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Naruki Oshima


Born 1963. Lives and works in Kyoto, Japan

2000 Artist in Residence program 'ART-EX' in Dusseldorf, Germany

2001 Fellowship Artist,"Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists"

2001-03 Studied at Thomas Ruff's class in Kunstakademie Dusseldorf

2010 Ph.D. Fine Art in Kyoto City Art University


Selected Solo Shows

2000 “Naruki Oshima, photography” Kunstraum Dusseldorf, Germany/Goethe-Institut Kansai, Osaka, Japan

2002 “Contemporary art from Japan to Finland 2002” Finland artist association Gallery G, Helsinki Finland

2002 “Reflections” Nomart project space + cube, Osaka, Japan

2004 “Colors of Night” Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2004 “Reflections” Nomart project space+ cube, Osaka, Japan

2006 “Reflections-recent works” Galerie Heinz-Martin Weigand, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009 “New works Reflections” Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan

2013 “haptic green” Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan

2013 “haptic green” NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France


Selected Group Exhibitions

1994 “Light & Shadow-the sense of ephemerality” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

1994 “Contemporary Prints of Japan 1994” The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1995 “Chenju Pre-Binnale 1995” Cenju, The Republic of Korea

1997 “Future Recollection” Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan

2003 “International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam” Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2004 The 9th Venice biennale, photography section “Morphing Lights, Floating Shadows” Italian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

2007 “Appearance: Urban space interpreted through Photography” Organized by TN probe, Tokyo, Japan

2008 “Paris Photo 2008, statements section” Paris, France

2013 “Print Art Triennale in Kyoto” Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

2013 “New Acquisitions: The Gallery Shinanobashi Collection” Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan


Public Collections

National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

Hyogo Municipal Museum of Art, Japan

Osaka Prefectural Center of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan

The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan

MACHIDA City Museum of Graphic Art, Tokyo, Japan

Kyoto Saga University of Art, Kyoto, Japan

Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Obayashi Corporation, Osaka, Japan



Video work with Dutch Architect Wiel Arets, for “International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam”, The Netherlands


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