Chika & Ichio Usui

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 included in the KG+ “Select 12 Artists” category, and held a solo exhibition in Kyoto during the 2019 KYOTOGRAPHIE [Kyoto International Photography Festival].

Afterwards, they were selected to receive the Bergonzo First Floor Paris Prize, from more than 200 participating artists included in the KG+ “Select 12 Artists” category, as well as the entire KG+ exhibition. In November 2019, they held a solo exhibition in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district in Paris, France.
In 2020, they published their first photo book by AVGI in New York.


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


– Group Exhibition & Art Fair –
2020 “100人10 Extra exhibition GINZA” (Shinwa Art Museum, Tokyo)
2020 “100人10” (Tokyo)
2019 “KG+ IN TOKYO” (Art-U room, Tokyo)
2019 “fotofever” (Carrousel du Louvre, 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)

– Publication –
2020 “
運命共同体 – Communities bound together by a common destiny -” (AVGI, New York)