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TOSHIYA WATANABE / 渡部敏哉
 

Mr. Toshiya Watanabe was born in Fukushima (Japan) in 1966.
In 1990, when he was an undergraduate graphic design student at Tama Art University, the prestigious PARCO art competition in Japan chose him as one of the top 20 most promising photographers. Currently, he divides his time between being an art director for advertising and a photographer.

Solo Exhibition
2017 Somewhere not Here, POETIC SCAPE, Tokyo
2015 THROUGH THE FROZEN WINDOW, POETIC SCAPE, Tokyo
2013 18 months, POETIC SCAPE, Tokyo
2012 3 months later, FUKUSHIMARCH TEMPORARY GALLERY, Tokyo
1996 Slowly Forward, Recent Gallery, Sapporo
1990 Toshiya Watanabe Photo Exhibition, Photo Interform, Osaka

Group Exhibition
2019 Gallery Show 2019, POETIC SCAPE, Tokyo
2018 NI'HOMME - SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION, IBASHO Gallery, Belgium
2013 The Art of Photography Show, San Diego Art Institute, USA
2013 OBSCURA Festival of Photography, Malaysia
2013 Critical Mass 2012, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, The Southeast Museum of Photography, USA
2013 Labyrinth, Theory of clouds, Kobe
2012 Labyrinth, McDermott Gallery, Cambodia
2012 Fragments of Tokyo 2012" Place M, Tokyo
2012 Center Forward, The Center for Fine Art Photography, USA
2012 Critical Mass 2011, PhotoCenter NW, Newspace Center for Photography, RayKo Photo Center, USA
2011 Fragments of Tokyo 2011, Place M, Tokyo
2010 Fragments of Tokyo, Place M, Tokyo
1994 After Images, Recent Gallery, Sapporo
1990 tenten, CONTAX Salon, Tokyo
1990 20 Promising Photographers, PARCO Gallery, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya

Publication
2013 18 months
2013 from Tokyo 2012

Magazine / Newspaper / Website
2018 Shincho 45
2014 lomography
2013 VIEW Magazine Issue 6
2013 THE BIG ISSUE Taiwan
2013 VICE
2013 DesignTAXI
2012 BOOOOOOOM
2012 FRACTION MAGAZINE Issue 41
2012 FRACTION MAGAZINE Issue 38
2012 Information.dk
2012 Le Monde
2012 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
2012 KWERFELDEIN FOTOGRAFIE MAGAZIN
1996 PHOTO WAVE
1990 COMMERCIAL PHOTO

Awards
2016 STEIDL BOOK AWARD JAPAN, Winner
2014 International photography award 2014, Honorable Mention
2013 International photography award 2013, 1st place
2012 Potolucida Critical Mass, Top50
2012 International photography award 2012, Honorable Mention
2012 Exposure 2012, Finalists
2011 Potolucida Critical Mass, Top50


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