Chewing Gum and Chocolate

March 1 - April 9, 2016
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Born in Nagoya, Aichi 1930, died in Okinawa 2012


1950-1954 Aichi University, Nagoya

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Chewing Gum and Chocolate, MISA SHIN GALLLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Pencil of the Sun, Akio Nagasawa gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Afghanistan 1963, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
Shomei Tomatsu Island life, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Tomatsu Shomei and plants in Okinawa, Collection Gallery 2, Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Toki-wo-kezuru, Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan
Tomatsu Shomei Photographs, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
Nagasaki 11:02, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
Shomei Tomatsu The pencil of the Sun, Open Gallery, Canon S Tower, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Tomatsu Shomei Photographs, Tonami Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
2011 Shinjuku Turmoil, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
Tomatsu Shomei. Okinawa Photographs -Love Letter to the Sun, Okinawa Perfectual Museum & Art Museum, Naha, Japan
2010 TOMATSU SHOMEI: PHOTGRAPHS, Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi, Japan
2009 Nagasaki 11:02, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
2007 Tomatsu Shomei: Tokyo Mandala, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Aichi Mandala: Tomatsu Shomei’s Landscape, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
2003-4 Shomei Tomatsu: Three Decades in Color, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
2002 Okinawa Mandala, Urasoe Art Museum, Okinawa
2000 Nagasaki Mandala, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979, The Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, USA; Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, USA; Japan Society Gallery, New York, USA
The 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki: War and Peace, Hiroshima Prefectural Museum and Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
2nd Collection Gallery Exhibition 2015-16, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Conflict, Time, Photography, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Aichi Notes -Clay, Ceramics, Landscape and Memory, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Aichi, Japan
2014 Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London, UK
The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA, Crocker Art Museum, California, USA
2013 1968 -Japanese Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Memories of the Town: Yokosuka via photography and art, Yokosuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
2012 Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Busan Biennale 2012 -Garden of Leaning-, The Busan Biennale 2012, Busan, Korea
2011 Breaking News -Fukushima and the consequences-, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, German
2008-09 Ryukyu, Okinawa Two People Exhibition Higa Yasuo Ritual of Ryukyu: Tomatsu Shomei Chewing Gum and Chocolate, Canon Gallery S, Tokyo; Urasoe Art Museum, Okinawa
2003 Japan 1945-1975: A photographic Renewal, Patrimonie Photographique, Paris, France
The History of Japanese Photography, Museum Fine Arts, Houston Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
2000 How You Look at it: Photographs of the Twentieth Century, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany