(aichi, jp, 1983)

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the japanse visual artist muga focusses on using photography as his primary creative medium.

muga’s work wishes to guide the audience for an international dialogue about fabricated facts.

the artist was named after a buddhism concept of selfless or enlightenment - ‘muga’, whilst being influenced by aan eastern philosophy: ‘mui shizen’ originated from taoism, which broadly talks about an lifestyle or mindset without intervention and intention.

the artist reinterprets these ancient ideals in a moderne way, through his own lens, the artist creates his work encompassing the dualism of humour and fetish.

muga intends to convey a metaphorical worldview that allows an open yet complicated relationship with conceptions and perceptions.


born in 1983 in aichi, japan

lives and works in aichi, japan

once a professional snowboarder, fashion buyer and antique dealer, from 2018 he studied fine art photography at chojamachi school of arts under ko yamada for four years, he now directs and manages three companies.


fine art photography at chojamachi school of arts under ko yamada


solo exhibitions:

in japan in kyoto and nagoya

in serbia in kragujevac in the national museum of art

group exhibitions:

in austria, japan, the netherlands and serbia

gallery 9 presents his work since 2022:

2023 duo exhibition together with hendrik dijk in the gallery

2023 summer exhibition in the gallery

2023 winter exhibition ‘blue’ in the gallery

art fairs

unseen amsterdam 2023


muga’s work is included in several private and company collections


2023 national museum of art in kragujevac, serbia

awards and nominations


IPA photography award

3rd place in the fine art, abstract category

honorable mention, fine art, other


IPA photography award

honorable mention, fine art, collage

honorable mention, fine art, other