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biography of Yoshitomo NARA (1959)

Personal data


Birth : 1959 - Aomori, Japan
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Japan

Address

Tokyo, Japan

Representatives

Blum & Poe – 2754 La Cienaga Blvd – Santa Monica CA, United States
Tomio Koyama Gallery – Shinkawa 1-31-6- 1F, Chuo-Ku – Tokyo, Japan


Education

1987 : Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music (MFA) – Aichi, Japan
1988 – 1993 : Kunstakademie Düsseldorf – Eiskellerstrasse 1 – Düsseldorf, Germany

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting :
Sculpture-Volume : Sculpture, glass
Drawing-Watercolor :

Subject

cartoon
childhood
children
consumer society

Movements and styles

Japanese pop culture

Works

Fountain of Life
Date of creation : 2001
Medium : Sculpture
Subject : childhood
 
Tree Pairs from Three Triplets
Date of creation : 2001
Medium : Installation
Subject : childhood
 
Your Childhood
Date of creation : 2001
Medium : Installation
Subject : childhood
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2004

Saint Louis Art Museum – Saint Louis MO, United States
12/03/2004 – 02/26/2005

Nothing ever happens
Contemporary Art Museum – Saint Louis MO, United States
12/03/2004 – 02/27/2005

SJMA San Jose Museum of Art – San Jose CA, United States
07/24/2004 – 10/24/2004

ICA Institute of Contemporary Art – University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia PA, United States
01/24/2004 – 04/06/2004

2003

MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland – Cleveland OH, United States
09/12/2003 – 01/04/2004

Stephen Friedman Gallery – London, United Kingdom
05/02/2003 – 05/31/2003

2002

Saucer Tales
Marianne Boesky Gallery – New York NY, United States
2002 – 11/16/2002

Nara Yoshitomo
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art – Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
06/14/2002 – 08/04/2002

Yoshitomo Nara
CNEAI Centre National de l’Estampe et de L’Art Imprimé – Chatou, France
06/02/2002 – 09/29/2002

Nara Yoshitomo
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art – Hiroshima, Japan
04/07/2002 – 06/02/2002

Nara Yoshitomo
Ashiya City Museum of Art & History – Ashiya, Japan
01/19/2002 – 03/31/2002

2001

I don’t mind if you forget me
Yokohama Museum of Art – Yokohama, Japan
08/11/2001 – 10/14/2001

Drawing Days
Colette – Paris, France
06/05/2001 – 06/30/2001

Walk On, Works by Yoshitomo Nara
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art – Chicago IL, United States
04/01/2001 – 07/02/2001

1999

Blum & Poe – Santa Monica CA, United States
1999

No, They Didn¿t
Tomio Koyama Gallery – Tokyo, Japan
1999

1997

Galerie Michael Zink – Regensburg, Germany
1997

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2006

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Marianne Boesky Gallery – 2nd floor 535 West 22nd Street – New York NY, United States

2004

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Blum & Poe – 2754 South La Cienega Boulevard – Los Angeles CA, United States

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Stephen Friedman Gallery – 25-28 Old Burlington Street – London, United Kingdom

Art Forum Berlin, n° 8
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/01/2003 – 10/05/2003
Represented by : Galerie Zink & Gegner – Theresienstrasse 122a – Munich, Germany

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Blum & Poe – 2754 La Cienaga Blvd – Santa Monica CA, United States

ArtBrussels – 21st Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/04/2003 – 04/08/2003
Represented by : Galerie Michael Zink – Theresienstrasse 122A – Munich, Germany

The Armory Show 2003
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
03/07/2003 – 03/10/2003
Represented by : Blum & Poe – 2754 La Cienaga Blvd – Santa Monica CA, United States

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Blum & Poe – 2754 La Cienaga Blvd – Santa Monica CA, United States

Art Forum Berlin, n° 7
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
09/26/2002 – 09/30/2002
Represented by : Galerie Michael Zink – Theresienstrasse 122A – Munich, Germany

