Profile

Kenta Cobayashi

1992 born in Kanagawa, Japan
Since Jan. 2013 until Jan. 2015, I’d lived an artist run space called SHIBUHOUSE.
Since Jan. 2015 I’m running a shared studio called PALAST.
Running MMGGZZNN project which is publishing mega-size hand-made zines in collaboration with artists. (mmggzznn.com)

— Awards

2015
Tokyo Frontline Photo Award: Grand prize

— Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
ISLAND IS ISLANDS by NORIKONAKAZATO + Kenta Cobayashi feat. Psychic VR Lab, G/P gallery shinonome, Tokyo
Gestaltkreis, HAGISO, Tokyo
The Devil May Care, Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Netherlands
hyper-materiality on photo (Photo London), Somerset House, London, UK
hyper-materiality on photo, G/P gallery shinonome, Tokyo
New Japanese Photography, DOOMED GALLERY, London, UK
NEW VISIONS #1, G/P+g3 gallery, Tokyo

2014
TOKYO FRONTLINE PHOTO SELECTION #1, AXIS GALLERY, Tokyo
Multi(Multi)(ple(s)), The Container, Tokyo
THE EXPOSED #7, G/P+g3 gallery, Tokyo

2013
THE NEW BLACK, UltraSuperNew Gallery, Tokyo
GIGMENTA 2013, HIGURE 17-15 cas, Tokyo

— Book Fairs

2015
NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, NY, US
Offprint London ,Newfave, Tate Modern, London, UK

2014
Offprint Paris, Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel, STAY ALONE, Basel, CH
STRAY  BOOKS, STAY ALONE, London, UK
Unseen Photo Fair ,Newfave, Amsterdam, Netherlands
THE PHOTO/BOOKS HUB. TOKYO 2014, MMGGZZNN, Space-O,Tokyo

2013
PanoraMarket, HAGISO, Tokyo

— Organized Exhibition

2014
PICTURE-PARTY 2, TAV gallery, Tokyo

2013
MEGA MAX GIGA GREAT ZERO ZILLION NEBULA NOVA, TANA Gallerybookshelf, Tokyo

—  Artist Books

2015
The Scrap, collaborated with Daisuke Yokota, self published, Tokyo

2014
Daydreaming, self published, Tokyo
Friends Forever, self published, Tokyo

— Selected Articles

2015
Goto Shigeo “The Hyper-Materiality of Photography” hyper-materiality on photo, Tokyo
“New Japanese Photography” Photo World Magazine, China

2014
Daisuke Yokota, “Most Interesting Photobooks of 2014” Emaho Magazine, India
Kohei Oyama, “Interview” Parapera, Tokyo

— Projects

2014- Stricker (Designer), Tokyo
2013- MMGGZZNN (Founder), Tokyo
2013-2015 SHIBUHOUSE, Tokyo

— Education

2015 Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, Bachelor of Fine Arts