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Clients and History

Namiko Kitaura was born in Tokyo in 1977. She aims to visualise the almost invisible aspects of the human condition that lie below the physical, and their juxtaposition: passion in depression, comfort in sadness, tranquility in chaos and beauty in ugliness.

Selected clients
Cartier
Condé Nast Italia
Dior
Kenzo
L’Oréal
Shiseido
Reporters Without Borders
UN / WHO
United Colors of Benetton
Wallpaper
L’Officiel Voyage
Vogue Nippon
Numero Tokyo
ELLE Japon

Selected exhibitions
2015: ‘Recollection’ @ CANON Gallery S, Tokyo
2014: ‘Yokohama Paratriennale 2014’ curated by Sachiko Namba @ Zou-no-hana terrace, Yokohama
2012: ‘KEEP A BREAST JAPAN Tokyo Love Show’ curated by Yasha Young @ Omotesando Hills, Tokyo
2012: ‘The Common’ curated by Arata Sasaki @ GYRE, Tokyo
2012: ‘Kū’ Solaé art gallery project @ Akasaka Biz tower, Tokyo
2011: ‘Chic Art Fair 2011’ with Galerie Florence Moll @ La Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris
2011: ‘Domestic Stills’ Solo exhibition @ Tokyo gallery, Tokyo
2008: ‘Out of Body’ video installation @ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
2006: ‘Tokyo Photo View’ sponsored by Polaroid, curated by Shigeo GOTO @ Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
2005: ‘Untitled’ @ Via Ventura ex-Faema, Milan

Awards
2015: Sponsorship by CANON (Japan)
2014: Sponsorship by Shiseido
2006: Sponsorship by L’Oreal Garnier Paris (France)
2006: Sponsorship by CANON (France)
2003-2005: Residency @ FABRICA the Benetton communication reserach center (Italy)
2005: PHoto España 2005 ‘Descubrimientos – One of the best selected portfolios’ (Spain)
2004: Sliver prize at Nagoya design DO competition (Japan)

Selected Publications and Bibliography
2010: ‘NY ARTS’ Vol 15 (US)
2009: ‘Hair’em Scare’em’ by gestalten (Germany)
2008: ‘IMAGES magazine’ November 2008 ‘Dior J’adore sous l’objectif de 5 photographes’ (France)
2006: ‘PHOTO’ December 2006 ‘Jeune Talent’ by Agnès Grégoire (France)
2006: ’Next Level’ Vol 05 (UK)
2005: ‘Great Escape’ by gestalten (Germany)


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