Momo OKABE   Bible & Dildo

2015 11/26(Thu)-12/22(Tue)

Gallery Naruyama is pleased to present Momo Okabe’s exhibition.
Okabe is the first Japanese photographer who has received Foam’s Paul Huf award (a photography prize initiated by Dutch museum “FOAM” for photographers under 35 across the world) in 2015.

Her autobiographical stories are expressed with unique colors. "Dildo" (Session Press N.Y. 2013) is a document of memories with the partner she loved deeply. "Bible" (Session Press N.Y. 2014) contains her imagined scenery acquired by undergoing a mental conflict.
Images such as wreckages caused by the earthquake or a sex-change operation are elegiac and give strong impressions though they are not a sorrow of the end. She considers they are the starting point and describes conflicts without any attitude.

1981 Born in Tokyo in 1981
2004 Received B.F.A. in photography from Nihon University of Art
1999 Special Award "The 8th Exhibition of New Cosmos of Photography" selected by Nobuyoshi Araki P3 Art and Environment,Tokyo
2002 Fine prize for "The 19th 3.3sqm Exhibition”Guardian Garden,Tokyo
2014 Prize for "KASSEL PHOTO BOOK AWARD" The Photobook Museum,Cologne
2015 Received "Foam's Paul Huf Award" Foam Museum, Amsterdam

2012 "UNSEEN/TSUNAMI" (with Kohey Kanno) ( Dashwood Books, NY)
2013“DILDO” (session press, 2013) selected for 2013 PHOTOEYE BEST PHOTOBOOK by Hisako Motoo.
2014“BIBLE” (session press, 2014) selected for KASSEL PHOTOBOOK AWARD 2014 by Manik Katyal; PHOTOEYE BEST BOOK 2014 by Colin Pantall and Manik Katyal; CLAXTON PROJECTS

Momo OKABE   Bible & Dildo

Gallery Naruyama
Matsuoka Kudan Building #205, 2-2-8 Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0074
Hours: 13:00-19:00
Closed on Wednesday, Sunday, Holiday

[Bible] ©Momo Okabe

[Bible] ©Momo Okabe