SoA is hosting a residency of the Japanese artist and photographer Hayahisa Tomiyasu, who will be at Oxford Brookes between 20-25 October. The residency is organised by Modern Culture, a programming agency for literature, film and contemporary art, and is running across Norwich, Oxford and London with a focus on place and memory. It is the inaugural event of the Photography Research Group, and is convened by Jelena Stojković (Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory).
At Brookes, Hayahisa will work in the photography studio spaces in RHB to create a temporary exhibition, and will deliver a masterclass for fine art and photography students.
Hayahisa Tomiyasu (b. 1982) lives and works in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. He studied photography at Tokyo Polytechnic University and the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. He has had ten solo exhibitions in Japan, Germany and the UK and has taken part in numerous group exhibitions. He has eight publications. His best-known series TTP (Tischtennisplatte) was shot from the eighth-floor window of his apartment, and won the MACK First Book Award 2018.