Seiichi Furuya

Geboren: 1950
Nationalität: Japan
Lebt in: Graz

Von 1966 bis 1969 studierte Furuya Architektur, danach bis 1972 am Tokyo College of Photography.
1973 verlässt er Japan, kommt über Sibirien und Moskau nach Wien, wo er bis 1975 bleibt.
Erste Ausstellung in Graz in der von Manfred Willmann geleiteten Galerie im Schillerhof.
Übersiedlung nach Graz.
Zweimonatiger Aufenthalt in Amsterdam, im Jahr darauf werden die dort entstandenen Arbeiten in Furuyas erstem Buch publiziert. (\"AMS).
Regelmäßige Ausstellungen im Forum Stadtpark Graz.
1981 stellt er erstmals in Japan aus (Nagase Photo Salon, Tokyo).
1982 und 1983 arbeitet er an dem Portfolio \"Staatsgrenze\".
1984 Übersiedlung nach Dresden
1985 nach Berlin-Ost, wo er u.a. die Beschäftigung mit dem Thema \"Grenze\" weiterführt (zusammengefasst unter dem Titel \"Limes\").
Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Graz, 1987, arbeitet er an dem Buch \"Mémoires\", das eine unter dem Eindruck des Todes seiner Frau entstandenen Zusammenfassung von Fotografien der Jahre 1978-88 darstellt.
(Ausstellungen in Graz/Neue Galerie, Wien/Museum moderner Kunst, Rotterdam/Galerie Perspektief und Tokyo/Parco Gallery).
1993 Beteiligung an der Ausstellung \"Japanese Contemporary Photography\" (Metropolitan Museum of Photography/Tokyo).

© Fisch und Fleisch, 1995.

Biography
Seiichi Furuya

Seiichi Furuya was born in Izu, Japan, in 1950. After graduating from Tokyo Polytechnic University in 1973, he left the port of Yokohama to travel to Europe on the Trans-Siberian Railway. He lived in Vienna until he moved to Graz in 1975. There he met Christine Gössler (born 1953) in February 1978. The couple married in May of the same year. Their son, Komyo Klaus, was born in 1981. In 1982, they moved to Vienna so that Christine could study drama. In 1984, Seiichi took a job as an interpreter and the family moved to Dresden, East Germany; and then in 1985, to East Berlin.
In late 1982, Christine began to exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia. In 1983, she entered a hospital in Graz for treatment; she was forced to give up her drama studies, and from that time on was in and out of hospital regularly. Shortly after noon on October 7th, 1985, the 36th anniversary of the founding of the German Democratic Republic, Christine threw herself from a window on the 9th floor of the tenement building where the family lived. Seiichi continued to work as an interpreter in East Berlin until 1987. Afterwards he returned to Graz, where he has lived with his son, Komyo, to this day.
Since 1975, FURUYA has had numerous exhibitions, both in Japan and overseas, at such venues as: Forum Stadtpark (Graz, Austria), Winterthur Museum (Switzerland), Albertina Museum (Vienna, Austria), the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (Mishima, Japan). He has published several photo books featuring Christine, starting with his Mémoires 1978-1988 (Camera Austria, 1989) and continuing with Mémoires 1995 (Scalo Books, 1995), Christine Furuya-Gössler, Mémoires 1978-1985(Korinsha Press, 1997), Portrait (Fotohof, 2000), Last Trip to Venice (self-published, 2002) Mémoires 1983 (Akaaka Art Publishing, 2006).
What’s more, he has been active in a wide range of projects: he was one of the founders and editors of the photography magazine, Camera Austria, and has also curated exhibitions introducing Japanese photographers to Europe, such as Daido Moriyama, (Graz, 1980), Shomei Tomatsu: Japan 1952-1981 (Graz, 1984), Nobuyoshi Araki Akt-Tokyo, 1971-1991 (Graz, 1992), Keep in Touch. Positions in Japanese Photography (Graz, 2003).
(source: seiichi furuya, 2012)