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Stephen Friedman Gallery – 25-28 Old Burlington Street – London, United Kingdom

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Johnen + Schöttle – Maria-Hilf-Strasse 17 – Cologne, Germany

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Marianne Boesky Gallery – 2nd floor 535 West 22nd Street – New York NY, United States

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Blum & Poe – 2754 La Cienaga Blvd – Santa Monica CA, United States

Art Forum Berlin, n° 6
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/03/2001 – 10/07/2001
Represented by : Galerie Michael Zink – Theresienstrasse 122A – Munich, Germany

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Stephen Friedman Gallery – 25-28 Old Burlington Street – London, United Kingdom

ArtBrussels – 19th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2001 – 04/24/2001
Represented by : Galerie Michael Zink – Theresienstrasse 122A – Munich, Germany

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : Blum & Poe – 2754 La Cienaga Blvd – Santa Monica CA, United States

ART2001 – The 13th London Contemporary Art Fair
Business Design Centre – London, United Kingdom
01/17/2001 – 01/21/2001
Represented by : James Hyman Fine Art Limited – 39 Belsize Square – London, United Kingdom

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Johnen + Schöttle – Maria-Hilf-Strasse 17 – Cologne, Germany


Group exhibitions

2004

De leur temps, collections privées Françaises
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Tourcoing, France
10/06/2004 – 12/06/2004

2003

My Reality : Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
Norton Museum of Art – West Palm Beach FL, United States
2003

My Reality : Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
Huntsville Museum of Art – Huntsville AL, United States
10/13/2003 – 01/04/2004

M_Ars Art and War
Neue Galerie Graz – Graz, Austria
01/10/2003 – 03/26/2003

2002

My Reality : Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
Akron Art Museum – Akron OH, United States
09/21/2002 – 01/05/2003

My Reality : Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
The Chicago Cultural Center – Chicago IL, United States
07/13/2002 – 09/08/2002

My Reality : Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
Tampa Museum of Art – Tampa FL, United States
04/21/2002 – 06/23/2002

My Reality : Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
CAC Contemporary Arts Center – Cincinnati OH, United States
01/24/2002 – 03/31/2002

2001

My Reality : Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
BMA Brooklyn Museum of Art – Brooklyn, New York NY, United States
07/28/2001 – 10/03/2001

My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
Des Moines Art Center – Des Moines IA, United States
02/10/2001 – 05/06/2001

2000

The Darker Side of Playland : Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
09/01/2000 – 01/02/2001

Dark Mirrors from Japan
De Appel – Amsterdam, Netherlands
06/02/2000 – 08/06/2000

Superflat
Parco Gallery – Tokyo, Japan
04/28/2000 – 05/29/2000

Yoshitomo Nara, Jim Shaw
Johnen & Schöttle – Cologne, Germany
03/24/2000 – 04/29/2000

Continental Shift
Bonnefanten Museum – Maastricht, Netherlands
2000

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2003

Cream 3
Publisher: Phaidon Press – Regent’s Wharf – London, United Kingdom
06/2003
ISBN : 0714843113

2002

Art Now
Publisher: Taschen – Hohenzollernring 53 – Cologne, Germany
Author: Grosenick Uta – Cologne, Germany
Author: Riemschneider Burkhard
2002
ISBN : 382281444X

Vitamin P – New Perspectives in Painting
Publisher: Phaidon Press – Regent’s Wharf – London, United Kingdom
Author: Collectif
2002
ISBN : 071484246X


Periodicals

2003

KITAMURA Katie – Reviews
in: Contemporary n° 52 p. 77
London, United Kingdom
2003

2002

LAVRADOR Judicaël – Nouveaux talents / New artists
in: Qu’est-ce-que l’art ? What is art ? (today) – Beaux Arts Magazine p. 57
Paris, France
05/2002
ISBN : 07572271

2001

Guía de bolsillo para el coleccionista reciente
in: El Periodico del Arte n° 47 p. 43
Madrid, Spain
08/2001-09/2001

Legals

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