Masayo Matsuda
松田 匡代

1980 Born in Japan

2002 Awarded Merit Award at The Month of Photography Tokyo Woman's Exhibition then started her career

MA Fine Art Photography 2011- 2013
Royal College of Arts
London, UK

ABC Dip Photography practice 2010-2011
London College of Communication
London, UK

BA (Hon) Photography 2007-2010
London College of Communication
London, UK


photographer (Adult Program, Public Program)
Time Period:
Feb 2010 - 2013
Description:work placement


2013- Selected to be taking part of the show Thread Needle Prize 2013

2012 - Fine Art Award, Royal College of Arts

2011 - Helen Chadwick Award

2006 - Shortlisted for The Month of Photography
Tokyo The Competition Memorial Photo Exhibition of The Anual Day of Photography

2002 - Merit Award at The Month of Photography Tokyo Woman's Exhibition

<Selected Publications>
- Waving Flag
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing London UK (31 May 2013)
Olivier Richon (Author), Rut Blees Luxemburg (Editor)

- All I Want is Out of Here (Exhibition Catalogue)

- Edge of Extinction (Exhibition Catalogue)

<Exhibitions> (The selected exhibition after moving into UK)


TRACE (Solo exhibition)
Date:12th Dec 2015- 19th Dec 2015
Place: Block House, Harajuku,Tokyo(Japan)

Echo Project
Date:30th Aug- 9th Sep 2015
Place: Today Art Museum, Beijing(China)

New Japanese Photography
Date: 22nd Jan -25th Jan 2015
Place: Doomed Gallery, London (UK)


The Atlas of Peter Schlemihl
Heleen Peeters & Masayo Matsuda

Date: 7th April- 30th April 2014 (Monday- Thursday 11:00-17:00)
Place: Subbacultcha! HQ, Da Costakade 150, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Deserts of humanity

Date: 7th February 2014- 21st March 2014
Place: Display London, London (UK)

Tokyo Wonder Seed 2014
Date: 1st Feburary 2014- 2nd March
Place: Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo (Japan)


Luminous Light: Radiant and Sublime

Date: November 1-20, 2013
Place: Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon (USA)
Web catalog:

Thread Needle Prize (Shortlisted) 2013

Date: 25th September 2013- 12th October 2013
Place: The Mall Gallery, London

Show RCA 2013

Date: 17th June 2013- 30th June 2013
Royal College of Art, Battersea
Sackler Building:
14 Howie Street, London SW11 4AY

Link to digital catalog is here :

Splinter Photography Fair 2013

Exhibition open: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2013
Michael Hoppen Gallery
3 Jubilee Place, London SW3 3TD
+44(0)207352 3649

RCA Secret 2013
Exhibition open: 14-22 March 11am?6pm
Late opening: Thursday 21 March until 9pm
Sale open: Saturday 23 March 8am-6pm
Free Admission

Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN


Show title:
Student Work-in-Progress Show
26th April 2012- 3th May 2012
New Dyson Building, Royal College of Arts
20 Howie Street, Battersea, London SW11 4AY

Show title:
All I Want is Out of Here
6th September 2012- 15th September 2012
October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street


Show title:
Edge of Extinction
16th June-26th June
Lo & Behold gallery Space,
2b Swanfield street,
London E2 7DS.

Show title:
London College of Communication; Degree show
Date: 16th June-22nd June

Show title:
For Japan: Charity Auction
2nd August- 6th August 2011
Hotshoe Gallery,29-31 Saffron Hill, Farringdon, London EC1N 8SW, UK

Show title:
After we arrive, before we leave...
25th May 2011- 21st July 2011
The McAulay Gallery, Clore Learning Center, Tate Modern (London)


Show title:
15th - 29th October
Digitaria Gallery, 60 Berwick St, Soho W1, UK
Curated by Scottee and Gavin Ramsey Frozen sees six artists brought together to exhibit at Digitaria this October. The selected artists have in common the ability to draw inspiration from popular, often ‘low’, culture and events representing them in a different and challenging way.

At a time of year when the whole of London’s art world is putting on their Sunday best Digitaria maintains its program of diverse and alternative exhibitions and events. The deliberately satirically titled Frozen which is reflective of Digitaria’s cross-disciplinary ethos will see six very different artists brought together in this unusual space to offer an alternative to the high gloss, neatly packaged booth fodder that will take hold of the rest of the city.

There will also be a series of artist led events during Digitaria’s regular monthly artist coffee morning where, as ever, free coffee and croissants will be served.

Dan Ford, Elizabeth Eamer, James Unsworth, Jayne Taylor, Judy Jacob, Masayo Matsuda, Piers Atkinson, Ryan McClelland & Sarah Maple
(Private View 15th October, 6 - 9pm)