Yoshitomo Nara

Peace Flag Dog, 2015,
										acrylic on wood,
									117,5 x 95,5 cm (unframed)
Peace Flag Dog, 2015,
acrylic on wood,
117,5 x 95,5 cm (unframed)

Tears of Rage, 2015,
									acrylic on canvas,
								56 x 51,3 cm (unframed)
Tears of Rage, 2015,
acrylic on canvas,
56 x 51,3 cm (unframed)

Wounded Pinky, 2015,
								acrylic and collage on canvas,
							117 x 100,3 cm (unframed)
Wounded Pinky, 2015,
acrylic and collage on canvas,
117 x 100,3 cm (unframed)

Spring Ephemeral, 2015,
							acrylic on canvas,
						194 x 164 cm (unframed)
Spring Ephemeral, 2015,
acrylic on canvas,
194 x 164 cm (unframed)

Bloodthirsty, 2015,
						pencil on paper,
					81,7 x 66,8 cm (framed)
Bloodthirsty, 2015,
pencil on paper,
81,7 x 66,8 cm (framed)

Intention, 2015,
					colored pencil on paper (envelope),
				51,5 x 38,7 cm (framed)
Intention, 2015,
colored pencil on paper (envelope),
51,5 x 38,7 cm (framed)

Lonely Guitarist, 2015,
				colored pencil on cardboard,
			54,6 x 48,3 cm (framed)
Lonely Guitarist, 2015,
colored pencil on cardboard,
54,6 x 48,3 cm (framed)

Don't Cry, 2007.
			Mixed media on paper.
		42 x 29,7 cm/ 15.5 x 11.5 in.
Don't Cry, 2007.
Mixed media on paper.
42 x 29,7 cm/ 15.5 x 11.5 in.

Hey! Schule ist nicht mehr lustig, 2007.
		mixed media on paper.
	42 x 29,7 cm/ 15.5 x 11.7 in.
Hey! Schule ist nicht mehr lustig, 2007.
mixed media on paper.
42 x 29,7 cm/ 15.5 x 11.7 in.

Ich bin der Kulturvampire, 2007.
	mixed media on paper.
42 x 29,7 cm/ 15.5 x 11.7 in.
Ich bin der Kulturvampire, 2007.
mixed media on paper.
42 x 29,7 cm/ 15.5 x 11.7 in.

Ich möchte gerne Kulturvampire sein, 2007.
mixed media on paper.
65 x 48 cm/ 25.6 x 18 in.
Ich möchte gerne Kulturvampire sein, 2007.
mixed media on paper.
65 x 48 cm/ 25.6 x 18 in.

The Mini Puff Marshies, 1999.
FRP (Fibre-Reinforced Plastic).
5 pieces (pink, chocolate, blue, yellow, white)
ea. 72 x 155 x 155 cm/ 28.3 x 61 x 61 in.
The Mini Puff Marshies, 1999.
FRP (Fibre-Reinforced Plastic).
5 pieces (pink, chocolate, blue, yellow, white)
ea. 72 x 155 x 155 cm/ 28.3 x 61 x 61 in.

Stop And Smell The Flower, 2007.
wall painting.
255 x 335 cm/ 100 x 132 in.
Stop And Smell The Flower, 2007.
wall painting.
255 x 335 cm/ 100 x 132 in.

Was es dort gab konnte ich mir nicht leisten, 2007.
mixed media on paper.
65 x 48 cm/ 25.6 x 18 in.
Was es dort gab konnte ich mir nicht leisten, 2007.
mixed media on paper.
65 x 48 cm/ 25.6 x 18 in.

Geboren 1959 in Hirosaki, Japan / born 1959 in Hirosaki, Japan

1988-2003Studium Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Deutschland Art academy Duesseldorf, Germany
Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, B.F.A., Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

 
Lebt und arbeitet in Tokyo, Japan / lives and works in Tokyo, Japan


Einzelausstellungen / Solo Exhibitions

2015
Shallow Puddles, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, JP
Yoshitomo Nara, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, DE
Life is Only One, Yoshitomo Nara, Asia Society, Hong Kong, CN

2014
Yoshitomo Nara: A 3-D Drawing Show, Sawada Mansion Gallery Room 38, Kouchi, JP
Yoshitomo Nara, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, US
Greetings from a place in my heart, Dairy Art Centre, London, UK

2013
Yoshitomo Nara, Pace Gallery, New York, US
Yoshitomo Nara, a bit like you and me, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, JP

2012
NARA Yoshitomo: a bit like you and me..., Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, JP

The Little Little House in The Blue Woods, Towada Art Center, Towada, JP


2011       
PRINT WORKS, Roppongi Hills Art & Design Store Gallery, Tokyo, JP

2010       

Asia Society, New York, US
ceramic works, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, JP

2009       
Yoshimoto Nara with Installation by YNG, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
Yoshimoto Nara + graf, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, IS
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, US

2008

Baltic, Gateshead, GB
Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, DE

2007
Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, DE
Torre de Málaga, CAC Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Málaga, ES
The Berlin House, Galerie Zink, Berlin, DE

2006

A to Z, Yoshii Brick Brew House, Aomori, JP
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, GB
Moonlight Serenade, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa,
Ishikawa, JP
Arndt & Partner, Zurich, CH

2005
Nothing Ever Happens, Contemporary Museum Honolulu, US
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Leeum, JP
Over the Rainbow, Kunstsammlung K21, Düsseldorf; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
Bridge, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, JP

2004
Nowhere Land, Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, DE
Somewhere, Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich, DE
Fotografien, Neues Museum Nürnberg, DE
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, AT
Nothing Ever Happens, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, US
new works 2004, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, US

2003
Ikon Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich, DE
Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; San Jose Museum of Art; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, US
S.M.L., Graf Media GM, Osaka, JP
Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich, DE
New Drawings 2003, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, JP
The Good, the Bad, the Average.... and Unique, Little More Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Stephen Friedman, London, GB

2002
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
Who Snatched the Babies, cneai, Chatou, FR
12 Etchings, Spaceforce, Tokyo, JP

2001
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, US
Nara Yoshitomo: in those days, Hakutosha, Nagoya, JP
I Don’t Mind, If You Forget Me, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama; Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima; Ashiya City Museum of Art, Asahikawa Prefectural Museum of Art; Aomori Museum of Art, JP
Yoshitomo Nara: Drawings, Collette, Paris, FR
Clear For Landing, Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, DE
In the White Room, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, US

2000

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, GB
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US


Gruppenausstellungen / Group Exhibitions

2015
Geh und spiel mit dem Riesen! - Kindheit, Emanzipation und Kritik, Villa Stuck, Munich, DE
COSMOS / INTIME - La collection Takahashi, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, Paris, FR
Go-Betweens. The World Seen through Children, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP
Takashi Collection Exhibition. Mirror Neuron, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, JP 

2014
Damage Control: Art and Destruction since 1950, Musée d'Art Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, LU
Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP
Takahashi Collection 2014 – Mindfulness!, Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya, JP
The Exhibition of the Collection of the Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Museum of Art, JP

2013

Damage Control: Art and Destruction since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, US; Musée d'Art Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, LU
Flowers, Towada Arts Center, Aomori, JP
The Magic of Ceramics - Artistic Inspiration, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, JP
Aichi Triennale, Aichi, JP
Re: Quest Contemporary Japanese Art since the 1970s, Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul, KR

2012
The Magic of Ceramics - Artistic Inspiration, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park; Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu; The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, JP
A Curator's Message, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, JP
MOT Collection - The name of art works, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, JP
Masahiko Kuwahara, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore, SG
The Contemporary Paintings through the Curator's Eye, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, JP

To Wander a Garden, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, JP
Print/Out, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU

2011
Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, SG
The Most Requested Top 30 / 10 Years of Takahashi Collection, TABLOID GALLERY, Tokyo, JP

2010
Garden of painting―Japanese Art of the 00s NMAO: The National Museum of Art, Osaka, JP
Facing East: Recent Works from China, India and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, GB
Zenkyo-an x FOIL : Get Up, Even If by Yourself Alone, Kennin-ji Zenkyo-an Temple, Kyoto, JP
INNOCENCE - ART towards LIFE, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, JP
Artist studio, Musee Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, JP
MEMORY / MEMORIAL Collection 2010 for the summer of the 65th Hiroshima Memorial Day, Hiroshima MOCA, JP
Collection of Aomori Museum of Art; idol3, Shiko Munakata+Toru Narita+Yoshitomo Nara, Onomichi City Museum of Art, Hiroshima, JP
Self Portrait - Others as Myself, Takahashi Collection Hibiya, Tokyo, JP
Collection,  gallery2, Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa, JP
Yoshitomo NARA x Ei-Q, Departure of an artist at age 24, Gallery TOKI NO WASUREMONO/ WATANUKI INC., Tokyo, JP
Made in Popland, CHINA AND JAPAN, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR
Trans-Cool Tokyo - Contemporary Japanese Art from MOT Collection, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
, SG
12th International Cairo Biennale, El Bab Gallery, Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo, EG
Collection Exhibition: Floating Boat, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, JP

2009
Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito, Tamami Hitsuda, Masako Ando, Mika, JP
Kato, Aichi Triennale Pre-event, It’s a Little Playground, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art,
Aichi;Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, JP
Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, AU
Walking in My Mind, The Hayward Gallery, London, GB
Rites de Passage, Schunck Glaspaleis, Heerlen, NL
STAGES, Lance Armstrong Foundation launch a global art exhibition to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, FR

2008
Go for it! Olbricht Collection (a sequel), Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, DE
A Perspective on Contemporary Art 6: Emotional Drawing, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, JP

2007
Sympathy for the Devil. Art, Rock and Roll Since 1967, MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
Rockers Island. Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE
AFFINITIES. Neuerwerbungen Sammlung Deutsche Bank Deutsche Guggenheim 1997 – 2007, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, DE
Pretty Baby, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, US
Art in the ‘Toon Age, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, US
Re-Dis-Play, Nichtkunst-Sammlungen von Künstlern und Kuratoren, Kunstverein Heidelberg, DE
Disorder in the House, Vanhaerents Art Collection , Brussels, BE
Cult Fiction, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, New Art Gallery, Walsall; touring to Nottingham Castle, Nottingham; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; Aberystwyth Art Gallery, Aberystwyth; Tullie House, Carlisle, GB
Bernard Vuffet Museum, Mishima, Shizuoka, JP
Silly Adult, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, DK
Portrait Session, NADiff, Tokyo; touring to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, JP
Summer Show, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, JP

2006
6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, CN
Lang Leve Beeldhouwkunst!, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerpen, NL
Having New Eyes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Unheimlich jung, Städtische Galerie, Waldkraiburg; Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, DE
Kiss Kiss, c/o - Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, DE
RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, US
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, JP
Temporary Art Museum Soi Sabai, Bangkok, TH
Long Live Sculpture!, Middelheim Open-Air Sculpture Museum, Middelheim, BE
A Magical Life, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, JP
10th Anniversary, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, JP
35 40’ N 139 45’ E Tokyo, Archeus, London, GB
Talking Pictures, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, DE

2005
Japan Pop, Helsinki City Art Museum, FI
Yokohama Triennale 2005, Yokohama, JP
Baby Shower, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, DK
Funny Cuts - Cartoons und Comics in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, DE
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, US
Line and Colour: Contemporary paintings, drawings and prints, James Hyman Fine Art, London, GB
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, GB
The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP
Little Boy: Pop Culture in Japan, Japan Society, New York, US (curated by Takashi Murakami)
Manga and Japanese Contemporary Art, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, FI

2004
TOY BOX, Casas Riegner Gallery, Miami, US
Seeing Other People, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
The Japanese Experience, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, DE
Art Cologne 2004: over the rainbow: Yoshitomo Nara and Horoshi Sugito, Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich, DE
Time of My Life: Art with Youthful Spirit, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Somewhere…Yoshitomo Nara and Horoshi Sugito, Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich, DE
Hirsohi Sugito and Yoshitomo Nara, Museum of Art Den Haage, Den Haage,NL

2003
TEN Years anniversary exhibition, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, DK
Trauer, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, AT
M_ARS - Kunst und Krieg, Neue Galerie, Graz, AT
Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Center, Tokyo, JP
Supernova: Art of the 1990’s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco, US
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US
Nichijyou Seikatsu, Speak For, Tokyo, JP
FOIL, Little More Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Painting in Our Time, The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata, JP
Kids Are Us, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, IT
Trauer/GRIEF, Atelier Augarten Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst der ´Österreichischen Galerie Belvedere Vienna, AT
girls don’t cry, Parco Museum, Tokyo, JP
Ninos, Centro de Art de Salamanca, ES
M_ARS- ART AND WAR, Neue Galerie Graz, AT
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, US
Splat, Boom, Pow! The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US
The Japanese Experience - Inevitable, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, DE
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, US

2002

Weiche Bruche. Japan, Kunstraum Innsbruck, DE
BABEL 2002, National Museum of Conetemporary Art, Seoul, KR
JAM: TOKYO - LONDON, Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Fragile Figures, Palette School, Tokyo, JP
The Doraemon, Suntory Museum, Tokyo, JP
Bokura no Hero and Heroine, Otaru City Museum of Art, Hokkaido, JP
Backspace Drawing Days, Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, DE
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MoMA QNS, Queens, New York, US

2001
Jap in a Box, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, GB
Neo-Tokyo Japanese Art Now, MCA, AU
Masahiko Kuwahara, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Takashi Murakami/Yoshitomo Nara, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Public Offerings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
My Reality: My Reality and the Culture of Japanese Animation, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO, US
Superflat, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, US (curated by TakashiMurakami) 
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, P.S.1, Center for Contemporary Art, New York, NY, US; Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona, ES, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, US; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, CA



2000
Trading Views - 4 x japanische Kunst, Städtische Galerie Erlangen, DE
Trading Views, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, DE
The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, US
Presumed Innocent, Capc, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, FR
Trading Views, Stadtgalerie Saarbruecken, DE; Städtische Galerie, Erlangen, DE; Municipal Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, NL
Kinder des 20. Jahrhunderts, Galerie der Stadt Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg; Mittelrhein-Museum, Koblenz, DE
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, US; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
‘00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, US
Dark Mirrors of Japan, de Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
Gendai, Center For Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
From Life, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
Superflat, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Continental Shift, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, DE
Viewing Path, Saarbrucken Staatgalerie, Saarbrucken, DE


Öffentliche Sammlungen / Public Collections

Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, JP
The Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art, JP
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, JP
Museum of Art and Design, Nurnberg, DE
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, US
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, US
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, US
The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, JP
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, JP