BIOGRAPHY



1948            Born in Tokyo, Japan

1970            Graduated from Saint Paulfs University, Tokyo

1974            Graduated from Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles

1974            Moved to New York


Selected Solo Exhibition

2017

 

2016

Past and Present in Three Parts, .Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past and Present in the Three Parts, Multi Media Museum of Art, Moscow; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locre

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Black Box, Casa Garriga i Nogués, Barcelona; Recoletos Exhibition Hall, Madrid; Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam

Sea of Buddha, Pace Gallery, New York. ('10, '11, '14)

2015

Past and Present in Three Parts / Art and Leisure, Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan

Stop Time, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy.

Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models, Phillips Collectioni, Washington D.C..

2014

Hiroshi Sugimoto: On the Beach, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo.
('12, '09,'07,'06,'05',01,'98,'97,'96,'95)

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cahiers d'Art Gallery, Paris.

Moderan Times, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venezia

The Glass Tea House Mondrian, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia

Still Life, Pace, New York.('10,'11)

Acts of God, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.('12,'09,'07,'03,'01,'98,’96,’95,’94,’92)

Aujourd'his le monde est mort [Lost Human Genetic Archive],Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Past Tense, The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles.

2013
Time Exposed, Xue Xue White, Taipei.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul.

Sugimoto Bunraku "Kannon Pilgrimage from The Sonezaki Love Suicides" (produced, art directed by Sugimoto) 2013 European Tour. Madrid, Rome, Paris.

Accelerated Buddha, Fondation Pierre Bergé Yve Saint Laurent, Paris.

Revolution, Last Supper, Couluers de l'ombre, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles.

SANBASO,  divine dance –  Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto, directed and set & constume were designed by Sugimoto, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Hèrmes Editeur - Couleurs de l'Ombre, Tyler Print Institue, Singapore

2012
Revolution, Museum Brandhorst, Munich

Rothko|Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, Pace London

Hèrmes Editeur - Couleurs de l'Ombre, Museum der Kulture, Basel / La Verrière, Brussels / Le Forum, Tokyo / Miami Design District ,Miami

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lille Metropole: musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporian et d''art brut, Lille, France

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Pace Beijing

From naked to clothed, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (See Photo18)


2011
Lake Superior, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

New Work, The Chinati foundation, Marfa.

Sugimoto Bunraku: Dekunobo irinasake Sonezaki shinju tsuketari Kannon meguri
("Kannon Pilgrimage" from The Love Suicide at Sonezaki),
produced / (artistic) directed by Sugimoto. Kanagawa Arts Theatre (KAAT), Yokohama. Aug.14-16.

Lightning Fields and Photogenic Drawing, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

ORIGINS OF ART |Architecture, History, Religion, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa.

2010
ORIGINS OF ART | Science, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa. (See Photo17)

The Day After, The Pace Gallery, New York. (See Photo16)

2009
Nature of Light, Izu Photo Museum, Mishima.

Permanent Installation of "Coffin of Light " at Benesse Park, Naoshima. (See Photo15)

Imakojima-Art, Architecture Collection, Yurinsou, Ohara Museum, Okayama. April 14 - May 17.

History of History, The National Museum of Art, Osaka.

2008   
7Days / 7 Nights, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Museum der Moderne Salzburg/ Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin/
Kunstmuseum Luzern,Switzerland.

History of History, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

2007   
Hiroshi Sugimoto, K20, Dusseldorf/ Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco- de Young,
San Francisco/ Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy.

History of History, Asain Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco/ Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. (See Photo14)

Colors of Shadow, Sonnabend Gallery, New York (f05,f03,f01,f98,f97,f95,f94,f92,f88,f83,f81)

2006   
Mathematical Forms, Galerie de lfAtelier Brancusi, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Colors of Shadows, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/Sonnabend Gallery, New York

Joe, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis / Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.

History of History, Smithsonian, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn  Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Washington D.C.(See Photo13)/ The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. (See Photo12)

2005   
History of History, Japan Society Gallery, New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto:  End of Time, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Conceptual Forms, Gagosian Gallery, London

2004           
ELtant donneL:  Le grande verre, Fondation Cartier pour lfart contemporain, Paris.
(See Photo11)

The Origins of Love, Yoshii Gallery, New York

2003           
Serpentine Gallery, London. (See Photo10)

Hiroshi Sugimoto:  Lfhisoire de lfhistoire, Maison Herme`s FORUM, Tokyo. (See Photo9)

SUGIMOTO:  ARCHITECUTRE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. (See Photo8)

2002   
The Architecture of Time, Stills Gallery/Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh


2001   
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria. (See Photo7)

