REI NAITO

   

1961

born in Hiroshima, Japan

1985

Graduated from Visual Communication Design, College of Art and Design Musashino Art University

   
 

Rei Naito lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

   
   
 

SOLO SHOWS (SELECTION)

   

2016

color beginning, Loock Galerie, Berlin

2015

The joys were greater, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo

2014

the emotion of belief, Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo

2012

What Kind of Place was the Earth?, Oku-kyodoten, Okinawa, organized by colocal

 

What Kind of Place was the Earth?, Kurenboh, Tokyo

 

What Kind of Place was the Earth?, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo

 

What Kind of Place was the Earth?, Loock Galerie, Berlin

2011

sagacho archives COLLECTION plus, 2 – Rei Naito, sagacho archives, Tokyo, Japan

2009

Tout animal est dans le monde comme de l’ eau à l’ intérieur de l’ eau., The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan

 

color beginning, Loock Galerie, Berlin, Germany

 

color beginning, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

2007

matrix, Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama

2006

Giving Back / Reconnaissance, Sakushima Benten Salon / Outdoor Installation, Aichi, Japan

2005

Giving Back / Reconnaissance, Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum, Kyoto, Japan

 

What kind of Place was the Earth?, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

2003

une place sur la Terre / New York 2003, D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA

2002

une place sur la Terre / Tokyo 2002, Rice Gallery by G2, Tokyo, Japan

 

Drawing Sculpture, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

1999

Sculpture, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

 

Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

1998

Sculpture, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

 

Sculpture, D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA

 

Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

1997

Being Called, Galerie im Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (special exhibition organized by Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main )

 

Un luogo sulla terra, Japanese Pavilion, The 47th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1996

namenlos / Licht, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

 

Potential Aspects of Life, D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA

1995

namenlos / Licht, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, USA

 

Migoto ni harete otozureru wo mate, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

1994

Potential Aspects of Life, Gallery Shimada, Tokyo

1993

une place sur la Terre, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK

 

namenlos 1989 / 1993, Gallery NW House, Tokyo, Japan

 

une place sur la Terre, Galerie du Rond-Point, Paris, France

1992

Under the Distance, The Root of the Light is Flat, Drawing, SAI Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1991

une place sur la Terre, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan

1989

Under the Distance, The Root of the Light is Flat, Sagacho bis, Tokyo, Japan

1987

Apocalypse Palace, Gallery It's mo, Tokyo, Japan

 

Apocalypse Palace, Sapporo CAPA, Hokkaido, Japan

1986

Apocalypse Palace, Parco Space 5, Tokyo, Japan

   
   
 

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

   

2016

Tsubaki-kai 2016 — Shoshin—, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

 

ECCE HOMO: The Human Images in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka

2015

DISEGNO - The Art of Drawing for the XXI. Century, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany

 

PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

 

All Begun in Kamakura 1951-2016 Part 1. 1985-2016: The Present and Future, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kanagawa

 

Tsubaki-kai 2015 — Shoshin—, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

2014

Collection I, The National Museum of Art, Osaka

 

Tsubaki-kai 2014 — Shoshin—, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

 

tama / anima (please breathe life into me) Rei Naito / photographs Naoya

 

Hatakeyama Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo

 

Leap into the Void, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2013

From the Collection: Where There is Light, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kanagawa

 

Antigravity, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi

 

ART ARCH HIROSHIMA 2013 Peace Meets Art!, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima

 

Tsubaki-kai 2013 — Shoshin—, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

2012

The 35th Anniversary of the National Museum of Art, Osaka: the Allure of the Collection, The National Museum of Art, Osaka

2011

Masked Portrait Part II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

2010

DE MATTISSE ABRACERO, Collection Lambert en Avignon, France

2008

Frágil, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain

 

YOKOHAMA 2008: International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Kanagawa, Japan

 

Parallel Worlds, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan

2007

J’embrasse pas., Collection Lambert en Avignon, France

2006

rapt! -20 contemporary artists from Japan-, Birrarung, Eltham, Australia

 

Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary, Aomori, Japan

 

Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan

 

The 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006, Gwangju, Korea

2005

Decelerate, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, USA

 

praying for silence, unstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

2004

EIJANAIKA! YES FUTURE!, Collection Lambert en Avignon, France

2003

Love Planet, Former Izushi Elementary School Classrooms, Okayama (planning by Benesse Art Site Naoshima)

 

Ineffable Beauty, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

 

STACKED, D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA

2002

SLEEPING / DREAMING / AWAKENING, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan

2000

Collection Lambert Randez-vous, Hotel de Caumont, Avignon, France

1999

WORKS ON PAPER, D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA

 

The MOT Annual 1999 - Modest Radicalism, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, USA

1998

la collection Yvon Lambert, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan

1997

Change of Scene XII, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1995

On Kawara 1954, 1954, 1956/Rei Naito 1991, Nagoya City Art Museum Aichi, Japan

1994

ART TODAY 1994 Sanctuary, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan

1993

Prospect '93, Frankfurter Kunstverein / Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1992

Centrifugal Sculpture - An Aspect of Japanese Sculpture in the Last Decade, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

 

Spatial Drive, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1985

Clear Garden, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan

   
   
 

AWARDS

   

2003

Asahi Beer Art Awards, Asahi Beer Arts Foundation

1995

Award for Promising Artists and Scholars of Contemporary Japanese Arts (Installation), Japan Arts Foundation

   
   
 

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

   

2010

matrix, Teshima Art Museum, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Kagawa

2001

Being given, Kinza, Art House Project Naoshima, Kagawa

   
   
 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

   
 

Benesse Ave Site Naoshima, Kagawa

 

Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba

 

Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

 

Deutsche Bank, Germany

 

Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris

 

Fukutake Foundation, Kagawa

 

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

 

Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Germany

 

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

 

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Kanagawa

 

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi

 

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

 

Shiseido, Tokyo

 

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany

 

Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa

 

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia