1967

born in Kobe City, Japan

   
 

completed the postgraduate course at Kyoto University of Fine Art

   
       
 

Miwa Yanagi lives and works in Kyoto, Japan

   
       
 

www.yanagimiwa.net/e///

   
       
 

SOLO SHOWS (SELECTION)

   
       

2010

Loock Galerie, WINDSWEPT WOMEN. THE OLD GIRLS' TROUPE, Berlin, Germany

   
 

Wohnmaschine, MY GRANDMOTHERS, Berlin, Germany

   
 

Kulturhuset Stockholm, FAIRY TALES, Stockholm, Sweden

   
 

Rat Hole Gallery, LULLABY, Tokyo, Japan

   

2009

53rd Venezia Biennale, WINDSWEPT WOMEN. THE OLD GIRLS' TROUPE, Japan Pavilion, Italy

   
 

National Museum of Art, PO-PO NIANG-NIANG!, Osaka, Japan

   
 

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, MY GRANDMOTHERS, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

Instituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma, MY GRANDMOTHERS, Rome, Italy

   

2008

The Museum of Fine Arts, MIWA YANAGI - Deutsche Bank Collection, Houston, Texas, USA

   

2007

Chelsea Art Museum, MIWA YANAGI, Deutsche Bank Collection, New York, USA

   

2006

Ohara Museum of Art, MADAME COMET, Yurinso, Japan *

   
 

Galería Leyendecker, SUNA ONNA, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

   

2005

Wohnmaschine, FAIRY TALES, Berlin, Germany

   

 

Hara Museum, MIWA YANAGI: THE INCREDIBLE TALE OF THE INNOCENT OLD LADY AND THE HEARTLESS YOUNG GIRL, Tokyo, Japan *

   

 

Ohara Museum, Okahama, Japan

   

 

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, MIWA YANAGI, Düsseldorf, Germany

   
 

Kunstverein Mannheim, MIWA YANAGI, Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Mannheim, Germany

   

2004

Galerie Leyendecker, Teneriffe, Canary Islands

   

 

Mimoca - Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, DARKNESS OF GIRLHOOD AND LIGHTNESS OF AGING, Marugame, Japan *

   
 

Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, MIWA YANAGI – SAMMLUNG DEUTSCHE BANK, Bremen, Germany

   
 

Deutsche Guggenheim, MIWA YANAGI, Berlin, Germany

   

2003

Wohnmaschine, MY GRANDMOTHERS, Berlin, Germany

   

 

Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine, GRANDDAUGHTERS, Lille, France

   
 

Galeria Leyendecker, Teneriffe, Canarie Islands

   

2002

Kirin Plaza Gallery, MY GRANDMOTHERS, Osaka, Japan

   

 

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

   
 

Shiseido Gallery, GRANDDAUGHTERS, Tokyo, Japan *

   
 

Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

   

2001

Gallery Kodama, Osaka, Japan

   

2000

Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

   

1999

Gallery Kodama, Osaka, Japan

   

1998

Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

   

 

Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan *

   

1997

ART TOWER MITO critelium, Ibaragi, Japan

   

1994

Gallery Sowaka, LOOKING FOR THE NEXT STORY, Kyoto, Japan

   

1993

Art Space Niji, THE WHITE CASKET, Kyoto, Japan

   
       
 

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

   
       

2010

Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, PRESENTIMENT IN SUMMER VACATION, Fukushima, Japan

   
 

Palais für Aktuelle Kunst, 10 Jahre PaK, Glückstadt

   
 

Shiseido Gallery, TSUBAKI KAI TEN 2010 TRANSFIGURATIVE, Tokyo, Japan

   

2009

Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, MERRY-GO-ROUND TWINKLING AND TWILIGHT, Kumamoto, Japan

   
 

Mori Art Museum, MEDICINE AND ART, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

Kunsthaus Baselland, GOLDEN AGERS AND SILVER SURFERS, Muttenz

   
 

Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, DER SCHMERZ SITZT TIEF, Rüsselsheim, Germany

   

2008

Villa Rot, INSZENIERTE WIRKLICHKEIT – URSPRUNG UND GEGENWART DER JAPANISCHEN FOTOGRAFIE: SAMMLUNG MARCH UND MIWA YANAGI, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany

   
 

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, STILL/MOTION. LIQUID CRYSTAL PAINTING, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

NGBK, EIN LEBEN LANG, Berlin

   

 

Shiseido Gallery, TSUBAKI-KAI, TRANS-FIGURATIVE, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

National Museum of Art, STILL/MOTION, LIQUID CRYSTAL PAINTING, Osaka, Japan

   
 

ICP, HEAVY LIGHT: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO FROM JAPAN, New York, USA

   
 

Art Gallery of Hamilton, GREAT NEW WAVE: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM JAPAN, Hamilton, CANADA

   
 

FotoFest 2008, Houston

   

2007

Contemporary Art Museum, ATTITUDE 2007 THE HOUSE OF HUMAN BEINGS – AUTHENTICALLY BLESSED JUBILANCE, Kumamoto, Japan

   

 

Stadtgalerie Schwaz, DIE KUNST DES ALTERNS, Schwaz, Österreich

   
 

Brooklyn Museum of Art, GLOBAL FEMINISMS, New York, USA

   

 

Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

   

 

Museum Morsbroich, DER KONTRAKT DES FOTOGRAFEN, Leverkusen, Germany *

   

2006

Akademie der Künste, DER KONTRAKT DES FOTOGRAFEN, Berlin, Germany *

   
 

LA BIENAL DE CANARIAS, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

   
 

6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

   
 

Kunstverein Hildesheim, PUBLIC/PRIVAT, Hildesheim, Germany

   
 

