokyo, Japan

Selected group show

2019
“Transplant”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
2018
“Closed Window”
curated by American Boyfriend, XYZ Collective,
Tokyo, Japan
2017
“Assembridge Nagoya 2017”
Port of Nagoya and Tsukijiguchi area,
Aichi, Japan
“20 Year Anniversary TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 3, Synchronicity”
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum,
Tokyo, Japan
2016
“20 Year Anniversary TOP Collection: Tokyo Tokyo and TOKYO”
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum,
Tokyo, Japan
“Ishihara memorial exhibition (Le bal) part 2:scherzo”
Zeit-Foto Salon,
Tokyo, Japan
2015
“Translation Theme Park”
Uppsala Konstmuseum,
Uppsala, Sweden

Public collection

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts,
Japan
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art,
Australia
Shanghai Art Museum,
China
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography,
Japan
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