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Born in Ibaraki Prefecture, 1933. Graduated from the Department of Economics , Rikkyo University, 1955. Staff photographer, Shincho Sha Publishing Compan y, 1955-1959. Organized "VIVO" photographers agency with E.Hosoe, S.Tomatsu, I.Narahara, and others, 1959.

 

Awards
2011 Lifetime Achivement Award, The Photographic Society of Japan
2004 The Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts
1996 Annual Award, The Photographic Society of Japan
1996 Domestic Arti st Prize Higashikawa Award, Higashikawa International Photography Festival

 

Selected One-person Exhibitions

2013 “UNKNOWN 2013” Leica Gallery, Tokyo
2012 “2011 - Phenomena” P.G.I., Tokyo
2011 “Nikko A Parable” P.G.I., Tokyo
2010 “World’s End 2008-2010” P.G.I., Tokyo
2009 “The Last Cosmology” The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2008 “Remote Past: Memoir 1951-1966" P.G.I., Tokyo
2006 “ATLAS 1998-2006", Epsite, Tokyo
2006 “Invisible City", P.G.I., Tokyo
2005 “Kikuji Kawada: Eureka/ Multigraph" Shadai Gallery, Tokyo Polytechnic University,
2004 “The Map 1960-1965", P.G.I., Tokyo
2003 “Kikuji Kawada: Theatrum Mundi" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2001 “Eureka", P.G.I., Tokyo
1999 "The Globe Theater", Internationale Fototage Herten, Herten
1998 "Car Maniac", P.G.I.Shibaura
1996 "ZENO - The Last Cosmology", P.G.I. Shibaura
1996 "The Last Cosmology" Higashikawa Int ernational Photography Festival, Higashikawa
1996 "The Last Cosmology", M itsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka
1995 "The Last Cosmology", Tower Gallery, Yokohama
1986 "Los Caprichos 1970-80", P.G.I.
1984 "Nude Museum" and " Ludwig II Collection", P.G.I.
1976 "Kikuji Kawada Photographs", Shadai Ga llery, Tokyo
1968 "Sacre- Atavism", Nikon Salon, Ginza, Tokyo
1961 "The Map", Fuji Photo Salon, Tokyo
1959 "The Sea", Fuji Photo Salon, Tokyo

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 “Forest and Art”  Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
2009- Traveling exhibition “Japan: A Self –Portrait: Photographs 1945-1964”
2005 “The Shadow” Vestjællands Kunstmuseum, Denmark
2003 
“The History of Japanese Photography", Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
2001- Traveling exhibition "Illusion" Kulturhuset, Stockholm/Sweden –
1999 "Contemporary Photographic Art from Japan", Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

"Master Works, Master Photographers", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
"Exploring Photograph y: From the Museum Collection"
National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1998 "Waterproof", Expo '98, Lisbon
"Corridor o f the Gaze / Theatrical Tableaux", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
"Realism in Postwar Japan 1945-1960", Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya
"Under / Exposed", Stockholm Photography Festival, Stockholm
1995 "Japanese Culture: The Fifty Postwar Years", Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
"Objects, Faces and Anti-Narratives-Rethinking Modernism" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography,
"Works by 25 Photographers in The ir 20's", Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi
1991 "Innovatio n in Japanese Photography in the 1960's", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photo graphy, Tokyo
"Beyond Japan : A Photo Theatre", Barbican Art Gallery , London
"Photographs in Japan 1955-1965",Yamaguchi Prefectural Muse um of Art, Yamaguchi
1990 "Eye of deja-vu", Heineken Village Gallery, Tok yo
1989 "Photographie Japonaise", Provincial Museum, Netherlands
1988 "Eight Japanese Photographers", P.G.I.
1986 
“Japon des Avant-Gardes 1910-1970", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
"The Works with Polaroid 20x24", Shibuya Seibu Seed Hall, Tokyo
1985 "Paris, New York, Tokyo", Tsukuba Museum of Photography 1985, Ibaraki
1979 "Japan: A Self-Portrait", Internati onal Center of Photography, New York
1978 "VIVO: Contemporary Photography ", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
1976-77 "Neue Fotografie aus J apan", Kulturhaus der Stadt, Graz
1974 “New Japanese Photography", Museum of Modern Art, New York
1963 "Contemporary Japanese Photographs", National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1962 "Non", Matsuya Department Store, Ginza, Tokyo
1957 "10 PhotographersÉÜ Eyes", Konishiroku Photo Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo

 

Public Collections
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo;
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Tokyo; Kushiro Art Museum, Kushiro
Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi
Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamaguchi
Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo
Tokyo Institute of Polytechnic, Tokyo
Nihon University, Tokyo
Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A.
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A.
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, U.S.A.
Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

 

Publication

The Map, Getsuyosha, Tokyo(2005)
The Globe Theater, Self-published (1998)
Kikuji Kawada (Japane se Photographers 33), Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo (1998)
The Last Cosmology, 491, Tokyo (1995)
Los Caprichos , Self-published (1986)
Nude , Shincho Sha, Tokyo (1984)
Ludwig II Collection Self-published (1984)
Cosmos of the D ream King, Ludwig II, Asahi Sonorama, Tokyo (1979)
Sacroron Sha, Tokyo(1971)
The Map, Bijutsushuppan Sha, Tokyo (1965)