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Naoki Honjo

Diplomat of media art, college of arts at Tokyo Polytechnic University. Established his own style of photography by taking landscapes and personality in miniature figure by 4 x 5 camera. Received 32nd Ihei Kimura prize with "small planet".

1978 Born in Tokyo, Japan
2002 B.A. Tokyo Polytechnic University, Department of Photography
2004 MFA, Tokyo Polytechnic University Graduate School of Arts, Media Art Course

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020 (un)real utopia, Ichihara Lakeside Museum , Chiba
2019 small planet, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo
2016 tokyo, CANON GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2015 plastic nature, nap gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 SHINKIROU, Yokkaichi Municipal Museum, Yokkaichi, Japan
p, America-Bashi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 diorama, SHADAI Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011 light house Skåne, nap gallery, Tokyo,
Light House Tokyo, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Scripted Las Vegas, epSITE, Tokyo, Japan
Scripted Las Vegas, Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan
2007 Small Planet, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2006 Play Room, Mito contemporary art center/Art Tower Mito Criterium, Mito, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 #005 PHOTO Playground - Playground -, Ginza Sony Park GL, Tokyo
2018 Merci Summer, nap galery, Tokyo
2015 A Bird’s-eye View of the World, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2012 Waiting for the First Train, TOKYO STATION GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Café in Mito 2011–Relationships in Color–, ART TOWER MITO, Mito, Japan
2009 Visual Deception, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
2008 Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Faithful Documents–Japanese Contemporary Photography, Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 Osaka Art Kaleidoscope, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan


2006 The 32nd The Kimura Ihei Commemorative Photography Award, Japan


2016 TOKYO, Little More, Japan
2013 SHINKIROU, Little More, Japan
2010 Treasure Box, Kodansha Ltd. Japan
2006 Small Planet, Little More, Japan

Public Collections

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA

Yokkaichi Municipal Museum, Yokkaichi, Japan

Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan

Top Museum, Tokyo, Japan