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Fotografiska New York : Prix Pictet Fire : Daisuke Yokota


Daisuke Yokota was born in Saitama prefecture in 1983, In 2010, he won the Grand Prix at the 2nd “1_WALL” Photography Competition. and the Foam Paul Huf Award in 2016. In 2019, he won the 45th Kimura Ihei Photography Award. He has published numerous photo collections including “MATTER/BURN OUT,” “VERTIGO,” and “Tarachine.” His major exhibitions include “Site/Cloud” (2014) at the photography museum Foam, “SHAPE OF LIGHT” (Tate Modern, 2018).


Matter / Burn Out, 2016

Artist statement

Daisuke Yokota has presented to the public an immense installation using 100,000 photographic prints coated in wax, which was exhibited in Aichi Triennial held in August 2016. Yokota’s work ‘Matter’, a work whereby photographs have been printed on rolls of paper. ‘MATTER / BURN OUT’ is an extension of the work ‘Matter’ which was exhibited in Xiamen in 2015. Once the exhibition had come to a close, the work was burnt in the, once again, vacant space in the area. This ‘burn out’ process was documented in 4,000 photographs, whereby the data was processed, manipulated and revived to form a brand new, large scale work called “MATTER / BURN OUT” – text from MATTER / BURN OUT (artbeatpublishers, 2016).


Daisuke Yokota
Born Saitama 1983
Nationality: Japanese
Lives and works in Japan


Prix Pictet Fire
May 26 – October 15, 2023
Fotografiska Museum New York
281 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010

Prix Pictet

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