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Nobuyoshi Araki

Araki, Nobuyoshi

b. 25 May 1940, Tokyo

Lives and works in Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions:


Kari Through the Looking Glass, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo


Love on the Left Eye, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Kirishin, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo

Solo exhibition, AISHONANZUKA, Hong Kong


EroReal, Nobuyoshi Araki, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Tokyo Blues 1977, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Someones Wife, Rathole Gallery, Tokyo


Sentimental Sky, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo

Au Bonheur Des Fleurs, Pavillon Populaire de Montpellier, France

Carpe Diem, Seize the Day, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Tokyo


Love and Death, Museo d Arte di Lugano, Switzerland


69YK, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo


Hana Kinbaku, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

B/W bondage, Jablonka Galerie Berlin, Berlin


ARAKI GOLD, l Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica-Palazzo Fontana di Trevi, Roma

67 Shooting Back, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo


TOKYO JINSEI, Edo Tokyo Museum, Tokyo

SHIKI IN ME, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Nobuyoshi Araki, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico D.F., Mexico


Life Like: the World of Photography by Nobuyoshi Araki: Flowers by Araki, epSITE, EPSON IMAGING GALLERY, Singapore

Wanted: Dead and Alive: Works by the Genius Photo-maniac, Nobuyoshi Araki, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Singapore

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: Self, Life, Death, Art Galleries, Barbican Centre, London

Nobuyoshi Araki Tokyo Nude, Yoshii Gallery, New York

Kaori, Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam


From Winter to Spring, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Painting Flower, epSITE, EPSON IMAGING GALLERY, Tokyo


ARAKI BY ARAKI, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Hana-Jinsei, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Tokyo Still Life, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland


Nobuyoshi Araki, Jablonka Galerie, Koln

Suicide in Tokyo, Italian Pavilion, Venice

Shosetsu Seoul, Artium, Fukuoka


Tokyo Still Life, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Pola, Low, Los Angeles

Shosetsu Seoul, Spiral Hall, Tokyo

Shikijo kyo, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Flower Shadow, Gallery Artgraph, Tokyo


Viaggio Sentimental, Centro Perl arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

Arakinema: Kurumado, Pecci, Prato

Polaevacy, Nadiff, Tokyo

Nobuyoshi Araki, Low, Los Angeles

Shashin Shijyo Shugi, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Nobuyoshi Araki, Stedellik Museum voor Actuelle Kunst, Gent, Belgium

Nobuyoshi Araki, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris

Nobuyoshi Araki, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris

Nobuyoshi Araki, Damasquine Art Gallery, Bruxelle, Belgium


Arakinema: As Paradise, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

ARAKI Nobuyoshi Sentimental Photography, Sentimental Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Nobuyoshi Araki, Scalo Art Space, New York

RYUSEKI, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

ALive, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Grand Gallery, Prague; Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Araki Nobuyoshi, Il Tempo, Tokyo

Winter Love, Toru Maeshima Gallery, Wakayama


Tokyo Shijyo, Diechtorhallen, Hamburg

The Past: Photographs 1972-1973, Stadtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany

Nobuyoshi Araki= Tokyo, Stadtisches Klinikum Fulda, Germany

Portraits and Flowers, Photographers Gallery, London

Tokyo Nostalsia, GaIleria Photology, Milan

As Life, traveling to Toyama, Yokohama, Sapporo and Fukuoka

Arakinema: Tokyo Comedy in Vienna, SpiraI Hall, Tokyo

Arakinema: Taipei, Yomiuri Culture Salon Aoyama; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Arakinema: Erotic Woman in Color, Taipei, Taiwan; Bangkok, Thailand Cosmosco, Taka ishii Gallery

Story portraits, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

As Paradise, Shinjuku Takashimaya Concourse (outdoor instaIIation), Tokyo


As Life, Kachimai HaIl, Obihiro; Laforet Museum Harajuku Tokyo

Nobuyoshi Araki, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Shikijyo, Scalo Book Store, Zurich