Portraits, White Cube2, London / Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York

Noh Such Thing as Time, DIA Art Center, New York. (See Photo6)   


2000   
Portraits, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao / Deutche Guggenheim, Berlin


1999   
Gallerie Ulrich fiedler, Cologne (f98)

Galerie Meyer-Ellinger, Frankfurt (f98,f96,f92)

Galerie Claude Berrie, Paris


1998   
Japan Foundation, Istituto Giapponese de Cultura, Rome

La Caixa, Madrid

Akron Art Museum, Ohio

Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon

Hiroshi Sugimoto:  In Praise of Shadows, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Japan. (See Photo5)


1997   
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta

Hall of Thirty-Three Bays, The Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, England

Motion Pictures, Berkeley Art Museum, California


1996   
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica (f95, f94, f93)

Modern Museet Sparvagnshallarna, Stockholm

Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan. (See Photo4)

Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen

Junta de Andalucia, Granada

Gallery Joan Parts, Barcelona

TheoreticalEvent, Naples, Italy

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas

Shashin:  Transforming the Real, Tufts University Gallery, Massachusetts

Studio Guenzani, Milan

Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo


1995   
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

Centre International dfArt Contemporain de MontreLal

Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

Le MuseeL Villeneuve dfAscq, France

Galleria SPSAS, Locarno, Switzerland

RENN Espace dfArt Contemporain, Paris


1994
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1993   
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium

 
1992   
CAPC MuseLe dfArt Contemporain, Bordeaux. (See Photo3)

1991   
Sagacho Exhibit Space and IBM courtyard, Tokyo

Gallery Kasahara, Osaka

Hosomi Gallery, Tokyo

Zeit-Photo Salon, Tokyo (f83)

1990   
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri

Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Galerie Jahn und Fusban, Munich, Germany

Galerie Urbi et Orbi, Paris

1989   
The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1988   
Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo


1987   
Minami Gallery, Tokyo




Selected Group Exhibition

2015

The Memory of Time, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, Barbican Art Gallery , London

2014
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the modern age, Barbican Art Gallery, London.

Simple Shapes, Centre Pompidou-Metz.

Mingei: Are You Here? , Pace London.

2013
Mingei: Are You Here? ,
Pace New York.

2012
Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past,
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

2011
Mathematics: A Beautiful Elsewher, Fondation Cartier, Paris

Reflections of the Buddha, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis.

Our Magic Hour: How Much of the World Can We Know?, Yokohama Triennale 2011

TRA -Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

2010 
Autoritratti dalla Collezione della Galleria degli Uffizi,
Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo / National Museum of Art, Osaka

Faraday Cage, 17th Biennale of Sydney

Sexuality and Transcendence,
PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukrania

2009   
Element of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Mapping the Studio, Punta della Dogana, Venice

The Third Mind, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

2008   
Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography, Metropolitan Museum, New York

Untitled(Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Photography on Photography:Refrections on the Medium since 1960, Metropolitan Museum, New York

Seascapes: Tryon and Sugimoto, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D. C.

2007   
KANNON, Museum Rietberg, Zurich

Modern Photographs from Collection XIV, Metropolitan Museum, New York

2006   
Dark Matter, White Cube, London

Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin, Udine, Italy

2005   
Sophie Calle + Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo.

2004   
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

2003   
Supernova:  Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Happiness | A Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Warum!, Martin | Gropius | Bau Museum, Berlin

The History of Japanese Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Liquid Sea, Museum of Contemporary of Art, Sydney

2002   
Selected Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain:  works from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

American Standard:  (Para)Normality and Everyday Life, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

2001   
Give & Take, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Yokohama 2001 International Triennale of contemporary Art Mega-Wave-Towards a New Synthesis, Yokohama

I Am a Camera, Saatchi Gallery, London

 

























 


2000   
Gendai:  Japanese Contemporary Art | Between the Body and Space, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

Expanding Horizons: Landscape Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art,
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York

Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

1999   
Mirrorfs Edge, BildMuseet, Umea‹ University, Umea‹, Sweden

Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Washington D.C.

