GOTO AKI                                                                                                                                                               
Born 1972 in Kawasaki City, Japan. Resident in Tokyo.
He has traveled to 56 countries from an around-the-world journey in 1993 to date. Using as a motif the scenery of Japan that has been created by volcanoes and crustal movement, he captures primitive landscapes that interweave the planetary flow of time and light. His group of works erases the attributes of time and place and sways between concrete and abstract, inviting the viewer to ponder the relationship between nature and humans.
He began working as a photographer in 1999 and held his first solo exhibition “journey on life” at Nikon Salon Juna 21 in the same year.  Major solo exhibitions include  “ LAND ESCAPES ”  ( Canon Gallery, 2010),  “ LAND x FACE ” ( Canon Gallery, 2015 ),  and  more. He has published photo collections such as  “ LAND ESCAPES ”  ( traviaggio publishing, 2012 ), “LAND ESCAPES -FACE- “  (traviaggio publishing, 2015),  “ terra “ ( AKAAKA art publishing, 2019 ),  In 2018, he shot the photos for the Canon “ The Voice of Terra [Earth] ” ad series published in Nikkei National Geographic
Graduated in 1995 from the Faculty of Economics at Sophia University, and in 1999 from the Photographic Art Secondary Department of Tokyo College of Photography. Part-time instructor at the Imaging Arts and Sciences Department, College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University.
 Solo Exhibitions 

2019 " TERRA 2019 [Face of the Earth] " MYD Gallery, Tokyo
2019 " terra " Canon Gallery S, Tokyo
2016 " Earthscape " Gallery Iwao, Oita
2016 " LISTEN " Ushio Garo Gallery, Tokyo
2015 " LAND × FACE " Canon Gallery, Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Fukuoka 
2014 " element - TIME & LIGHT - " Canon Open Gallery, Tokyo 
2013 " LAND ESCAPES - Japan - " Canon Gallery, Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka
2010 " LAND ESCAPES " Canon Gallery, Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka 
2002 " ambient " Hokari Fine Art Gallery, Tokyo
2001 " speakeasy " LAS CHICAS D ZONE, Tokyo
2000 " Mirror Site " Shinjyuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo      
1999 " journey on life" Shinjyuku Nikon Salon Juna 21, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

2015 " The Photographers 2 " Canon Gallery, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka
2012 " Art Photograph Group Show " recto verso gallery, Tokyo 

Video Installations

2013 " circulation " Zushi Media Art Festival, Kanagawa  / Osumi Art Festival, Kagoshima
 2012 " water silence " IID, Tokyo / Zushi Media Art Festival, Kanagawa  / Osumi Art Festival
      Kagoshima  /  Saga Castle, Saga  /  Taketa Art Culture, Oita  /  Art Center, Miyazaki                                          

Publications

2019 " terra " AKAAKA Art Publishing
2015 " LAND ESAPES FACE " traviaggio publishing
2012 " LAND ESCAPES " traviaggio publishing

Awards

2018  57th JAA Advertising Awards  < Canon advertising series in National Geographic Japan > 
2016  55th JAA Advertising Awards  < Hot Springs in Oita Prefecture >
2015  66th National Calendar Awards  < Canon Calendar 2015 >  
1999  Nikon Juna21
   
Back to Biography / CV