Tomohiro Muda

WORKS

  • KF-01

  • M-01

  • CK-08

  • CK-01-scaled

  • M-16

BIOGRAPHY

1956- Born in Nara Prefecture

1980- Graduates from Department of Education, Waseda University

1982- Begins career as an independent photographer

In 1988, Muda presented “The Land of Sherpa” his first private exhibition, featuring photographs he took during his stay in the Himalayan village of Sherpa. He later traveled around the world to capture images of various Japanese, Romanesque and Byzantine art, as well as Buddhist ruins such as Chinese cave art, the Borobudur, Angkor and Ajanta. Using “Spaces for Prayer, Forms of Prayer” as a theme, he displayed them through photo exhibitions and publications. Muda has also exhibited numerous photographs as fine art with a focus on “light” and “presence”, including “Rome, The Wall of Time”, “Face of Iron” and “Portraits of Poli”, in which he depicts Poli, a medieval Italian town in the mountains.

[Solo Exhibitions]

1994 Ritratti di Poli (Parazzo Conti, Italy)

2005 Yungang Grottoes (Mayuyama & Co., LTD., Tokyo)

2008 In The Shadow (Galerie Etienne de Causans, Paris)

2009 Clair Obscur (Mayuyama & Co., LTD., Tokyo) 23 Feb. – 7 Mar.

2009 Clair Obscur (Galerie Frédéric Moisan, Paris) 9 Apr. – 9 May

2010 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Palas de Rei (Lugo, Spain) Comarcal Center A Ulloa) 2 – 31 Mar.

2010 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Ames (A Coruña, Spain) Palace of A Peregrina.) 6 Apr. – 7 May

2010 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Redondela (Pontevedra, Spain) “Casa da Torre” Pilgrims Hostel) 12 May – 9 June

2010 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Dumbría (A Coruña, Spain) Civic Center of Dumbría) 15 June – 16 July

2010 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view(Muxía (A Coruña, Spain) Social Center, Multiple Services Building) 3 – 30 Aug.

2010 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Fisterra (A Coruña, Spain) Fisterra lighthouse) 2 – 30 Sep.

2010 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Lübeck, GermanyMuseum of the Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck Germany) 31 Oct. – 22 Nov.

2011 Yungang Grottoes (Mayuyama & Co., LTD., Tokyo) 1 – 13 Mar.

2011 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Hannover,
GermanyConsulate General) 17 Mar. – 14 Apr.

2011 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Spanisches Generalkonsulat Hannover, Germany) 18 Mar. – 14 Apr.

2011 Cistercians (Nagano & Co., LTD., Tokyo) 16 May – 4 June

2011 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Buxtehude, Germany) 7 – 27 May

2011 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Hamburg,
GermanyCervantes Institute) 6 Sep. – 7 Oct.

2011 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Instituto Cervantes Hamburg, Germany) 7 Sep – 10 Oct

2011 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Kiel, GermanyInstitute of Spanish Language and Culture) 28 Oct. – 26 Nov.

2011 Sacred place, Prayer, Fantasy Exhibition of Photograph(KOUMI-MACHI KOUGEN MUSEUM OF ART, koumi-machi, Nagano) 17 Sep-13 Nov

2012 OKUGAKE (Kimpusen-ji, Yoshinoyama, Nara) 31 Mar.- 7 June

2012 The Land of Sherpa (Gallery YYZ, Tokyo) 17-24 Dec.

2013 LES MURS DU TEMPS (Galerie Yoshii Paris, France) 5-16 Nov.

2013 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Almería, Spain)

2013 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (Castuera (Badajoz, Spain))

2013 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view (León, Spain)

2014 Santiago-Kumano, Ways of Pilgrimage. Tomohiro Muda and Luis Ocaña.

2014 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view(Malaga, Spain: Athenaeum of Malaga) 17 – 31 Jan.

2014 ICON OF TIME –Memories of Tsunami that Struck Japan (The Shoto Museum of Arts, Tokyo) 18 Jan. – 2nd Feb.

2014 MIZU NO BO(Kashima Arts Co., Ltd., Tokyo) 9-29 Sep.

2015 Borobudur(Mayuyama & Co., LTD., Tokyo) 23 Feb. – 7 Mar.

2015 Zao Gongen and the Secret Treasures of Shugendo (Mitsui Memorial Museum) 29 Aug. – 3 Nov.

2015 CHI-KU NO BO(Kashima Arts Co., Ltd., Tokyo) 5-20 Sep.

2015 The Wall(Gallery Cocon, Tokyo) 16 Oct. – 8 Nov.

2016 Icons of Time Memories of the Tsunami that Struck Japan Photographs by Tomohiro Muda(The Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney) 1 Mar. – 15 Apr.

2016 The Power of Colors (Musee Tomo, Tokyo) 6 Aug.- 4 Dec.

2016 KA・FU NO BO(Kashima Arts Co., Ltd., Tokyo) 10 – 24 Sep.

2016 Tomohiro Muda: Mizu-no-bo “Aspects of Water”(Erik Thomsen, New York) 12 Sep.- 7 Oct.

2017 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view(Valencia, Spain. Palau de Pineda) 9 – 27 Feb.

2017 Tomohiro Muda: ROMANESQUE(Mayuyama & Co., LTD., Tokyo) 13-25 Feb.

2017 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view(Caudete, Spain. House of Culture of the City Council.) 9 – 27 Mar.

2017 Tomohiro Muda: ‘GOSE’—Fragments of the Universe(Artarea B1, Osaka / Akatuka-tei, Nara Gose) 8-31 Mar.

2017 ICONS OF TIME; Memories of the Tsunami that Struck Japan — A photographic exhibition by Tomohiro Muda(The Fitzrovia Chapel, London) 17 – 21 May

2017 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view(Ávila, Spain. Municipal Auditorium.) 30 Mar. – 15 Apr.

2017 Waves of the Lotus(Yehjinfal, Taipei) 17 – 19 June

2017 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view(Barcelona, Spain. Civic Center Tomasa Cuevas) 7 – 27 June

2017 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view(Barcelos, Portugal. Gothic house) 14 July – 6 Aug.

2017 The Way of St. James. Tomohiro Muda, a eastern view(Astorga, Spain. Chapel of San Esteban) 7 – 29 Dec.

2017 Kabe / Ishi, Kioku (Genra Art) 6 – 17 Oct.

2017 SHARDS OF MEMORY photographic installation by Tomohiro Muda (Chihanan, Shizuoka) 3 Nov. – 2 Dec.

2018 Kabe-Himitsunoarika by Tomohiro Muda (Ikeda Museum of Art in 20th Century, Shizuoka) 28 June – 9 Oct.

2019 MINAMO by Tomohiro Muda (Luca Scandinavia, Ginza) 12 Oct. – 21 Oct.

2019 Voice of Stons by Tomohiro Muda (Art Genra, Kanazawa) 2 Nov. – 23 Nov.

 

[Group Exhibitions]

1988 The land of Sherpa (Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo)

1993 Portraits of Poli (I.C.A.C. Westin Gallery, Tokyo)

2002 The Cloister of Sant Domingo de Silos (Exile Gallery, Kyoto)

2004 Spaces of Prayer, Forms of Prayer (IMPLEO Gallery, Tokyo)

2005 Pilgrimage, Japanese Beauty (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)

2005 Rome, The Wall of Time (Gallery Fukka, IMPLEO Gallery, Tokyo)

2006 Tomohiro Muda, In Praise of Japanese Beauty (Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo)

2007 Face of Iron (Gallery Fukka, Tokyo) 9-27 Apr. 2007.

2007 The Art of the Romanesque (The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)

2008 Romanesque–Lurk in the Shadowds (Gallery Fukka, Tokyo) 9-21 June 2008.

2008 Santiago-Kumano. Caminos de Peregrinación (Tanabe Wakayama, Japan / Paris, France / Santiago, Spain / Tokyo, Japan)

2008 Santiago-Kumano. Caminos de Peregrinación (Mitsuo Aida Museum,Tokyo) 16 Dec. 2008 – 15 Mar. 2009

2009 Al oeste ( gallery uchiumi, Tokyo) 17 – 30 Oct.

2010 The Wall of Time (marunouchi gallery, Tokyo) 16 Nov. – 11 Dec.

2014 As Pure As the Lotus — East Asian Ceramics and the Eyes of the Photographer MUDA Tomohiro(THE MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL CERAMICS, Osaka) 12 Apr. – 27 Jul.