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Tomohiro Hanada  

Born in Fukuoka, Japan

Lives and Works in Fukuoka, Japan

Tomohiro Hanada (1986) is a Japanese visual artist working with photography as a tool to reflect and deconstruct the invisible in visible. His artistic practice is deeply rooted in personal experience, based on observation, exploration and questioning of the extraordinary that emerges from the ordinary.


Moving between familiar and unfamiliar, Hanada continually investigates the possibilities of photography, layering reality and abstraction. Memory and emotions play an important role in the creative process, and intuition and calculation make up his photographs. His creative philosophy aims to challenge the suspension of thought caused by daily routines and to shed light on the overlooked in everyday life.


Hanada is a graduate from the Neue Schule Für Fotografie in Berlin, Germany and the Omura Beauty Fashion College in Fukuoka, Japan. Before moving towards photography and visual art, he has worked in New York and London as a fashion designer’s assistant and stylist. After living abroad for 10 years, He moved to Fukuoka Prefecture, where He was born and raised in 2019, and moved into the Art Residence Kiyoshima Apartment, Beppu, Japan in 2022. 

Invited artist in residence at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, 2023. Major solo exhibitions include ”Today is a Better Day”, LIBRIS KOBACO, Fukuoka 2020, Selected Group exhibition ”現実 47”, Oita Prefectural Art Museum, 2022 ”Urban Phenomenology” Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, 2024. 






大村美容ファッション専門学校を卒業後、NYへ渡る。ファッションデザイナーのアシスタントを経験後、ロンドンにてファッションスタイリストとして活動する。 2015年、ベルリン写真専門学校Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin入学。卒業後より、フリーランスフォトグラファーとしてベルリンを拠点に活動。10年の海外生活を終えて、2019年より生まれ育った福岡に拠点を変える。2022年大分県別府市のアーティストインレジデンス清島アパート入居。2023年福岡アジア美術館アーティストインレジデンスレジデンス招聘作家。主な個展「Today is a better day」LIBRIS KOBACO 福岡 2020。グループ展 「現実47」大分県立美術館 2022。「Urban Phenomenology」福岡アジア美術館 2024など多数。現在、福岡を拠点に活動中


2024  Jogja Fotografis Festival 2024,Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2024  Urban Phenomenology, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum,Fukuoka, Japan

2024  Urban Phenomenology, Artist Cafe Fukuoka Ground Studio, Fukuoka, Japan

2024「都市への眼差し」2023清島アパート成果展, Transit, Oita, Japan

2023  Fukuoka Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Fukuoka Daimaru, Fukuoka Japan

2023  Art Fair Beppu, Kiyoshima Apart, Oita, Japan

2023  Fukuoka Wall Art Project, Artist Cafe Fukuoka, Fukuoka Japan

2023  Archibaco, Empty Japanese House, Fukuoka, Japan

2023  こんにちは清島アパートです, Transit, Oita. Japan

2022  現実47, Oita Prefecture Art Museum, Oita. Japan

2022  ARTS/WORKS FAIR in Beppu, Doma-commons.Oita. Japan

2022  Distance, Rotterdam Photo Festival, Selected Photographer. Rotterdam

2020  Today is a better day, LIBRIS KOBACO, Fukuoka. Japan

2020  My self, Thec, Fukuoka. Japan

2019  Car Reflection, Iizuka Community Center, Fukuoka. Japan

2019  Funf, SoundM's, Okinawa, Japan

2018  A Matter of Reflection, CHI&CO, BerlinGermany

2016  Step In, Neue Schule Fotografie, Berlin. Germany

2015  Self Portrait, Neue Schule Fotografie, Berlin. Germany

2015  Don’t be serious, vétomat, Berlin. Germany


2023  別府-Beppu, Edition 88(Self Published in Japan)

2023  跡-Ato, Edition 46(Self Published in Japan)

2023  Untitled, Edition 86(Self Published in Japan)

2022  間 Published by DW B (Belgium)

2022  松 (Pijnboomheuvel) (with written by Jan Lauwereyns)  (Self Published) Edition 38

2020  Today is a better day (Self Published in Japan)

2020  Car Reflection  (Self Published in Japan)

2019  NEW JAPAN PHOTO 9 (Participated"Printed Matter’s 2019" NY Art Book Fair at MOMA PS1)

2019  NEW JAPAN PHOTO 7 (Selected 100 Japanese fresh photographers)


2024 Ruang Mes 56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2023 Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka. Japan

2022 - 2024 Kiyoshima Apartment, Oita. Japan

Online Features

2022 DW B (Belgium)


2019 Plain Magazine(Paris)

2018 DER GREIF(Berlin)

2018 PiB Berlin(Berlin)

Public Collection

Maxbrown Hotel Ku'damm Berlin


Fukuoka Wall Art Project Excellence Award 2023

Fukuoka Wall Art Project Winning a Prized  2022

Fukuoka Wall Art Project Winning a Prized  2021

Artist  Talk

2024  Abstract Architecture Photography at CINE HUB, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2024  Artist Talk Tomohiro Hanada at Ruang Mes 56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2024  Tenjin Observation at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

2024  Asian Art Museum Artist Residency kick off talk at Artist Cafe, Fukuoka, Japan

2023  Artist Talk Tomohiro Hanada at Kyushu  sangyo university, Fukuoka, Japan


2023 - Present Kyushu Visual Arts Photography Course, Fukuoka, Japan

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