Flower Rondo, J. M. Gallery, Tokyo

Araki Retrographs, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Arakinema: Retro-Ero, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

A World of GirIs, II Tempo, Tokyo

Tokyo Comedy, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

Arakinema: Love Secession, Wiener secession, Vienna, Austria

Arakinema: Tokyo Paradise, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

Arakinema: Vienna and Tokyo Paradise, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Nobuyoshi Araki, Gallery Starmach, Krakow, Poland

Nobuyoshi Araki, Studio Guenzani, Milan


Faces vs Bodies, SpiraI Garden, Tokyo

Arakinema: Faces vs Bodies/Spiral Hall, Tokyo

Death Reality, Taka lshii Gallery Tokyo

The Past 1972-1973, Stadtsparkasse. Muenster, Germany

FIowers: Life and Death, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo

Tokyo Novel, Egg Gallery, Tokyo

Shadows of Flowers/Gallery Eve Tokyo

Bokuju-kitan, Jablonka Galerie, Koln

Arakinema: Novel Photography, Studio Mouris Roppongi, Tokyo

Arakinema: Flower Rondo ll, Areana Hall, Tamagawa Takashimaya SC Tokyo

Fake Love, Ginza Komatsu Tokyo

The Face, The Dead, Pace Wildenstein and MacGill, Los Angeles

A moment in Time, espace TAG Heuer, Tokyo

From Close-range, BIum & Poe, Los Angeles


Erotos, Gallery lndex, Stockholm, Sweden; GalIery Bang, Oslo, Norway; Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria

Akt-Tokyo: Nobuyoshi Araki 1971-1991, traveling to Zone Gallery, New Castle, England; Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Araki Nobuyoshi, Torch, Amsterdam

Journal intime, Fondation Cartier pour I art contemporain, Paris

The First Year of Heisei, Le Garage, Reims, France

Nobuyoshi Araki: A-Diary/Sachin and His Brother Mabo, Galerie Chantal CrouseI, Paris

Naked Novel, Egg Gallery, Tokyo

Arakinema: Sentimental Journey/Winter Journey, Sogetsu Hall, Tokyo

Satchin in Summer, Laforet Museum Harajuku Tokyo

Arakinema: Passion in Okinawa, Ryubo Hall, Naha

Pictures by A Virgin Boy, Daccho-kun, Space Link, Tokyo (drawings)

Tokyo Novelle, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Bokuju-kitan, Jablonka Galerie, Koln

Nobuyoshi Araki: Diario lntimo, Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal


Akt-Tokyo: Nobuyoshi Araki 1971-1991, traveling to Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; Nordliga Fotocentret, Oulu Finland

Private Photography, Yurakucho Asahi Gallery, Tokyo

Sky, Gallery Eve, Tokyo

Tokyo Nude/Private Diary, Luhring Augustine, New York

Unconscious Tokyo: Tokyo Cube, White Cube, London

Obscene Photographs, Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo


Akt-Tokyo-Nobuyoshi Araki 1971-1991, traveling to Galerie Museum, Bozen, Italy; Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Fotomuseum im Munchener Standmuseum, Munich, Germany; Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

Fine Tokyo Days, Gallery Verita, Tokyo

New World of Love, La Camera, Tokyo

Erotos, Parco Gallery, Tokyo


Love interrogations Tokyo Fax./Facks, Apt Gallery, Tokyo

State of Things-A Thousand Photographs Exhibited Day by Day, P3 Art and Environment, Tokyo

Angels Festival, Parco Gallery, Tokyo

Car Photographs, Egg Gallery, Tokyo

Akt-Tokyo-Nobuyoshi Araki 1971-1991, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria;traveling to Galerie Fotohof, Mirabellpark, Salzburg, Austria

Photo-maniac Diary, Egg Gallery, Tokyo


Winter Journey, Egg Gallery Tokyo

As Nude Exhibition-Lovers, Apt Gallery, Tokyo

Arakinema-Springscapes, Cinema Rise Shibuya, Tokyo

From Close-range, Hosomi Gallery, Tokyo

Jeanne, Shinchosha Art Space; Heartland, Hamamatsu

From Close-range: Yamorinskies like Flower and Nude, Athens Gallery, Osaka

Colorscapes, Seed Hall, Tokyo


Chiro, My Love, Ikebukuro Book Center Libro, Tokyo

Skyscapes, Gallery Verita, Tokyo

Foto Tanz, Shinjuku Konica Plaza, Tokyo

Tokyo Lucky Hole, apt Gallery, Tokyo

Towards Winter: Tokyo, A City Heading for Death, Egg Gallery Tokyo


Nobuyoshi Araki 89-Selected Photographs, Gallery Kosai, Machida, Kanagawa


A Part of Love, Art Space Mirage, Tokyo

Araki-s-m 1967-1987, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo

Puppet Prince, Spiral Hall, Tokyo


Shibuya Street, Doi Photo Plaza Shibuya, Tokyo

Slide show Arakinema-Tokyo-Story, Cinema Rise, Tokyo

As Erotomania Diary, Zito-Foto Salon


A Balthus Summer, Picture Photo Space, Osaka

A World of Girls, Zeit-Foto Salon


I am Photography, Arakis Storm of Love, Doi Photo PlazaShibuya, Tokyo

The 3rd Arakism Maanifesto, Asahi Seimei Hall, Tokyo


The 2nd Arakism Manifesto, Yamaha Hall, Tokyo


The Arakism Manifesto, New York Theatre, Tokyo

Wet dreams on midsummer Night and the Anniversary of the End of the War, Kinokuniya Gallery, Tokyo

Zigeunerweisen: Fictitious Truth, Kinokuniya Gallery, Tokyo


First Visit to New York, MINOLTA Photo Space, Tokyo


Actress-A Sentimental Ero-Roman, Horindo Art Space Tokyo

Eizo-portraits of descendants, Camp, Tokyo

My Scene-1940-1977, Ginza Cannon Salon, Tokyo


Tokyo Blues, Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo

This years Photos, Shirakaba Gallery, Tokyo

Last years Photos, Shirakaba Gallery, Tokyo


Yoko, My Love, Ginza Nikon Salon Tokyo

Private Tokyo 76, Kinokuniya Gallery, Tokyo


Actress-Kisaki Sekimura, Minolta Photo Space, Tokyo


Actresses-with Photos, videos, and Films, Gallery Matto Grosso, Tokyo


Pseudo-documentary-Photographs of Polluted by Silver-Halogen Compound-Chirring Cicadas in Chorus, Kinokuniya Gallery Tokyo

Flowers in Ruins, Shimizu Gallery, Tokyo


Kitchen-Ramen-Erotic-Realism, Kitchen-Ramen, Tokyo


Sur-sentimentalist Manifest No.2-The Truth About Carmen Marie, Kunugi Gallery, Tokyo


Ginza, Zoo, Mitsubishi Denki Gallery, Tokyo


Subway, Middle-aged Women, Mitsubishi Denki Gallery, Tokyo


Satchin and Mabo, Shinjuku Station Gallery, Tokyo



Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Arts


Japan Inter-Design Forum Grand Prix


7th Higashikawa Prize


Shashin-no-kai Prize from the Photographic Society of Japan


First Taiyo Prize for Satchin

Public Collections:

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark

Art Collection Neue Borse

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Deutsche Bank

Fondation Cartier pour l art contemporain

Fonds National d Art Contemporain, Centre National des Arts Plastiques

Fotomuseum Wintherthur

Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Maison de la photographie, Paris

Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal

Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna

Telenor Foundation, Norway

Peter Norton Collection (Tate UK)

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Sammlung Hoffman

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The UBS Art Collection

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Yokohama Museum of Art

Kunsthalle Winterthur