Kohki Hasei

Kohki Hasei


For many years now, I have been travelling around the world, especially to places where poverty is the greatest plague. The kids I met on my journeys gave me more strengths, inspiration and hope than anything else.    


In 1994 after finishing high school in Okayama, Hasei moved to Tokyo where he started working in the art world. In 1998 he created and directed the art and creative space named “Obscure Gallery”. In the same year Hasei published independent art, photo and music magazines.
In 2001 he directed his first documentary: W/O. The film was screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Austrian Viennale and New York "Moma" Festival and at The Seoul Net Festival in Corea where it was awarded with the Digital Express Prize. In 2003 Hasei started to direct music and fashion videos.
In 2007, Hasei directed his second film, GODOG, in a dump site in Manila where he spent several weeks. This short film was been awarded the First Prize at the Kustendolf Film Festival (2009) in Serbia. In 2008, he worked on Sergei Bodrov’s movie MONGOL as set photographer.

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