Noritoshi Hirakawa is residing in New York City since 1993. Hirakawa is now an internationally known contemporary artist after studying Applied Sociology. He has created numerous works in photography, film, dance, installation and performance. His work has been exhibited over 300 times at museums, art centers, and galleries all over the world including Venice Biennale Aperto, Istanbul Biennale, Site Santa Fe Biennale and Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Center Pompidou, Paris, PS 1 Museum, New York, Leeum, Seoul, Hermes Forum, Tokyo. His works are held in numerous museum and public collections including M+ Museum in Hong Kong, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Japan, Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, capcMusée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux. He has worked on several collaborations with artists in other fields, such as poets, musicians, choreographers and architects as well as presented at Das TAT, Frankfurt, Danse Montpellier and Fondation Cartier, Paris and University of Toronto. Hirakawa believes human activity forms the culture in which we live. His creation proposes to extend the capacity of human perception for furthering this culture. Within this framework, Hirakawa is pushing the boundaries of perception, altering aesthetic views for the future.
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Born in 1960 in Fukuoka, Japan
In his early childhood, there were two goats dwelling in his home.

Selected solo shows
2017 Fondazione Zimei, Pescara
2015 Gallery HAM, Nagoya
2014 Gallery 55, Shanghai, Chi-Wen Galllery, Taipei
2013 Gallery VER, Bangkok, Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto
2012 Christophe Guye Gallery, Zurich  
     Casa Barragan, Mexico City  
     Gunma Museum of Modern Art, Gunma  
     Tilton Gallery, New York  
     Galerie In Situ, Paris  
2011 Wako Works of Art, Tokyo  
     Gallery HAM, Nagoya  
     Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi
2010 Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
2009 Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei
     Gallery HAM, Nagoya
     In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
2008 Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
2006 Baukunst Galerie, Cologne
     Gallery HAM, Nagoya
     Ferdinand van Dieten, Amsterdam
     Mars Gallery, Tokyo
2005 Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
     In Situ, Paris
     Salon 94, New York
2004 Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
     The Eric Arthur Gallery
   University of Toronto, Toronto  
     Wrong Gallery, London (Frieze  Art Fair)  
2003 BMW Group Pavilion, Munich
2002 Noirmont Prospect, Paris
     Hermes Forum, Tokyo
     Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
     Art & Public, Geneva  
2001 Magazin 4, Bregenz
2000 Art & Public, Geneva
1999 Kunsthalle St.Gallen, St.Gallen
1998 Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milano
     Deitch Projects, New York
     Wako Works of Art, Tokyo  
     Taka Ishii Gallery, Santa Monica
1997 Deitch Projects, New York
     Gabriele Rivet, Cologne
     Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris  
     Centre d’art Neuchatel, Neuchatel  
1996 Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
     Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp  
1995 Gallery HAM, Nagoya
     Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam  
     Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
1994 American Fine Arts, Co., New York
     Art & Public, Geneva
     Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
1993 Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt
Public  Collections
M+ Museum, Hong  Kong  
Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt
capcMusée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux  
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
Foundazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L’Art, Torino
Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent  
FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes,  
FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo  
Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich  
Fonds minicipal d’art contemporain, Geneva  
Centre Pompidou, Paris  
Hauser & Wirth Museum, St. Gallen  
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen  
MOCA, Los Angeles  
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur  
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig  
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin  
NOMAS Foundation, Roma
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