Hiraki Sawa

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Born in Ishikawa, Japan
Foundation Course, University of East London
BA(hons) Fine Art, University of East London
MFA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
lives and works in London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

"Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Hiraki Sawa" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
"Lenticular" Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
"Souvenir" Église Saint-Philibert, Dijon, France
"Figment" James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
"Whirl" Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
"Postscript" Ota fine arts, Tokyo, Japan
"Lineament" Shiseido gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"did i? Hiraki Sawa" artclub 1563, Seoul, Korea
"Other Dwellings" Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
"O" JamesCohan Gallery, New York, USA
"Hiraki Sawa – Carrousel" Musée du Temps/Musée National des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, Besançon, France
"Animated Screen" Husets Biograf, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Hiraki Sawa" Void, Derry, UK
"Hiraki Sawa" IUFM, Dijon, France
"Hiraki Sawa" Yu-un, Tokyo, Japan
"Hiraki Sawa" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
"Hiraki Sawa" Galeria Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain
"Hiraki Sawa" Faux Mouvement Art Contemporain" Metz, France
"Hiraki Sawa" Colby College Museum of Art" Waterville, USA
"Hiraki Sawa" Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
"Hiraki Sawa – Hako" Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
"Hiraki Sawa" Alberto Peola Gallery, Turin, Italy
"Hiraki Sawa, Going Places Sitting Down" Frist Centre for the Visual Arts, Nashville, USA
"Hiraki Sawa – Selected Short Works" The Box, Wexner Art Center, Columbus, USA
"Hiraki Sawa" Sussel Gallery, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, USA
"Hiraki Sawa – Six Good Reasons to Stay at Home" National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
"Hiraki Sawa" Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
"Hiraki Sawa – Blue Floor" Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
"Hiraki Sawa – Dwelling" Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, USA
"Hiraki Sawa" James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
"Hiraki Sawa, Certain Places" firstsite, Colchester, UK
"Hiraki Sawa" Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA
"Hiraki Sawa" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
"Slow Down / PhotoEspana05" Galeria Pilar Parra, Madrid, Spain
"Criterium 63 – Room" Mito Art Tower, Ibaraki, Japan
"New Media Series – Hiraki Sawa’s Migration" Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Japan
"Hammer Projects – Hiraki Sawa" UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
"Going Places Sitting Down" Hayward Gallery/Bloomberg Artist Commission for Waterloo Sunset, the Dan Graham Pavilion, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
"Hiraki Sawa" James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
"Dwelling" Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK
"Hiraki Sawa" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
"Hiraki Sawa" Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Japan
"Panoramica" Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Selected Group Exhibitions

