Zen Foto Gallery
ZEN FOTO GALLERY opened in September 2009 in Tokyo, to specialize in Asian photography with a particular emphasis on China. Our aims are: to show interesting exhibitions, to be experimental, to provide stimulating works that would otherwise be rarely seen and to introduce innovative young photographers. In all we hope to provide a forum for greater appreciation of contemporary and historical works of Asian photography.
ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHY Zen Foto aims to be a bridge between Japan and China and a platform for the best of classic and contemporary photography from both countries. So far our exhibitions have included leading Chinese photographers Liu Zheng, Wang Ningde, Adou, Moyi and Yang Yankang, and younger up-and-coming artists such as Muge, Zhang Xiao, Lin Shu and 223. Among Japanese artists we have held exhibitions by Nobuyoshi Araki, Kazuo Kitai, Tamiko Nishimura, Mao Ishikawa, Seiryu Inoue, vintage works by Ihei Kimura, Kanbei Hanaya and Iwata Nakayama. Younger Japanese photographers we have shown include Takehiko Nakafuji, Kazuyoshi Usui, Tatsuya Shimohira, Hideka Tonomura and Tokyo Rumando.
LIMITED EDITION PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS Along with most exhibitions, we publish limited edition photography books, producing a resource for enthusiasts of contemporary Japanese and Chinese photography. Our publications to date include "Kazuo Kitai in China, 1973" (Kazuo Kitai, 2010), "Life in Philly" (Mao Ishikawa, 2010), "Night Crawler 1995, 2010" (Takahiko Nakafuji, 2011), and joint publication with Taka Ishii Gallery of "The Theater of Love" (Nobuyoshi Araki, 2011).
RARE CLASSIC JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY We also offer some of the rare secondhand classic Japanese photography books and vintage prints of Ihei Kimura, Seiryu Inoue, Iwata Nakayama and so forth. Please see our gallery artists and publications link for more information.
|Piramide Building,2 F, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106 - 0032 Japan|
殿村任香 Hideka Tonomura (JAPAN)
Hideka Tonomura was born in 1979, in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture. She graduated from Osaka Visual Arts school’s broadcasting and filmmaking department, and started her career as a photographer in 2002. Tonomura’s major solo exhibitions include “Unlucky Family” (Nikon Salon, Tokyo & Osaka, 2004), “Tonomura Hideka Shageki-0305-” (Uplink, Tokyo, 2005), “mama 恋 love” (trunk gallery 82, Seoul, 2011) and “They called me Yukari / mama 恋 love” (Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, 2013). Her main publications are mama 恋 love (AKAAKA Art Publishing, 2008), They called me Yukari (Zen Foto Gallery, 2013) and orange elephant (Zen Foto Gallery, 2015). www.hidekatonomura.com
Selected Solo Exhibitions 2004 Unlucky Family, Nikon Salon, Tokyo & Osaka, Japan 2005 Tonomura Hideka Shageki -0305-, UPLINK, Tokyo, Japan 2007 Viva Hostess’ s Life, Club Ginko, Tokyo, Japan 2011 mama 恋 love, trunk gallery81, Seoul, Korea 2013 They called me Yukari / mama 恋 love, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo. Japan 2016 orange elephant, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo. Japan
Selected Group Exhibitions
2008 THE EXPOSED#3, G/P Gallery. Japan
2009 THE EXPOSED#4. CASO, Osaka. Japan
Editors’ Choice, Ring Cube Ricoh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
8 Photographers Experiment, AKAAKA, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Japan India Global Partner ShipSummit, The Prince Part Tower, Tokyo. Japan
2012 No Found Photo Fair, Paris, France
2013 TOKYO PHOTO, Japan
FOTOFEVER, Paris, France
2014 BINDING IMAGE Amsterdam, Netherlands
La Barbagianna Group Show Firenze, Italy
FOTOFEVER, Paris, France
2015 Cork Photo, Ireland
FOTOFEVER, Paris, France 2016 Shikijo: eroticism in Japanese photography, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
Publications mama 恋 love (AKAAKA Art Publishing Inc., 2008) They called me Yukari (Zen Foto Gallery, 2013) orange elephant (Zen Foto Gallery, 2015)