Noritoshi Hirakawa (Japanese, born )

Timeline

1960
Born in Fukuoka, Japan
1993
Moves to New York
Lives and works in New York
Throughout his career Hirakawa has challenged the mainstream conceptions of sexuality and the assumption that expressions of male heterosexual desire are oppressive and objectifying. Interested in the divide between our outer lives and our personal lives his works examine what we do behind closed doors and what it would be like if we did them in public: "Although sexuality is non-institutional, it possesses at the same time a quality found both within and without institutional life. In our institutional lives, this quality produces division of the human being into two images: the one public and the other private."
Collections
Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Foundazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L’Art, Torino, Italy
Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Ghent, Belgium
FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nante, France
FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Fonds minicipal d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Caisse des Dépôts, Paris, France
Hauser & Wirth Museum, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland

Exhibitions

2009
In Situ, Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France (solo)
2009
DE$IRE, Holster Projects, London, UK
2008
Darkside, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
2008
Silence in the Light, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2008
Diana und Actaeon, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
2008
An Attribute of Living, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2008
Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2007
Mulher, Mulheres, SESC, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007
Lost#Format, Be Part, Waregem, Belgium
2007
FLASH CUBE, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2007
Vanihsing Point, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
2006
Into Me / Out of Me, P.S.1 Museum, New York, USA
2006
Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2006
Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
2006
Ferdinand van Dieten, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2006
Mars Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2006
Sweet Ecstasy, Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland
2006
The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
2006
Don Giovanni, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2006
Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, USA
2005
Femme(s), Museum Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland
2005
Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Montéal, Canada
2005
Tirana Biennale 3, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania
2005
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
2005
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2005
In Situ, Paris, France (solo)
2005
Salon 94, New York, USA (solo)
2004
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Germany (solo)
2004
The Eric Arthur Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, USA (solo)
2004
Wrong Gallery, London(Frieze Art Fair), UK (solo)
2004
Mixed Farming, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2003
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2003
BMW Group Pavilion, Munich, Germany (solo)
2003
The History of Japanese Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
2003
False Innocence, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
2003
Das Lebendige Museum, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2002
Departures Torch, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2002
Noirmont Prospect, Paris, France (solo)
2002
Hermes Forum, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2002
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2002
Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2001
Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria (solo)
2001
The Beauty of Intimacy, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands
2001
Casino 2001, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
2000
Cold Burn, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2000
Contemporary Photography from Japan, De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands
2000
Autowerke, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2000
Art & Public, Geneva , Switzerland (solo)
1999
Kunsthalle St.Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
1999
Transmute, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
1999
Missing Link, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Germany
1998
Terminating Angel, Galerie Ghislane Hussenot, Paris, France
1998
La Sphere de l’Intime, Le Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, France
1998
Crossings, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
1998
Live and Let Die, Apex Art C.P., New York, USA
1998
Bangkok Art Project 1998, Bangkok, Thailand
1998
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milano, Italy (solo)
1998
Deitch Projects, New York, USA (solo)
1998
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1998
Taka Ishii Gallery, Santa Monica, USA (solo)
1997
Deitch Projects, New York (solo)
1997
Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1997
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
1997
Centre d’art Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland (solo)
1997
Absolute Landscape, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
1997
Lust und Leere, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
1997
Truce, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, USA
1997
Biennale de Cetinie, Montenegro
1997
Heaven-Public View, P.S.1 Museum, New York, USA
1996
Traffic, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
1996
Nudo & Crudo, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
1996
Phase 2, Das TAT, Frankfurt, Germany
1996
Shopping, Yohji Yamamoto, New York, USA
1996
Playpen & Corpus Delirium, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
1996
a/drift, Museum at Bard College, New York State, USA
1996
Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (solo)
1996
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
1995
Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
1995
Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
1995
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
1995
Shift, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1995
On Board (Aperto ‘95), Venice, Italy
1995
Campo, Corderie dell’Arsenale, Venice, Italy
1995
Ripple Across the Water, Watarium, Tokyo, Japan
1995
Infra Sound, Hamburg, Germany
1995
Feminin, Masculin, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1995
Orient / Ation, The 4 th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
1994
Of the Human Condition, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
1994
A Vision of Japan for 21st Century, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1994
American Fine Arts, Co., New York, USA (solo)
1994
Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1994
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1993
Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
1993
Prospect 93, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
1993
Viennese Story, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

Literature

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I am here, but I am not here, Cat.: Seikyu-sha, Tokyo 1991.
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Landvermesser, Cat.: Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim 1996.
Ripple across the water, Cat.: The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 1995.
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Just before the last moment in the twentieth century (with texts of J.M. Ribettes, P. Bellars, N. Deihl, B. De Baere, L. Trippi e.a.), Cat.: Amercian Fine Arts Co., New York 1994.
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a/drift, Cat.: Center for Curatorial Studies, New York 1996.
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