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Photographer
1963 Born in Fukui, Japan
1987 Graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo
2006 Received the 31st Kimura Ihei Award for his book ‘IN MY ROOM’ (Sokyusha, 2005)
The artist is renowned for the way in which he explores, through sexuality, his relationships and those between with others.
Selected solo exhibitions:
2000
“Reclining Woo-Man”, Zeit-Foto Salon (Tokyo, Japan)
2004
“Les métamorphoses du quotidien”, The Museum of Modern Art (Gunma, Japan)
2006
“In My Room”, NADiff (Tokyo, Japan)
“How to contact a man”, Zeit-Foto Salon (Tokyo, Japan)
Selected group exhibitions:
2000
“Kiss in the Dark : Contemporary Japanese Photography” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Tokyo, Japan)
2008
“Still / Motion : Liquid Crystal Painting, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Tokyo, Japan)
Public Collections:
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
The Japan Foundation
KAWASAKI CITY MUSEUM
Selected publications:
“In My Room,” Photo Book of Ryudai Takano Works, Sokyu-sha, 2005
“Ryudai Takano 1993–1996,” Photo Book of Ryudai Takano Works, Sokyu-sha, 2006
Forthcoming group exhibitions:
20th September – 9th November 2008 “Backlight 2008 Tickle Attack 8th International Photography Triennial” , Exhibition Centre TR1 (Tampere, Finland etc.)
30th October – 16th November 2008 “Daegu Photo Biennale 2008”  EXCO Daegu Exhibition & Convention Center (Daegu, Korea)
13th– 16th November 2008 “PARIS PHOTO” CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE (Paris, France)
PHOTO:“2007/09/10” From the series Tokyo Tower © 鷹野隆大/Takano, Ryudai
Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates / ZEIT-FOTO SALON