Chika & Ichio Usui

千夏、1988年福岡県生まれ。一夫、1983年山形県生まれ。
ともに日本写真映像専門学校フォトファイン学科卒業。

2016年より Chika & Ichio Usui として作品の共同制作を開始。
千夏は2019年、台湾で開催されたWonderFotoDay(台北国際撮影芸術交流祭)に招待作家として作品を展示。
一夫は2015年、個展「きせき、」(Wide Gallery&Studio、神戸)開催。その他、国内外での受賞歴多数。

現在は関西を中心に活動している。
2019年、KYOTOGRAPHIE (京都国際写真祭) KG+SELECT 12 Artistsに選出をされ個展を開催。

KG+SELECT 12 Artists及びKG+の全100組を超える出展アーティストの中から選ばれParis Gallery First Floor Awardを受賞する。
2019年11月にパリにて Chika & Ichio Usui 個展開催を予定している。

 

Chika, born in 1988 in Fukuoka, Japan. Ichio, born in 1983 in Yamagata, Japan.
They graduated from Japan Institute of Photography and Film.

They have worked together as “Chika & Ichio Usui” since 2016.
Chika exhibited at WonderFotoDay in Taiwan as an invited artist, in 2019.
Ichio’s major solo exhibition, “Kiseki,” (Wide Gallery&Studio, Kobe). In addition, he has a lot of experiences and won prizes in international contests.

They are based in Kansai, Japan.
In 2019, they were elected to KYOTOGRAPHIE [Kyoto International Photography Festival] KG+SELECT 12 Artists and held their solo exhibition. They won the Paris Gallery First Floor Award from over 100 exhibitor artists from KG+SELECT 12 Artists and KG+.
They will hold a solo exhibition in Paris this November.


– Awards –
2019 KYOTOGRAPHIE
└ Paris Gallery First Floor Award : “
運命共同体 – Communities bound together by a common destiny -“
└ KG+SELECT 12 Artists


– Group Exhibition & Art Fair –
2019 “Communities bound together by a common destiny” (fotofever, Paris)


– Solo Exhibitions –
2019 “Communities bound together by a common destiny” (BERGONZO FIRST FLOOR, Paris)
2019 “
運命共同体 – Communities bound together by a common destiny -” (KYOTOGRAPHIE KG+SELECT, Kyoto)