Tomoaki Hata

With more than 10 years of education in law, sociology, media studies,cultural studies and art criticism in Japan, Tomoaki started his career as a photographer in 1996 at Japan's ground breaking HIV/AIDS benefit dance parties and with candid still photography of Japan's gay porn industry. Recently Tomoaki's photography was highly valued by Eric Mezil, the director of Collection Lambert, the contemporary art museum in Avignon, France. Many of Tomoaki's photographic works were exhibited in "AKIMAHEN" and "EIJYANAIKA," the biggest exhibition of Japanese young artists in France, including Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Nobuyosi Araki. All of photography Tomoaki presented at these two exhibitions have been purchased by Collection Lambert.