Timeline

1946
Born in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
1972
His photographs taken in a park in Shinjuku at night using infrared film were first published in the magazine, Weekly Shincho
1974
Worked for Keystone Press Agency Japan Branch as a photographer (until 1978)
1978
Began working as a free-lance photographer and publishing his work mostly in magazines
Collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA;Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY;Swedish Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Exhibitions

2013
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2012
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Kohei Yoshiyuki: THe Park, Moscow Photo Biennale, Moscow, Russia
2011
The Park, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia [Travelling Exhibition: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia; Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand] (solo)
Night Vision: Photography After Dark, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2010
Disquieting Images, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
The Park, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany (solo)
The 70s, PhotoEspaña 2009, The Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
The Park, M+B, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Exposed : Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, The Tate Modern, London, England [Travelling Exhibition: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN]
Provocateurs of Japanese Photography, Kathleen Collen Fine Arts, New York, NY
2009
The Park, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin, Germany (solo)
The Park, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (solo)
The Provoke Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The 70s, PhotoEspaña 2009, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain [Travelling Exhibition: Palazzo Civico, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain]
2008
The Park, Galleri Brandstrup, Olso, Norway (solo)
5th Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Blue Sky, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
to:Night: Contemporary Representations of the Night, The Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
to:Night: Contemporary Representations of the Night, The Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
Darkside, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zûrich, Switzerland
The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art, CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
The Park, ALP/Peter Bergman, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
The Park, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (solo)
Paris Photo, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Paris, France
2007
The Park and Love Hotel, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver (solo)
The Park, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1992
Yoshiyuki, Kohei. Sekigai Koshen [Infrared Light], Hokuso- sha, Tokyo
1980
Yoshiyuki, Kohei. The Park, Seven-sha, Tokyo
1979
Koen [Park], Komai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

Public Collections

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Swedish Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden