MIWA YANAGI

   
       

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)

   
       

2018

Still Waters Run Deep, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

   
 

The Goddes And The God Separate Under The Peach Tree, Loock Galerie, Berlin, Germany

   

2010

Windswept Women. The Old Girls' Troupe, Loock Galerie, Berlin, Germany

   
 

My Grandmothers, Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

   
 

Fairy Tales, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

   
 

Lullaby, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

   

2009

Windswept Women. The Old Girls' Troupe, 53rd Venezia Biennale, Japan Pavilion, Italy

   
 

Po-Po Niang-Niang!, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

   
 

My Grandmothers, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

My Grandmothers, Instituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma, Rome, Italy

   

2008

Miwa Yanagi - Deutsche Bank Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

   

2007

Miwa Yanagi, Chelsea Art Museum, Deutsche Bank Collection, New York, USA

   

2006

Madame Comet, Ohara Museum of Art, Yurinso, Japan *

   
 

Suna Onna, Galería Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

   

2005

Fairy Tales, Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

   

 

Miwa Yanagi: The Incredible Tale Of The Innocent Old Lady And The Heartless Young Girl, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan *

   

 

Ohara Museum, Okahama, Japan

   

 

Miwa Yanagi, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

   
 

Miwa Yanagi, Kunstverein Mannheim, Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Mannheim, Germany

   

2004

Galerie Leyendecker, Teneriffe, Canary Islands

   

 

Darkness Of Girlhood And Lightness Of Aging, Mimoca - Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, Japan *

   
 

Miwa Yanagi - Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany

   
 

Miwa Yanagi, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany

   

2003

My Grandmothers, Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

   

 

Granddaughters, Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine, Lille, France

   
 

Galeria Leyendecker, Teneriffe, Canarie Islands

   

2002

My Grandmothers, Kirin Plaza Gallery, Osaka, Japan

   

 

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

   
 

Granddaughters, Shiseido Gallery, 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

Critelium, Art Tower Mito, Ibaragi, Japan

   

1994

Looking For The Next Story, Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan

   

1993

The White Casket, Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan

   
       
 

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

   
       

2010

Presentiment In Summer Vacation, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan

   
 

10 Jahre PaK, Palais für Aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt

   
 

Tsubaki Kai Ten 2010 Transfigurative, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

   

2009

Merry-Go-Round Twinkling And Twilight, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto,, Kumamoto, Japan

   
 

Medicine And Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

Golden Agers And Silver Surfers, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland

   
 

Der Schmerz Sitzt Tief, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Rüsselsheim, Germany

   

2008

Inszenierte Wirklichkeit – Ursprung Und Gegenwart Der Japanischen Fotografie: Sammlung March Und Miwa Yanagi, Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany

   
 

Still/Motion. Liquid Crystal Painting, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

Ein Leben Lang, nGbK, Berlin

   

 

Tsubaki-Kai, Trans-Figurative, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

Still/Motion. Liquid Crystal Painting, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

   
 

ICP, Heavy Light: Recent Photography And Video From Japan, New York, USA

   
 

Great New Wave: Contemporary Art From Japan, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, CANADA

   
 

FotoFest 2008, Houston

   

2007

Attitude 2007 The House Of Human Beings – Authentically Blessed Jubliance, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

   

 

Die Kunst Des Alterns, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria

   
 

Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

   

 

Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

   

 

Der Kontrakt Des Fotografen, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany *

   

2006

Der Kontrakt Des Fotografen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany *

   
 

La Bienal De Canarias, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

   
 

6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

   
 

Public/Privat, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany

   
 

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

   

 

Tokyo Blossoms- Deutsche Bank meets Zaha Hadid, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Japan

   
 

Selections From The Hara Museum’s Permanent Collection, Hara Museum Arc, Gunma-ken, Japan

   
 

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

   
 

Der Palast Der Drachenkönigin, Galerie Claudia Delank, Cologne, Germany

   
 

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

   

2005

Chikaku. Zeit Und Erinnerungen Japan, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria *

   
 

Fashion And Style In Photography, Moscow International Festival 2005, Moscow, Russia

   
 

Wenn Sich Kein Blatt Regt ... Natur Und Träume In Der Aktuellen Japanischen Kunst, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany *

   

2004

Takarazuka: The Land Of Dreams, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

Mediarena: Contemporary Art From Japan, Govett–Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand

   

2003

Location Of The Spirit - Japanese Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

   
 

The American Effect, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, USA

   
 

The History Of Japanese Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

   

 

Girls Don’t Cry, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

   

2002

Future Plan, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan

   

 

Girls Vs. Grandmothers, Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain

   
 

The World May Be Fantastic, Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia

   

 

Chameleon Dreams, Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago, USA

   

2001

Neo Tokyo: Japanese Art Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

   

 

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

   

 

Mega-Wave, 1st Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan

   
 

Connivence, 6th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

   

2000

Japan Medium Light, Montevideo Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

   

 

Gendai - Between The Body And Space, Art Centrer Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland

   
 

Elysian Fields, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

   

 

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

   

1999

A Sense Of Reality, Utsunomiya Museum, Utsunomiya, Japan

   

 

Fancy Dance–Contemporary Japanese Art After 1990, Art Sonje Museum, Kyongju, Seoul, Korea

   
 

Looking For A Place, Site SantaFe Biennal, Santa Fe, USA

   
 

Signs Of Life, Melbourne Biennial, Melbourne, Australia

   

 

A Window - Inside and Outside, Kwangj Museum, Korea

   
 

Visions Of The Body, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

   

 

Voca, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

   

1998

Tastes And Pursuits, National Museum of Modern Art, New Delhi, India

   

 

Techno Therapy, Nakanoshima, produced by Yasumasa Morimura, Osaka, Japan

   
 

Art Now In Japan And Korea, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

   

 

Coat In Art, MaxMara, Tokyo, Japan

   

 

Women Photographers From Japan, 1864 - 1997

   

 

Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

   

 

Subterranean, Gallery Nikko, Tokyo, Japan

   

1997

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

   

 

Cities On The Move, Secession, Vienna, Austria

   
 

Moment Ginza, Forgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

   

 

Du Construit, Du Paysage, Centre Regional d`Art Contemporain, Sete, France

   

 

Future Recollections, Kyoto Muncipal Museum of Art, Japan

   

 

Lust Und Leere - Japanische Fotografie der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

   

 

Arken Museum of Modern Art Kopenhagen, Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany

   

1996

Oh, My Japanese Landscapes?, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukoka, Japan

   

 

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

   

1995

Contemporary Art Forum Gallerys '95, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

   

1994

Art Now 94, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Hyogo, Japan

   
       
 

*catalogue

   
       
 

AWARDS

   
       

2001

Kyoto prefectural Artist Prize

   

2000

Sakuya-Konohana Prize, Osaka City, Japan

   

1999

Higashigawa Prize, Higashigawa, Hokkaido, Japan

   

1999

Kyoto City Artist Prize

   

1999

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

   

1998

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

   
       
 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

   
       
 

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

   
 

Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan

   
 

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

   
 

Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denkmark

   
 

Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany