New![Call for Entry] Photo Book Shop 2019/02/15 
New!KG+ SELECT 12 Artists Reveal 2019/01/21 
Reveal | 2019/01/21

KG+ SELECT 12 Artists


exhibition period: 12th Apr. – 12th May 2019
exhibition venue:former Junpu Elementary School
[609-1 Kakimoto, Omiya Hanayacho-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8357]

12 finalists will be selected among the candidates and be in invited to show their works in the former Jumpu Elementary School building.
The Winner, elected by the KG+2019 Jury, will be invited to participate in the following year’s KYOTOGRAPHIE Main Programme with a Solo show and receive ¥500,000 toward production costs.

KG+ 2019
KYOTOGRAPHIE Satellite Event

Exhibitions to be held for more 3 days, between 12th Apr. – 12th May 2019
in the city of Kyoto, Japan.

Various exhibitions at locations throughout Kyoto, including solo shows, group shows, and cultural projects organised by galleries/museums/schools, etc.
Reveal | 2019/02/01

KG+2019 Photo Book Shop

[Call for Entry] 2019//2/15~4/8

As part of the KG+ Associated Program, KG+ is showcasing an exhibition of photo books. From books relating to KYOTOGRAPHIE and KG+artists, to the expressive forms of storytelling shown in dummy books, a rich variety of photo books will be presented. Exhibited photo books will also be available for sale.

Announcing the new, improved KG+

Started in 2013, KG+ is an open-entry art festival dedicated to discovering and fostering talent among photographers, curators and gallerists alike. For this, our seventh annual edition in 2019, we are making various changes in procedures to insure a more fair and transparent festival for all. We offer an exhibition platform for ambitious talents working in all forms of photography — a launch pad for Japanese artists seeking worldwide attention and for foreign artists wanting entrée to Japan.
As a satellite of the main invitational KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival held concurrently each spring in Kyoto, KG+ affords an ideal forum for meeting and sharing information with the international photographic arts community, along with a participatory public outreach environment for visitors and local citizens. Presented citywide at a variety of venues, including the Junpu former elementary school, heritage houses and traditional shops, temples and historic sites, as well as “white cube” galleries, the possibilities for diverse creative expressions are far greater than with more conventional visual arts festivals.

2018 Closing Report

KG+2018 Award Gran prix
顧 剣亨 | Kenryou Gu
Nurse room, 1F Former Junpu Elementary School

Participating artists:170
Number of venues:54
Artist nationalities:13
Number of exhibitions:74
Number of visitors:approx. 80,000

2018 Closing Report
[PDF 7M]