Solo exhibitions:

2012
\"If when why\", Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig
2011
\"Mémoires\", Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin
2010
\"Trace Elements\", Nederlands Uitvaart Museum Tot Zover, Amsterdam
\"Mémoires.\", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
\"Aus den Fugen, 2010\", Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Nagaizumi
\"Mémoires.\", Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto
2007
\"Aus den Fugen\", Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Nagaizumi
\"im fluss\", Rathole Gallery, Tokyo
\"Mémoires 1983\"”, Gallery Place M, Tokyo
2005
\"Seiichi Furuya\", foto-forum, Bozen
2004
\"Seiichi Furuya\", Albertina, Wien
\"alive\", Camera Austria-Kunsthaus, Graz
2003
\"Seiichi Furuya\", SCALO Gallery, Zürich
\"Seiichi Furuya\", Wekstadt Graz, Graz
2002
\"Last Trip to Venice\", Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo
2001
\"Portrait\", SCALO Gallery, Zurich
\"Portrait\", Camera Austria, Graz
\"Christine\", SCALO Gallery, New York
\"Recent Work\", Past Rays Gallery, Yokohama
2000
\"Portrait\", Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, St. Trophime, Arles
\"Berlin-Ost 1985-1987\", LA CAMERA, Tokyo
1998
\"Mémoires\", Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", Nikon Salon, Osaka
1997
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", PAST Rays Gallery, Yokohama
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", Gallery Nayuta, Yokohama
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", J.M. Gallery, Tokyo
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", Ebisu Studio Gallery, Tokyo
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", EGG Gallery, Tokyo
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", Verso Photo Gallery, Tokyo
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
\"Christine Furuya-Gössler 1978-1985\", WORKS. H, Yokohama
\"Mémoires\", Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1995
\"Mémoires\", Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
1994
\"Zu Hause in Berlin-Ost\", Forum Stadtpark, Graz
\"Vertreiben-Flüchten\", ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo
\"Border/Borderless\", Fotohof, Salzburg
1991
\"Staatsgrenze\", The Brno House of Arts, Brno
\"Mémoires\", Parco Gallery, Tokyo
\"Mémoires\", exposure, Tokyo
1990
\"Mémoires\", Museum moderner Kunst, Vienna
\"Mémoires\", Perspektief, Rotterdam
1989
\"Mémoires\", Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
1987
Staatsgrenze\", Galerie Faber, Vienna
1984
\"AMS\", Galerie Gabriel, Vienna
1983
\"Mythos und Ritual\", steirischer herbst \'83, Kulturhaus Graz, Graz
\"Staatsgrenze\", Galerie 7-Stern, Steyr
1982
\"AMS\", Nagase Photo Salon, Tokyo
\"AMS\", Canon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam
1980
\"AMS\", Forum Stadtpark, Graz
1979
\"Portraits von Christine\", Forum Stadtpark, Graz
1978
\"Seiichi Furuya\", Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
1977
\"Seiichi Furuya\", Fotogalerie Koper, Koper
1976
\"Seiichi Furuya\", Fotogalerie FOCUS, Ljubljana
1975
\"199 Fotos\", Fotogalerie im Schillerhof, Graz

Group exhibitions:

