Tokyo Rumando was born in 1980 in Tokyo. Self-taught, she began shooting photographs in 2005 and mainly focuses on self-portraits. Active in and out of Japan, her series “Orphée” was a part of the group exhibition “Performing for the Camera” at Tate Modern (London) in 2016, and her solo exhibition “The Story of S” was held at Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany) in 2020. Her solo exhibitions include, ”I’m only happy when I’m naked” (Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp, 2018; Taka Ishii Gallery Photography Paris, 2016); “S” (Zen Foto Gallery, 2018); “Orphée” (Tokyo Light Room, Place M, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, 2014); “REST 3000~ STAY 5000~” (Zen Foto Gallery, 2012); “Hotel Life” (Place M, Tokyo, 2012). Her photobooks include S (2018); selfpolaroids (2017), Orphée (2014), and Rest 3000~ Stay 5000~ (2012), all published by Zen Foto Gallery. In July 2021, Tokyo Rumando will participate in the group exhibition “Tokyo: Art & Photography” at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Selected Publications

2018 "S" (Zen Foto Gallery)
2017 "selfpolaroids" (Zen Foto Gallery)
2017 "Another Orphee" (Private Edition)
2014 "Orphée" (Zen Foto Gallery)
2012 "REST 3000~ STAY 5000~" (Zen Foto Gallery)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 "S TRIP", Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo
2020 "The Story of S" 6 1/2 Wochen、Museum Folkwang, Essen
2018 "S", Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo
2017 "I’m only happy when I’m naked", IBASHO Gallery, Antwerp
2016 "I’m only happy when I’m naked", Taka Ishii Gallery Photography Paris
2014 "Orphée", Tokyo Light Room, Japan
2014 "Orphée", PLACE M, Tokyo
2012 "REST3000 -, STAY5000 -", Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo
2012 "Hotel Life", PLACE M, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 "Tokyo: Art & Photography", Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
2021 "The Female Side of the Moon", Galerie Z22, Berlin
2019 "Mirrors - The Reflected Self", Museum Rietberg, Zürich
2019 "Japanese Nude", Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis, Leiden
2018 "Polaroid, Recits de L'intime" Galerie Écho 119, Paris
2018 "Double Method", Daiwa Foundation, Japan House Gallery, London
2018 “Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts Basically. Forever. 2018”, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
2017 "Female Force From Japan", IBASHO Gallery, Antwerp
2017 "i am an object", Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo
2016 "YP’15 Young Portfolio Acquisition", Kiyosato Photo Art Museum, Japan
2016 "Shikijo: eroticism in Japanese photography", Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2016 "Performing for the camera", Tate Modern, London
2015 "fotofever", Paris
2014 "Rosso di Donna", LaBarbagianna Gallery, Italy
2014 "fotofever", Paris
2014 "TOKYO PHOTO”, Japan
2012 "No Found Photo Fair”, Paris
2012 "TOKYO PHOTO", Japan


Kiyosato Photo Art Museum

Gallery Exhibitions

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Tokyo Rumando

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