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Masumi KURA

1975 Born in Toyama, Japan
1998 Graduated from the Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Doshisha
1998 University
2001 Left the Department of Photography, Tokyo Visual Arts
2010 The 10th Photo City Sagamihara Award, New Figure Encouragement Prize



< Solo Exhibitions >

2012 "kura", Visual Arts Gallery, Osaka

2010 "Kura's Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.5 : From Futagawa to Ise!", Zeit-Foto-Salon, Tokyo
2010 "Kura's Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.6 : Shiga", GALLERY Kaido Ribbon, Tokyo

2006 "Kura's Horoki Part 1 : Shinjuku", Golden-gai Kodozi, Tokyo

2005 "Kura's Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.4 : From Kanaya to Shirasuka", PLACE M, Tokyo

2004 "Kura's Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.1 : From Nihonbashi to Kawasaki",
2004 photographers'gallery, Tokyo
2004 "Kura's Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.2 : From Kanagawa to Hakone",
2004 photographers'gallery, Tokyo

2003 "love machine Vol.4", photographers'gallery, Tokyo

2002 "love machine", photographers'gallery, Tokyo
2002 "love machine Vol.2", photographers'gallery, Tokyo
2002 "love machine Vol.3", photographers'gallery, Tokyo

2001 Neo Documentary"Face of Humanity"Project : "Tokyo-Osaka", Guardian Garden,
2001 Tokyo





< Group Exhibitions >

2012 "somewhere between me and this world - Japanese contemporary photography",
2012 Tokyo metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2012 "Hong Kong International Photo Festival 2012--Parallel Visions: Japan & Korea
2012 Contemporary Photography Exhibition", Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2011 "The 10th Photo City Sagamihara Award Exhibition" Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo
2011 "- HAKKATEN - Department of photograph/picture/image, Art and Architecture
2011 School of Waseda University - HEIKATEN-", Ryugu Bijutsu Ryokan, Kanagawa
2011 "PORTRAITS" ART GALLERY X, Takashimaya Nihombashi 6F, Tokyo

2010 The 10th Photo City Sagamihara Award Exhibition", Sagamihara Citizen's
2010 Gallery, Kanagawa

2008 "The history of arts and cities-Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai-",
2008 sendai mediatheque, Miyagi

2007 "Japan Caught by Camera − Works from the Photographic Art in Japan",
2007 Shanghai Art Museum, China

2005 "The Portrait Today : You are here", Parthenon Tama, Tokyo

2004 Screening " Ecstasy + Terror", space harappa, Aomori
2004 "Yokohama Shashinkan, Kura's Pilgrimage to Ise Vol.3 : From Mishima to
2004 Shimada", BankART 1929, Kanagawa

2003 "photographers'gallery exhibition", Chukyo University Art Gallery C.SQUARE,
2003 Aichi
2003 "HITOSHU : human smell against cat smell", love machine vol.5, Space
2003 Laboratory, Aomori

2002 Photonesia : the memory of light, the fruits of time: photographers'gallery
2002 exhibition", Maejima Art Center, Okinawa

2001 "Opening Exhibition", photographers'gallery, Tokyo




< Publications >

2010 [kura] Sokyu-sha
2011 [Adventures of Kura] Sokyu-sha





< Public Collections >

Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
Shanghai Art Museum