Kenji Hirasawa

Kenji Hirasawa

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Kenji Hirasawa / Contemporary Artist

Born in Tokyo in 1982, he is a photographer and contemporary artist based in Tokyo and London. Graduated from the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, and completed a master's degree in photography from the Royal College of Art. After learning remote sensing using artificial satellites, he began creating works with the theme of ``human beings'' and ``life'' using one of the devices, a thermographic camera. He is expanding the range of his creative activities by actively incorporating installations, videos, new mediums and technologies. Participated in numerous solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and projects both domestically and internationally.



2023 / Project “A for Animal, Q for” Hanazono Alley Room101 (Tokyo)
2022 / Solo exhibition “If love is quantifiable,” BUoY Arts Center Tokyo (Tokyo)
2022 / Shibuya Fashion Week Public Art “THERMOMACY / PLAY FACE CELEBRATION” Shibuya Scramble Crossing (Tokyo)
2021 / Group exhibition “constellation #02” rin art association (Takasaki)
2021 / Two-person exhibition “Light and Heat” MYD Gallery (Tokyo)
2021 / Group exhibition “My armchair” ANA InterContinental Tokyo (Tokyo)
2020 / Group exhibition “Agitation: Portrait of agitation” Courtyard HIROO (Tokyo)
2020 / Group exhibition “KUROOBIANACONDA 02 WAGIRI” The 5th Floor (Tokyo)
2019 / Festival “Asama International Photo Festival” Luom Forest (Kitakaruizawa)
2019 / Festival "FRESH EYES", Voies Off Festival" Cour de l'Archevêché (Arles/France)
2018 / Solo exhibition “EN” BUoY Arts Center Tokyo (Tokyo)
2018 / Festival ""PROVOKE 2.0", Festiwal Fotografii Plener Żory" Muzeum Ognia (Zory/Poland)
2018 / Group exhibition “IMA VISION” IMA gallery (Tokyo)
2017 / Group exhibition “BEYOND 2020 #5” KunstENhuis (Amsterdam/Netherlands)
2017 / Group exhibition “BEYOND 2020 #5” Galerie Nicolas Deman (Paris/France)
2017 / Group exhibition “BEYOND 2020 #5” IMA gallery (Tokyo)
2017 / Art event “Smart Illumination Yokohama” Zou-no-hana Park (Yokohama)
2016 / Solo exhibition “HORSE” ISSEY MIYAKE GINZA (Tokyo)
2016 / Solo exhibition “HORSE” Seibu Shibuya (Tokyo)
2016 / Group exhibition “SHOW RCA 2016” Royal College of Art, Battersea (London/UK)
2016 / Group exhibition “Icarus Project” ESPACE KUU (Tokyo)
2016/ Project “ISSEY MIYAKE MEN AUTUMN WINTER 2016 Collection”
*For information before 2015, please refer to the homepage .


2021 / Arts Council Tokyo “Tokyo Arts and Culture Creation Dissemination Grant” awarded
2012 / Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2012 (USA/France) Nominated
2012 / The Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award (UK) Excellence Award
2012 / Nominated for Kassel Photobook Award 2012 (Germany)





- Exhibition Information -



A for Animal, Q for

Saturday, December 2, 2023 - Monday, May 27, 2024

12:00 - 20:00

Closed on: Irregular holidays, so please check Room101 's Instagram in advance.

Hanazono Alley Room101






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ROOTOTE's signature tote bag "TALL" is heat-transfer printed with an artist's work. The back pocket has the artist's caption and autograph.

Price: 5,500 yen (tax included)
Material: Cotton (thermal transfer print)
Size: H38 x W30 x D9cm
Pockets: 1 outside, 2 inside


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