The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Moving Image: Film-Reflexion in der Kunst, Galerie fuNr ZeitgenoNssische Kunst, Leipzig

Modena per la fotografia 1999: Uno sguardo sul Giappone, Galleria Civica Modena, Italy

Tomorrow For Ever: Photographie als Ruine, Kunstahlle Krems, Basel

The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, Museum of Modern Art, New York


1998   
Tastes and Pursuits: Japanese Art in the 1990fs, Japan Foundation/National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi/Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines

Secret Victorians:  Contemporary Artists and a 19th |Century Vision. The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, England/ Arnolfini, Bristol, England/Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England/Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough , England/ UCLA, Los Angeles

Speed-Visions of an Accelerated Age. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London/Photographersf gallery, London/Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, London

Terra Incoginita, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen

At the End of the Century:  One Hundred Years of Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo/Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City/Ludwig Museum, Cologne/Josef-Haubrich Kunsthalle, Cologne/Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil/Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles

Sea Change:  The Seascape in Contemporary Photography, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson/International Center for Photography, New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto/Agnes Martin, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Mysterious Voyages: Exploring The Subject of Photography, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland


   
  1997   
Blueprint, De Appel foundation, Amsterdam. (See Photo2)

Framed Area, Haarlemmermeer District, Netherlands.

In Visible Light:  Photography and Classification in Art, Science and the Everyday, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England

Evidence: Photography and Site, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University
Making It Rea, ICI, New York



1996   
Open Secrets:  Seventy Pictures on Papers, 1815 to the Present, Mathew Marks Gallery, New York/Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

ColleciLon OrdoLnez FalcoLn de FotografiLa, Ivam Centre Julio GonzaLlez, Valencia, Spain

Jurassic Technologies Revenant:  Tenth Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, and Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

Hall of Mirrors:  Art and film Since 1945.Museum of contemporary Art, Chicago/Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus/Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome/Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Prospect 96: Photographie in der  Gegenwartskunst, Frankfurter Kunstverein und Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

By Night, Fondation Cartier pour lfart contemporain, Paris


 








 

1995   
3e biennale dfart contemporain de Lyon:  Installation, cineLma, videLo, informatique,
MuseLe dfart contemporain, Lyon, FranceNature

Nature Studies II, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Being There, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York

Album Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam

Le Monde apre`s la Photographie. MuseLe dfart moderne, Villeneuve dfAscq, France

Witness:  Photoworks from the Collection, Tate Gallery Liverpool, England

Art in Japan Today:  1985 | 1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Private/Public (ARS 95 Helsinki), Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Chasing Shadows:  Photographs from the Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts


1994   
Photography and Beyond in Japan: Space, Time and Memory, Hara Museum of Art, Tokyo/ Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City/Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada/Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C./Denver Art Museum, Colorado/Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

Fondation Cartier: A Collection, National Museum of Contemporary Art of Seoul/Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Inside Out:  Contemporary Japanese Photography, The Light Factory Photographic Arts Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

Some Went Mad, Some Ran Awayc, Serpentine Gallery, London/Nordic Arts Center, Helsinki/Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany

Japanese Art After 1945:  Scream Against the Sky, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan/ Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


1993   
Jardins do Paradiso:  Gardens of Eden, Galeria do Museu AntropoloLgico da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Azur, Fondation Cartier pour lfart contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France

In die Felsen bohren sich Zikadenstimmen:  ZeitgenoNssische japanische Photographie, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

Das 21, Jahrhundert:  Mit Paracelsus in die Zukunft ( The 21st Century:  Into the Future with Paracelsus), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland


1992   
ReLflexions VoileLes (Hidden Reflections), Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Un seconde penseLe du paysage, Centre dfArt Contemporain, Locmine, France


   
  1991   
Carnegie International 1991, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. (See Photo1)

A Cabinet of Signs:  Contemporary Art from Post-Modern Japan, Tate Gallery Liverpool, England

Beyond Japan:  A Photo Theater, Barbican Art Gallery, London


1990   
Japanische Kunst der Achtziger Jahre, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

The Past and Present of Photography, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo/The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
 
Natural History Re-created, The Center fro Photography at Woodstock, New York

Sonnabend Collection Exhibition, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo/Sendai Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai/Fukuyama Museum of Art, Fukuyama /National Museum of Modern Art. Kyoto

Reorienting:   Looking East, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow/Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London


 


 

 

1989   
Continum and the Moment:  Rita Myers, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Bill Viola, Visual Arts Center, California State University, Fullerton

On Kawara:  Again and Against:  23 Date Paintings and 24 Prominent Works of Japanese

Contemporary Art, 1969-1989,
Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nagoya, Japan

Investigations 1989, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


1987   
Contemporary Japanese Art in America (I):  Arita, Nakagawa, Sugimoto, Japan Society Gallery, New York


1985   
The Art of Memory/The Loss of History, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York


1983   
Landmarks Reviewed: Contemporary Photographs of American Buildings, Structures, and Natural Forms, Pensacola Museum of Art, Florida


1982   
Photography Collection from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo


1981   
Baltimore Collects:  Photographs from Local Private Collections, Baltimore Museum of Art


1978   
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York