Yoshitomo Nara ( 1959 -
Japan

 Born  1959 in Hirosaki, Japan

Studies :

1998 Guest professor at U.C.L.A, USA
1993 Completed meisterschueler study at the Kunstakademie Duesseldorf
1987
Completed the graduate school of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music
1985
Graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music

Solo Exhibitions: (info. provided by www.vgallery.co.za)
2005 Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf & Pinakothek der Moderne, München
2004 Johnen+Schöttle, Köln
Galerie Zink & Gegner, München
Museum Nürnberg
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Wien
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Gallery Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
2003 Ikon Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Galerie Zink & Gegner, München
2002 Des Moines Art Center
2001 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles
1999 Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Kunsthalle Nürnberg
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Institut für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg
The Ginza Art Space, Tokio
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokio
Projektraum Berlin, Berlin
1998 Institut of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
1997 Gallery Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, USA
Gallery Hakutosha, Nagoya, J
Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, NL
Galerie Michael Zink Regensburg
1996 Johnen & Schöttle, Köln
Ferdinand van Dieten-d´Eendt, Amsterdam
Empty Surprise, Art Gallery, Fukuoka
Hothouse Fresh, Hakutosha, Nagoya
Gallery Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan
Artium, Fukuoka, Japan
Tomio Kuama Gallery, Tokio
1995 SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
Galerie humanite, Tokyo
Galerie humanite, Nagoya
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, LA
The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagoya
1994 Lonesome Babies, Hakutosha, Nagoya
Hula Hula Garden, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam
Christmas for sleeping children, Itoki Crystal Hall, Osaka
1993 Johnen & Schöttle, Köln
Galerie Humanite, Nagoya
Galerie Humanite, Tokyo
1992 Loft Gallery, Deventer, Netherland
Drawings, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam
1991 Harmlos, Kinderspielhaus, Düsseldorf
Galerie Humanite, Nagoya; Galerie 
1990 Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam
1989 Irrlichttheater, Stuttgart
1988 Innocent being, Galerie humanite, Nagoya
Galerie humanite, Tokyo
Goethe Institut, Düsseldorf 
Group Exhibitions :
2005 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Kopenhagen
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
James Hyman Fine Art, London
2004 Casas Riegner Gallery, Miami
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
2003 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Kopenhagen
Trauer, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien
Kunst und Krieg, Neue Galerie, Graz
Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain 
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2002 Kunstraum Innsbruck, Germany 
MoMA, Queens, New York 
2001 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California 
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle 
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, USA
Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, Germany 
Barbican Centre, London 
Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy 
The University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music 
Gwanju Art Museum, Korea 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia 
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA 
2000 Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA 
The MOCA Gallery at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood 
Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken 
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York 
Parco Gallery, Tokyo 
De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France 
MuseumDe Lakenhal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland 
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale
Galerie der Stadt Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg/ Mittelrhein Museum, Koblenz, Germany 
Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo 
Galerie Humanite, Nagoya, Japan 
1999 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, California 
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA 
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany 
The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan 
Hara Museum ARC, Shibukawa, Japan 
Abbaye Saint-Andre Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, France 
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA 
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan 
Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan 
Gallery Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan 
1998 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 
The Pusan Museum of Art, Pusan, Korea
1997 Municipal Museum of Art, Budapest, Hungary 
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea 
Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (with Henk Visch) 
Galerie & Ediciones Ginkgo, Madrid, Spain 
The Royal Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan 
1996 Düsseldorf - andere Orte, Orangerie Schloß Lemgo
Intangible Childhood, Mie Prefectural Art Museum
TOKIO POP, The Hiratsuka Museum of Art
The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Hiratsuka City, Japan 
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Miyagi, Japan 
Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan 
Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie, Japan 
1995 Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka, Japan 
The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan 
SAM Museum, Osaka, Japan 
Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany 
Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan 
Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California 
Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan 
Gunma Biennale, Gunma Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan 
1994 7th Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair, Nagoya City Gallery, Nagoya, Japan 
Haus Bickdorf, Kempen 
Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan 
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany 
1993 Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Haus Bockdorf, Kempen 
Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, Belgium 
Represented :
Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan 
The Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art 
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San franciso, California 
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 
Museum für Kunst und Design, Nuremberg, Germany 
The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

Nara's work is taken up in numerous Museums, private and corporate collections worldwide. 
Awards :
 1995 Award for Artists,  Nagoya City
Publications : 

Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, Laura Hoptman, 2002 
Public Offerings, Matsui Midori, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Thames and Hudson, 2001 
Painting At The Edge Of the World, Matsui Midori, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 
My life as a dog, Stephan Trescher, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg and Kadokawa Shoten, 2001 
In the Deepest Puddle, Kadokawa Shoten, 1997 
Slash with a Knife, Little More, 1998 
UKIYO, Little More, 1999 
Lonesome Puppy, Magazine House, 1999 

 
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