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SUDO Ayano

(須藤絢乃) Japan, 1986–

Sudo Ayano, from the series “Gespenster”, 2013 ©Ayano Sudo / Courtesy of MEM, Tokyo

Born in Osaka, 1986. Completed a master’s degree course at Kyoto City University of Arts graduate school in 2011. While still in university, she studied overseas at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. In 2009, she received the Mayor’s Award for a work that she produced at Kyoto City University of Arts. In 2011 she received a Special Jurists’ Honorable Mention Award from MORIMURA Yasumasa at the MiO Photo Award. In 2014 her work Gespenster was awarded the Grand Prize at the Canon New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition. Among her main works are Metamorphose (2011– ), which features photographs of her and her friends transformed into ideal forms, regardless of sex; Gespenster (2013–14), that is a series of self-portraits in which she adopts the likeness of actual missing girls; Autoscopy (2015), which uses as its motif the phenomenon in which a person visualizes other people as resembling themselves, etc. After holding her first solo exhibition at the 1839 Contemporary Gallery (Taiwan, 2011), she has participated in numerous exhibitions and art fairs both in Japan and abroad. Among the major exhibitions she has taken part in was New Planet Photo City – William Klein and Photographers Living in the 22nd Century (21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo, 2018) and many others.

Artist Interview

Seeking to create something that would have us take notice of their existence

Artist profile by curator

Photographed herself clothed as the real missing girls

Relay Talk

KIM Insook & SUDO Ayano

November 17 (Sat.) 15:30–17:00 [Japanese only]
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 1F. Studio
Seating Capacity:
(Entrance will be in order of numbered tickets issued upon arrival, all seats unreserved).
Entrance Fee:
Free with numbered ticket.

* Numbered tickets will be issued at the information desk on the 1st floor from 10:00 in the morning of the same day.