OVERVIEW

Gentaro Ishizuka (Tokyo, b. 1977) was awarded for the Photographic Society of Japan Newcomer’s Award in 2004, and later in 2011, he was selected as the member of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists of the Cultural Agency Pro-gram. In his early works, Ishizuka explored photography through documenta-ry and artistic approach, and his photobook “PIPELINE ICELAND/ALASKA” (pub. Kodansha), the compilation of these early works, took the Higashikawa New Photographer Award in 2014. In 2016, he took the grand prize for Steidl Book Award Japan and his photobook “GOLD RUSH ALASKA” is planned to be published from Steidl. He joined the exhibition Syncopation: Contempo-rary encounters with the Modern Masters held in Pola Museum of Art and attracted attention for its installation work that was composed together with the modern paintings by Cézanne and Magritte. Recently, he has been explor-ing with spatiality of photographic expressions, for example, sculptural work made from a photographic paper exposed in the darkroom and mosaic work that weaves photographic papers in layers, whilst photography has become perceived as a plain code in our social media era. This year in 2022, Ishizuka will be exhibiting at, not just at KOTARO NUKAGA, Roppongi, but also in a group exhibition at Arts Maebashi and yearly exhibition called “DOMANI: tomorrow” at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

HISTORY

2020
Gold Rush California/ NZ, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan

2018
Middle of the Night, Akio Nagasawa Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

2017
panorama, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Demarcation, Gallery 916, Tokyo, Japan

2014
Pipeline Iceland/Alaska (collection exhibition for the New Photographer Award in the Higashikawa Awards) , Hasselblad Japan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013
Gold Rush Alaska Bonanza Trail, Gallery 916 Small, Tokyo, Japan

2012
Compound Eyes, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan
Glacier Diary Glacier Bay, Slope Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Gold Rush Alaska Chilkoot Trail, Slant, Kanazawa, Japan

2010
Glacial Diary In Patagonia, Slope Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Inner Passage, Gallery White Room, Tokyo, Japan

2007
WWWWW, Harajuku Kurkku Library, Tokyo, Japan
You Went Too Far North,Gallery Sora, Osaka, Japan
Trans Alaska Pipeline, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo 10, Shinjuku Epsite, Tokyo, Japan
10, Lotus Root Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2006
WWWWW, Lotus Root Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2002
Worldwidewarp, Visual Arts Gallery, Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka (traveling exhibition) , Japan

2001
Worldwidewonderful, Shinjuku Epsite, Tokyo, Japan

1999
Concrete Major Strategy, Galley Niepce, Tokyo, Japan

1998
Godsummer, Konica Photo Plaza, Tokyo, Japan

2021
The Past in Motion, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan

2019
Syncopation: Contemporary encounters with the Modern Masters, POLA Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
The 10th Gelatin Silver Session 2019, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2017
Tokyo Now, Espace des Coutures Saint Gervais, Paris, France

2015
Pipeline Australia, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata, Japan

2013
We Like Ueda: Shoji Ueda Centenary Event, Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography, Tottori, Japan

2012
The 6th Gelatin Silver Session 2012, Axis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Silent Month, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
Tokyo-ga, Gallery 21, Tokyo, Japan

2011
Breezeless, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2010
The 5th Gelatin Silver Session 2010, Axis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Paris Photo 2009, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

2006
New Vision Of Photography, Refined Nest Gallery, Shanghai, China

2003
Japan Professional Photographers’ Society Exhibition, Fuji Photo Salon, Tokyo, Japan

Wacoal Art Center, Japan

Ondulatoire #003

WORKS

NEWS

Gentaro Ishizuka ‘Ondulatoire’

From February 5th (Sat) to March 31st (Thu), 2022, KOTARO NUKAGA, Roppongi is pleased to present ‘Ondulatoire’, a solo exhibition by Gentaro Ishizuka. The exhibition will present 17 artworks including new worksby the artist. EXHIBITION DETAILS Gentaro Ishizuka, ‘Ondulatoire’ February 5 (Sat) – March 31 (Thu), 2022 11:00-18:00 (Tue – Sat) *Closed on Sun, Mon

Group Exhibition ‘The Past in Motion’

KOTARO NUKAGA, Tennoz will be pleased to announce a group exhibition by nine artists, ‘The Past in Motion’ from August 7th (Sat) to September 11th (Sat), 2021. Learn more Exhibition Outline Title : The Past in Motion Artist : Jean-Eugéne Atget, Darren Almond, Gentaro Ishizuka, Hirofumi Isoya, Ritsue Mishima, Man Ray, Kyoji Takubo, Kouichi Tabata, Tomoko Yoneda Date : August 7 (Sat) – September 11(Sat), 2021 

Gentaro Ishizuka “Gold Rush California/NZ”

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to present Gold Rush California/NZ, an exhibition of works by Gentaro Ishizuka. The show will open on July 11 and remain on view through August 29, 2020. Ishizuka is known for tackling motifs such as pipelines and glaciers, and this time he focused on the gold rush. In this exhibition we