"Sapporo International Art Festival" Sapporo, Japan
"Landscapes" Ota Fine Arts, Singapore
“The Universe of TAKAHASHI COLLECTION” Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
“Reborn Art Festival 2017” Ishinomaki, Matsushima Bay and Onagawa-cho, Japan
“Oku-Noto Triennale” Suzu, Ishikawa, Japan
“7 Ships” The former Namura shipyard, Honcho Bashi Harbour, Osaka, Japan
"Hinterland" Roaming Room, London, UK
"Rokko Meets Art 2016" Mt. Rokko, Hyogo, Japan
"Reborn-Art Festival x ap bank fes 2016" Hibarino area, Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan
"4th Annual Collectors' Contemporary Collaboration" Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
"primal lines" Ota Fine Arts Tokyo, Japan
"I Love Art 13 - 100 artists from the WATARI-UM collection," at WATARI-UM, Tokyo, Japan
"THE MIRROR Hold on the Mirror up to nature," Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tokyo, Japan
"Variations of the Moon," Nam June Paik Art Center, Korea
"What We See" The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
“12e Biennale de Lyon: Entre-temps… brusquement, et ensuite” Lyon, France
“Very Fun Park – Taipei East District” Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
"Chengdu Biennale: Pure Views" East Chengdu Music Park, Chengdu, China
"Sanso-Bigaku" Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Museum, Kyoto, Japan
"The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age" Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
"Elsewhere, Animac 2: Arteleku Festival" Arteleku Comtemporary Arts Centre, San Sebastián, Spain
"Elsewhere, Animac: Mostra Internacional de Cinema d’Animació de Catalunya" La Llotja de Lleida, Lleida, Spain
"Reflection: Alternative Worlds Through the Video Camera" Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
"Voyage" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
"The Sixth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art" Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
"Voyage" Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris, Paris, France
"Big in Japan: The Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition" Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
"Parades and Processions: Here Comes Everybody" Parasol Unit, London, UK
"Fragile – Fields of Empathy" (tour) Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne/Accademia D’Ungleria in Roma, Italy/Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
"Incidental Affairs" Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan
"Fact and Fiction: Recent Works from the UBS Art Collection, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
"Mind As Passion" Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
"The Grand Illusion" National Chang Kai Shek Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
"Promenades Insomniaques" Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
"Wonderland" Bund 18 Creative Center, Shanghai, China
"The 13th Asian Art Biennale" Dhaka, Bangladesh
"Cinema Indeed, Narratives and Projections" Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paolo, Brazil
"Best of Discovery, ShContemporary08" Shanghai, China
"Echo" ZAIM, Kanagawa, Japan
"Busan Biennial"Busan Museum of Modern Art, Gwangalli Beach、etc., Busan, Korea
"In Between – Asian Art Video Weekend" Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"Implant" UBS Art Gallery, NewYork, USA
"Time Scape" Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
"Neoteny Japan Contemporary Artists After 1990's – From Takahashi Collection" Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima
"Promenades Insomniaques" Passage de Retz, Paris, Japan
"Sizemology" BBC Big Screen Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
"KUNSTRÄUME" Museum im Wittelsbacher Schloss, Friedberg, Germany
"The Alliance 2" Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
"Special Effects: At the Edge of Reality" FACT, Liverpool, UK
"The Alliance" doART, Beijing, China
"Artist File 2008" National Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan
"Video Art/3 Visions: Jenny Perlin, Peter Sarkisian, Hiraki Sawa" Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, USA
"Art in the Life World" Breaking Ground/Axis, Dublin, Ireland
"Love and Politics, in a Minor Key" Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
"Have you eaten yet?" National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
"12th Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement" Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva
"12th Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement" Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva
"Ars Electronica Festival 2007: Goodbye Privacy" Second City/Marienstrasse, Linz
"Ghosts in the Machine" 516 Arts/Site Santa Fe, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Experimenta Vanishing Point" Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne
"Experimenta Playground, touring group exhibition" Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth
"In Wonderland: Animations by Christine Rebet, Hiraki Sawa and Shahzia Sikander" Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
