Tomoko Sawada


Tomoko Sawada
Decoration (12),  2007
c-print mounted on plexiglass
39-3/8 x 27-9/16 inches (100 x 75 cm)
Tomoko Sawada
1977 Born in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Grants and Awards
2004 29th Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award
2004 The 20th Annual International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Young Photographer
2000 Canon New Cosmos of Photography 2000 [special prize]

One-Person Exhibitions
2006 Schoolgirls, Zabriskie Gallery, New York
2005 Schoolgirls – School Days + cover/Face, MEM, Osaka
2004 Desire to Mimic, MAK, Vienna
2004 Costume, Zabriskie Gallery, New York
2004 ID400, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2004 Costume + cover, Konica Minolta Plaza, Toyko
2003 Costume, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2003 Two Photographic Series, Zabriskie Gallery, New York
2003 ID400 and Omiai, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya
2002 Omiai, Galerie P, Brussels
2002 Cover, SUMISO, Osaka
2001 Cover, VAJRA, Osaka
2001 Omiai, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2001 Omiai, Sou Art Gallery, Ehime
2001 Omiai, Rocket, Tokyo
2000 ID400, Rocket, Tokyo
1999 ID400, Cubic Gallery Iteza, Kyoto
1999 ID400, Clean Sisters Gallery, Osaka
1997 Gallery Chat Noir, Hyogo

Group Exhibitions
2007 Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, NY
2005 Take Two. Worlds and Views: Contemporary Art from the Collection, MoMA, NY
2005 36 photographers of the Kimura Ihei Award, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa
2005 Diverse Ways of Happiness, Aichi Expo 2005, Aichi
2005 Voca the Vision of Contemporary Art 2005, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2005 Clean Brothers of Art, Sumiso, Osaka
2005 Manufactured Self, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
2005 mot annual 2005 life actually, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2005 AICHI EXPO 2005 Art Program “Diverse Ways of Happiness”, Spiral, Tokyo
2004 Spiral Take Art Collection 2004 supported by Maison Moet, Spiral, Tokyo
2004 Upright Female, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston
2004 About Face: Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery, London
2004 Out of the Ordinary/Extraordinary: Japanese Contemporary Photography, Japanisches Kultur Institut, Koeln, Germany
2004 Look into it! 4 Expressions of Photography, Hamada Children's Museum of Art, Shimane
2004 Mediarena: Contemporary Art from Japan, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2004 About Face: Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery, London
2004 Je t’envisage: La disparition du portrait, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
2004 Identity, Sepia International Gallery, New York
2003 Women’s Core Playgame, Z Platz Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2003 Cara a Cara, Culturgest Center, Lisbon, Portugal
2003 Geometry of the Face, National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Keep in Touch: Positions in Japanese Photography, Ausstellung Exhibition, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
2003 Girl! Girl! Girl!, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2003 Art Court Frontier 2003, Artcourt Gallery, Osaka
2003 How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era, International Center of Photography, NY
2003 Futuring Power, Caso, Osaka
2003 Character and Choice: Nikki Lee, Yasumasa Morimura, Tomoko Sawada, Japan Society, New York
2002 Who? Me?: Role-Play in Self-Portrait Photography, Zabriskie Gallery, New York
2002 Portraits, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2002 Stay with Art: Green at Window, Hotel T’Point, Osaka
2002 The Year of New Work: Contemporary Asian Photography, Japan Society, NY
2002 photoGENEsis: Opus 2, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
2002 Futuring Power, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2002 Asian Crossing, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto-Taegu Art and Culture, Taegu Polytechnic College, Taegu, Korea
2002 The Self, Photo España 2002, Madrid, Spain
2002 Chameleon Dreams: Trans/Forming Identity in Contemporary Japanese
2002 Photography, Julie Friedman Gallery, Chicago
2002 Eye Record of Daily Life, Minakuchi Culture and Art Center, Shiga
2001 The NCP Exhibition in Kyoto 2001, Gallery Raku, Kyoto
2001 Myself/Yourself, Galerie P, Brussels
2001 Photography, Contemporary Art Center, Osaka
2000 New Cosmos of Photography, Modapolitica, Tokyo
2000 Narcisse Blesse, Passage de Retz, Paris
1999 Fifteen Young Photographers, Gallerie Maronie, Kyoto

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
International Center of Photography, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge
Joy of Giving Something, Inc., New York
Norton Family Collection
MAK, Vienna, Austria
The Essl Collection, Klosternerberg, Austria
LaSalle Bank, Illinois
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California