Star Boy


Friday, October 13 – Saturday, November 4, 2023
12:00–19:00(Wednesday – Friday), 12:00–17:00(Saturday)
By Appointment only on Tuesday

We are delighted to present Hiromi Kakimoto’s new series Star Boy: Night of the Flood. Kakimoto was inspired to create it after seeing photographs of her late father in an old family photo album. This led her to reflect on the relationship between photography and memory and the nature of media, while drawing on anecdotes she heard from her father during his lifetime.

Kakimoto debuted with Returning Memory, in which she explored her own past memories in the process of photographing her younger sister. In Little World she evoked an ideal world in the imaginations of young girls, and in her signature series The Time of the Cocoon she summoned images from the subconscious mind derived from girls’ memories and dreams. During residencies in Switzerland and Sweden, she became interested in the process of constructing new narratives from ambiguous memories, and went on to photographically reconstruct memories occupying an interzone between the real and the unreal and traditions that have been passed down through generations.

Kakimoto’s new series to be exhibited here is based on memories of an unprecedentedly personal nature, and is sure to reveal a new side of her unique vision.

Kakimoto Hiromi


1976 Born in Osaka and Currently lives in Kyoto
1997 Graduated Japan institute of Photography and Film
1999 Graduated from Seian University of Art And Design

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Star Boy -Night of the Flood-. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2021 Merge Imago. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2019 Holy Gardeny. SPACE PLACE, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
2014 Weaving a Memory. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2010 The time of the cocoon. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2005 Little World. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2002 Little World. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2001 Little World. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
1999 The memory to return circulation. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2023 Seian Arts Attention 16: Error of Reality. Seian Arts Center, Otsu, Japan
2022 It is, Probably, me. azumagaoka articulation, Yokohama, Japan
2021 Poetry of Clothing -Maryam Kordbacheh × Hiromi Kakimoto-. GOOD NATURE STATION 4F GALLERY, Kyoto, Japan
2017 Crossing Views Stockholm. Hotel Diplomat, Stockholm, Sweden
FEMALE FORCE FROM JAPAN. Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2016 Memory and Information. KNOWLEDGE SALON Creative Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2015 taguchi fine art + The Third Gallery Aya in Nakanoshima hosted by Kumi Okumura. Nakanoshima Banks de sign de >, Osaka, Japan
2014 Regards Croisés. Regent Center Crans-Montana, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Crossing Views. Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Tokyo, Japan
JAPON. Centre D'art Contemporain de Meymac, Meymac, France
Basically. Forever. The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Shaba Shaba returns. Kaigandoori Gallery CASO, Osaka , Japan
2012 From Sea. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2011 5 women's eyes. msc Gallery in Doshisya Women College, Kyoto, Japan
Tokyo Frontline. 3331 Art Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Opening Fair. Trunk Gallery 81, Seoul, Korea
2005 Good bye, Thank you for 'Shaba Shaba'. Calo bookshop and cafe, Osaka, Japan
Women who challenge the phantasy of mirages. The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
2003 Women's core playgame. z platz museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2002 Family, Fantasy. photographer's gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Boneless Fish, Soundless Wind, A Story without Darkness. Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan
1999 99Photograph "A human town” Project Part. 2. Guardian Garden,Tokyo
1998 The photograph exhibitions of twelve people. Douzidai Gallery,Kyoto
Selections from the Collection - Young Portfolio Acquisitions 1995-97. Kiyosato Museum of Fhotographic Arts, Hokuto, Japan
1997 Higashikawa Free Forum 1997 Photographic Independant exhibition. Higashikawa Culture Gallery, Higashikawa, Japan
1996 Naked Emotion. Planet Hall, Osaka, Japan

Workshops / Slide shows

2003 Shaba-Shaba Slide show. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
Shaba-Shaba Slide lecture. Japan institute of Photography and Film, Osaka, Japan
2002 Shaba-Shaba Slide show. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
Shaba-Shaba Slide lecture. Japan institute of Photography and Film, Osaka, Japan
Shaba-Shaba Slide show. photographer's gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Shaba-Shaba Workshop - Photographs Slide lecture. gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan

Art Fair

2022 Art Osaka 2022. Osaka City Central Hall, Osaka, Japan
Hibiya Okuroji Photo Fair. Hibiya Okuroji, Tokyo, Japan
Paris Photo 2022 Online Viewing Room.
2021 Art Osaka 2021. Osaka City Central Public Hall, Osaka, Japan
Paris Photo 2021. Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris, France
2016 ART OSAKA 2016. HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA, Osaka, Japan
2014 ART OSAKA 2014. HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA, Osaka, Japan
2010 ART OSAKA 2010. Dojima Hotel, Osaka, Japan


2016 Little World. Lille: iKi
2014 Crossing Views Ⅰ. Crans-Montana: CMarts
2003 Shaba Shaba 2nd issue. Self-publishing
2002 Shaba Shaba 1st issue. Self-publishing
2001 Photographer's Diary 2001. Self-publishing

Public Collections

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
Japan institute of Photography and Film
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