Naoya Yoshikawa Japan PIP,curator,exhibition,documentary
Naoya Yoshikawa

Born in 1961 in Nara, Japan. Lives and works in Toyonaka, Osaka.

Professor of Photography at Takarazuka University and Dean of the School of Arts and Design in his home country, Naoya Yoshikawa has held more than 20 solo exhibitions from as early as 1983 and has participated in numerous international group exhibitions since 1985. His latest series, Family Album, comments on the ever-evolving history of photography as a medium of expression through the action of capturing light - a theme that Yoshikawa has actively been exploring since 2001.

Yoshikawa also served as the Director of MIO Photo Award and MIO Photo Osaka from 1998 to 2012.


Selected Exhibitions:

    Shashin wo Tsumugu #1, Bloom Gallery, Osaka, Japan 2015

    The 2nd Beijing International Photo Biennale, Photo Beijing, China 2014

    Collaboration between professor and student, The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan 2014

    The Family Album, Gallery Artislong, Kyoto, Japan 2014

    The 5th International Photography Festival, The Culture Centre of Korea, Bejing 2013

    1st International Biennale in Casablanca, Morocco 2012

    Towards the Essence 2009-2010, Centrun Sytuki Kultury Japonskej "Manggha", Poland 2012

    5 Japanese Contemporary Photographers, The 4th Dali International Photography Exhibition, Yin Hal Landscape Exhibition Centre, China 2012

    5 Japanese Contemporary Photographers Exhibition, GucangContemporary Photo Gallery, China 2012

    Seeing Oneself, The International Photography Project, Icho-An Gallery, Osaka, Japan 2012

    The 31st Artists Society of Nara City, Nara City Museum, Japan 2012

    The 4th International Photography Festival, Yanbian University, China 2012

    Shashin:A One, GUILD Gallery, Osaka, Japan 2011

    Petit a petit l'oiseau fait sou nid, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Japan 2010

    Solo exhibition, Gallery Artislong, Kyoto, Japan 2010

    West meets the west, Gallery Artislong, Kyoto, Japan 2009

    Infinity of Illusion, Galerie Zazvorka, Czech Republic 2008

    Solo exhibition, Gallery Kyobate, Nara, Japan 2008

    Photography: Imperfect Triangle, Gallery Artislong, Kyoto, Japan 2007

    26th Artists Society of Nara City, Nara City Museum, Nara, Japan 2006

    Solo exhibition, Studio Earika, Osaka, Japan 2006

    DOMANI – Artists of the Government Overseas Study Program for Artists of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Seiji Togo Memorial, Sonpo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan 2005

    The Month of Photography, Visual Arts Gallery, Osaka, Japan 2004

    Solo exhibition, Civitella Ranieri Center, Umbertide, Italy 2004

    Xiang-Ai, Japan-China Exchange Photo Exhibition, Yanbian University, China 2003

    Tomorrow is Today, Poland-Japan Exchange Photography Exhibition, Nachod Museum of Art, Czech Republic 2002

    Solo exhibition, Nikon Salon Osaka, Osaka, Japan 2002

    PRINT KOBO 10th Anniversary, Gallery Raku, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan 2001

    Foto's en Haiku, Almere, The Netherlands 2000

    Solo exhibition, Gallery 051, Pusan, Korea 2000



    Young Japanese Photographers 1 (co-authored with Yoshi Higa), 1993



    Honourable mention, Yanbian University, China 2003

    Commendation, Klodzki Center of Culture, Poland 1999

    Winner, Olympus Award, 5th Nippon Graphic Exhibition, USA 1984



    Centre for Photography as an Art-Form, Mumbai, India

    Nippon Photograph Resource Centre, New York, USA

    Xian College of Art, Xian, China

    Galeria “ef” collection, Republic of Poland

    Shionoe Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan

    Klodzki Center of Culture, Klodzko, Poland

    Gdansk National Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland

    Lomza Center of Art and Culture, Lomza,Poland

    Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland

    Wroclaw Museum of Arts and History, Wroclaw, Poland

    Yanbian University Museum of Art, Yanbian, People’s Republic of China