Mami KOSEMURA

Biography

Short Bio

Mami Kosemura is a contemporary artist who uses photography and animation to explore the confluence of painting, video and photography, referring to classical European motifs and traditional subjects such as Japanese painting.

Her early works revolved focused on video works that could be described as "moving still life", which used the stop-motion technique to record still life on a table over a long period of time. The act of reproducing the pseudo-space depicted in a two-dimensional painting in a three-dimensional real space and continuously watching its transformation is a kind of replication of a painting using a camera.

Afterwards, she developed the experience she gained through those early experiments into a video installation and then photographic work. Then, she has developed her work to reflect her own perspective on the question, "What is painting?” and “What is seeing itself?”

In recent years, she has produced a series of concise and perceptive works with a greater variety of time expression and form, including video works using super-slow-motion photography, photographic works that compress long duration phenomena into a single photograph, picture scroll-type photographs and a series of sequential photographs.

Her work exposes the fragility of human assumptions and social conceptions by vividly recreating the false and idealized pictorial world of classical painting. Furthermore, the dynamics of disappearance reflect an aesthetic sense of impermanence and imperfection.

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Mami Kosemura was born in 1975 in Kanagawa. In 2005, she graduated from the Tokyo National University of the Arts with a D.A. in painting. In addition to solo exhibition at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, 2018, she has participated in many group exhibitions in Japan and abroad. In Japan, these include the MOT Annual 2004 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo), NIHONGA Painting (Yokohama Museum of Art, 2006) and SELF and OTHER: Portrait from Asia and Europe (National Museum of Art, Osaka, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, 2009). Overseas exhibitions include Projected Realities: Video Art from East Asia (Asia Society Museum, NY, 2006), East of Eden (The Freer and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC, 2007), International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale (Korea, 2009), Mind as Passion (Taipei Fine Art Museum, 2009), Now Japan (Kunsthal KAdE, Netherlands, 2013), and Kuandu Biennale 2014 (Taipei). Kosemura has been extending the range of her activities to include, for example, a collaboration with composers at Carnegie Hall for a 150th anniversary event in New York in 2017.

Major awards received by the artist include Nomura Award from the Nomura Arts and Culture Foundation (2004) and the 26nd Gotoh Cultural Award of the Gotoh Memorial Foundation (2015).

Kosemura’s art is included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, The University Art Museum of Tokyo National University of the Arts, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Asia Society Museum (New York) and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (Taipei).

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小瀬村真美は、写真やアニメーションで、ヨーロッパの古典的なモチーフや日本画などの伝統的な題材を参考にしながら、絵画と映像、写真の合流点を探る現代美術家です。彼女の初期の作品はストップモーションの技法を用いて、長期間にわたってテーブル上の静物を記録し続けた「動く静物画」とも言うべき映像作品を中心に展開されました。2次元の絵画に描かれた擬似的な空間を3次元の現実空間に再現し、その変化を見続ける行為はカメラを使用した絵画の模写と言うべきものです。

その後はその模写をすることによって得た彼女の経験を映像インスタレーション、そして写真作品へと展開してゆき、「絵画とはなにか?」「見ることとは何か?」という問いに対しての彼女なりの視点を反映させるような作品へと展開してゆきました。

近年はスローモーション撮影を用いた映像作品や長時間の現象を一枚の写真に凝縮させた写真作品、また絵画と映像の間にあるような絵巻物型の写真作品や連番の写真作品など、作品の時間表現と構造をより多様にしながら簡潔で鋭い作品を制作しています。

古典絵画の持つ虚偽的で理想化された絵画世界を眼前に生々しく再現してみせることで、人間の思いこみや社会通念の脆さを露呈させるとともに、その消滅のダイナミクスは無常の美意識を反映させています。

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Statement

- What a video or photograph records is reality, no matter how theatrical or fictional the setting, and so I wondered perhaps the true aim is to simply create settings whereby unexpected realities could be viewed with great interest. If what we thought of as reality is actually ambiguous, then might not important things lie hidden within that ambiguity? -

I am seeking a visual expression that incorporates time and structural elements in painting, photography and video. After a series of early appropriation works that referred to paintings and photographs, my interest has shifted from creating a continuation of a scene in a painting to the structure of the painting itself, the state of being between the three mediums.

