AKIRA RACHI

b.1980, Shizuoka, JAPAN


EDUCATION

2004-2007   BA (Hons) Photography, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK
1999-2003   BA (Hons) Social Science, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

EXHIBITIONS
2009     frames. taro nasu gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2008     place, gallery 176 (Osaka, Japan)
2008     laboratory for place, gallery 176 (Osaka, Japan)

2007     gravity, neunplus gallery (Berlin, Germany) supported by Japan Foundation

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008     freshfacedandwildeyed 08, the photographers' gallery (London, UK)
2007     nexus, La Viande (London, UK)

2007     Degree exhibition, text and works gallery (Poole, UK
)
2006     New Visions of Japanese Photography, Refined Nest Gallery (Shanghai, China)
2005     AOP Student Award 2005, AOP Gallery (London, UK)

RESIDENCIES
2007     residency in the Estonian Artists' Association(EEA), Tallinn, Estonia

AWARDS/GRANTS
2008     freshfacedandwildeyed 08 Award by the photographers' gallery, London
2007     grants from The Japan Foundation
2005     finalist, AOP Student Award 2005

PUBLIC COLLECTION
2006     Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts

ART FAIR
2006     Shanghai Art Fair, China

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2009     INVISIBLE MAN PAPER vol.2
2008     STUDIO VOICE Octber 2008
2006     STUDIO VOICE July 2006

2006     catalogue "New Visions of Japanese Photography"
2005     IMAGE, 357 June 2005

BOOK PROJECTS
2008     Terrence Smith(ed.). Impossible Documents. (ed/9)
2006     Marthe Fjellestad(ed.). stakitt. (remitted edtion 40 copies)