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Nozomi Suzuki

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Born in Saitama, 1983.
Old historical,places, or objects owned for many decades may conceal recorded traces of memory, just as sunburn remains after the skin’s exposure to light. I work with silver halide photography to uncover and visualize hidden memories as a vestige of light, and chemical and material reactions during the process of development. A landscape framed within a windowpane is cut out and fit as it is, and reversely defines everyday scenery of the place, irrelevant to my intention and subjective viewpoint as a photographer. Photographed, and thus further abstracted, scenery evokes memory of the viewer, and appears as a sight of recollection through associative functions. This scenery can be seen as a trace of memory and light itself fossilized on a surface layer of gelatin coating. Photography is a catalysis bringing together image and a support medium and a way to turn image into a physical substance. Unlike conventional photography through which the viewer sees a symmetrical reflection of reality, I hope the viewer will appreciate that photography itself is a target of the gaze. I consider photography to have the power to delay our perceptive speed of time, elapsed within the image.

Education

2007
BFA in Painting from Department of Fine Arts, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo
2015
Completed the first period of Intermedia Art course, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo.
Currently attending the latter period of Intermedia Art course, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo.

Solo Exhibitions

2012
“Transparent Light, Converged Light,” Sekii Memorial, Saitama
2016
“The Light of Other Days” Institut Francais Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo. 
2017
"Monologue of the Light" rin art association,
Gunma
”Mirrors and Windows”omotesando-garo,Tokyo.

Group Exhibitions

2009
“Tokyo Wonder Wall 2009,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
2010
“Sekii Memorial,” Sekii Memorial, Saitama.
2011
“Soaking in the Blank Light - Latent Image – Traces of Light,” Sekii Memorial, Saitama.
2012
“Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2012,” Museum of Modern Art, Gunma.
2013
“Nakanojo Biennale,” Nakanocho, Gunma.
“Postal Project,” Gallery Uroboros, Belgrade.
“Postal Project, Room 306 Ginza Okuno Build. Project, Tokyo.
2014
“C. A. J. Artist in Residence,” Plaza North Gallery, Saitama.
“The 4th Exhibition of Emerging Artists, Second Audition,” Kawaguchi ArtGallery ATLIASaitama.
“Ginza Collage! Nakagin Capsule Tower Building Artist in Residence,” Nakagin Capsule Tower Build. / Ginza Retro Gallery MUSEE, Tokyo.
2015
“Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2015,” Museum of Modern Art, Gunma.
“Sight-Seeing” combaz7 Artist in Residence, Crans-Montana.
"Complex Topography : the Garden," Ritsurin Garden, Kagawa.


2016
“NEW VISION SAITAMA”The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma.
2017
”Gallery Collection”
rinartassociation,Takasaki
“Nakanojo Biennale,” Nakanojyoucho, Gunma.
2017-2018
"Photographs of Innocence and of Experience Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.14",Tokyo Photographic Art Museum,Tokyo

Awards

2004
Received scholarship by Kuwasawa Gakuen Educational Foundation, atTokyo Zokei University, Tokyo.
2009
Finalist of “Tokyo Wonder Wall” Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
2012
“Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2012”, Museum of Modern Art, Gunma.
2014
Finalist of “The 4th Exhibition of Emerging Artists,” Kawaguchi Art Gallery ATLIA, Saitama.
2015
GATEAU FESTA HARADA Prize at “Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2015”, Museum of Modern Art, Gunma.
Shigeo Goto Prize at "TOKYO FRONTLINE PHOTO AWARD#05"
The Embassy of France Prize at "ART AWARD TOKYO MARUNOUCHI 2015"

Selected Collection

  • GATEAU FESTA HARADA