Yukinori Yanagi

BORN IN 1959 IN FUKUOKA, JAPAN. LIVES AND WORKS IN HIROSHIMA, JAPAN.
Biography

Born in 1959 in Fukuoka, japan. lives and works in Hiroshima, Japan.
Teaches at Faculty Of Art, Hiroshima City University, as an associate professor since 2005.

EDUCATION

1990
MFA, fellowship in arts (sculpture) Yale University, Connecticut, USA 1985 MFA and BA, fine arts in painting Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

PRIZES AND GRANTS

2000
Grant for commission work at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

1995
Prize, the Gotoh Memorial Foundation, Japan

1993
Award, Aperto‘93, the 45th Venice Biennale, Italy

1992-3
Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council
(International Studio Program at PS1 Museum, USA)

1988-90
Fellowship in Arts, Yale University, School of Art and Architecture, USA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
“Study for American Art” Miyake Fine Art, Tokyo

2010
“America” Miyake Fine Art, Tokyo “Inujima Art House Project” Okayama, Japan

2009
“Money on view” Miyake Fine Art, Tokyo 2008 Inujima Art Project „SEIRENSHO“ Okayama, Japan

2005
“Icarus Project” Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan 2002 Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
“YUKICHI KV644955H” Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka, Japan

2000
“Akitsushima” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

1999
“New Work” Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1998
“Image, Nation and Transnation” University Art Gallery, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, USA

1997
“Wandering Position” Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Beaver College Art Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
“Pacific” Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA “Alcatraz” Peter Blum, New York, USA
“Pacific” Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996
“Field Work on Alcatraz” Capp Street Project, San Francisco, USA

1995
“Project Article 9” The Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
“Project Article 9” Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka, Japan
“The Chrysanthemum Carpet” Peter Blum, New York, USA “Matrix 128” Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

1994
“Union Jack Ant Farm” Anthony d‘Offay Gallery, London, UK

1993
“Hammer and Sickle” Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

1992
“YANAGI” Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Wandering Position” Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum-Benesse House, Kagawa, Japan 1991 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, USA
“Hi-no-maru“, Hosomi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“The World Flag Ant Farm” Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“The World Flag Ant Farm and Wandering Position : Project – Red, White and Blue” Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, USA

1990
“Wandering Position” Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (brochure) Store front for Art and Architecture, New York, USA (brochure)

1988
“PLAN M” Gallery M, Tokyo, Japan

1987
Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1986
“Ground” Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, Kanagawa, Japan
Gallery Center Point, Gallery Natsuka, Tokyo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
“Beyond Human: Artist–Animal Collaborations” Peabody Essex Museum, Boston, USA
“Asia Code : Zero” Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
“Roppongi Crossing 2013: OUT OF DOUBT” (curated by Mami Kataoka), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan “Feel the art for the first time”, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
“Sambi Shousha : UEDA Collection” Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
“Situations and Exchanges : Fukuoka Contemporary Art Chronicle 1970-2000”
Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
“Re:Quest Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s” MoA, Seoul,South, Korea

2012
“YANAGI × HARAGUCHI”, ART BASE MOMOSHIMA, Onomichi, Japan “Liverpool Biennial 2012” Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, UK

2011
“XXX Thirty Years Peter Blum Edition” Peter Blum Soho, New York, USA “8th Mercosul Biennale”, Porte Alegre, Brazil

2010
Setouchi Art Festival, Okayama and Kagawa, Japan

2008
“SHELTER × SURVIVAL - Alternative Homes for Fantastic Lives”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary
Art, Hiroshima, Japan
“Into the Atomic Sunshine - Post-War Art under Japanese Peace Constitution Article 9”, Puffin Room, New York, USA , Hillside Forum, Tokyo (travelled to Okinawa Prefectural Museum)

2007
“Simply Red” Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA
“Still, the person exceeds the boundary” Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo
“Geldscheisser in the Vault” The former Hiroshima Branch of the Bank of Japan, Hiroshima, Japan “Scened and Sequences” Allgauer Kunst House, Aarau, Switzerland
“Aiming at a New Departure” Hillside Gallery, Tokyo
“Route of pop : 1960s - 2000s” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

2006
“Singular Multiples: Peter Blum Edition 1980-1994” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA “In Focus: Living History” Tate Modern, London, UK
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

2005
“Cruising Landscapes” Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan “Swarm” Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA
“Art Crossing Hiroshima Project 2005” Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig, Germany

2004
“Adventures in images” Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan “The copy age” Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

2003
“Windstil” Cotthem Gallery, Brussel, Belgium
“The Power of Kyushu” Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan

2002
“Money and Value, an exhibition of the Swiss National Bank” (curated by Harald Szeemann), Lake Biel, Switzerland
“The 2nd Fukuoka Triennale” Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan “Cultural Crossing” Numak Gallery, Washington DC, USA
“Inauguration exhibition” Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, USA

2001
“Made in Asia” Duke University Museum of Art, North Carolina, USA “Tokyo Pop” Kansas City Jewish Museum, Kansas City, USA “Talking Heads” Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2000
“Diary” Corner House, Manchester, UK (travels to Firstsite, Corchester, UK)
“Whitney Biennial” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
“Vanitas-meditation of life and death in contemporary art” Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, USA
2000 Gwangju Biennale” Gwangju, Korea
“Vacant lot” Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
“Dark Mirrors of Japan” De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Umedalen Sculptur 2000” Galleri Stefan Anderson, Sweden
“Plastic Age-Art and Design” The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
“Department Store of Contemporary Art” Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Kofu, Japan “Open-Ends-One thing after another” Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
“Landscape Encoded” Tate Modern, London, UK

1999
“Relay Drawings: Eye, Hand, Other” Backnell University Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA

1998
“Animal, Anima, Animus” Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland (travels to Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands, PS1 Museum, New York, USA, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada) “Sehnsucht Helmat” Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria
“Taste and Persuits: Japanese art in the 1990” National Museum of India, New Dehli, India (travels to Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila, Philippines)
“On the edge - New art from Private Collections in France-“ Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

1997
“Aspects of land and soil” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
“Atlas Mapping” Offenes Kulturhaus Linz (travels to Kunsthaus Bregenz and Magazin 4, Austria) “Changing Spaces” Miami Museum of Art, Miami, USA
“L‘autre, Biennale de Lyon” Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
“PROJECTS” Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

1996
“Eastern Fusion” Hillwood Museum, Long Island University, USA
“Avant-garde walk in Soho” New York, USA „Universalis“ Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil
“Cultural Olympiad” in conjunction with Atlanta Olympic Games, Atlanta, USA
“Conversation at the Castle” Art Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, USA
“Islands” National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
“Protean Artists of the Time” the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
“Asia-Pacific Triennial” Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
“Universalis” Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
“Paintings-The Extended Field” Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall and Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden “Un-frieden, sabotage von wirklichkeiten-discord, sabotage of realities” Kunstverein, Hamburg,Germany

1995

“Border Crawl” Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“Art in Japan Today-1985-1995” Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
“Minimal Form” Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Japan Today” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
(travels to Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; Waino Aaltoner Museum of Art, Turku, Finland; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Osterreichisches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria and Daichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany)
“Age of Anxiety” Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
“6 Triennale Kleinplastik” Sudwest LB Forum, Stuttgart, Germany “Fifty Years After” Museum of Modern Art, Tokushima, Japan

1994
“Japanese Art after 1945-Scream against the Sky” Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan “Art Labyrinth” Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
“Mito Annual‘94” Open System, Art Tower Mito, Ibaragi, Japan
“Old Glory” Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio, USA
(travels to Gallery of Contemporary Art at University of Colorado, and Phoenix Art Museum, USA) “Japanese Art after 1945-Scream against the Sky” Guggenheim Museum, New York
(travels to Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco and Yerba Buena Garden, San Francisco, USA) “Asian Art Now” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
“Insite‘94” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA

1993
“Aperto‘93” The 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
“In Their Own Image” PS1 Museum, New York, USA „
“Nagoya International Biennale-Artec’93” Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan “Exchange 2” Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland
“Trade Routes” The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA “Invisible Realities” Yokohama Citizens‘ Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan

1992
“By Arrangement” Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
“My Sweet Home in Ruins-Urban Environment and Art in Japan” Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo “Museum City Project” Fukuoka, Japan

1991
“New York Diary - Almost twenty-five different things” PS1 Museum, New York, USA 1988 “Iwakuni Outdoor Art Project ‚88” Kintai Bridge on Nishiki River, Yamaguchi, Japan
“Critical Art Phrases ‚88” Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo

1987
“Art-move in Okurayama” Okurayama Memorial Hall, Kanagawa, Japan
“87 Kanagawa Art Annual” Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, Japan
“Art Document ‚87” Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Japan

1986
“6th Hamamatsu Open-air Exhibition” Sandhill at Nakatajima, Shizuoka, Japan
“Underground Art Exhibition in Oya” Oya Stone Mine, Tochigi, Japan

1985
“The 17th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan” Metropolitan Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Tate Modern, London, UK
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Wien, Austria
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
New York Public Library, New York, USA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston, USA
List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Swiss Bank Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Bayerische Vereinsbank, Munchen, Germany
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum-Benesse House, Kagawa, Japan Inujima Art Project “SEIRENSHO” Okayama, Japan
The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan
Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
Fukuoka Asian Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Tokushima, Japan
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan
Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan