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 (Source：Standing Pine HP)