2012
\"Private\", Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin
\"To Wander a Garden\", Vangi Museo, Nagaizumi
2011
\"Playground and Battlefields\", Pavillion Populaire, Montpelier
2010
\"SHADOWS Works from the National Museum of Art\", The National Art Center, Tokyo, Tokyo
\"De la Cité internationale des Arts a la Maison Européenne de la Photographie\", Cité internationale des Arts, Paris
2009
\"Sehnsucht nach dem Abbild\", kunsthalle Krems, Krems
\"Darkside II – Fotografische Macht und fotografierte Gewalt, Krankheit und Tod\", Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
\"Fragility of Being.\",National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romanian/Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
2008
\"Trace Elements: Sprit and Memory in Japanese and Australian Photomedia\", Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo. In 2009 at Performance Space, Sydney
2007
\"The Naked Portrait\", Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Ediburgh
\"cross-border.Fotografie und Videokunst aus dem MUMOK Wien\", Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
\"Das Bild des Menschen. Fotografische Porträts aus 50 Jahren\", Städtischen Galerie Traunstein
\"Blicke, Passanten - 1930 bis heute. Aus der Fotosammlung der Albertina.\", Albertina, Vienna
\"Picturing Modernity\", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
\"Rückblende. Die Fotosammlung der neuen galerie Graz\", Neue Galerie Graz, Graz
2006
\"In the Face of History: European Photographers in the 20th Century\", Barbican Art Gallery, London
\"Why pictures Now\", Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
\"Modern Paradise\", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
\"epSITE retrospective 1998-2006\", epSITE, Tokyo
\"Memory\", Nikon Plaza Ginza, Tokyo
2005
\"Sagamihara Awards\", Shijuku Nikon Salon, Tokyo
\"entwickelt\", Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz
\"DAS NEUE ÖSTERREICH\", Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien“Simultan”, museum der moderne salzburg, Salzburg
\"from east and west\", shugoarts, Tokyo
2004
\"Commonscapes\", The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Miyagi
\"Sagamihara Awards\", Sagamihara Civic Gallery, Sagamihara
2003
\"COLD PLAY\", Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
2002
\"PERSONAL-POLITICAL\"; NUMETNOSTNA GALERIJA MARIBOR, Maribor. Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje, Celje
2001
\"Enduring Love\", Gasser Grunert Gallery, New York
\"The Model Wife\", The Art Institute of Chicago/The Cleveland Museum of Art
\"The Contemporary Art Biennial of Lyon\", Lyon
\"Unique sign - Unique location\", Kunstlerhaus, Graz
\"PERSONAL-POLITICAL\"; CANKARJEV DOM, Ljubljana
2000
\"The Model Wife\", Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
\"OPEN ENDS\", Museum of Modern Art, New York
1999
\"Love\'s Body\", SUNTORY MUSEUM, Osaka.
1998
\"photographic diaries\", Art Pavilion, Zagreb
\"Love\'s Body\", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1997
\"Kunst der Banalen\", Stadtmuseum, Graz
\"CHIMAERA\", Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle
\"The Artist & An Urban Environment\", Art Gallery Sovenj Gradec
1995
\"Antagonismes\", Musée de l\'Elyseé, Lauanne/Centre national de la Photographie, Paris
\"New Japanese Photography\", Civic Art gallery, Yokohama
\"KONZEPT\", Art Pavillion, Zagreb
1994
\"Zu Hause in Berlin-Ost\", Galeria mesta bratislavy, Bratislava
\"Vertreiben-Flüchten\", Nederlands Foto instituut, Rotterdam
\"Fisch & Fleisch\", Kunst Halle Krems, Krems
1993
\"Border/Borderless\", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
\"Krieg\", Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
\"Flesh and Blood\", Kilkady Museum, Scotland
\"Stadtpark 1\", 1600 Smith in Cullen Center, Houston
1992
\"Zeitgenössische Photographie aus der Sammlung des Museums moderner Kunst in Wien\", Slowakische Nationalgalerie, Bratislava\"Stadtpark eins\", Institut Autrichien, Paris
1991
\"Peripherie\", Haus der Architektur, Graz
1990
\"Zeichen im Fluss\", Museum des 20. Jahrfunderts, Vienna
\"Opposition\", Fotografie Biënnale Rotterdam II, Rotterdam
1989
\"Zwischen Himmel und Erde\", Stadtmuseum, Graz
\"Stadtpark eins\", Villete in Cham, Zug
1988
\"Questioning Europe\", Fotografie Biënnale Rotterdam I, Rotterdam
\"Die Rache der Erinnerung\", Forum Stadtpark, Graz
1985
\"Six Austrian Photographers\", Aribtrage Gallery, New York
1984
\"Neue Fotografie aus Wien\", Galerie gabriel, Vienna
1983
\"Portraits\", Fotogareria Forum, Tarragona
\"Geschichte der Fotografie in Österreich\", Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna
1982
\"Lichtbildnisse\", Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
\"Neue Fotografie aus Österreich\", Galerie Annasäle, Innsbruck
1981
\"Erweiterte Fotografie\", Wiener Secession, Vienna
\"Europäische Fotografie II\", Forum Stadtpark, Graz
1980
\"Europäische Fotografie\", Forum Stadtpark, Graz
1979
\"5 Jahre Fotografie im Forum Stadtpark\", Forum Stadtpark, Graz

Books:

AMS, Text by Klaus Honnef, Edition Camera Austria, Graz, 1981
Mémoires, Texts by Monika Faber, Werner Fenz, Christine Frisinghelli and Wilfried Skreiner, Edition Camera Austria/Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, 1989
Seiichi Furuya, Mémoires 1995, Texts by Urs Stahel and Toshiharu Ito, Scalo, Zürich, 1995
Christine Furuya-Gössler, Mémoires, 1978-1985, Text by Seiichi Furuya, Korinsha, Kyoto, 1977
Portrait, Text by Monika Faber, Edition Fotohof, Salzburg, 2000
Last Trip to Venice, Text by Seiichi Furuya, Graz, 2002 (private product)
alive, Text by Monika Faber, Scalo, Zürich, 2004
Mémoires 1983, Text by Christine Furuya-Gössler, Seiichi Furuya, Akaaka, Kyoto, 2006
Aus den Fugen, Text by Masashi Kohara, Akaaka, Tokyo, 2007
Mémoires . 1984-1987, Text by Einar Schleef, Izu Photo Museum/Camera Austria, Mishima/Graz, 2010

Awards/Scholarships:

1989 European Kodak Book Award for “Mémoires”, Germany
1990 Society of Photography Award, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Higashikawa Newcomer\'s Award, Higasikawa, Japan
1993 Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography, Graz, Austria
1995 State Scholarship for stay in Paris, Austria
1996 State Scholarship for Art Photography, Austria
1999 Rupertinum Award, Salzburg, Austria
2002 Ina Nobuo Award, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Tribute awards of the State Secretary for the Arts and the Media, Austria
2004 Sagamihara Award, Sagamihara, Japan
2006 State Scholarship for stay in Paris, Austria
2007 Society of Photography Award, Tokyo, Japan

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Ausstellungen in der Galerie Fotohof

- Reflex (1995)
- Neue Fotografie aus Wien (1985)
- Seiichi Furuya - Border/Borderless (1994)
- Maya Rochat_Philippe Gerlach - Seiichi Furuya (2012)
Österreichische Fotografie I
von 18.09.2014 bis 08.11.2014
Agnes Pammer, Thomas Albdorf, Tina Lechner, Christiane Peschek, Johann Schoiswohl, Hanna Putz, S...
Das Haus (ausgestellt)
von 24.07.2014 bis 13.09.2014
Aglaia S. Konrad
TERMINI
von 20.05.2014 bis 12.07.2014
Heidi Specker
Laurenz Berges - Bernhard Fuchs - Jitka Hanzlová
von 27.03.2014 bis 17.05.2014
Bernhard Fuchs, Laurenz Berges, Jitka Hanzlová
ROB HORNSTRA & ARNOLD VAN BRUGGEN
von 30.01.2014 bis 22.03.2014
Rob Hornstra
Markus Krottendorfer - Phantom of the Poles
von 14.11.2013 bis 18.01.2014
Alfred Seiland, Markus Krottendorfer