Yasu Kojima is Japanese artist and architect photographer.
Born in 1977 in Tokyo, studied at ICP( International Center of Photography), General studies program, NY.
He had been awarded ICP Director’s Scholarship 2007 while his program at ICP and the Japanese Government's Fellowship for Artists 2011.
He recently won Grand Prize of
Hariban Award 2022.
Yasu has special interest of urban landscape of big the cities related with architecture. He exhibited in New York, Tokyo and Berlin. Yasu moved to Berlin to participate in international artist in residency program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 2015. Since 2015 he lives and works in Berlin.
Recent selected solo exhibitions include Naka-Ima | Berlin (Daitoku-ji, Kyoto,2023), Naka-ima | Berlin (Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, 2021), Unconscious | Berlin (Place M, 2020), Unconscious | Berlin(Akio Nagasawa Gallery Aoyama,Tokyo,2019), Berlin (Ginza Nikon Salon, 2017), Tokyo (Ginza Nikon Salon, 2016), Tokyo | Berlin (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2016), and recent group exhibitions include Tokyo Curiosity (Bunkamura The Museum, 2020), Reading Images: The Time of Photography (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2019), Tokyo Tokyo and TOKYO Contemporary Japanese Photography, vol.13(Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2016).
He is the author of three books including by Super Labo and Sokyu-sha. His work is permanent collection of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Kiyosato Photo art museum.