Ikuru Kuwajima is a Moscow-based artist, photographer, videographer, writer and translator, originally from Japan and educated in the University of Missouri, Columbia, as a photojournalism major. In the past 11 years, he has been living and working on personal projects in several Eastern European and Central Asian countries (Romania, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia).
Selected solo shows:
Repatriatsiya – Peresvetov Pereulok Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2019.
I, Oblomov – The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia, 2018.
Trail – la galerienomade.fr, Arles, France 2017.
Circle of Ruins – part of the Baltic Photo Biennale, Kaliningrad, Russia, 2017.
Selected group shows:
YICCA 2018 Final Exhibition – Zagreb, Croatia, 2019.
Boutographies – Montpellier, France, 2017.
between the lines – London, United Kingdom, 2016.
Fotografia Europea – Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2016.
The Venice Biennale's Central Asian Pavilion – Venice, Italy, 2013.
Reflexions Masterclass – Arles, France, 2012.
I, Oblomov (The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia, 2017)
Tundra Kids (Schlebrugge.Editor, Vienna, Austria, 2015)
Newsweek Japan, National Geographic Japan/Romania/Blog, Forbes Magazine, Getty Images, McGarryBowen, Chevron, Save the Children, WHO, Sekai, Daily Telegraph, Le Monde, NYT Lens Blog, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Esquire Russia, TIME Magazine's Lightbox, the Guardian, Marie Claire, Internazionale, Wired, Flow Magazine.