BIOGRAPHY
Born 1962, Tokyo, Japan
EDUCATION
1993 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, P.h.D
1988 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, M.F.A.
1986 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, B.F.A.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007
Solo Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Kaikai Kiki Exhibition, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Takashi Murakami Print Show, Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
"T1: Takashi Murakami," Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Installation at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
2004
"Inochi," Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
"Satoeri Ko² Chan," Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2003
"Reversed Double Helix," Rockefeller Center, New York
"Superflat Monogram," Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
"Superflat Monogram," Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
2002
"Kaikai Kiki: Takashi Murakami," Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, traveling to the Serpentine Gallery, London
2001
"summon monsters? open the door? heal? or die?," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
"Made in Japan," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"WINK," Grand Central Station, New York
"Mushroom," Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
"KaiKai Kiki," Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
2000
"Second Mission Project Ko2," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
"KaiKai Kiki: SUPERFLAT," ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, Tokyo
"727," Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
1999
"The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning," Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, curated by Amada Cruz and Dana Friis-Hansen, New York (catalogue)
"Love & DOB," Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan
"Superflat," Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
"Dob's Adventures in Wonderland," Parco Dept. Store Gallery, Tokyo
1998
"Moreover, DOB Raise His Hand," Sagacho bis, Tokyo
"Back Beat: Superflat," Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
"Back Beat," Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
"Hiropon Project KoKo→Pity Sakurako Jet Airplane Nos. 1-6," Feature Inc., New York
1997
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
New York State University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
1996
"A Very Merry Unbirthday, To You, To Me!," Ginza Komatsu, Tokyo
"727," Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
"Konnichiwa, Mr. DOB," Kirin Art Plaza, Osaka, Japan
"727," Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
Feature Inc., New York
1995
"Mr. Doomsday Balloon," Yngtingagatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden
"Crazy Z," SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"NIJI," Gallery Koto, Okayama
1994
"Fujisan," Gallery Koto, Okayama
"Which is Tomorrow?-Fall in Love," SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
"Azami, Kikyou, Ominaeshi," Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1993
Nasubi Gallery, Tokyo
"A Very Merry Unbirthday!," Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
"A Romantic Evening," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya, Japan
1992
"Wild, Wild," Rontgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo
1991
Art Gallery at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo
Aoi Gallery, Osaka
"One Night Exhibition 8.23," Rontgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo
Gallery Aires, Tokyo
"I Am Against Being For It," Gallery Hosomi Contemporary, Tokyo
1989
Café Tiens! Tokyo
Gallery Ginza Surugadai, Tokyo
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006
"Selections from Logan Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
"Dragon Veins," Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, January 13 – March 11, 2006
2005
"Post and After: Contemporary Art," Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
September 14, 2005 – April 9, 2006
"Japan POP," Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland, September 9 – November 27, 2005
"Ecstasy: In and About Altered States," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 9, 2005 – February 20, 2006
"Fairy Tales Forever," ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark, August 27, 2005 – January 2, 2006
"POPulance," Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX, June 25 – August 17, 2005; traveled to Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, September 16 – December 30, 2005; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, January 21 – April 2, 2006
"Moving Energies," Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, June 24 – August 14, 2005
"Translation," Palais de Tokyo, Paris
"Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture," Japan Society, New York, NY (cat.)
"Colours and Trips," Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria; Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
2004
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
"Funny Cuts," Stuttgart Museum, Stuttgart, Germany (cat.)
