Born in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works between Tokyo, Japan and New York, USA

Takashi MURAKAMI

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

Born in 1962, Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan and in New York, USA

RESUME

1986
- BFA Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan

1988
- MFA Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo Japan

1993
- Ph.D. Tokyo National University of Fone Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan


SOLO EXHIBITION
2015
- "Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection - From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm
Kiefer", Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
- "The 500 Arhats", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- "Ensō Pop-up show organized by Galerie Perrotin" Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "Takashi Murakami" Art Projects, Ibiza, Spain

2014
- "In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow", Gagosian New York, USA
- "Arhat Cycle" Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

2013
- “Takashi in Superflat Wonderland” PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
- “Solo Exhibition” Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hong Kong
- “ARHAT” Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA

2012
- “Flowers & Skulls” Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
- "Murakami-Ego", Al Riwaq Hall, Doha, Qatar

2011
- "Homage to Yves Klein", Galerie Perrotin, Paris
- "A History of Editions", Galerie Perrotin, Paris
- "Takashi Murakami", Gagosian Gallery, London, U.K.


2010
- "New Paintings", Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy
- "MURAKAMI VERSAILLES", Château de Versailles, Versailles, France

2009
- "I Love Prints And So I Make Them", ARKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
- "I Love Prints And So I Make Them", Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "Picture of Fate : I Am But A Fisherman Who Angles In the Darkness of His Mind", Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
- "Takashi MURAKAMI Paints Self-Portraits", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris,France
- "©MURAKAMI", Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
- Gagosian Gallery, London, England

2008
-"©MURAKAMI", Museum Für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany
-"©MURAKAMI", Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
- "Davy Jone's Tear", Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, USA
- "Oval Buddha at IBM Building", IBM Building, New York, USA
- Takashi Murakami: Prints "My First Art" Series, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo

2007
-"©MURAKAMI", MOCA, Los Angeles, USA (October the 28th - February the 11th)
-"Tranquility of the Heart Torment of the Flesh - Open Wide the Eye of the Heart, and Nothing is Invisible", Gagosian Gallery, New York.

2006
- "The Pressure Point of Painting", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2005
- "Opening of Gallery Extension", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- "Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Pop Culture", Japan Society, New York,USA
- "Outdoor Banner Installation", Public Art Fund, New York, USA

2004
- "Funny Cuts", Stuttgart Museum of Art, Stuttgart, Germany
- "Takashi Murakami: Inochi", Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2003
- "Superflat Monogram", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- "Superflat Monogram", Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
- "Double Helix Reversal", Rockefeller Center, New York, USA

2002
- "Kawaii", Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France; Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

2001
- "Wink", Grand Central Station, New York, USA
- "Mushroom", Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
- "KaiKai KiKi", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- "Summon monsters ? open the door? heal? or die ?", Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
- "Takashi Murakami: Made in Japan", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

2000
- "727", Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
- "Second mission Project KO2", P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
- "Kaikai Kiki :Superflat", Issey Miyake for Men, Tokyo, Japan

1999
- "DOB in the strange forest", Nagoya Parco Gallery, Japan
- "Patron", Marunuma Art Park Gallery, Japan
- "Second Mission PROJECT KO2", Hiropon Factory, Japan
- "Dob's Adventures in Wonderland", Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning", Center for Curatorial Studies
Museum, Bart College, New York, USA
- "Superflat", Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
- "Love & DOB", Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan

1998
- "Hiropon Project KoKo_Pity Sakurako Jet Airplane Nos. 1-6", Feature Inc., New York
USA
- "Back Beat : Super Flat", Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "My Lonesome Cowboy", Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
- "Moreover, DOB raises his hand", Sagacho bis, Tokyo, Japan

1997
- Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
- Galerie Koto, Okayama, Japan
- "The Other Side of a Flash of Light", HAP Art Space, Hiroshima, Japan

1996
- "727", Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "727", Aoi Gallery Osaka, Japan
- "Feature Inc.", New York, USA
- Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA
- Galerie Koto, Okayama, Japan
- "Konnichiwa, Mr. DOB", Kirin Art Plaza, Osaka, Japan
- "A Very Merry Unbirthday, To You, To Me!", Ginza Komatsu, Tokyo, Japan

1995
- Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- "NIJI (Rainbow)", Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
- "Crasy Z", SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
- "Mr. Doomsday Balloon", Yngtingagatan 1, Stockholm, Suède

1994
- "Fujisan", Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
- "Which is tommorow ? - Fall in love -", SCAI The Bathhouse, Shiraishi Contemporary
Art, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
- "Azami Kikyo, Ominaeshi", Gallery Aoi, Osaka, Japan
- "A Romantic Evening", Gallery Cellar, Nagoya, Japan

1993
- "A Very Merry Unbirthday !", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima,
Japan
- Gallery Nasubi, Tokyo, Japan
- "A Romantic Evening", Gallery Cellar, Nagoya, Japan

1992
- "Wild Wild", Röntgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo, Japan
- "NICAF'92", Shirashi Contemporary Art Inc., Yokohama, Japan

1991
- Art Gallery at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
- Galerie Aoi, Osaka, Japan
- "One Night Exhibition, 23rd August", Röntgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo, Japan
- "I Am Againt Being For It", Galerie Aries, Tokyo, Japan
- Hosomi Contemporary Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1989
- "Exhibition L'Espoir : Takashi Murakami", Galerie Ginza Surugadai, Tokyo, Japan
"Takashi Murakami : New Works", Café Tiens!, Tokyo, Japan


GROUP EXHIBITION

2011
- "Trans-Cool TOKYO", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2010
- "Solo Exhibition of Takashi Murakami", Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukrania
- "Hope!", Dinard, France
- "Multiple Choice", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
- "POP LIFE: Art in a Material World", National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Canada
- "John Armleder, Tauba Auerbach, Hernan Bas, Matthew Day Jackson, Bernard Frize, Mark Grotjahn, Sergej Jensen, Bharti Kher, Adam McEwen, Olivier Mosset,
Takashi Murakami, R.H. Quaytman, Claude Rutault, Lee Ufan, Piotr Uklanski, Martin Wohr", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- "Sexuality and Transcendence", Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.
- "Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection", Curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, USA
- "Tokyo-Kyoto : From Samurais to Manga", Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, Monaco


2009
- "15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition", Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA
- "POP LIFE : Art in a Material World", Tate Modern, London, England
- "For What You Are About to Receive", Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
- "Mapping the Studio", Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
- "Who's Afraid of the Artists", Palais des Arts de Dinard, Dinard, France
- "VRAOUM!", La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
- "Louis Vuitton and the Passion for Creation", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
- "Un Certain Etat du Monde? A Selection of Works From François Pinault Foundation Collection",Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia

2008
- "Hi and Lo", Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Japan
- "For What You Are About to Receive", Gagosia Gallery, Moscow, Russia
- "Encounters", Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
- "Agency: Art and Advertising", McDonough Museum of Art, Younstown State University, Youngstonw, Ohio, USA
- "Kaikai Kiki Artists", Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
- "Aoi Galery 20th Anniversary", Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
- "CELUX", Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
- "Reflection" PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
- "Pleasures of Collecting, Part III : Contemporary and Cutting Edge", The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, USA
- "POP ART IS", GAGOSIAN GALLERY, LONDON
- "Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists"; Gallery Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- "Don't Look : Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna's Collection", Davis Museum and Cultural Center Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
- "Open Hose : Cincinnati Collects", Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- "Red Hot: Contemporary Asian Art Rising", Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
- "Land of the Samurai", Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
- "Rockers Island: Olbricht Collection", Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
- "Comic Abstraction", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
- "Jellyfish Eyes", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- "My 2007", Colette, Paris, France

2006
- "Where are we going" Selection from the François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi,Venice, Italy
- "Mass Production : Artists' Multiples and the Marketplace", The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA
- "Infinite Painting", Contemporary Painting and Global Realism", Villa Manin
Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
- "Agnes Hotel Art Fair", Tokyo, Japan
- "Fairy Tales Forever", ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
- "Dragon Veines", University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
Florida, USA
- "POPulence", Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North
Carolina, USA
- 10th Anniversary Collection, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "Spank the Monkey", Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
- "Selections from the Logan Collection", Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
- "Off the Shelf: News Forms in Contemporary Artists' Books, Vassar College print and Drawings Galleries: The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center", Poughkeespie, USA
- "Get Ready, Land of the Rising Sun! Contemporary Japanese Art from Taikan Yokoyama to the Present", Osaka City Museum of Modern Art, Japan
- "Limited/Unlimited", 34 Long Fine Arts, Cape Town, South Africa

