Born in Ibaraki, Japan in 1933. He joined Shinchosha in 1955. He became a freelance photographer and co-founded the VIVO collective in 1959 together with Eikoh Hosoe, Ikko Narahara, Shomei Tomatsu, Akira Sato and Akira Tanno.

In 1965 he released The Map, a groundbreaking photobook loaded with postwar political metaphor, and he continues to challenge our intellect with similarly fresh and clairvoyant images to this day. Kawada describes his work as “an expression of a specific scene in time and my relationship to it, framed accordingly, and the style born from the exchange.” These days Kawada can be found posting images and photographic musings to his Instagram account.

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Exhibitions at PGI

2022.06.29-08.10 Los Caprichos, Near Far, 2022
2021.01.20-03.13 Endless Map, 2021
2019.05.29-07.05 Shadow in the Shadow, 2019
2018.01.12-03.03 Los Caprichos – Instagraphy – 2017, 2018
2016.01.08-03.05 Last Things, 2016
2012.09.04-10.31 2011 – phenomena, 2012
2011.05.10-06.25 NIKKO – A Parable, 2011
2010.05.13-07.10 World’s End 2008-2010, 2010
2008.11.17-2009.01.30 Remembrance of a Remote Past – A Memoir 1951-1966, 2008
2006.10.12-11.10 Invisible City, 2006
2004.12.15-2005.02.10 The Map 1960 – 1965, 2004
2001.10.03-10.31 Eureka, 2001
1998.11.09-12.19 CAR MANIAC, 1998
1996.11.12-1997.01.24 ZENO – The Last Cosmology, 1996
1986.10.03-10.31 Los Caprichos 1970-1980, 1986
1984.09.14-10.13 Nude Museum, 1984

 

 

Related Exhibition

2023.01.24-02.19

Los Caprichos, Near Far, Communication Gallery Fugensha, Tokyo

2022.09.09-11.02

Occupation and Peace, Shadai Gallery, Tokyo

2022.09.13-10.04

For Vortex, Purple, Kyoto

2022.05.14-06.18

Chizu/The Map, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka

2022.01.19-06.26

Farewell Photography: The Hitachi Collection of Postwar Japanese Photographs, 1961-1989,  Phoenix Art Museum

2021.03.23-05.16

Hallucinating Lenses, Primarily from the Museum Collection,  The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

2020.06.04-07.20 Kikuji Kawada exhibition Le Rouge et le Noir,  RICOH Imaging Square TOKYO
2020.02.21-06.27

Kikuji Kawada: Los Caprichos, L. Parker Stephenson Photographs

2019.02.22-2020.02.02

The Gaze of Things, Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke,  Bombers Gens Centre d’Art

2018.11.04-2019.03.24 Time Frames: Contemporary East Asian Photography, Baltimore Museum of Art
2018.08.31-10.11

KIKUJI KAWADA  100 ILLUSIONS, Canon Gallery S

 

 

 

 

The Third Gallery Aya

2022.5.14-6.18