Kei Ito is a is a visual artist working primarily in cameraless photography and installation art. His work addresses intergenerational loss and connections as he explores the materiality and experimental processes of photography. Ito’s work is featured in “Direct Contact: Cameraless Photography Now” at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art February 16–July 9, 2023.
Rooted in the trauma and legacy passed down from his late grandfather, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Ito’s practice meditates on the complexity of his identity and heritage through examining the past and current threats of nuclear disaster and his present status as a US immigrant.
Ito received a BFA from Rochester Institute Technology and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and is currently teaching at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City. He has participated in residency programs nationwide and his solo and group exhibitions have appeared in the Washington Post, Hyperallergic, and BBC Culture & Art. His works are included in major institutional collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Norton Museum of Art.
More at http://www.kei-ito.com.