In photography, the "living persons playing the dead" and the "dead persons playing the living" look the same. Through my work, I think I am groping for something in the muddiness and ambiguity of truth and falsehood that occurs in photography and video, hoping that something, what we might call reality, will be revealed. The reason for this obsession with ambiguity, with a state that is neither a painting, nor a photograph, nor a video, is that I want the viewer to question, "What is this?  I hope that the question “What is this?” connects the viewer to the more important questions of “What is seeing itself?” and “What is this thing called “me”?”

Reproducing classical paintings in the present day sometimes goes beyond simply exploring the past and leads to a mirror-like reflection of our own perspectives on the present through the perspectives and ideas of people of the past. Exposing the background of the ideal world depicted in the paintings exposes the fragility of our own assumptions and socially‐accepted ideas. My work quietly encourages viewers to stop and think deeply about these various realizations. And, it projects an aesthetic sense of impermanence and imperfection in the dynamics of disappearance that continues to occur in front of the viewer's eyes.

 

ー映像や写真を撮影するということは、その設定がどんなに演劇的、虚像的であったとしても現実を映すことであり、私がすべきことは、その予測不可能な現実を、ただ注意深く見るための設定を整えることなのではないだろうか?もっと現実とは曖昧で、重要なことはその曖昧さの中に隠されているのではないだろうか?ー

わたしは絵画、写真、映像にある時間的、あるいは構造的要素を取り入れた視覚表現を模索しています。初期の一連の絵画や写真を映像へ引用するアプロプリエーション作品を経て、わたしの関心事はある絵画の1シーンの続きではなく、絵画の構造そのもの、3つのメディアの間にある状態そのものに関心が向かっていきました。写真において「死者を演じる生者」と「生者を演じる死者」が同じものにみえるように、作品を通して写真や映像で起こる虚実の混濁や曖昧さの中に、なにか、リアリティーと呼んでも良いなにか、が見えてくることを期待しながら模索しているのだと思います。また、そういった曖昧さや絵画でもなく、写真でもなく、映像でもない状態にこだわるのは、「これはなにものか?」という問いが、より重要な問いである「見る事とは何か?」「わたしとは何か?」という観ている人自身への問いにつながる事を期待しているからだと思います。

古典絵画を現代に再現することは、時にそれは単なる過去への探求を超えて、過去の人々の視点や考え方を通して現代の私たち自身の視点そのものを鏡のように反射させることにつながります。絵画が描いてきた理想的な世界の背景を露呈させることは、私たち人間自身の思いこみや社会通念の脆さを露呈させてゆきます。私の作品はそうした様々な気づきや立ち止まって深く思考することを静かに促します。そして、目の前で起こる消失のダイナミクスの中に無常と不完全の美意識を投影しています。

 

Education

2005 D.A. in Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts

2001 M.A. in Mural, Tokyo University of the Arts

2001 Image Forum, Experimental Film School (Tokyo)

1999 B.A. in Painting Department, Tokyo University of the Arts

Selected solo exhibitions

2018 "Mami Kosemura: Phantasies Over Time", Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2016 "Pendulum", Dillon + Lee, New York

2015 "Tenkei", un petit GARAGE, Tokyo

2015 "Still", Ai Kowada Gallery, Hanare, Tokyo

2012 "The Collector", ROPPONGI HILLS A/D Gallery, Tokyo

2011 "The Bird in The Darkness, The Ashen White Shadow", Yuka Sasahara Gallery, Tokyo

2007 "Miniature Garden", Yuka Sasahara Gallery, Tokyo

2004 "Flowering Plants of the Four Seasons -spring-", ASK? art space kimura, Tokyo

 

2018 「幻画~像(イメージ)の表皮」原美術館、東京

2016 PendulumDillon + Lee、ニューヨーク

2015  点景」un petit GARAGE、東京

2015 「Still ~まだ、なお、今でも、依然として、今後もAI KOWADA GALLERY東京

2012  「蒐集家」ROPPONGI HILLS A/D Gallery、東京

2011  「闇に鳥、灰白の影」Yuka Sasahara Gallery、東京

2007  「奇器借景」Yuka Sasahara Gallery、東京

2004  「四季草花図 春秋art space kimura ASK?、東京

Selected group exhibition

2019 “Cross Domain Sino-Japanese Youth Art Exhibition”, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China

2018 “Mami Kosemura / Naoko Sekine / Aiko Tezuka”, MA2 Gallery

2018 "RECALL", MA2 Gallery, Tokyo

2016 "Past Forward, video showing for The Hotel That Time Forgot composed by Paola Prestini [Performed by American Composers Orchestra]", Carnegie Hall, New York

2016 "Plants, Trees, and Landscapes” Seimiya Naobumi and Works by Other Artists in the Museum Collection, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Japan

2016 “In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60,” Asia Society and Museum, NY, New York

2015 "Art of Life", The Museum Modern Art, Gunma

2015 "The Screening for China-Japan-South Korea Summit", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Korea

2014 "Kuandu Biennale 2014", Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

2014 "Crossing Views" - Preview of Combaz 7 Artist in Residence in Switzerland -, Regent Center, Crans-Montana, Switzerland

2014 "Crossing Views" - Preview of Combaz 7 Artist in Residence in Switzerland -, Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Tokyo

2013 "Now Japan" Kunsthal KAdE, Holland

2012 "GTS Project : The Video Festival", Asahi Art Square/Asahi Beer, Tokyo

2012 "KAIGASHIKOU -In-service teacher- 2012"」GEIDAI Art Plaza, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

2012 "The NEWS", Painting bld. 1F Art Space, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

2012 "MOT Collection New Acquisitions", Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

2012 "EDO TO VIDEO: JAPANESE SCREEN MAKING", Dillon Gallery, NY

2011 "2.46 and Thereafter", Edison Place Gallery, Washington D.C

2011 "VILLA TOKYO", organise by Raster Gallery, Redevelopment District in Kyobashi, Tokyo

2011 "Trick & Humor", Yokosuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa

2010 "RA Forum 'Diana BALMORI : Landscape Manifest'",Royal Academy of Arts, London

2010 "Hi! Sansui", Korean Cultural Center, Beijing

2010 "Art Tengoku - Toranomaki - ", Sento Matsuno-Yu, Tokyo

2010 "New Tokyo Contemporaries 3" , Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. (NIKKEI) SPACE NIO, Tokyo

2009 "Art Asia Miami- International Asian Contemporary Art'Truly Truthful'", Soho Studios Miami (Wynwood Convention center), Miami

2009 "2009 INTERNATIONAL INCHEON WOMEN ARTISTS' BIENNALE - So Close Yet So Far Away- ", Incheon Art Platform、Korea

2009 "Mind as Passion:A video art exhibition featuring 17 new-generation artists from Taiwan and Japan", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

2008 "Yokohama Art & Home Collection", Yokohama Home & Art Collection, Kanagawa

2008 "Self and Other :Portrait from Asia and Europe", The National Museum of Ethnology・The National Museum of Art, Osaka・The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum・The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

2008 "The 6th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries - Pacific Meridian-", Vladivostok, Russia

2008 "NEW TOKYO CONTEMPORARIES" the New Marunouchi Building, Tokyo

2007 "Tradition and New Age -The Ink, a Monochrome World- "organized by Tokyo University of the Arts, Former Sakamoto Elementary School of Taito-Ward, Tokyo

2007 "Sustainable Art Project 2007 KOTONOHA" organized by Tokyo University of the Arts, Former Iwasaki Residence, Tokyo

2007 "East of Eden : Gardens in Asian Art", Freer & Sackler Galleries/Smithsonian, Washington D.C

2006 "NIHONGA Painting : Six Provocative Artists", Yokohama Museum of Art

2006 "Projected Realities : video art from east asia", Asia Society and Museum, NY

2005 "The country art exhibition in Ashigara", Former Seto Residence、Kanagawa

2005 TAP2005 Satellite gallery Vol.2, "Suzuki Minoru + Kosemura Mami", TAP Satellite gallery, Ibaraki

2005 "Mirage on a Summer Day -Reflections on Nature by Contemporary Artists-", Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Gunma

2004 "Picture in Motion", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi

2004 "Seeing explains itself",Tokyo Zokei University Yokoyama Memorial Manzu Art Museum, Tokyo

2004 "eco&ego" Former Shibazaki Residence, Kawaguchi-City, Saitama-Prefecture, Japan

2004 "MOT Annual 2004 -Where do I come from? Where am I going?-", Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2003 Vision's Program exhibition, "Kosemura Mami + Sawanobori Kyoko", Vision's Gallery, Tokyo

2003 "Filmfestival Nippon Connection 2003 "organized by Mori Art Museum, Station gallery at Mousonturm, Germany

2002 "Heikougeizyutu exibition Vol.17" Ohara-ryu Building, Tokyo

2002 "Junge Video -Kunst aus Japan- Eine Ausstellung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Mori Arts Center, Tokyo", Museum of East Asian, Germany

2002 "Green Space - Tokyo National University of Arts and Music + Bauhaus-University Weimar -" , Tokyo University of the Arts, Toride, Ibaraki

2002 "Young Video Artist Initiative Group Show ♯2" organized by Mori Art Museum,THINK ZONE, Tokyo

2002 "Off on HOLIDAYS",exhibit LIVE [laiv], Tokyo

2002 "FILIP MORRIS K.K. ART AWARD 2002 THE FIRST MOVE",Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

2002 "Ongoing Vol.1", Former Mikawadai junier high School of Minato Ward, Tokyo

2001 "SAIZON ART PROGRAM ART-ING TOKYO 2001" Former Ushigome-Haramachi Elementary School of Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

2001 "The 1st Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2001" The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

1997,9 "Kiryu Saien 4,5 - a try in a town - ", Former Industrial Building of Shimizu, Gunma

Selected Screening

2018 "The 25th. Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart", Germany

2016 "Cinematic Prism" Video screening by AIT×TAKANAWA Unlimited, Daikanyama AIT Room, Tokyo

2016 "Armory Night Screening Event in JART7TH", WAH Center, New York

2016 "LIGHT YEAR 14: “Japan Parade", Manhattan Bridge, Pearl Street Triangle, New York

2013 "Re・Born -The sixth Sense that an image stirs up-", the Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki

2010 "MAM SCREEN" Project: Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

2010 "Can't go on like this! @ Japanese artist's videos", Map Office, Hong Kong

2010 "New Tokyo Contemporaries 3", SPACE NIO, Tokyo

2009 "Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

2008 "O.V.L. 2", ZAIM, Yokohama,Kanagawa

2007 "Animation - Adventures of "Moving Picture", Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa

2006 "The second Experimental Cinema in Japan" The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris , France

2005 "The first Experimental Cinema in Japan" Centre culturel la Clef , France

2005 "EXiS2005" Seoul Art Cinema & space Cell , Korea

2005 "Image Forum Festival 2005 " Shinjuku Park-Tower-Hall etc. Japan

2005 "art on film – picture / film" Yokohama Art Museum , Kanagawa

2004 "Photo Document 2004" photo-city Sagamihara , Tokyo

2003 "Japan meets TRICKY WOMEN", Image Forum, Tokyo

2003 "25hrs", El Raval Sports Pavillion, Spain

2003 "MIND THE GAP! Holland Animation Film Festival in Japan", Image Forum, Tokyo

2002 "Radical Imagination -technique of animation-", Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo

2001 "Cinematheque Time in a Room", Image Forum, Tokyo

2001 "The 3rd Bangkok Experimental Film Festival: Digit O", Project304, Thai

Cooperation

2013 Public Viewing at Cool Japan Fund Inc., Roppongi Mori Tower, Tokyo

2012 Public Viewing at Anjin in TSUTAYA "T-SITE”, Tokyo

2006 Yokohama Landmark Tower

2006 Lecture by Ms. Terry Satsuki Milhaupt "Visual Poetry: Four Seasons in Japanese Art" Grace Rainey Rogers auditorium in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

2006- Video Library in Yokohama Art Museum

2004 SONY WEGA-AIRTACT

Workshop, Residence, and Lecture

2019 Workshop for Students at Course for Prospective Museum Workers, Gakushuin University, Tokyo

2019 Interview about “Shohaku Soga” - Special Lecture at The Open University of Japan -, The Open University of Japan (Broadcast), Tokyo

2018 Workshop for Students at Course for Prospective Museum Workers, Gakushuin University, Tokyo

2018 Screening, Lecture, and Workshop in the Lifelong Learning Program at Machida-city, Tokyo

2016 Talk & Screening with Diana Lee "Drop Off", Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York

2016 Artist-in-Residency "Residency Unlimited", Brooklyn, New York

2015 "Art of Life " , Workshop, The Museum Modern Art Gunma, Gunma

2013 Talk & Screening "Combaz 7 - Artist-in-Residency in Switzerland - " , Crans-Montana, Switerland

2013 Artist-in-Residency "Combaz 7" , Crans-Montana, Switerland

2013 Final Jury in “Image Forum Festival 2013” Shinjuku Park-Tower-Hall, etc. Japan

2013 Talk & Screening "Re・Born -The sixth Sense that an image stirs up-", the Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki

2012 "MOT Collection New Acquisitions", Screening and Lecture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

2012 "Come Wander With Me"(Seira Fukuzaki)Talk after Screning with Seira Fukuzaki, Asako Fuzioka(Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Director), UPLINK, Tokyo

2009 Talk & Screening with Jess MACNEIL,  "Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

2007 Talk & Screening with Takashi ISHIDA, Waseda University, Tokyo

2006 Screening, Lecture, and Workshop in the Life Learning Program of Tama Art University, Tokyo

2003 Production of opening to the public in "Eco&Ego", Former Shibazaki Residence, Kawaguchi-City, Saitama

1997 Production of opening to the public in "Kiryu Saien 4 - a try in a town - ", Former Industrial Building of Shimizu, Gunma

In addition, I did artist talks in each exhibitions.

Award/Prize

2015 The 26nd Gotoh Cultural Award by The Gotoh Memorial Foundation

2005 Nomura Art Prize by The Nomura Foundation

2002 Young Video Artist Initiative by Mori Art Museum

2001 The 1st. Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2001" by The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

2001 Takahashi Geiyukai Award by Tokyo University of the Arts

1996 Kume Keiichiro Award by Tokyo University of the Arts

Main Collection

The Museum of Tokyo National University of the Arts

Asia Society and Museum NY

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

Gumma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi , Gunmma

bibliography & article

“Cross Domain—Sino-Japanese Youth Art Exhibition” (Catalog) Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum 2018 [Photographs/Comment/CV]

"The Night Reading Photographs /†Photography Philosophy of 13 Photographers: Professional Techniques and Perspectives " Seibundo Shinkosha 2018 [Photographs

/Comment/Interview with Yamauchi Hiroyasu,writer at TSUTAYA daikanyama, /CV]

“Mami Kosemura: Phantasies Over Time / Hara Museum of Contemporary Art” (Catalog) Hara Museum of Contemporary Art 2018 [Photographs/Comment/

Interview with Masami Tsubouchi, Curator at Hara Contemporary Art Museum/CV]

Hiroyasu Yamauchi “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review) , Bunshun online by Bungei-Shunzyu (Web Magazine) 2018

[Photographs/Comment]

Akiko Nagata “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review) ,Mainichi-Shinbun evening on 07/18 (Newspaper) 2018 [Photographs/

Comment]

Kenji Ishikawa “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review), Sunday Library : Art Scene on Sunday Mainichi (Magazine) 2018

[Photographs/Comment]

Nick Narigon “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review), ART WORLD in Tokyo Weekender August (Magazine) 2018 [Photographs

/Comment]

Aldo Premoli "Still life e time-lapse. Mami Kosemura allo Hara Museum di Tokyo” (Review), Artribune (Web Magazine) 2018 [Photographs/Comment]

Yuri Shirasaka “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Interview), SPUR August (Magazine) 2018 [Photographs / interview at Hara

Museum]

Hiroyasu Yamauchi “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review) , CREA July (Magazine) 2018 [Photographs/Comment]

Takashi Sawa “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review) , Real Tokyo (Web Magazine) 2018 [Photographs/Comment]

Miki Morimoto “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review), Asahi-Shinbun on 07/10 (Newspaper) 2018 [Photographs/Comment]

Yu Tsukada “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review), Bijutsu-Techo (Web Magazine) 2018 [Photographs/Comment]

Kazuhiko Shibusawa “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review), Sankei-Shinbun on 08/30 (Newspapaer) 2018 [Photographs/

Comment]

Saki Miyahara “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Interview) at BRUTUSCOPE (KEY PERSON), BRUTUS 08/01 2018 [Photographs /

interview at Hara Museum]

Atsushi Suwa “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review), Kyodo News Service, 2018 [Photographs/Comment]

Miyuki Yawataya “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Interview), Richesse Fall (Magazine), 2018 [Photographs/Comment]

John. L. Tran “Solo Exhibition at Hara Contemporary Museum, Tokyo” (Review), The Japan Times 8/14 (Newspaper) 2018 [Photographs/Comment]

Jennifer Field “Solo Exhibition at Dillon + Lee, New York” (Review), Art Asia Pacific (Web Magazine), 2017 [Photographs/Comment]

Seph Rodney "An Unsettling Room and Feeling Like You Belong" (Review), Hyperallergic (Web Magazine), 2016 [Photographs/Comment]

"Kuandu Biennale 2014" (Catalog), Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan 2014 [Photographs/Comment / CV]

Jun Matsuura “Drape at Unknown History” (Review)HAMART vol.8 Bankart 2014

"Crossing Views I" (Books) Combaz7 & CMart 2014 [Photographs/Explanation/Comment/C.V.]

Diana Balmori "Representations of the Landscape" (Books) John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2013 [Photographs/Comment]

"Now Japan" (Catalog) Kunsthal KAdE 2013 [Photographs/Comment/C.V.]

Naoko Seki "Solo Exhibition/Yuka Sasahara Gallery"(review)Bizyutsu Techo 2012/2

"2.46 and Thereafter" (Catalog) Dan Dan's 2012

"Trick & Humor" (Catalog) Yokosuka Museum of Art 2011

BENJAMIN GENOCCHIO and MELISSA CHIU "ASIAN ART NOW", (Books) The Monaceli Press 2010 [Photographs/Comment]

IVAN VARTANIAN and KYOKO WADA "SEE/SAW Connections Between Japanese Art Then and Now", (Books) Chronicle Books 2011 [Photographs/Comment]

Kyoko Wada "SEE & SAW INTRODUCTION OF THE JAPANESE ART" (Books) Chronicle Books 2010 [Photographs/Comment]

Makoto Murata "artscape 1999>2009 View of art" (Books) BankART1929 2010 [Photographs/Comment]

