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SUGIMOTO, Hiroshi

2013-SUG-portrait_WebBorn in 1948 in Tokyo. 

Lives and works in Tokyo and New York.


Born in Tokyo in 1948, Hiroshi Sugimoto moved to the United States in 1970 to study photography. A multi-disciplinary artist, Sugimoto works in photography, sculpture, installation, and architecture. His art bridges Eastern and Western ideologies while examining the nature of time, perception, and the origins of consciousness.

Sugimoto’s works are in numerous public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MoMA in New York; the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery in London; and the National Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. Sugimoto is the recipient of the Mainichi Art Prize (1988), the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography (2001) and the Praemium Imperiale Award (2009).


Hiroshi Sugimoto presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2013: Couleurs de l’ombre at the église Saint-Blaise and Revolution at the Espace Van Gogh.


Portrait of Hiroshi Sugimoto : courtesy of the artist.