"La Chaîne – Japan and France Contemporary Art Exhibition" BankART 1929, Yokohama
「First Fridays 2007」Fresno Metropolitan Museum、カリフォルニア
"Thermocline of Art – New Asian Waves" Museum of Contemporary Art, ZKM, Karlsruhe
"Get It Louder 2007, touring group exhibition" Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing
"Dual realities, 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale" Seoul Media City, Seoul
"37seconds programme fifteen" Big Screen Liverpool, Liverpool
"The Other Side of Happiness" SEEN, FACT, Liverpool
"Fatamorgana" Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, israel
"From Encounter to Encounter: Expounding the Playground" Taipei Children’s Recreation Centre, Taipei
"Dynamic Entropy" Houldsworth Gallery,London
"Still Moving: Selected Video by Photographers" Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis
"Negotiating Reality: Recent Works from the Logan Collection" Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver CO
"Homestories" Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuhausen, Germany
"Enjoyable House" Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art / Aichi Arts Centre, Aichi
"New Acquisitions" Ota Fine Art, Tokyo
"Selections from the Permanent Collection" The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
"A Season in Hell" Danielle Arnaud, London
"Giardino – Luoghi della Piccola Realtà" Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples
"Pixel Visions: Contemporary Videos from Birmingham Collections" The UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
"Around the World in 80 Days" South London Gallery, London
"Recent Acquisitions. Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
"Fast Futures: Asian Video Art, ACAW 2006" Japan Society, New York
"Lovebytes International Festivial of Digital Arts and Media" The Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
"Margulies Collection at the Warehouse" Margulies Warehouse, Miami
"Broken Romanticism" Standpoint Gallery, London
"Anniversary Exhibition" Claudia Delank Gallery, Cologne
"Unreal Realities" Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan
"Fusion: Aspects of Asian Culture in the MUSAC Collection" MUSAC, Castilla y León, Spain "Video London" Espai Ubu, Barcelona
"APAP 2005" Anyang
"Margulies Collection at the Warehouse" Margulies Warehouse, Miami
"to be continued… / jatkuu…, Helsinki Photography Festival 2005" Muu Gallery, Helsinki
"Wunderkammer – The Artificial Kingdom" The Collection, Lincoln
"Experimenta: Vanishing Point" Margaret Lawrence Galleries at VCA, Melbourne
"Art Circus: Jumping from the Ordinary" Yokohama Triennial, Yamashita Pier, Yokohama
"Thoughts of a Fish in the Deep Sea, Valencia Biennial" Convent of the Carmen, Valencia,
"Xanadu Variation" Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
"Pop! Pop! Pop!" gana arts centre, Seoul
"The Mind is a Horse Part 2" Bloomberg Space, London
"Domicile Public/Privé" Museum of Modern Art, Saint-Étienne, France
"Sculpture"James Cohan Gallery, New York
"Building Capacity" Storey Gallery, Lancaste
"Size Matters" Yorkshire Sculpture Part/Longside Gallery, Yorkshire
"Behind Closed Doors" Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland
"Land" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
"Rites and Rewrites: Borders in Asia" Museum of Contemporary Art, Porte Alegro
「Have We Met? 見知らぬ君へ」国際交流基金フォーラム、東京 「Episode – 2nd Asia Art Now exhibition」Cheong-ju Art Center Gallery、清州、韓国
「DaDaDa: Strategies against marketecture」Temporarycontemporary、ロンドン
「Dwellan」 Charlottenborg、コペンハーゲン
「1 + 1 = 1」Estonian Academy of Arts and Cinema Theater "Sõprus"、タリン、エストニア
「Video Zone 2」Herzliya Museum、イスラエル
「Situations construites」Attitudes、ジュネーブ
「Duvel’s Eldorado 2」 Galerie Drantmann、ブリュッセル
「Spin cycle」 Spike Island、ブリストル、U.K.
「Flight」LIFT Contemporary、チェロキー、U.S.A.
「Back to the Future」Terrace Gallery、リーズ
「Eijanaika! Yes future!」Collection Lambert、アビニョン
「Tokyo Rabbit Paradise」careof、ミラノ
「Akimahen」Maison Folie de Wazemmes、リール
「Volere volare」 Placentia Arte、ピアチェンツァ
「art…chitecture」 Evo Gallery、サンタフェ
「Wonderful travel agency」Borusan Art Gallery、イスタンブール
「The 59th Minute」Times Square Astrovision、ニューヨーク
「Going a journey」Charles H. Scott Gallery、Emily Carr Institute、グランビル・アイランド、カナダ 「Wings of Art」 Kunsthalle Darmstadt、ダルムシュタット
「C’est arrivé demain」Lyon Biennial、Museum of Contemporary Art、リヨン 「Home at last」Terrace Gallery、リーズ
「The Global Arena」 Museum of Contemporary Art、クリーブランド、U.S.A.
「Random-ize」 Eslite Gallery


Goto Award
Decibel Award for Artists
East International Award

Public Collections

  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
  • Takamatsu City Musium of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
  • CAB, Burgos
  • Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Leon
  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
  • Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London
  • Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis
  • The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington
  • Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi
  • UBS Art Collection, Zurich
  • Norton Family Collection、US
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia