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TOMOKO YONEDA
Born 1965 in Akashi-city, Japan
Lives and works in London

EDUCATION:
1991 Royal College of Art, MA in Photography, London
1989 The University of Illinois at Chicago, BFA in Photography with Faculty Award, Chicago

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2015
Beyong Memory, Grimaldi Gavin, London
2013-14
We shall meet in place where there is no darkness, Tokyo Metropolitan Photography, Tokyo, Japan; Himeji City Museum of Art, Himeji, Japan
2011

Japanese House, ShugoArts, Tokyo
2009

Rivers Become Oceans, ShugoArts, Tokyo
Beyond Memory and Uncertainty, Sage Paris, Paris
2008
An End is a Beginning, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2006
Monochrome Works 1996-2003, ShugoArts, Tokyo
2005
A Decade After, Ashiya City Museum of art and History, Ashiya
After Amnesia: Scenes of Conflict That Have Forgotten Their Past, Daiwa Foundation, London
After the Thaw, ShugoArts, Tokyo
2003
Scene - Collective Forgetting, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London
Beyond Memory and Uncertainty, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
2000
Tomoko Yoneda, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London
Between Visible and Invisible, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
1999
Luminary, Room, Gentilly, France
1997
Topographical Analogy, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2016

Discordant Harmony: Critical Reflection on the Imagination of Asia, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Tell Me A Story: Locality and Narrative, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2015
Nissan Art Award 2015 Exhibition of New Works by Seven Finalists, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
Discordant Harmony: Critical Reflection on the Imagination of Asia, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Variations Corbusier, Centre international D'Art Contemporain Alpes-Maritimes, France
2014
Burning Down the House: The 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
20 years since Hanshin-Awaji earthquake, Hyogo Prefectural Museum, Kobe, Japan
2013
Awakening―Where are we standing?: Earth, Memory and Resurrection, Aichi Triennale 2013, Aichi, Japan
Unattained Landscape, The Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice
Re: Quest – Japanese Contemporary Art Since the 1970s, Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2012
Sky over My Head, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Kiev Biennale Arsenale
Tokyo Story, Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya
2011
What is “On the Agenda of the Arts”?, Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya
Collection Exhibition 2011−2 To Build, To Depart, Hiroshima Imagined, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art
Art in an Office, Toyota city Museum of Art, Toyota, Aichi
Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, Japan Society
2010
The 20th Festival of Le Printemps de Septembre, Musée Henri-Martin, Cahors
Kuandu Biennale "Plus:10+10-Memories and Beyond", Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei
The Definition of Self, 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo
Roppongi Crossing 2010 Can There Be Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Plastic Memories, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
New Photography: Pavilion Commissions 2009, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham
2009
Rememory, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne
Art Tells the Times, Works by Women Artists : Shiseido Gallery 90th Anniversary Exhibition, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
Platform 2009, KIMUSA, Seoul
“What a Place Tells Us” Exhibition by Tomoko Yoneda and Yoshihiro Suda(The 13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh 2008 Traveling Exhibition), 100Tonson Gallery, Bangkok
2008
The 13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh 2008, “What a Place Tells Us” Exhibition by Tomoko Yoneda and Yoshihiro Suda, Osmani Memorial Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh National Museum, Bangladesh
MOGI Kenichiro, hana, KAKUTA Mitsuyo, ARAKI Nobuyoshi: Four Views of the Collection of the Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
2007
The 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Not only possible, but also necessary: Optimism in the age of global war, Istanbul
Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan, B.T.A.P, Beijing; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
La Biennale di Venezia, The 52nd International Art Exhibition: Think with the Senses - Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, Venice
FASCINATION, Nihonbashi Takashimaya Gallery X, Tokyo
Paradise is for the blessed, Four Corners, London
Changing Faces/Work, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal in Scheltema, Leiden, touring in Europe, Museu Valencià de la Il.lustració i de la Modernitat (MuVIM), Valencià, Dom Fotografie, Liptovský Mikuláš
Japan Caught by Camera - Works from the Photographic Art in Japan, Shanghai Art Museum
2006
Temporary Art Museum, SOI SABAI, Silpakorn University, Bangkok
Berlin-Tokyo/Tokyo-Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Naturaleza, PHotoEspaña 2006, Madrid, touring in Tenerife (Exhibition title: The Rising Sun)
85/05:The Photography beyond 20 years from Tsukuba Museum of Photography 1985, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai
YOSHITOMO NARA + graf A to Z, Yoshii Brick Brewhouse, Hirosaki
2005
YOKOHAMA 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art: Art Circus - Jumping from the Ordinary, Yokohama
From East and West, SHUGOARTS, Tokyo
2004
Out of the Ordinary/Extraordinary: Japanese Contemporary photography, Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation), touring in Europe and USA
Non-Sect Radical: Contemporary Photography III, Yokohama Museum of Art
Spread in Prato, Dryphoto arte contemporanea, Prato, Italy
2003
History of Japanese Photography 1854-2000, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
My Room Somehow Somewhere, Graf Media GM, Osaka
The Year of New Work: Contemporary Asian Photography, The Japan Society, New York
Mask of Japan: Japanese Contemporary Photography, Aura Gallery, Shanghai,
2002
Fragilités – Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse and Centre de Photographie de Lectoure, Lectoure
2001
BetweenVisible and Invisible, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago; Sanya Photography Gallery, Shanghai
Artists’ debut, Rice gallery by G2, Tokyo
Summer Show – Three Contemporary Photographers, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London
Kiss In the Dark – Contemporary Japanese Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, Kagawa
Painterly Photography, Blains Fine Art, London
Surface, Nederlands Foto Institute, Rotterdam
2000
Counter-Photography – Japan’s Artists Today, Moscow Arts Centre, Moscow; touring in Russia, Scandinavia, Europe, and Asia
1999
The Vision of Contemporary Art, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
Zeitgenössische Fotokunst Aus Japan, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin, also toured 3 other museums in Germany
1998
21st Anniversary ZEIT-FOTO, Artspace Shimoda, Tokyo
1996
Future Vision, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
1993
The Daily Planet, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
1992
The Big Apple, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London
1991
Treading a Fine Line – 8 Contemporary women photographers, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

MONOGRAPHS:
2008
Toshiro Hara: foreword, Atsuo Yasuda: “Between Visible and Invisible - concerning Tomoko Yoneda”, Tomoko Yoneda: notes to the plates,
An End is a Beginning, exh. cat., p.7, pp.9 -11, 96-98, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2007

Roberta Valtorta, Massimiliano Foscati: text, p.4,
The City Rises, p.5, Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo, Milano
2007
Atsuo Yamamoto: “PHOTOGRAPHING THE NEGATIVE ON THE TOMOKO YONEDA’S NEW WORK,”
A Decade After, exh. cat., Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Ashiya, Hyogo
Tomoko Yoneda: notes to the plates,
In-between 9 Tomoko Yoneda: Hungary, Estonia, pp.60-65, EU - Japan Fest Japan Committee, Tokyo
2004
Mark Haworth-Booth: Introduction, Kotaro Iizawa: “MEMORY / MEMORIAL GLASSES,” Tomoko Yoneda: notes to the plates,
Tomoko Yoneda: Between Visible, p.5, pp.7-8, 28-29, Nazraeli Press, Tucson, Arizona
2003
Keiko Toyoda: introduction, Koji Taki: “GAZING AT HISTORY,”
Beyond Memory and Uncertainty, exh. cat., pp.2-3, 6-7, Shiseido Gallery, Shiseido Co., Ltd., Tokyo

SELECTED BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGUES, OTHERS:
2012
Tomoko Yoneda: The Multiple Lives Of Images by Andrew Maerkle And Natsuko Odate, Art it magazine
2011
Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, text David Elliott, Yale University Press
Adrian Favell: text, Bye Bye Little Boy, Art in America, April 2011 p.90.
2010
Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art? The Creative Potential of a New Japan, Mori Art Museum, , exh. cat., Tokyo
New Photography: Pavilion Commissions: text, Mami Kataoka,, pp.18-20, exh. cat., Pavilion
2008
Void of Memory, Platform in KIMUSA, exh. cat., Seoul
Remembrance of Things Past, Helen Sumpter: text, Deutsche Bank Art Mag 51, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main
Feeling the Heat, An End Is a Beginning Deutsche Bank Supports the Tomoko Yoneda Show at the Hara Museum: text, Achim Drucks, db artmag, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main
Interview with Tomoko Yoneda: text, Enoch Cheng, Aian Art Archive, Hong Kong
2007
Robert Storr: introduction, Anna Mecugni: text,
Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind, vol. I, pp.16-17 (introduction), p.382 (text), La Biennale di Venezia, The 52nd International Art Exhibition, exh. cat., Venice
Tomoko Yoneda: text,
Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary: Optimism in the Age of Global War, p.88, The 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, exh. cat., Istanbul
Margot Knijn: Profile, Massimiliano Foscati: Text, “Postface: Waiting For Work,”
Work [Changing Faces], IPRN Commissions Year, No.2, pp.118-121, Veenman Publishers, Amsterdam
Mami Kataoka: contribution, Meiko Sano: translation, B
eautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan, p. 133, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Mariko Takeuchi: text, Fascination, exh. cat., Takashimaya, Tokyo
Christopher Pinney: text, “Scene: Atrocity’s Double-time”, p.30,
Portfolio No.46, Edinburgh
2006
Horacio Fernandez: text, pp.34-35 (English translation p.229), Javier Chavarría: text, p.214 (English translation p.263),
Naturaleza: PHotoEspaña 2006, La Fábrica Editorial, Madrid
Angela Schneider: text, “Flaneurs Tokyo and Berlin through the Eyes of Photographers,”
Berlin-Tokyo / Tokyo-Berlin, p.270, English booklet p.48, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
2005
Taro Amano: text,
Yokohama 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art: Art Circus – Jumping from the Ordinary, exh. cat., p.192, The Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama
Guy Moreton: text, “Terror Unscene: Meditations on Tomoko Yoneda’s Photography,” Graham Coulter-Smith and Maurice Owen: text and edit,
Art in the Age of Terrorism, pp.207-210, Paul Holberton Publishing, London
2004
Iizawa Kotaro:
Me Kara Me He: Shashintenwo Aruku 2001-2003, pp.152-155, Misuzu Shobo, Tokyo
Michiko Kasahara: text,
out of the ordinary / extraordinary: Japanese Contemporary photography, exh. cat., p.8, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Taro Amano: text,
Non-Sect Radical, Contemporary Photography III, exh. cat., p.176, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
Pier Luigi Tazzi: text,
Spread in Prato, exh. cat., p.42, Dryphoto Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy
2002
Michiko Kasahara:
Shashin, Jidai Ni Kosurumono, pp.77-80, Seikyusha Co., Ltd., Tokyo
2003
Shiseido Gallery: gallery talk,
“-Beyond Memory and Uncertainty” March 6 2003, 17:00-18:00, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
Dana Friis-Hansen: text,
History of Japanese Photography 1854-2000, p.276, The Museum of Fine Arts, Yale University Press, Houston
2002
Marta Gili: interview,
Fragilités- Printemps de Septembre 2002, exh. cat., p.88, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
2001
Tomoko Yoneda: text,
Kiss in the Dark, Contemporary Japanese photography, p.130, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tankosha Publishing Co., Ltd, Tokyo
Frits Giersberg: text,
Surface, exh. cat., pp.14-15, Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam
2000
Yuri Mitsuta: text, “Topographical Analogy”, C
ounter-photography – Japan's artists today, exh. cat., p.56, The Japan Foundation
1999
Michiko Kasahara: text, Tomoko Yoneda: notes to the plates,
The Vision of Contemporary Art ’99, exh. cat., pp.82, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
Hiromi Nakamura: text,
Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Japan, exh. cat., p.37, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Tanizaki Junichiro Memorial Museum of Literature, Ashiya, Ashiya
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Shiseido Art House, Kakegawa
Joy of Giving Something, Inc., New York
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The British Council, London
Princeton University, New Jersey
Ashiya City Museum of Arts and History, Ashiya
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
UBS Bank Art Collection, London
NLI Research Institute, Tokyo
Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
The University of Chicago, Chicago
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Art, Tokyo
Museum Haus Kasuya, Kanagawa
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe
Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka
Kadist Art Foundation, Paris and San Francisco
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Amana Holdings inc., Tokyo
Himeji City Museum of Art, Himeji

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