"Liverpool Biennial's International 04 Exhibition," Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
"Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection," Deste - Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece
"Floating Worlds," Beacon Cultural Foundation, Beacon, NY
"Optimo," Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
"Liverpool Biennial," Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
"Walker Without Walls," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2003
"Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
"Pittura / Painting: Rauschenberg to Murakami, 1964-2003," Museo Correr, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
"On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau," Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
"Pulp Art: Vamps Villains and Victors from the Robert Lesser Collection" Brooklyn Museum of Art
2002
"Drawing Now: Eight Propositions," Museum of Modern Art, New York
"POPJack: Warhol to Murakami" Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, Colorado
"The Uncanny," Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
"Reality Check: Painting in the Exploded Field," CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
"Chiho Aoshima, Mr, Takashi Murakami," Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"Out of the Box: 20th-Century Print Portfolios," Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2001
"Form Follows Fiction," Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Italy (curated by
Jeffrey Deitch)
"Murakami/Nara," Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Un art populaire," Foundation Cariter pour l'art contemporain, Paris
"Casino 2001," 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst,
Ghent, Belgium
"Beau Monde: Toward A Redeemed Cosmopolitanism," Site Santa Fe Fourth International Biennial, Santa Fe, NM (curated by Dave Hickey)
"Public Offerings," Museum of Contemporary Art (LA MOCA), Los Angeles, CA, curated by
Paul Schimmel (catalogue)
"Painting at the Edge of the World" Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (traveling exhibition curated by Douglas Fogle, catalogue)
"My Reality: The Culture of Anime," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO (Curated by Jeff Fleming) (cat.)
"Super Flat," Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA (will travel)
"Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY.
"Under Pressure," Swiss Institute, New York
2000
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
"The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
"After Dreams," Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Switzerland
"Yume no Ato: Was vom Traum blieb…Zeitgenossische Kunst aus Japan," Haus am Waldsee, Berlin , Germany
"Gendai," Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
"Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting," Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (catalogue)
"Pleasure Zone," Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
"'00," Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York City, NY
"Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting," Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
"Balls," James Cohan Gallery, New York
"Almost Warm and Fuzzy," Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (travels to select cities)
"Superflat," Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Takashi Murakami)
"Let's Entertain," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, curated by Phillipe Vergne (travels to: Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Rufino Tamyo, Mexico City; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO) (catalogue)
"Colour Me Blind," Stadtische Aussellungshalle am Hawerkamp, Munster; Dundee Contemportary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
"5e Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon," Lyon, France
"Continental Shift," Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
"One Heart, One World" United Nations, New York
"Murakami-Manetas," Newsantandrea, Savona, Pinksummer, Genova, Italy
1999
"LEGO DELUXE-LEG EXHIBITION," Shibuya Parco, Tokyo
"Ground Zero Japan," Contemporary Art Center, Ibaraki, Japan
"The Carnegie International 1999/2000," Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, curated by Madeline Grynsztein (catalogue)
"Balloon Art Festival," Shizuoko Prefectural Convention & Art Center, Shizuoka, Japan
"PLEASURE DOME," Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York
"New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection," SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
"Color Me Blind! Painting in times of comics and computer games," Wüttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
"Abstract Painting Once Removed," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
"Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in 1990s" The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo
1998
"Ero Pop Tokyo," George's, Los Angeles
"Tastes and Pursuits: Japanese Art in the 1990s," National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
"Abstract Painting, Once Removed," Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Houston, TX
"Ero Pop Christmas," NADiff, Tokyo
"50 Years of Japanese Lifestyle Postwar Fashion & Design," Ustunomiya Museum of Art,
Ibaraki, Japan
