Tomoko Yoneda

Born in Hyogo, Japan, in 1965. Lives and works in London. Yoneda continues making works projecting the memories and history associated with places and things. With ”Dialogue with Albert Camus” as her latest work, she is also known for the “Scene” series which focuses on sites of historic incidents, and “Between visible and invisible”, that presents eye glasses of major intellectual figures of the 20th century as motifs. In 1991, she received MA in Photography from Royal College of Art in London.


Selected exhibitions: Dialogue with Albert Camus, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris(2018), Discordant Harmony, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art(2015)/ Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts(2016), The 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju(2014), Aichi Triennale (2013), We shall meet in place where there is no darkness, Himeji City Museum of Art (2014)/ Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo(2013), Japanese House, ShugoArts(2011), An End is a Beginning, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art(2008), Venice Biennale, The 52nd International Art Exhibition(2007), A Decade After, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History(2005), Beyond Memory and Uncertainty, Shiseido Gallery(2003)


Selected Awards: NISSAN ART AWARD Finalist(2015)


Selected Publications: After the Thaw(AKAAKA Art Publishing, Inc.), We shall meet in place where there is no darkness(Heibonsya), An End is A Beginning(Hara Museum of Contemporary Art), between visible(NAZRAERI PRESS)


Selected Public Collections: British Council(London), Hara Museum of Contemporary Art(Tokyo), Harvard Art Museums(Boston), Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art(Kobe), IZU PHOTO MUSEUM(Shizuoka), Kadist Art Foundation(Paris and San Francisco), Mori Art Museum(Tokyo), Museum of Fine Arts(Houston), The National Museum of Art(Osaka), Queensland Art Gallery(Brisbane), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art(San Francisco), Tokyo Photographic Art Museum(Tokyo), Yokohama Museum of Art(Yokohama)


  • Tomoko Yoneda

    CORRESPONDENCE – Letter to a Friend

    Tomoko Yoneda

    CORRESPONDENCE – Letter to a Friend

    With the camera in hand, I visited these places in Algeria and France – these sources of creativity for Camus – and captured the afterimages of the era in which he lived, together with the light that inhabits them.
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