Kazuna Taguchi

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1979.


Graduated with a BFA in painting from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2003, and was awarded the University's Purchase Prize (Graduation Exhibition). In the same year she received the university's Ohashi Memorial Prize and was selected for a Holbein Scholarship. She has also recently received a scholarship in the Agency for Cultural Affairs’ Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists and is planning to reside in Vienna. In 2008 she won the Namura Priza and in 2010 The Gotoh Memorial Prize Foudation Newcomer’s prize of art. Major solo exhibitions include “It is as it is” at ShugoArts 2009 and ’Half in Gray’ at void + 2009.  Taguchi gained significant attention from the group exhibitions, 'Chaosmos '05 -Unreal Reality’, shown at the Sakura City Museum of Art, 2005, ’Trace Elements’ at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery 2008 and The Performance Space, Sydney 2008, ’ somewhere between me and this world Japanese contemporary photography’ at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 2012 and ’sleeping Beauty’, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima 2014.


Kazuna Taguchi has attracted international attention for her ability to blur the border between photography and painting. Her work involves creating a monochrome acrylic painting that is then photographed to produce a finished image in what has been described as "an alchemy-like manner that manipulates painting and photography", (Kyoji Maeda, 17 Feb, 2006, evening edition, Yomiuri Shimbun). The result ensures a peculiar other-worldliness that is central to the attraction of Taguchi's work.

Ausbildung


2005

Postgratued Studies, Tokyo University of the Arts (M.F.A), Japan


2008

Doktorat Haupfach Malerie, Tokyo Univerity of the Arts (Ph.D), Japan


2013 

Awarded the Fellowship of Overseas Study Program for Artists by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government



Einzelausstellungen


2016
„you are a mirror, reflecting me" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


2011

„grey,mosaicism" Eslite Gallery, Taipei, China


2010  
„It Is as it is" Gallery 2, Seoul, South Korea


2009   
„It is as it is" ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan
„Half in Gray, void+" Tokyo, Japan


2006  
„A Photograph Within,TARO NASU GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
„Taguchi Kazuna: Portrait of absence, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan


2005  
„Stars" Gallery KAKU, Tokyo, Japan
Galerija SKC, Beograd, Serbia and Montenegro
SAVREMENA Galerija, Zrenjanin, Serbia and Montenegro
Galerija ZLATNO OKO, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro
TARO NASU GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


2004   
Gallery KAKU, Tokyo, Japan
„Still Life" Gendai HEIGHTS GALLERY Den, Tokyo, Japan


2003    
„Lost Bromide: Tomohiro Nishimura Selection Vol.11" Gallery MAKI, Tokyo, Japan



Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen


2015
clk, capsule, Tokyo, Japan

2014
„TOKYO2020" Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
„Sleeping Beauty" Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

2013   
„THE CRIMSON SUN" ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan


2012 
„somewhere between me and this world" Japanese contemporary photography, Tokyo, Japan 

Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
„Parallel Visions: Japan and Korea Contemporary Photography" Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
„Pandemonium" XYZ collective, Tokyo, Japan
„recording line of sight" ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan


2011    
„simple things" Nagoya Citizens Gallery Yada, Aichi, Japan
„YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE–OUR MAGIC HOUR" Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan


2009    
„Mr. FREEDOM X, A+" Tokyo, Japan
„Re: Membering–Next of Japan" DOOSAN ART CENTER, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, South Korea
„Trace Elements: spirits and memory in Japanese and Australian photomedia" Performance Space, Sydney, Australia


2008    
„Biennale Cuvee" OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
„Faithful Documents: Japanese Contemporary Photography" AKI Gallery, Taipei, China
„Trace Elements: spirits and memory in Japanese and Australian photomedia" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


2007 
„Portrait Session" Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
„VOCA2007: The Vision of Contemporary Art" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
„The Photograph: What You See & What You Don't" Chinretsukan Gallery of The  University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
„Attempt" Museum Haus Kasuya, Kanagawa, Japan


2006   
„my cup of tea -Private Luxury, TARO NASU GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
„Rapt! 20 contemporary artists from Japan" organized by the Japan Foundation, Centre

for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and multiple venues in Australia
„Taipei Biennial: Dirty Yog", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, China


2005   
„Chaosmos '05: Unreal Reality" Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
„Like a Mysterious Revolving Door: The Interchange between Photography and Painting" Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


2004   
„Voice of Site: Tokyo-Chicago-New York" Chinretsukan Gallery of The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan



Preise


2010 
The Gotoh Memorial Prize Foudation new comer’s prize of art


2008 

Nomura Prize


2003    
Purchased Prize, Graduation Exhibition, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts



Sammlungen


Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Art, Tokyo
Museum Haus Kasuya, Kanagawa