Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami was born in Tokyo in 1962. He lives and works in Tokyo and New York

EDUCATION
1986

Graduated Department of Japanese – Traditional Painting: Nihon-ga, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan
1988

MA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan
1993

PhD, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan
1998

Teach at UCLA for 3 months (New Genre Course)

SOLO SHOWS
1999

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

DOB in the Strange Forest, Parco Gallery, Tokyo/Nagoya

The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning, The Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture, Bard College, New York
1998

Feature Inc. , New York

Back Beat, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica

Back Beat – Super Flat”, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Moreover, DOB raises his hand, Sagacho bis, Tokyo
1997

Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris

Gallery Koto, Okayama

University at Buffalo Art Gallery, New York State University, Buffalo

Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
1996

Feature Inc., New York

Gavin Brown Enterprize, New York

“727”, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

“Konnichiwa, Mr. DOB”, Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka

“7272”, Aoi Gallery, Osaka

“A Very Merry Unbirthday, ToYou, To Me!”, Ginza Komatsu, Tokyo
1995

Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris

“Crazy Z”, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo

“Niji”, Gallery Koto, Okayama

Yngtingagatan 1, Stokholm
1994

Fujisan, Gallery Koto, Okayama

Which is Tomorrow?, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo

Azami, Kikyo, Ominaeshi, Aoi Gallery, Osaka
1993

Nasubi Gallery, Tokyo “A Very Merry Unbirthday!”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

A Romantic Evening, Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
1992

“Wild, Wild”, Rontgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo
1991

Art Gallery at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo

Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Rontgen Kunst Institut (one night Exhibition, August 23), Tokyo

Gallery Aries, Tokyo

Hosomi Gallery Contemporary, Tokyo

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Gallery Ginza surugadai, Tokyo

GROUP SHOWS
2000

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1999

New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in 1990s, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo

Something Warm and Fuzzy/ Children and Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, USA

Carnegie International 1999-2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
1998

Cities on the Move, Secession, Wien, Austria√Ö^Capc Musee d’art

contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France/ P.S.1, New York

People, Places and Things, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut, USA

So what? – Exhibition of contemporary Japanese art, Ecole Nationale Superleure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Art is Fun 9, Hara Museum Arc, Gunma

The Manga Age, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

The Noumea Third Biennale of Contemporary Art, Noumea

50 Years of Japanese Life Style; Postwar fashion and design, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tochigi

Ero Pop Christmas, Nadiff, Tokyo

Tastes and pursuits: Japanese Art in the 1990s, National Gallery of modern Art, New Delhi, India/ Metropolitan Museum of Manila, The Philieppines
1997

Flying Buttress Please, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam

Super Body, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Hiropon Show ’97: Tokyo Underground Visual Show, Shop 33, Tokyo

Need for Speed, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul

Singularity in Plurality, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Kanagawa
1996

Tokyo Pop, The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa

Ironic Fantasy, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Miyagi

Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo

Asia-Pacific Triennial 1996, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Romper Room, Thread Waxing Space, New York
1995

Incidental Alterations: P.S.1 Studio Artists 1994/95, The AngelOrensanz Foundation, New York

Art Space Hap, Hiroshima

Transculture, The 46 th Venezia Biennale, Venice

Japan Today, Louisiana Museum of Modern art, Humblebaek / Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo / Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm / Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku / MAK, Wien

Cutting Up, Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Transculture, Benesse House Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa (-1996)
1994

Shinjyuku Syonen Art, Shinjyuku Kabuki-cho, Tokyo

Lest We Forget: On Nostalgia, The Gallery at Takashimaya, New York

VOCA ’94, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima
1993

Malaria Art Show Vol.1, February 1st Festival, Tokyo

Artists’ Shop ’93, Sai Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Malaria Art Show Vol.4, Decorative, Tokyo

The Ginbrart, Ginza, Tokyo

00 Collaboration, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo

Art Today ’93, Neo Japanology, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano

Beyond the ‘Nihonga’- An Aspect of Contemporary Japanese Paintings, Tokyo

Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

The Exhibition for Exhibitions, Kyoto Shijo Gallery, Kyoto
1992

Artists’ Shop ’92, Sai Gallery, Osaka

Mars Galler, Tokyo

Floating Gallery Vol.1, Tsukishima Warehouse, Tokyo

1st Transart Annual, Painting/Crossing, Bellini Hill Galley, Yokohama

Nakamura and Murakami, Space Ozone, Seoul

Nakamura and Murakami, SCAI Project Room, Tokyo

Anomary, Rontgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo

Tama Vivant ’92, Seed Hall, Shibuya Seibu, Tokyo

Nakamura and Murakami, MetariaSquare Hotel, Osaka
1991

Jan Hoet in Tsurugi, Tsurugi-cho, Ishikawa

Jan Hoet’s Vision, Art Gallery Artium, Fukuoka

AWARDS

1994-95 Asian Cultural Council Fellowship

P.S.1 International Studio Program, New York, USA
Public Collections/ Collezioni Pubbliche

The Japan Foundation

Peter Norton Family Foundation

Queensland Art Gallery

The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco