wave
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
wave
medium:
Lambda print
date created:
2016
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Vein
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Vein
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2012
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Snare
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Snare
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2011
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Top
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Top
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2014
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Captive
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Captive
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2011
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Connect
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Connect
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2012
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Spawn
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Spawn
medium:
lambda print
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Step
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Step
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2011
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Trick
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Trick
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2009
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Axis
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Axis
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2011
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Screen
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Screen
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2013
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Bow
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Bow
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2012
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Cover
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Cover
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2015
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Double
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Double
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2013
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Division
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Division
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2014
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Feast
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Feast
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2010
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Gold
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Gold
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2015
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Island
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Island
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2015
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Hollow
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Hollow
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2013
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Lift
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Lift
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2014
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Powder
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Powder
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2011
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Blind
artist(s):
KUMI OGURO
title:
Blind
medium:
lambda print
date created:
2013
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biography

Kumi Oguro, born in Japan in 1972, started her study of photography in London in 1996, followed by further development at Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in Antwerp until 2003. She also experimented with video and installation in a postgraduate program, Transmedia in Brussels. Her research theme in the program was ‘Photographic film and Filmic photography’, in other words, the relation between still and moving image. This subject is also treated later on in her thesis for the master course, Filmstudies en Beeldcultuur (Film studies and Image Culture) at the University Antwerp in 2006, with the title ‘About the “filmic” in photography’. After these studies, she has concentrated again on the development of her photographic work.

Oguro is intrigued by the images of our dreams just before awakening: it is difficult to find the logic there, there is nothing to indicate time, the space is indeterminate. In her work, she tries to create an atmosphere that is quite close to those dream images. The faces of the models are hidden. It is not clear whether we see a frozen moment of what was going on (whatever it is) or rather if they are waiting to be awakened from a long, long sleep. It is important for Oguro to keep this ambiguity. These anonymous women are balancing on a thin line between the childlike and the sensual, the fragile and the destructive, the tragic and the playful.

In recent years, Oguro has participated in exhibitions in Belgium and also in Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Germany, The Netherlands, France and Japan. Her first book NOISE was published from Le caillou bleu (Brussels) in 2008. She has lived and worked in Antwerp since 1999. 

selected exhibitions