Hara Museum, CHIKAKU - Perception, Time and Memory of Art, Tokyo, Japan

   

 

Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, TOKYO BLOSSOMS- Deutsche Bank meets Zaha Hadid, Kawasaki, Japan

   
 

Hara Museum Arc, SELECTIONS FROM THE HARA MUSEUM’S PERMANENT COLLECTION, Gunma-ken, Japan

   
 

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) SLOWTECH, Taipei, Taiwan

   
 

Galerie Claudia Delank, DER PALAST DER DRACHENKÖNIGIN, Cologne, Germany

   
 

The National Museum of Art Osaka, COLLECTION 1, Osaka, Japan

   

2005

Kunsthaus Graz, CHIKAKU. ZEIT UND ERINNERUNGEN JAPAN, Graz, Austria *

   
 

Moscow International Festival 2005, FASHION AND STYLE IN PHOTOGRAPHY, Moscow, Russia

   
 

Palais für aktuelle Kunst, WENN SICH KEIN BLATT REGT ... NATUR UND TRÄUME IN DER AKTUELLEN JAPANISCHEN KUNST, Glückstadt, Germany *

   

2004

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, TAKARAZUKA: THE LAND OF DREAMS, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

Govett–Brewster Art Gallery, MEDIARENA: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM JAPAN, New Zealand

   

2003

Ludwig Museum, LOCATION OF THE SPIRIT - Japanese Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

   
 

Whitney Museum of Art, THE AMERICAN EFFECT, New York, USA

   
 

Museum of Fine Arts, THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY, Houston, USA

   

 

Parco Gallery, GIRLS DON’T CRY, Tokyo, Japan

   

2002

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, FUTURE PLAN, Hyogo, Japan

   

 

Photo Espana, GIRLS VS. GRANDMOTHERS, Madrid, Spain

   
 

Sydney Biennial, THE WORLD MAY BE FANTASTIC, Sydney, Australia

   

 

Julia Friedman Gallery, CHAMELEON DREAMS, Chicago, USA

   

2001

Museum of Contemporary Art, NEO TOKYO: Japanese Art Now, Sydney, Australia

   

 

Centro per l’Arter Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, SENRITSUMIRAI - Arte Attuale dal Giappone, Prato, Italy

   

 

1st Yokohama Triennale, MEGA-WAVE, Yokohama, Japan

   
 

6th Biennale de Lyon, CONNIVENCE, Lyon, France

   

2000

Montevideo Amsterdam, JAPAN MEDIUM LIGHT, Amsterdam, Netherlands

   

 

Art Centrer Warszawa, GENDAI – Between the Body and Space, Warsaw, Poland

   
 

Centre Georges Pompidou, ELYSIAN FIELDS, Paris, France

   

 

Espasio Cultural Sergio Port, FREEZE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

   

1999

Utsunomiya Museum, A SENSE OF REALITY, Utsunomiya, Japan

   

 

Art Sonje Museum, FANCY DANCE–CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE ART AFTER 1990, Kyongju, Seoul, Korea

   
 

Site SantaFe Biennal, LOOKING FOR A PLACE, SantaFe, USA

   
 

Melbourne Biennial, SINGS OF LIFE, Melbourne, Australia

   

 

Kwangj Museum, A WINDOW- Inside and Outside, Korea

   
 

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, VISIONS OF THE BODY, Tokyo, Japan

   

 

The Ueno Royal Museum, VOCA, Tokyo, Japan

   

1998

National Museum of Modern Art, TASTES AND PURSUITS, New Delhi, India

   

 

Nakanoshima, TECHNO THERAPY, produced by Yasumasa Morimura, Osaka, Japan

   
 

Meguro Museum of Art, ART NOW IN JAPAN AND KOREA, Tokyo, Japan

   

 

MaxMara, COAT IN ART, Tokyo, Japan

   

 

WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM JAPAN, 1864 - 1997

   

 

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, TAIPEI BIENNIAL, Taipei, Taiwan

   

 

Gallery Nikko, SUBTERRANEAN, Tokyo, Japan

   

1997

Centre Regional d`Art Contemporain, LEGENDE, Sete, France

   

 

Secession, CITIES ON THE MOVE, Wien, Austria

   
 

Forgfabriken, MOMENT GINZA, Stockholm, Sweden

   

 

Centre Regional d`Art Contemporain, DU CONSTRUIT, DU PAYSAGE, Sete, France

   

 

Kyoto Muncipal Museum of Art, FUTURE RECOLLECTIONS, Japan

   

 

Kunsthalle Wien, LUST UND LEERE - Japanische Fotografie der Gegenwart, Wien, Austria

   

 

Arken Museum of Modern Art Kopenhagen, Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany

   

1996

Fukuoka Art Museum, OH, MY JAPANESE LANDSCAPES?, Fukoka, Japan

   

 

Schirn Kunsthalle, PROSPECT '96, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany

   

1995

Osaka Contemporary Art Center, CONTEMPORARY ART FORUM GALLERYS '95, Osaka, Japan

   

1994

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, ART NOW 94, Hyogo, Japan

   
       
 

*catalogue

   
       
 

AWARDS

   
       

2001

Kyoto prefectural Artist Prize

   

2000

Sakuya-Konohana Prize, Osaka City

   

1999

Higashigawa Prize, Higashigawa, Hokkaido

   

1999

Kyoto City Artist Prize

   

1999

VOCA prize: The Vision of Contemporary Art, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

   

1998

First prize: Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Award, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University

   
       
 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

   
       
 

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto

   
 

Hara Museum, Tokyo

   
 

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuok

   
 

Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aahus

   
 

Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt