Tamura was born in Toyama in 1977, now based in Atami, Japan. He holds a Doctor of Film and New Media from Tokyo University of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Photography from Nihon University. He was guest researcher of the Institut für Raumexperiment, Olafur Eliasson class at the Berlin University of Arts by the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists. His film work NIGHTLESS has received the excellence award at the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2011, and has been shown internationally.
Tamura samples not only images that he has taken himself but also preexisting footage, coaxing unique relationships out of them in order to create new landscapes. The form of these works varies from installations that incorporate elements of bodily presence and experience, as well as performances that draw the spectator in.
In recent years, he focuses on approach to sites and places, and attempts to produce his works based on elaborate research of reading their history and context. As same as until now, by connecting context of sites and places with his own experience in his unique way, he creates new landscapes with various final forms.
His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin(2017), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin(2017), Yokohama Museum of Art(2016), Neue National Galerie Berlin (2014), Mediacity Seoul, Korea (2014), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2012)


Week End, Kurumaya Museum of Art, Oyama City, Tochigi
G, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo
Basel Nightmare, Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
Ich fliege zurück mit Lufthansa, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo
NIGHTLAND, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo


2 or 3 Tigers, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Mode of Liaisons, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand
Marking Triangles, The Japan Foundation, Cologne, Germany
Yokohama Triennale 2017, Yokohama Sites, Hikawamaru, Japan
Nissan Art Award 2017, BankART NYK, Yokohama
Festival of Future Nows, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Works on paper, rin art association, Takasaki
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2016, Kyoto Art Center, Japan
MOVING, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan
21th Art Film Festival, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
ARTIST PRACTICE, Art Fair Tokyo, Japan
inToAsia 2015:Time-based Art Festival , Queens Museum, New York
Form of Narrative, Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan
Domani, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Oil on canvas, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo
Whenever Wherever Festival 2015, Morishita Studio, Tokyo
Kalte Füsse bekommen, DOCK, Basel, Switzerland
Oslo Night, Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
Making Border - Afterimages and Projections, DNA Galerie, Berlin
Asian Film   Video Art Forum, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Artist Fair Taiwan, Taipei
Festival of Future Nows, Neue National Galerie, Berlin
SeMA Biennale; Mediacity Seoul 2014, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
Photography Will Be, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
WALK-IN-PROGRESS, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China
Media/Art Kitchen AOMORI, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Japan
Media/Art Kitchen YAMAGUCHI, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media(YCAM), Japan
The 6th Yebisu International Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Media/Art Kitchen, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines
Setouchi Triennale 2013, Awashima-island, Kagawa, Japan
Whenever Wherever Festival 2013, Morishita Studio, Tokyo
ACCIDENTAL ACCOMPLISHMENT, Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin
(n)on site, km temporaer, Berlin
Elastic Video, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria
MOT Annual 2012; Making Situations, Editing Landscapes, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Kunisaki Art Project 2012, Oita, Japan
Open Skylines, Japan Foundation Hanoi, Vietnam
TOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL, Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Tokyo
TOKYO STORY 2011, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
Ay-O: Over the Rainbow Once More《events on the 7 hills》, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Koganecho Bazaar 2011, Yokohama, Japan
TOKYO STORY 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Japan
Touch of Image, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Japan
FILE 2011, Sao Paulo, Brazil
WRO biennale 2011, Wroclaw, Poland
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
The 57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
The 14th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo
The 3rd Yebisu International Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
OPEN MISSION: Sister Cities | Different Mother, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Japan
The Definition of Self directed by Masahiko Sato, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo
DOUBLE VISION, Le Lieu Unique Nantes, France
Thesis Exhibition, Tokyo University of the Arts, Yokohama


"Hey Daddy, Hey Brother" KADIST Foundation, Paris, 2017

"Apollo’s Back" "Apollo’s Back-stab" Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, 2016

"Suzuki Knife, Social Cooking" Seoul Museum of Art, Korea, 2015

"NIGHTLESS vol.6" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2012

"NIGHTLESS vol.4" The University Art Museum, The Tokyo University of the Arts, 2010


Signature Art Prize 2018, Finalist

Nissan Art Award 2017, Finalist

The 14th Japan Media Arts Festival, Excellence award, 2011

Esquire Digital Photo Award, Special Jury award, 2006


Agency for Cultural Affairs short-term funding, Germany, 2017

Grants for Young Artist by Yokohama City, 2016, 2017

Grants for Overseas Study by Pola Foundation, Berlin, 2014

Japanese Government Overseas Study Program, Berlin, London, 2013


Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherland, 2017

ACC Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea, 2016

Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland, 2015

Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Japan, 2010