About KG+

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

Started in 2013, KG+ is an open-entry art festival dedicated to discovering and fostering talents among photographers, curators and gallerists alike. As a satellite program of KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival held concurrently each spring in Kyoto, KG+ affords an ideal forum for upcoming as well as veteran artists, curators, gallerists to meet up and interact with the international photographic arts community. Moreover, with exhibitions presented citywide at a variety of venues in Kyoto, KG+ aims to encourage not only diverse creative expressions, but also strives to nurture a participatory public outreach environment for both global visitors and local citizens alike. .

Coming to our 8th edition in 2020, the KG+SELECT program will also be hosted in the former Junpu Elementary School. Among the nominees, 1 recipient of the KG+SELECT Grand Prix will be selected, winning the chance to be an official exhibition participant of the KYOTOGRAPHIE main program in 2021. At the same time, 1 recipient of The Firstfloor priZe will be selected among all KG+ participants and given the opportunity to take part in the Firstfloor Gallery in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. This is also our first year to host the UNKNOWN ASIA Prize, the winner of which will be invited to participate in the next edition of UNKNOWN ASIA Art Exchange Osaka.