2005
- "Kaikai Kiki exhibition", Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
- "T1 - Turin Triennale", Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
- "Japan POP", Helsinki Museum of Art, Helsinki, Finland
- "Post and After", Brandeis University Rose Museum, Boston, MA, USA
- "POPulance", Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
- "Translation", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- "Ecstasy : In and About Altered States", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2004
- "Optimo: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary Art", Marfa, Texas, USA
- "Monument to now", Deste Foundation, Athènes, Greece
- Biennale de Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, UK
- "Walker without walls, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

2003
- "Pittura / Painting : Rauschenberg to Murakami, 1964-2003", Museo Correr, 50ème
Biennale de Venise, Venise, Italy
- "On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau", Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
USA and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA
- "Pulp Art: Vamps Villains and Victors from the Robert Lesser Collection", Brooklyn
Museum of Art, Brooklyn, USA

2002
- "Chiho Aoshima, Mr, Takashi Murakami", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- The 4th Santa Fe Triennial, SITE Santa Fe, Nouveau-Mexique, USA
- "Painting Pictures, Painting and Media in the Digital Age", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Germany
- "Drawing Now: Eight Propositions", MOMA, New York, USA
- "POP Jack: Warhol to Murakami", MOCA Denver, Colorado, USA
- "Thez Uncanny", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
- "Reality check: Painting in the Exploded Field", CCAC Wattis Institute for
Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
- "Out of the Box: 20th Century Print Portfolios", Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Philadelphia, USA

2001
- "Un art populaire", Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
- "Y'a d'la joie! ", Fondation d'Art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Les
Mesnuls, France
- "Super Flat", (Curateur: Takashi Murakami), MOCA, Los Angeles, Californie, USA
- "Second Mission Ko2", P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
- "Under Pressure", Swiss Institute, New York, USA
- "My Reality: The Culture of Anime", Des Moines Art Center, Aiowa, USA
- "Form Follows Fiction", (Curator: Jeffrey Deitch), Castello di Rivoli MOCA, Italy
- "Murakami/Nara", Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "Casino 2001", 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele
Kunst, Gand, Belgium
- "Public Offerings", (Curateur: Paul Schimmel), LA MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
- Painting at the edge of the world", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
- "Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art", PS1 Contemporary Art
Center, Long Island City, New York, USA

2000
- "Au-delà du spectacle", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
- Armory Show, Stand Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, New York, USA
- "Drawn From Life", Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
- "Air en Forme", Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliqués Contemporains, Lausanne
Switzerland
- "Yume No Ato: Was vom Traum blieb... Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Japan", Haus am
Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
- "Murakami & Manetas", Newsantandrea, Savona, Italy
- Biennale de Lyon , Lyon, France
- "Super Flat", Galerie Parco, Tokyo/ Nagoya, Japan
- "P.S.1 a MOMA affilate", P.S. Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
- "The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection", San
Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, USA
- "After Dreams", Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Switzerland
- "Gendai", Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Varsovie, Poland
- "Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting", Van Abbe
Museum, Eindhoven, Netherland
- "Pleasure Zone", Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
- "00", Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
- "Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting", Van Abbemuseum,
Eindhoven, Netherland
- "Balls", James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
- "Almost Warm and Fuzzy", Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (exposition itinérante), USA
- "Superflat", (Curateur: Takashi Murakami), Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "Let’s Entertain", exposition itinérante, (Curator: Phillipe Vergne), Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis, USA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA; Centre Georges
Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Rufino Tamyo, Mexique; St. Louis Art Museum, St.
Louis, USA
- "Colour Me Blind!", Stadtische Aussellungshalle am Hawerkamp, Munster, Allemagne
Dundee Contemportary Arts, Dundee, The Scotland
- "Continental Shift", Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
- "One Heart, One World", United Nations, New York, USA
- "Murakami-Manetas", Newsantandrea, Savona, Italie; Pinksummer, Gênes, Italy

