Biography

 

Kouta Takahashi

 

Born in Akita, Japan, in 1986. He became interested in photography as a way of giving expression to questions raised in his mind from contact with society and people. Launching his career as an artist in 2019. He does projects based on careful research, composing visual narratives interwoven with archival and other material, which he gives form to handmade books. The visual story 80°05′, which was started in 2020 and asks what motivates explorers, was shortlisted for the LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2022  and the Cologne PhotoBookMuseum Dummy Award 2023. It was also one of the winners of the open call for photobooks at the Belfast Photo Festival 2024. Selected exhibitions include KYOTOGRAPHIE "KG+SELECT" finalist exhibition (Kyoto, 2023).

 

 

髙橋 こうた

 

1986年 秋田県生まれ。秋田大学工学資源学部卒業。社会や人と接する中で抱いた疑問を、個人の記憶や歴史背景のリサーチを通して可視化することに興味があり、2019年に作家活動を開始。手製の写真集を主な表現媒体とし、アーカイブ素材も織り交ぜたビジュアルストーリーを構築する。2020年に着手した冒険家の動機を探るストーリー作品「80°05′」は、2022年アルル国際写真祭 LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award、2023年ケルンフォトブックミュージアム Dummy Award でショートリストに選出。また2024年にイギリスの国際写真祭 Belfast Photo Festival フォトブック部門受賞作品のひとつに選出される。主な展示に、京都国際写真祭「KG+SELECT」ファイナリスト展(京都, 2023年)、「80°05′」出版記念展(72Gallery / 東京, 2024年)など。

 

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Awards

2024   Belfast Photo Festival  -Open Call Photobook- "80°05′", Winner

2023   PhotoBookMuseum Dummy Award  "80°05′", Shortlist

2023   KG+SELECT Award  "80°05′", Finalist

2022   Photolucida Critical Mass  "80°05′", Top 200

2022   Luma Rencontres Dummy Award Arles  "80°05′", Shortlist

2022   IMA next  -#27 OPEN CALL- "80°05′", Shortlist

2021   Portrait of Japan  "80°05′", Shortlist

2021   PX3  "Greedy Otherworld", Honorable Mention

Exhibitions

Solo

2024   "80°05′", Book Launch  |72Gallery / Tokyo, Japan

2023   "80°05′", KG+SELECT  |Horikawa Oike Gallery / Kyoto, Japan

 

Group / Festivals

2024   Belfast Photo Festival   Photobook Exhibitions / Belfast, UK

2024   "Phenomemon", KG+  |NOW & THEN / Kyoto, Japan

2023   Night of Photography   Museum of Warsaw / Poland

2023   Les Rencontres d'Arles   Papeteries Étienne / Arles, France 

2023   Dreams & Science   |Itabashi Science Museum / Tokyo, Japan

2023   Dummy Award exh tour   Cologne, Barcelona and more.

2022   Les Rencontres d'Arles   |Espace Van Gogh / Arles, France 

2021   "INTUITION", KG+   |ANTEROOM / Kyoto, Japan

2021   Portrait of Japan   |Shibuya Signage / Tokyo, Japan

2020   New Japan Photo Final   |MIDORI.so / Tokyo, Japan

2020   New Japan Photo 10   |CHI-KA / Dubai, UAE

2019   fotogo - f5 -   |Galerie Planète Rouge / Paris, France

2019   TOKYO / JAPAN   |THE KNOT Shinjuku / Tokyo, Japan  

Books

2024   80°05′(Artist Edition) Self-Published

Media

2023   Audioteca Fotografica  Spain

2023   The Japan News - by The Yomiuri Shimbun  |Japan

2022   IMA Online  |Japan

2022   PX3  -Prix de la Photographie Paris  France

2021   WONDER  Taiwan

Tokyo

Paris

Arles

Warsaw

Dubai