Hiroshi Sugimoto

Born in 1948 - Japan


Born in 1948 in Tokyo, Hiroshi Sugimoto is a Japanese artist. He lives and works between Tokyo and New York.

Hiroshi Sugimoto studied art at Saint Paul University, Tokyo before joining the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He settled down in New York in 1974. This multidisciplinary artist not only does photography but also makes sculptures, installations and architecture. He managed to create a work combining the Asian and Western culture.

Hiroshi Sugimoto studies the representation of time, of our senses and conscience. Through his art, he questions the relationship of a human being with reality. His work has been presented in several public collections including Metropolitan Museum of Art and Moma in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris and National Gallery and Tate Modern in London.

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Expositions personnelles - Sélection

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past and Present in the Three Parts, Multi Media Museum of Art, Moscow.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Casa Garriga i Nogués (organized by Fundacion Mapfre), Barcelona

Sea of Buddha, Pace Gallery, New York.

Past and Present in Three Parts / Art and Leisure, Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan

Stop Time, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy.

Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models, Phillips Collectioni, Washington D.C..

Hiroshi Sugimoto: On the Beach, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo.
('12, '09,'07,'06,'05',01,'98,'97,'96,'95)

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cahiers d'Art Gallery, Paris.

Moderan Times, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venezia

The Glass Tea House Mondrian, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia

Still Life, Pace, New York.('10,'11)

Acts of God, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.('12,'09,'07,'03,'01,'98,’96,’95,’94,’92)

Aujourd'his le monde est mort [Lost Human Genetic Archive],Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Past Tense, The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles.

Time Exposed, Xue Xue White, Taipei.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul.

Sugimoto Bunraku "Kannon Pilgrimage from The Sonezaki Love Suicides" (produced, art directed by Sugimoto) 2013 European Tour. Madrid, Rome, Paris.

Accelerated Buddha, Fondation Pierre Bergé Yve Saint Laurent, Paris.

Revolution, Last Supper, Couluers de l'ombre, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles.

SANBASO, divine dance – Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto, directed and set & constume were designed by Sugimoto, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Hèrmes Editeur - Couleurs de l'Ombre, Tyler Print Institue, Singapore

Revolution, Museum Brandhorst, Munich

Rothko|Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, Pace London
Hèrmes Editeur - Couleurs de l'Ombre, Museum der Kulture, Basel / La Verrière, Brussels / Le Forum, Tokyo / Miami Design District ,Miami

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lille Metropole: musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporian et d''art brut, Lille, France

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Pace Beijing

From naked to clothed, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Lake Superior, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

New Work, The Chinati foundation, Marfa.

Sugimoto Bunraku: Dekunobo irinasake Sonezaki shinju tsuketari Kannon meguri
("Kannon Pilgrimage" from The Love Suicide at Sonezaki), produced / (artistic) directed by Sugimoto. Kanagawa Arts Theatre (KAAT), Yokohama. Aug.14-16.
Lightning Fields and Photogenic Drawing, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

ORIGINS OF ART |Architecture, History, Religion, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa.

ORIGINS OF ART | Science, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa.

The Day After, The Pace Gallery, New York.

Nature of Light, Izu Photo Museum, Mishima.

Permanent Installation of "Coffin of Light " at Benesse Park, Naoshima.

Imakojima-Art, Architecture Collection, Yurinsou, Ohara Museum, Okayama. April 14 - May 17.

History of History, The National Museum of Art, Osaka.

7Days / 7 Nights, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Museum der Moderne Salzburg/ Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin/
Kunstmuseum Luzern,Switzerland.

History of History, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, K20, Dusseldorf/ Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco- de Young,
San Francisco/ Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy.

History of History, Asain Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco/ Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Colors of Shadow, Sonnabend Gallery, New York (’05,’03,’01,’98,’97,’95,’94,’92,’88,’83,’81)

Mathematical Forms, Galerie de l’Atelier Brancusi, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Colors of Shadows, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/Sonnabend Gallery, New York

Joe, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis / Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.

History of History, Smithsonian, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Washington D.C./ The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas.

History of History, Japan Society Gallery, New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Conceptual Forms, Gagosian Gallery, London

E´tant donne´: Le grande verre, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris.

The Origins of Love, Yoshii Gallery, New York

Serpentine Gallery, London.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: L’hisoire de l’histoire, Maison Herme`s FORUM, Tokyo.

SUGIMOTO: ARCHITECUTRE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The Architecture of Time, Stills Gallery/Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh

Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria.

Portraits, White Cube2, London / Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York

Noh Such Thing as Time, DIA Art Center, New York.

Portraits, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao / Deutche Guggenheim, Berlin

Gallerie Ulrich fiedler, Cologne (’98)

Galerie Meyer-Ellinger, Frankfurt (’98,’96,’92)

Galerie Claude Berrie, Paris

Japan Foundation, Istituto Giapponese de Cultura, Rome

La Caixa, Madrid

Akron Art Museum, Ohio

Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon

Hiroshi Sugimoto: In Praise of Shadows, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Japan.

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta

Hall of Thirty-Three Bays, The Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, England

Motion Pictures, Berkeley Art Museum, California

Angles Gallery, Santa Monica (’95, ’94, ’93)

Modern Museet Sparvagnshallarna, Stockholm

Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan. (See Photo4)

Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen

Junta de Andalucia, Granada

Gallery Joan Parts, Barcelona

TheoreticalEvent, Naples, Italy

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas

Shashin: Transforming the Real, Tufts University Gallery, Massachusetts

Studio Guenzani, Milan

Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

Centre International d’Art Contemporain de Montre´al

Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

Le Musee´ Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

Galleria SPSAS, Locarno, Switzerland

RENN Espace d’Art Contemporain, Paris

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium

CAPC Muse´e d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. (See Photo3)

Sagacho Exhibit Space and IBM courtyard, Tokyo

Gallery Kasahara, Osaka

Hosomi Gallery, Tokyo

Zeit-Photo Salon, Tokyo (’83)

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri

Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Galerie Jahn und Fusban, Munich, Germany

Galerie Urbi et Orbi, Paris

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo

Minami Gallery, Tokyo

Expositions collectives - Sélection


The Memory of Time, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, Barbican Art Gallery , London

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the modern age, Barbican Art Gallery, London.

Simple Shapes, Centre Pompidou-Metz.

Mingei: Are You Here? , Pace London.

Mingei: Are You Here? , Pace New York.

Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Mathematics: A Beautiful Elsewher, Fondation Cartier, Paris

Reflections of the Buddha, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis.
Our Magic Hour: How Much of the World Can We Know?, Yokohama Triennale 2011

TRA -Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

Autoritratti dalla Collezione della Galleria degli Uffizi,
Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo / National Museum of Art, Osaka

Faraday Cage, 17th Biennale of Sydney

Sexuality and Transcendence, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukrania

Element of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Mapping the Studio, Punta della Dogana, Venice

The Third Mind, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography, Metropolitan Museum, New York

Untitled(Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Photography on Photography:Refrections on the Medium since 1960, Metropolitan Museum, New York

Seascapes: Tryon and Sugimoto, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D. C.

KANNON, Museum Rietberg, Zurich

Modern Photographs from Collection XIV, Metropolitan Museum, New York

Dark Matter, White Cube, London

Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin, Udine, Italy

Sophie Calle + Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo.

Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Happiness ? A Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Warum!, Martin ? Gropius ? Bau Museum, Berlin

The History of Japanese Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Liquid Sea, Museum of Contemporary of Art, Sydney

Selected Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: works from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

American Standard: (Para)Normality and Everyday Life, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Give & Take, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Yokohama 2001 International Triennale of contemporary Art Mega-Wave-Towards a New Synthesis, Yokohama

I Am a Camera, Saatchi Gallery, London

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