The Inside of Life


Saturday, January 29, 2022–Saturday, February 26, 2022
12:00–19:00(Wednesday – Friday), 12:00–17:00(Saturday)
By Appointment only on Tuesday

©︎ISHIKAWA Ryuichi

We are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of the work of Ishikawa Ryuichi, titled Inside of Life.
For his series Camp, exhibited in 2016, the artist completed a survival climb, ascending a mountain with minimal equipment, securing his own food on site, and documenting the experience on film.
Five years after Camp, he has produced a new series, which was exhibited at a solo show in Tokyo in 2021. It will be shown in Osaka for the first time.

Ishikawa says, “I have ventured deep into the natural world and experienced its overwhelming power. This enabled me to realize that things and phenomena are not distinct but linked in a continuous gradation, a cycle of which I too am part.”
Here, too, he maintains the stance of capturing the essence of his subjects by engaging with them head-on through the camera lens. The viewer of these photographs may experience an unprecedented illusion of actually encountering living things.

Ishikawa Ryuichi


1984 Born in Okinawa Prefecture
2006 Begins photography. Graduates from Okinawa International University
2008 Studies avant-garde dance with Seiryu Shiba
2010 Studies photography with Tetsushi Yuzaki

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 RECORDry. gallery kto, Nagoya, Japan
The Inside of Life. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
zk. PURPLE, Kyoto, Japan
2021 The Inside of Life. Saiart, Tokyo, Japan
Skin of Grass. Gallery KTO, Tokyo, Japan
2019 home work. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
2018 OUTREMER. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
zkop: a blessing in disguise. Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London, Japan
home work. Chiten, Kyoto, Japan
adrenamix. PIN-UP, Ginowan, Japan
2017 For vegetation, For land. Chiten, Kyoto, Japan
OUTREMER. ATSUKOBAROUH arts drinks talk, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Camp. PINEBROOKLYN, Osaka, Japan
adrenamix. Pulp, Osaka, Japan
Camp. WAG Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Camp / A Grand Polyphony. Have a nice day Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Camp. SLANT, Kanazawa, Japan
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. ART GALLERY MITSUBISHI ESTATE ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. AM, Tokyo, Japan
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. Epson Imaging Gallery Epsite (epSITE), Tokyo, Japan
2015 +zkop. Okinawa Contemporary Art Center, Naha, Japan
adrenamix. Shinjuku Photo & Bar nagune, Tokyo, Japan
Okinawan Portraits. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
A Grand Polyphony. Galerie Nord, Paris, France
2014 zkop. ATSUKOBAROUH, Tokyo, Japan
Okinawan Portraits 2010-2012. PLACE M, Tokyo, Japan
A Grand Polyphony. Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Osaka Nikon Salon, Osaka, Japan
RYUICHI ISHIKAWA. gallery Lafayette, Okinawa, Japan
2010 Brain Portraits. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha, Japan
Mei. Gallery oMac
, Naha, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Collection 1 Distant Place / Nearby Place. The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Nujun. Gallery rougheryet, Okinawa, Japan
Paris Photo 2022 Online Viewing Room.
Still Alive: Aichi Triennale 2022. Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan
Mori Ishikawa Sansui Pictures. Ku Ren Boh, Tokyo, Japan
2021 Alternative Kyoto. Hachiman, Kyoto, Japan
A Grand Moment. The 5TH Floor, Tokyo, Japan
2020 Decades 2000_2020. Kana Kawanishi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Heroes and People in the Japanese Contemporary Art. Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Artist Today. Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, Naha, Japan
Reborn Art Festival 2019. Ishinomaki, Japan
2018 ISHIKAWA Naoki / ISHIKAWA Ryuichi Photo exhibition in Shiretoko Top End2. Yume Hall Shiretoko, Shiretoko, Japan
2017 Nissan Art Award 2017: Exhibition of New Works by Five Finalists. BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2016 Dubai Photo. Dubai Design District, Dubai
ROPPONGI CROSSING 2016 My Body, Your Voice. Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS. Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
2015 Manifesto for a Wild faction. ongoing, Tokyo, Japan
portraits. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka, Japan
40th Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award’s exhibition. konica-minolta plaza, Tokyo, Japan
The P​h​o​t​o​g​r​a​p​h​ic​ ​S​o​c​i​e​t​y​ ​o​f​ ​J​a​p​a​n​’s Award’s exhibition. Fuji film photo salon 1,2, Tokyo, Japan
Kusamurax10. NADiff A/P/A/R/T, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Daido Moriyama Portfolio Review. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
2014 show case #3. eN arts, Kyoto
Fragments 4. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
Fragments 3. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
2012 Okinawa 0 Point:
 Exhibition Marking 40th Anniversary of Okinawa's Return to Japan.
2011 Fragments 2. Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
The 3rd Shomei Tomatsu Workshop Exhibition. Okinawa Times Building
Open Okinawa. space tropical, Okinawa


2021 The Inside of Life. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
2016 CAMP. Kanazawa: SLANT
okinawan portraits 2012-2016. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
2015 adrenamix. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
2014 RYUICHI ISHIKAWA. Self-publishing
okinawan portraits 2010-2012. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
A Grand Polyphony. Kyoto: AKAAKA Art Publishing
2013 Shiba:Dancing Planet. Self-publishing
2010 Shiba:Allure of the Female-Role Player. Self-publishing
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