Japanese, born in 1969
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

Asako Shimizu?s unique approach towards photography is derived from her belief in the original power of camera to visualize emotions which beyond our visual perceptions. As an artist, she disciplines her self-express impulsion and instead let a machine interacts to the world and focus images of unexpected figures and values inherited to a subject. This objective sense makes the series of works narrative and fantastic providing the pure joy of integrating ourselves into the images.

?On Her Skin? series was celebrated as an Excellence Award Winner of ?New Cosmos of Photography?, selected by Mr. Fumio Nanjo, director of Mori Art Museum. For the first time in Europe the series has been featured at Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, 2013. Her work has been shown in personal and group exhibitions in Europe as well as in New York and Japan notably at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Since 2013, Asako Shimizu has been represented by NextLevel Galerie, Paris.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Storyteller, NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France

2014
Sony Imaging Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013
On her Skin, NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France
Tokyo Arts Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Infinity, Wada Garou, Tokyo, Japan
On her Skin, Wada Garou, Tokyo Japan

2004
Body Heat in a dream, Art Space Moter, Tokyo, Japan

2002
Forgotten curves, Gallery Hokari, Tokyo, Japan


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Ailleurs en Folie Tokyo, Mons 2015, curated by Valérie Douniaux and Thomas Duchatelet, Maison Folie, Mons, Belgium

2014
Unseen Photo Fair, NextLevel Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013
Unseen Photo Fair, NextLevel Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012
Yokohama Photo Art Collection, Kanagawa, Japan

2010
Scope New York, NYC, USA

2006
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan


AWARDS

2006
«New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo, Excellence Award winner, Tokyo, Japan

2005
«Tokyo Competition» Winner, Tokyo, Japan


EDUCATION

1993
Graduated from Nihon University College of Art, Department of Photography