"Biennale d'art Contemporain de Noumea," Noumea, New Caledonia
"The MANGA Age," Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
"Donaiyanen! Et maintenant!: la creation contemporaine au Japon," Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France
"Art is Fun 9: Hand Craft and Time Craft," Hara Museum Arc, Gunma, Japan
"Pop Surrealism," The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
"People, Places, Things," Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
"FLUFFY," Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Canada, Contemporarin de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, Hayword Gallery, London, Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland
1997
"The 33rd 'Artists Today' Exhibition: Singularity in Plurality," Yokohama Citizens' Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
"Japan today kunst Photograph Design," MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
"Need for Speed," Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
"Hiropon Show '97," Shop 33, Tokyo
"The Future of Cities," Weiner Secession, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Vienna, Austria
"Flying Buttress Please," Torch Gallery, Amsterdam
"Super Body," Tomio Koyama Gallery Tokyo
1996
"Romper Room," Thread Waxing Space, New York
"Tokyo Pop," The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
"Ironic Fantasy," The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sedai, Japan
"The Time of the Pleasure of Art" Art for the Hearts of Children," Isetan Museum, Tokyo
"The 39th Annual Yasui Prize Exhibition," Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo
"Sharaku Interpreted by Japan's Contemporary Artists," The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo
"Asia-Pacific Triennial 1996," Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1995
"Incidental Alterations: P.S. 1 Studio Artists 1994-95," The Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York
"Blind Beach," Art Space Hap, Hiroshima, Japan
"Transculture," 46th Venice Biennale, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen and Fumio Nanjo, Venice
"Japan Today," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, Kunsternes Hus, Oslo, Norway, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, Waino Aalonoen Museum of Art, Truku, Finland
"Cutting Up," Max Protech Gallery, New York
"Transculture," Benesse House, Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
1994
"Shinjuku Syonen Art," Shinjuku Kabukicho, Tokyo
"Lest We Forget: On Nostalgia," The Gallery at Takashimaya, New York
VOCA '94, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
"The Youthful Time of Japanese Nihon-ga Artists from Taikan and Shunso to DOB," Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan
"Open Air '94, Out of bounds," Benesse House Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
"Artists in Yokohama 94," Yokohama Citizens' Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
1993
"Malaria Art Show, Vol.1," February 1st Festival, Tokyo
"Artist's Shop '93," Sai Gallery, Osaka
"Malaria Art Show, Vol.4, Decorative," Tokyo
"The Ginburart," Ginza, Tokyo
"00 Collaboration," Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo
"Art Today '93, Neo-Japanology," Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
"Beyond Nihon-ga: An Aspect of Contemporary Japanese Paintings," Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
"The Exhibition for Exhibitions," Kyoto Shijo Gallery Kyoto, Japan
1992
"Artist's Shop '92," Sai Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Mars Gallery, Tokyo
"Floating Gallery Vol.1," Tsukishima Warehouse, curated by Ken Ikeda, Tokyo
"1st Transart Annual Painting/Crossing," Bellini Hill Gallery, Yokohama
"Nakamura and Murakami," Space Ozone, Seoul. Korea
"Nakamura and Murakami," SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
"Anomaly," Rontgen Kunst Institut, curated by Noi Sawaregi, Tokyo
"Tama Vivant 92," Seed Hall, Shibuya Seibu, Tokyo
"Nakamura and Murakami," Metaria Square Hotel, Osaka, Japan
1991
"Jan Hoet in Tsurugi," Tsurugi-cho, Ishikawa, Japan
"Jan Hoet's Vision," Art Gallery Artium, Fukuoka, Japan
1988
Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
"Graduation Exhibition," Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, Tokyo
CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2005
"Little Boy," Japan Society, New York
2004
"Tokyo Girls Bravo," Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
"Chiho Aoshima, Mr. and Aya Takano" for Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York
2002
"Coloriage," Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
2001
"Hiropon Show," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
2000
"SUPERFLAT," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
"SUPERFLAT," Parco Gallery, Tokyo
"Aya Takano Solo Exhibition: Hot Banana Fudge," NADiff, Tokyo
1999
"Hiropon 32.80," NADiff, Tokyo
"Hiropon Show," Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
"Tokyo Girls Bravo," George's, Los Angeles
"Tokyo Girls Bravo," NADiff, Tokyo
"Hiropon Show" Parco Gallery, Tokyo
1998
"Mr. Solo Exhibition: Oh-Edo Kunoichi Ninpocho," Shop 33, Tokyo
"Ero Pop Tokyo," George's, Los Angeles
1997
"Aya Takano Solo Exhibition: God is Coming," Shop 33, Tokyo
"Hiropon Show," Kanazawa College of Arts Manken Gallery, Ishikawa, Japan
"Hiropon Show," Iwataya Z-SIDE W