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Koji ONAKA

Koji ONAKA

Japanese

Place of Birth
Fukuoka, Japan in 1960

Nationality
Japanese

Place of Residence
Tokyo, Japan

Official Site
www.onakakoji.com

Studies/Work-Études/Travail

  • 1960 Born in Fukuoka prefecture in Japan
  • 1982 Graduated from Tokyo Photograph College (present name/Tokyo Visual Arts).

Participated in the gallery «Image shop CAMP».

  • 1988 Opened up the gallery «KAIDO» at Tokyo (It was managed untill 1992.).
  • 2002 Participated in the gallery «photographers’ gallery» at Tokyo.
  • 2007 Reopened up the gallery «KAIDO» at Tokyo


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  • 1960 Né à Fukuoka, Japon
  • 1982 Diplômé de l’école Tokyo Photograph College (maintenant Tokyo Visual Arts).

Participation à la galerie «Image shop CAMP».

  • 1988 Ouvre la galerie «KAIDO» à Tokyo (Dirigé jusqu’en 1992.).
  • 2002 Participe à la galerie «photographers’ gallery» à Tokyo.
  • 2007 Réouverture de la galerie «KAIDO» à Tokyo

Solo exhibitions/Expositions personnelles

2013 «My favorite 21» Zen photo gallery Roppongi, Tokyo
2012 «I’m full» Sorajuku, Tokyo/Athens, Osaka
2012 «Koji Onaka» CARRÉ AMELOT, La Rochelle, France
2010 «Tokyo Candy Box» LE PLAC’ART PHOTO, Paris
2010 «Horse & Cactus 2» Emon photo gallery, Tokyo
2009 «SEITAKA-AWADACHISO/NOGATA» Tanio Musium, Fukuoka
2008 «The Dog in France» Nadar, Osaka
2007 «Horse&Cactus- in Mexico» Emon photo gallery, Tokyo
2007 «DRAGONFLY» Chukyo University gallery C・Square
2006 «GARSSHOPPER» ZEIT FOTO SALON, Tokyo
2005 «Latvia,Spain» Visual Arts gallery, Tokyo
2003 «slow boat» photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
2003 «MATATABI» ZEIT FOTO SALON, Tokyo
2002 «Tokyo1984-91/Reaview mirror part2» photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
2001 «Tokyo Candy Box» PLACE M, Tokyo /Visual Arts, Tokyo/ Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo
1998 «Machikage» Studio EBIS Photo Gallery, Tokyo
1996 «DISTANCE» mole, Tokyo/BERG, Tokyo
1993 «Seitaka Awadachi-sou» Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo
1988-91 series «Seitaka Awadachi-sou» a total of 32 times, gallery KAIDO, Tokyo
1983 «Seitaka Awadachi-sou no aru machi»CAMP, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions/Expositions collectives

2011 «Sigeichi Nagano & Koji Onaka // Ce qui se défait» PHOTO4, Paris France.
2010 «Voyages» The Japan Foundation, Leira Portugal, Toluca Mexico.
2010 «Daegu Photo Biennale» Culture and Art Center, Daegu Korea.
2010 «Landscape of Ashikaga» Ashikaga Art Museum, Tochigi.
2009 «Voayages» The Japan Foundation Paris France/Toluca Mexico/Lisbon Portugal/Tokyo
2009 «THE MANILA BOX» Kaida gallery Manila Phillipin
2007 «Japan Caught by Camera» Shanghai Musium China
2007 «RECENT ACQUISITIONS» Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
2005 «Takaramono-My precious:Photos and words five contenporary japanese photographers» Yokohama citizens gallery,Yokohama
2002-3 «BLACK OUT/Contemporary Japanese Photography»
The Japan Foundation Roma/Paris/Tokyo
2002 «The18th Higasikawa Photofiesta» Higashikawa Culture Gallery, Hokkaido

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Books & Publications/Livres & Publications

1991 «Seitaka Awadachi-sou» Sokyu-sha
1996 «DISTANCE» Mole
2001 «Tokyo Candy Box» Wize Shuppan
2001 «hysteric Five : Onaka Koji» hysteric glamour
2003 «slow boat» Sokyu-sha
2005 «in-between Latvia,Spain» EU-Japan fest Japan Committee
2006 «GRASSHOPPER» Tosei-sha
2007 «DRAGONFLY» Tosei-sha
2008 «slow boat second publish» Schaden.com-Cologne
2008 «The Dog in France» Sokyu-sha
2008 «1983 Nogata:Echoes of Coal and Steel» Grafica
2011 «Umimachi» Super Labo
2011 «Long time no see» Média immédiat-France
2012 «Matatabi» Super Labo
2012 «DISTANCE» matatabi library
2012 «Umimachi・1997» matatabi library
2013 «twin boat» session press-New York
2013 «Lucky Cat» matabi library
2014 «EXTRA HARD» Matatabi Library

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Award

1992 The 4th Shasin-no-kai prize
2002 The18th Higasikawa new photographer prize
2006 The Photographic Society of Japan new photographer prize

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Collection

Fondation A Stichting-Brussels
Carré Amelot- La Rochelle-France
Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of photography
Higashikawa Culture Gallery-Hokkaido

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