Visual Artist
Born in Tokyo, Japan.
Works and lives in London, UK.


2016 Arrival, Nikkei National Museum, Vancouver BC, Canada
2012 A world of Memories, Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Imagine finding me, The Daiwa Foundation, London, UK
2008 Memoriography, The British Library, London, UK
2006 Imagine Finding Me, TRACE Gallery, UK


2017 Photo Phnom Penh 2017, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
This is Not a Selfie-Permanent Collections from LACMA, San Jose Museum of Art, CA, US
TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 2, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Japan
Tiempo,Visibilizar lo Invisible, Centro Cultural PUCP, Lima, Peru
2016 Seven Japanese Rooms, Fotografia contemporanea dal Giappone, Fondazione Carispezia, Italy
Denbora/Tiempo/Time, GETXOPHOTO Festival, Bilbao, Spain
2015 Contemporary Japanese Photography, The J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angelese, USA
[ R ], Art Tower Mito - Contemporary Art Centre, Mito Arts Foundation, Japan
2014 "Photographic Memory" - The 3rd International Photography Festival Israel
2013 AIMIA|AGO Photography Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
The Construced View: UK Photography Now, Dong Gang Museum of Photography, South Korea
"Contemporary Photography by Women", Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2012 "somewhere between me and this world-Japanese contemporary photography",
PARIS PHOTO 2012, Face to Face: the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, LACMA
Hong Kong International Photo Festival 2012, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
"Time Capsules", Maison des Arts Centre d'Art Contemporain Malakoff, France
2009 The Sum of Myself: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
"Aletheia | Positions in Contemporary Photographies", Meilahti Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Photography is Dead..., 3 White Walls Gallery, UK
2008 Pingyao Photo Festival, China
2007 Constructions of truth, Darmstadt Fotofestival, GERMANY
As Serious as Your Life, BildMuseet, SWEDEN
2005 Contemporary British Photography, Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam
2001 Summer, Part of 'Out of Japan', Victoria & Albert Museum


2014 Artist in Residence, Nikkei National Museum, Vancouver BC, Canada
2013 Finalist for AIMIA|Art Gallery of Ontario Photography Prize
2009-2008 Photography Bursary, National Media Museum, UK
2008-2007 Pearson Creative Research Fellow, The British Library, UK
2006 Individual Award, Arts Council of England
2005 Individual Award, Arts Council of England
1999 The Observer Hodge Award (shortlisted)


Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, USA
Wilson Centre for Photography, London, UK
National Media Museum, UK
Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Netherlands
Mario Testino Collection
The Ritz-Carlton Collection
AIMIA Collection
Nikkei National Museum, Canada
Private Collections


2016 New Japanese Photography, Skira Publishing
2015 MOMENT VG2, Cappelen Damm, Norwegian High School Book, Norway
Langford's Basic Photography, 10th Edition, Focal Press, UK
2014 MOMENT VG1, Cappelen Damm, Norwegian High School Book, Norway
ART RULES! By Mel Gooding, Redstone Press, UK
2012 CHINO OTSUKA:PHOTO ALBUM, Dewi Lewis Publishing & Wilson Centre for Photography
2011 The Redstone Book of the Eye, Julian Rothenstein, Square Peg
2010 The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography, Susan Bright, Thames & Hudson
2008 The City Diary 2008, Redstone Press, UK
2006 Imagine Finding Me, Images and Words by Chino Otsuka. TRACE Editions, UK


2017 The Guradian

2016 Blackflash, Issue 33.1, Canada
Monthly Photography, March Issue, South Korea
2014 IMA Magazine, Summer 2014 Vol. 8, Japan
2013 Catalogue: 12th Dong Gang International Photography Festival, South Korea
Catalogue: FOCUS Mumbai Photo Festival, India
2012 Catalogue: Hong Kong International Photography Festival, Hong Kong
"somewhere between me and this world-Japanese Contemporary Photography", Japan
2009 Catalogue: "Aletheia- Positions in Contemporary Photographies, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Catalogue: "Constructions of truth" - Darmstadter Tage der Fotografie, Germany
2005 Catalogue: made in britain - Huis Marseille Museum of Photography, NL
2003 Source magazine, Winter edition 2003, Issue No.37, UK
2000 Catalogue: "Continental Shift", Aachen, Germany


Royal College of Art (MA in Fine Art Photography), UK
University of Westminster (BA in Film,Video &Photographic Arts), UK
Summerhill School, UK








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