1999
- "Ground Zero Japan", Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
- "Color Me Blind", Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
- "Tendance", Abbaye Saint-André, Meymac, France
- "Hot Air", Convention & Arts Center GRANSHIP, Shizuoka, Japan
- "The meaning of the nonsense of the meaning", Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard
College, New York, USA
- "Tastes and pursuits: Japanese Art in the 1990's", National Gallery of modern Art, New Delhi, (Metropolitan Museum of Manila,Philipines), India
- "New Modernism for a New Millenium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the
Logan Collection", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
- "Something Warm and Fuzzy / Children and Contemporary Art", Des Moines Art
Center, Aiowa, USA
- "Lgo Deluxe- Leg Exhibition", Shibuya Parco, Tokyo, Japan
- "The Carnegie International 1999/2000,” Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
USA
- "Balloon Art Festival", (Curateur: Madeline Grynsztein), Shizuoko Prefectura
Convention & Art Center, Shizuoka, Japan
- "Pleasure Dome", Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, USA
- "New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the
Logan Collection", SFMOMA, San Francisco, Californie, USA
- "Color Me Blind! Painting in times of comics and computer games", Wüttembergischer
Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
- "Abstract Painting Once Removed", Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
USA
- "Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in 1990s", The Japan Foundation Forum
Tokyo, Japan


1998
- "Abstract Painting, Once Removed", Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
- "50 Years of Japanese Lifestyle Postwar Fashion & Design", Utsunomiya Museum of
Art, Japan
- "Cities on the Move", Secession, Vienne, Autriche / Musée d'art contemporain de
Bordeaux, France / P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, USA
- "People, Places and Things", Galerie Marianne Boesky, New York, USA
- "Pop Surrealism", The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut, USA
- "Art is fun 9", Hara Museum Art, Gunma, Japan
- "Ero Pop Tokyo", George's, Los Angeles, Californie, USA
- "The Manga Age", The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
- "Ero Pop Christmas", Nadiff, Tokyo, Japon
- "Tastes and Pursuits: Japanese Art in the 1990s", National Gallery of Modern Art,
New Delhi, India
- "Ero Pop Christmas", NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
- "50 Years of Japanese Lifestyle Postwar Fashion & Design”, Ustunomiya Museum of
Art, Ibaraki, Japan
- "Biennale d’art Contemporain de Nouméa", Nouméa, Nouvelle Calédonie
- "The "Manga Age", Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Hiroshima City, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
- "Donaiyanen! Et maintenant!: la création contemporaine au Japon", Ecole nationale
supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France
- "Art is Fun 9: Hand Craft and Time Craft", Hara Museum Arc, Gunma, Japan
- “Pop Surrealism”, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield
Connecticut, USA
- "Fluffy", Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada; CAPC de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
France; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA; Museum of Modern Art,
Humlebaek, Danemark; Hayword Gallery, Londres, Grande-Bretagne; Museum of
Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland

1997
- "Cities on the move", Wiener Secession, Austria
- "Flying Buttress Please", Galerie Torch, Amsterdam, Netherland
- "Super Body", Galerie Tomio Koyama, Tokyo, Japan
- "Need for Speed", Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
- "Hiropon Show'97: Tokyo Underground Visual Show", Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
- "Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition", The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Séoul, Korea
- "The 33rd Artists Today’ Exhibition: Singularity in Plurality”, Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery Kanagawa, Japan
- "Japan today kunst Photograph Design", MAK—Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
Vienne, Austria
- "The Future of Cities", (Curateur: Hans-Ulrich Obrist), Weiner Secession, Vienne,
Austria
- "Super Body", Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996
- Gramercy Art Fair'96, Stand Emmanuel Perrotin, New York, USA
- "Tokyo Pop", The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
- Sharaku Interpreted by Japan's Contemporary Artists", The Japan Foundation
Forum, Japan
- "Ironic Fantasy", The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
- "Asia-Pacific Triennial 1996", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
- "Romper Room", Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA
- “The Time of the Pleasure of Art, Art for the Hearts of Children”, Isetan Museum
Tokyo, Japan
- “The 39th Annual Yasui Prize Exhibition”, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1995
- Art 26'95, Stand Emmanuel Perrotin, Basel, Switzerland
- Gramercy Art Fair'95, Stand Emmanuel Perrotin, New York, USA
- "Little Aperto", (Curateur: Projet Nasubi Gallery), exposition alternative à la Biennale
de Venise, Venise, Italy
- "Transculture" (Curateurs: Fumio Nanjo & Dama Friis-Hansen), 46th Biennale de
Venise, Palazzo Giustiniani Lolin Fondation Levi, Venise, Italy
- "PS-1 open studio", PS-1studio Artists, Clock Tower Gallery, New York, USA
- "Incidental Alterations: PS-1Artists" (Curateur: Alessandra Galasso), The Angel
Otensanz Foundation, New York, USA
- "Blind Beach", Art space Hap, Hiroshoma, Japan
- "Japan today", Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Danemark; Liljevalchs Konsthall,
Suède; Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Truku, Finland
- "Smells like vinyl", Galerie Roger Merians, New York, USA
- "Cutting Up", Galerie Max Protecht, New York, USA
- "Transculture", Benesse House, Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa,
Japan

1994
- "Shinjuku Syonen Art", Shinjuku Kabuki-cho, Tokyo, Japan
- "Lest We forget: On Nostalgia" (Curateur: Thomas W. Sokolowski et Lynn Gumpert)
The Gallery at Takashimaya, New York, USA
- "VOCA'94", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- "The Youthful Time of Japanese Nihon-ga Artists from Taikan and Shunso to DOB",
Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan
- "Open Air ’94, Out of bounds", Benesse House Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum,
Kagawa, Japan
- "Artists in Yokohama 94", Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan

1993
- Malaria Art Show Vol.1, "February 1st Festival", Tokyo, Japan
- "Artist's'Shop'93", Galerie Sai, Osaka, Japan
- Malaria Art Show Vol.4, "Decorative", Tokyo, Japan
- "Nakamura and Murakami", NICAF'93/Galerie Aoi, Yokahama, Japan
- "The Ginbrat", Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
- "00 Collaboration", Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
- Art Today'93 "Neo Japanology", Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Japan
- "Beyond the'Nihonga'-An Aspect of Contemporary Japanese Paintings", Tokyo
Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- "The Exhibition for Exhibitions", (Curateur: Makada Moriguchi), Galerie Kyoto Shijo,
Kyoto, Japan
- "T. Japan he Ginurart", Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

1992
- "Artist'Shop'92", Galerie Sai, Osaka, Japan
- Galerie Mars, Tokyo, Japan
- Floating Gallery Vol.1, Tsukishima Warehouse, Tokyo, Japan
- 1st Transat Annual "Painting/Crossing", (Curateur: Motoaki Shinohara), Bellini Hill
Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
- "Nakamura and Murakami", Space Ozone, Séoul, Korea
- "Nakamura and Murakami", Shiraishi Contemporary Art Inc., Tokyo, Japan
- "Anomary" organisé par Noi Sawaragi, Rontgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo, Japan
- Tama Vivant'92, Seed Hall, Shibuya Seibe, Tokyo, Japan
- "Nakamura and Murakami", Metaria Square Hotel, Osaka, Japan
- "Nicaf Artfair", Yokohama, Japan

1991
- "Jan Hoet in Tsurugi", Tsurugi-cho, Ishikawa, Japan
- "Jan Hoet's Vision", Art Gallery Artium, Fukuoka, Japan

1988
- Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- "Graduation Exhibition", Tokyo National University of Fine Arts; Tokyo, Japan

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Takashi Murakami on "What is an Artist?"

by Sarah Thornton

An excerpt from Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World

“An artist is a necromancer,” said Takashi Murakami, as he sat at the main workstation of his Rippongi Hills studio, a sixteen-foot-long table in the centre of a large room surrounded by four designers and five animators. The statement was cryptic. Did he mean a dark wizard? A high priest? Someone who can talk to the dead? Murakami’s work bears witness to his many years as an otaku science-fiction geek and obsessive manga fan. Murakami continued, “An artist is someone who understands the border between this world and that one… Or someone who makes an effort to know it.” Certainly Murakami’s work sits between many universes—art and cartoon, yin and yang, Jekyll and Hyde—but nowadays the artist is by no means an aimless dreamer. “I change my direction or continue in same direction by seeing people’s reaction,” he admitted. “My concentration is how to survive long-term and how to join with the contemporary feeling. To focus on nothing besides profit is, by my values, evil. But I work by trial and error to be popular.”

Murakami is an avowed Warhol fan, so I asked him what he did not like about the American pop artist. Murakami frowned and groaned. “I like everything,” he said finally, a Warholian answer if ever there was one. “Warhol’s genius was his discovery of easy painting,” he explained. “I am jealous of Warhol. I’m always asking my design team, ‘Warhol was able to create such an easy painting life, why our work so complicated?’ But the history knows! My weak point is my oriental background. Eastern flavor is too much presentation. I think it is unfair for me in the contemporary art battlefield, but I have no choice because I am Japanese.”

When I quoted Warhol’s famous line “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art . . . Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art,” Murakami laughed and said, “That is a fantasy!”