BIOGRAPHY

Jörgen Axelvall is a photographer and artist from

Sweden currently based in Tokyo.

Before moving to Tokyo in 2011, Axelvall lived and

worked in New York City for 15 years.

In September 2013, Axelvall was the international

winner of the prestigious New Exposure Award

presented by US Vogue and Bottega Veneta. The

exhibition and award ceremony was held at Openhouse

Gallery in Soho, New York City.

In March 2014, Jörgen Axelvall published his first

monograph together with an exhibition and installation

at Idol Aoyama in Tokyo, titled Instant Moments, and in

June 2014, Instant Moments was shown at the Swedish

Embassy in Tokyo.

In October 2014, Axelvall had a solo exhibition titled

Always Looking through Glass at 0fr. TOKYO Gallery.

In November 2014, Axelvall’s seven-year-long art

project I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo materialized

into an exhibition at Park Hyatt Tokyo with the

simultaneous release of a limited edition photo box,

designed and art directed by world-renowned book

designer Satoshi Machiguchi.

On opening night it was announced I was looking for

Park Hyatt Tokyo was chosen as a Jury Selection by the

18th Japan Media Arts Festival and was again shown at

the National Arts Center in Tokyo in February 2015.

写真家/アーティスト ヨーガン・アクセルバルは、

スウェーデン出身で,

15年間のニューヨーク滞在後、

2011年から東京を拠点に活動中。

ファッション、ポートレート、そしてアートを

スチールと動画の両方で撮影しています。

2013年、アメリカ版VOGUE誌とボッテガ・ヴェネタが

開催した「NEW EXPOSURE 賞」の

インターナショナル・ウィナーに選ばれました。

その後、写真展と表彰式がニューヨーク、

SOHOのギャラリーOpenhouseで行われました。

2014年3月、自身初の作品集『Instant Moments』を

発表し、IDOL青山での写真展と併せて行いました。

2014年6月、『Instant Moments』は東京の

スウェーデン大使館でも展示されました。

2014年10月、『Always Looking through Glass』という

単独写真展を 0fr. TOKYO Galleryにて行いました。

2014年11月、 自身が7年間かけて

撮影したアートプロジェクト

『 I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo』の写真展を、

その被写体であるパークハイアット東京で実現させました。

そして世界をベースに第一線で活躍する

ブックデザイナー町口覚の監修による

限定フォトボックスもリリースされました。

写真展の初日、この作品が第18 回 文化庁メディア芸術祭において、

審査委員会推薦作品に選出されたことが発表され、

2015年2月 『 I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo 』は

新国立美術館でも展示されました。

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Born

1986

1996

1998

2011

 

Higher Education

 

 

 

Apprentice Education

 

 

Work Experience

 

 

Worked with renowned photographers

 

 

 

 

 

150-0046

東京都渋谷区松濤2-14-12-502

2-14-12-502 Shoto

Tokyo Shibuya-ku 150-0046

+81 80 4413 1972

studio@jorgenaxelvall.com

www.jorgenaxelvall.com

 

May 16th 1972 in Löddeköpinge, Sweden

moved to Stockholm, Sweden

moved to NYC, USA

briefly lived in London, UK

moved to Tokyo, Japan

 

University of Lund, Sweden

Cultural Studies 1990-1991

Photography 1991-1993

 

Stockholm Sweden

Photographer’s assistant to Stefan Berg 1993-1996

 

New York USA 1996-2011

Photographer’s assistant, photographer and artist.

 

Ellen Von Unwerth www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_von_Unwerth

Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca www.arnaldoanayalucca.tumblr.com

Mikael Jansson www.wilsonwenzel.com

Christian Witkin www.christianwitkin.com

Steven Sebring www.stevensebring.com

and many more…

 

 

Artist Career

Clients of interest

2003-2005

Worked with the design of Steven Sebring’s book Bygone Days (published 2005), an award-winning collection of photographs of rural life in South Dakota from 1904–1959.

 

2006-2007

Worked with Steven Sebring’s book Lalanne (2006), a book of photographs of sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne and their respective works of art, released in conjunction with their 2007 New York exhibition at the Paul Kasmin Gallery.

 

2002-2008

Worked on the movie Patti Smith: Dream of Life, directed by Steven Sebring and produced by Steven Sebring and PBS. In Patti Smith: Dream of Life, Jörgen Axelvall is credited as assistant camera as well as a sound engineer. The movie won several awards, among others “Best CinematographyxAward” at the Sundance Film Festival where it was also nominated for the “Grand

Jury Award”. At the Durban International Film Festival it won “Best Documentary”.

 

2008.7

Produced, filmed and edited a visually poetic, documentary style film, titled Sometime in Tokyo, following Patti Smith (and Steven Sebring) in Japan. Sometime in Tokyo was added to the Japanese DVD of Patti Smith: Dream of Life, released by Transformer Inc. in Japan in 2009.

 

2010

Patti Smith: Dream of Life was nominated for a “Prime Time Emmy” at the Emmy Awards in USA.

 

2011.3.11

Moved to Tokyo. Arrived at the exact minute of the Great Tohoku Earthquake

 

2012-

present Started collaborating with Tama Art University artist Nile Koetting on various photography, book and video projects and editorials for numerous magazines.

 

2012.3

Joined Odalisque Magazine’s editorial staff with the art blog Okonomiyaki

 

2012.6

Joined SuperSonic Action Management (later W inc.), the leading agency for creators in Japan.

 

2013.9

International winner of the prestigious “New Exposure Award” presented by US Vogue and Bottega Veneta. The exhibition and award ceremony was held at Openhouse Gallery in Soho, NYC. Collaborating with Vogue US and Vogue Japan and Bottega Veneta, both US and Japan.

 

2013.11

Started collaborating with Japan’s most prolific poet Mutsuo Takahashi. Takahashi composed original poetry to Jörgen Axelvall’s images for a forthcoming book and exhibition project called Go To Become.

 

2014.3

Published his first monograph, released together with an installation and exhibition at Idol Aoyama in Tokyo in March, all titled Instant Moments.

 

2014.6

Instant Moments was shown at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo.

 

2014.10

Solo exhibition Always Looking through Glass at 0fr. TOKYO Gallery.

 

2014.10

Started working as Tokyo Liaison Editor for Odalisque Magazine. First issue, Odalisque M1 is released in NYC in October.

 

2014.11

Published I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo, a selection of 44 images from a 7-year long project, encased in a limited edition photo-box, designed and art directed by renowned book designer Mr. Satoshi Machiguchi. The book release was held together with an exhibition at Park

Hyatt Tokyo. On opening night it was announced that the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival had chosen I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo as a Jury Selection.

 

2015.2

I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo was shown at the National Arts Center in Roppongi, Tokyo, together with other award winning works of the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival. The exhibition attracted some 60,000 visitors.

Shiseido, Japan

Bottega Veneta Japan

The Walt Disney Company, Japan

Coach Leatherware Company Inc., USA

Bunka Publishing, Japan

Max Pittion Eyewear, USA

gorman clothing, Australia

Joe Fresh, Canada

Sony, Japan

Transformer Japan Inc.

Patti Smith, USA

Vivienne Tam, Japan

Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan

The Hepstar Clothing, Japan

Blondy Apparel advertising, Japan

Blondy ReLISH advertising and catalog, Japan

Jman x Human Collaboration, The Philippines

Published Magazine Work

Vogue Japan

Commercial Photo Japan

4 SEE Magazine, Germany

Men’s Club, Japan

Leon Magazine, Japan

Hunter Fashion Magazine, Italy

Tangent Magazine, Australia

Kenton Magazine, UK

62ND Floor Art Magazine, UK

REVS Magazine & REVS Digital, Finland, NYC

U+Mag, Brazil

Fashion Edge, Japan

Supplementaire Art & Fashion Magazine, UK

Odalisque Magazine, Sweden, NYC

Fucking Young!, Spain

f fotografisk tidsskrift, Sweden

AIE Magazine, France

Plaza Magazine, Sweden

Groove Magazine, Japan

Fujingaho, Japan

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