"Interview:MamiKosemura The Reader" (Interview) eslite 2009/3 [Photograph/interview]p.84-86

"Mind as Passion: A video art exhibition featuring 17 new-generation artists from Taiwan and Japan" (Catalog), Taipei Fine Arts Museum 2009 [Comment]p.8-31/Liu Yung-Hao (Shin Hsin University), Jo Hsiao (Curator : Taipei Fine Arts Museum) [Photographs/Comment]p.102-105

"Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions" (Catalog), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 2009

"Self and Other: Portrait from Asia and Europe" (Catalog), The Asahi Shimbun Company 2008 [Explanation]p.17, p.23 / Kenji Yoshida (Professor, National Museum of Ethnology) [Photographs/Column]p.252-p.253, p.308

"A PUPIL" (magazine), A PUPIL 2008 [Photographs]p.24-25

"Newcome 2008 Creator's File" (Magazine) SO-EN 2008.1 [Comment/Photograph]p.90/Megumi Murata

"Pretended Space Waseda Art vol.3" (Essay), Kawaguchi Art School of Waseda University 2007

"Tradition and New Age -The Ink, a Monochrome World-"(Catalog), Tokyo National University of Arts & Music 2007

"Key Person" (Magazine) Asahi Weekly 2006.8 [interview & portrait in Yokohama museum of art]p.97/Yoko Kikuchi

"NIHONGA Painting : Six Provocative Artists (supplement)" (Catalog), Yokohama Museum of Art 2006 [Comment]p.17 [Photographs]p.18-20

"NIHONGA Painting : Six Provocative Artists" (Catalog), Yokohama Museum of Art 2006 [Explanation]p.9-10/Tomoo Kashiwagi (Yokohama Museum of Art) [Photographs]p.44-51 [Interview]p.78-81

"TAP2005 Satellite gallery Vol.2, Kosemura Mami" (Catalog) Toride Art Project Executive Committee 2005 [C.V./Explanation] Seiichi Tsuchiya (Art Clitic)

"Image Forum Festival 2005" (Catalog), Image Forum 2005 [Photographs]p.4 [C.V./Explanation]p.28

"EXiS2005 CINEMA?CINEMA!" (Catalog) Experimental Film &Video Festival in Seoul Organizing Committee [Comment/C.V.]p.90

"Picture in Motion"(Catalog), Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts 2004 [Photographs/C.V./Comment]p.50-57/Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts)

"MOT Annual 2004 -Where do I come from? Where am I going?-"(Catalog), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 2004 [Comment]p.15-17/Naoko Seki (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo) [Photographs]p.58-65 [C.V.]p.93-94 p.97-98 [Bibliography]p.101[1][2]

Atsuo Sugawara "The changing self-existence" (review), The Yomiuri Shimbun 2004/2/5

"Seeing explains itself"(Catalog), Tokyo Zokei University 2004 [Photographs/C.V./Comment]

"Vision's Program exibition, Kosemura Mami + Sawanobori Kyoko" (Catalog), Vision's, Tokyo 2003 [Photographs/C.V.]

"Heikougeizyutu exibition Vol.17" (Catalog), Tama Art University 2002 [Photographs/Comment/C.V.]p.19-22.26

"Radical Imagination -technique of animation-" (Catalog) Setagaya Art Museum,Tokyo 2002 [C.V./Comment]p.27

Naoko Usuki "Solo Exhibition/Futaba Gallery" (review) Bizyutsu Techo 2002/9 p.225.227-228

"The coming generation in Japan in the 2000's/126 artists/Zero Zero Generation" (feature articles) Bizyutsu Techo 2002/2 [Comment]p.41/Kentaro Ichikawa

"PHILIP MORRIS K.K.ART AWARD 2002:THE FIRST MOVE" (Catalog) Philip Morris International Inc. 2001 [C.V.]vol.1 p.134-135

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