Nobuyoshi Araki

(Japanese, b. 1940)

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Nobuyoshi Araki

Untitled, 1998



Born in Tokyo, Japan
1959 - 1963
Studied photography and film-making at Chiba University
1963 - 1972
Worked at Dentsu Inc.
Graduated from the Department of Engineering at Chiba University; majored in Photography and Filmmaking
Recipient, First Taiyo Prize for "Satchin"
Helped found the Workshop School of Photography
Opened Nobuyoshi Araki School
Opened Araki Limited Stock Company
Opened AaT ROOM
Recipient, Shashin-no-kai Prize from the Photographic Society of Japan


Nobuyoshi Araki, Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, England (solo)
Flower, aura gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
It Was Once A Paradise, Galerie Alex Daniels, Reflex Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Love and Death, Museo d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Araki: A Perspective, PRISM, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
love and punishment, Aura Gallery, Beijing, China
Photo Beijing 2010, Beijing, China
Body Work, Le Case d'Arte, Milan, Italy
Read my Lips, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Works, Galerie Aplanat für Fotografie, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Nobuyoshi Araki: Kinbaku, Galerie Jablonka, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Araki meets Hokusai, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Araki Gold, Palais Fontana dei Trevi, Rome, Italy (solo)
Nobuyoshi Araki - Hana Kinbaku, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Photographers of Japanese Descent, Galerie Howard Greenberg, New York, USA
Araki, Miyamoto, Sugimoto: Japanische Fotografie der Gegenwart, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to now, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England
Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol, England
Sus ojos les delatan, Foundacion Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain
Nobuyoshi Araki, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Revoir: Nobuyoshi Araki, Carte blanche, Galerie Mennour Kamel, Paris, France (solo)
Nobuyoshi Araki: Diaries, Leica Galerie Wien Westlich, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Araki: A la vie la mort, Musee de la photographie, Charleroi, Belgium (solo)
Blue Chips, Galerie Philipp Konzett, Vienna, Austria
Pale Carnage, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Sweet Ecstasy, Nicola von Senger AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Polamaniacs, Photology, Milano, Italy
Polaroids, Galleria Ca di Fra, Milano, Itlaly (solo)
FLUTTER, The Approach, London, England (solo)
EROS in der kunst der moderne, foundation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
INTO ME / OUT OF ME, Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V - KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Into me / out of me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, USA
Why pictures now, MUMUK Museum Moderner Kunst - Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
Noboyushi Araki, Taka Ishii gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Nobuyoshi Araki, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Self.Life.Death, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England (solo)
Tokyo/Sexteen 1969-1973, 1973, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (solo)
Langhans Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
Berlin-Tokyo/Tokyo Berlin, Die Kunst Zweier Stadte, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
La region humaine, Septembre de la photographie, Lyon, France
Full House: Gesichter einer Sammlung, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
XX - Encontras de Fotografia, Coimbra Visual Arts Centre, Coimbra, Portugal
Der Verletzbare Körper, Forum für Fotographie, Cologne, Germany
Blumenmythos-Van Gogh bis Jeff Koons, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Contemporanea, Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain
Le Confort Moderne, Poitier, France
Awakening, Aura Gallery, Shanghai, China
Der fotografierte Mensh, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
Selections from the Hara Museums permanent collection, Hara Museum of contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Ancient Sound of the Image, Palazzo Fontana dei Trevi Rome, Italy
Arakinema, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (solo)
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (performance) (solo)
Araki, Michael Hoppen Photography, London, England (solo)
Nobuyoshi Araki, Langhans Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
Nobuyoshi Araki Tokyo Nude, Yoshii Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Rising Sun, Melting Moon - Contemporary Art from Japan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Tokio Comedy, La Fabrica Galeria, Madrid, Spain
Polanographs, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland
From Winter to Spring, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nobuyoshi Araki, De Hallen, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands (solo)
Hana Jinsei, Kitano Cultural Center, Nagano, Japan (solo)
Painting Flower, Epson imaging gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Polaraki, Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Nobuyoshi Araki, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain (solo)
EIJANAIKA! YES FUTURE! - Le Japon post XXe siecle, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Akimahen, Maison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille, France
Wachstum, Schöheit und Vergänglichkeit, Munich, Germany
Nobuyoshi Araki, La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain
Nobuyoshi Araki, Zonca&Zonca, Milano, Italy
Nobuyoshi Araki, Krisal Galerie, Geneva, Switzerland
Mon journal - photopainting, galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France (solo)
Nobuyoshi Araki, Il tempo, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Tokyo still life, Tampereen Taidemuseo, Tampere, Finland (solo)
Nabuyoshi Araki, Refex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Araki by Araki: the photographer's personal selection, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Love by Leica, Leica Gallery, Tokyo, Japan