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Hiraki Sawa  1977, JP

Rank (2014): 679 

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USA 38
Japan 21
United Kingdom 17
Spain 13

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Artist Rank
Yayoi Kusama  51 16
Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba  1522 10
Tsuyoshi Ozawa  1949 10
Yang Fudong  179 9
Yasumasa Morimura  582 9

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  Ota Fine Arts, Japan 13
  James Cohan Gallery - New York, USA 7
  James Cohan Gallery - Shanghai, China 4
  Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain 4
  Maisterravalbuena Galería, Spain 3

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1977 Born in Ishikawa (JP)

Lives and works in London, England (UK)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 153  Please report missing Information

until 15.2.2015
   Hiraki Sawa: O - Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD Send message

until 25.1.2015
Description and image  Landscape. The Virtual, The Actual, The Possible? - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA Send message

until 31.10.
   Blanche Ou L'oubli - Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris Send message


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   Hiraki Sawa - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
Description  Sawa Hiraki. Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds - Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

   Hiraki Sawa - Lenticular - Visual Research Centre, Dundee, Scotland
   New Media Series - Hiraki Sawa: Migration - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
   Figment - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY

   Postscript - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   Lineament - Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
   Hiraki Sawa – Dwelling - Kunsthaus Essen, Essen

   Hiraki Sawa: Things Go Around - Maisterravalbuena Galería, Madrid
Description  Hiraki Sawa: Other Dwellings - Kresge Art Museum, Lansing, MI
   Hiraki Sawa - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY

   Carrousel - FRAC - Franche-Comté, Besançon
   Hiraki Sawa - Carrousel - Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, Besançon
   Hiraki Sawa - VOID , Derry, Northern Ireland

   Hiraki Sawa - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   Hiraki Sawa - Maisterravalbuena Galería, Madrid

   Hiraki Sawa - Faux Mouvement - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Metz
   Hiraki Sawa - Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
   Hiraki Sawa - Hako - CAB Centro de Arte Caja Burgos, Burgos

   Hiraki Sawa - Hako - Chisenhale Gallery, London
   Hiraki Sawa - Galleria Alberto Peola, Turin
   Hiraki Sawa - Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

   Hiraki Sawa - The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH
   Six good reasons to stay at home - Hiraki Sawa video works - NGV National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
   Hiraki Sawa - Studio Guenzani, Milan
   Hiraki Sawa - Going Places Sitting Down  - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Hiraki Sawa - firstsite @ the minories art gallery, Colchester

   Black Box: Hiraki Sawa - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
   Hiraki Sawa - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
Description  Hiraki Sawa - Migration - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
Description and image  Hammer Projects - Hiraki Sawa - UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

   Hiraki Sawa - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   Hiraki Sawa - Dwelling - MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH


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Description and image  What is the smell of an exhibition? - Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón
Description and image  Landscape: the Virtual, the Actual, the Possible? - Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, Guangdong
   Standing in the Shadow - Ota Fine Arts - Singapore, Singapore
   All About These... Ladies And Gentlemen - National Gallery of Arts - Tirana, Tirana
   Variations of the Moon - Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si

   Arquivo Vivo - Paço das Artes, São Paulo
   Lo Real Maravilloso. La Colección Musac En El Año Dual España–Japón - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
   12th Biennale de Lyon 2013 - La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
   Beyond the Surface - Ota Fine Arts - Singapore, Singapore
   Standing in the Shadow - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   Gallery Collection - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   True Illusion, Illusory Truth - Contemporary Art Beyond Ordinary Experience - Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
   What We See - NMAO National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka

   Sunlight on Cold Water - Kunsthalle Detroit, Detroit, MI
   Mardin Bienali 2012 - Mardin Biennial, Mardin
   Double Vision - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
   Shortening Distances. Asian Panorama Of The Musac - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
   Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan - Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow
   Liquids in Contemporary Art - Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv

   Exhibition Group - The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL
   Melancholia - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   Cryptic: The Use of Allegory in Contemporary Art with a Master Class from Goya - Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
   Fat Chance To Tream - Maisterravalbuena Galería, Madrid
   Intermission - James Cohan Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
   Korea - Japan - China - Gallery 604, Busan
   Spy Hop - Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

Description and image  Betwixt & Between - Artspace, New Haven, CT
   Collections - Leeahn Gallery, Daegu
   Site Santa Fe Eighth International Biennial The Dissolve - Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Description and image  SITE Santa Fe Biennial 2010 - The Dissolve - SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Description and image  17th Biennale of Sydney - The Beauty and the Distance - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
   Uncertain Terrain: The KMA Collection - Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, TN
   The Tell-tale Heart - James Cohan Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
Description and image  Reflection - alternative views through video camera - Art Tower Mito ATM, Mito
   CUE: Artists’ Videos - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

   Fragile - Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon
Description and image  6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6) - Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, QLD
   Nowhere Near - 601Artspace, New York City, NY
   screening - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
   Huésped. Colección MUSAC en Rosario - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (MACRo), Rosario
Description and image  Huésped. Colección Musac en el MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - MNBA, Buenos Aires
   Extraordinary Days - Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, Wales
   The Tree - James Cohan Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
   What Is Real? - Gana Art Gallery, Seoul
Description  Parades and Processions: Here comes everybody - Parasol unit, London
   FRAGILE - Terres d'empathie - Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
Description  Fact and Fiction:Recent Works from the UBS Art Collection - The Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Guangdong

Description  I Still Believe in Tomorrow: Contemporary Video from Asia - MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
   I Still Believe in Tomorrow: Contemporary Video from Asia - MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Description  Insomnia - The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva
   Drawn in the clouds - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
   Cinema Sim - Narratives and Projections - Itaú Cultural Institute, São Paulo
   Animal Garden - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
Description and image  Biacs 3 - BIACS - Fundación Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, Sevilla
   Gustos, colecciones y cintas de vídeo - CA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles
Description and image  Busan Biennale 2008 - The Busan Biennale, Busan
   Experimenta Playground: International Biennial of Media Arts - The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, SA
   IMPLANT - The Horticultural Society of New York Gallery, New York City, NY
   In Between - Asian Video Art Weekend - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
   Promenades Insomniaques. Dormir/rever Dans L’Art Contemporain - Passage de Retz, Paris
   Mining Nature - James Cohan Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
   The Alliance - doART Seoul, Seoul
   Artist File 2008 - The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo
   Art in the Life World - Breaking Ground, Dublin
   Video Art/3 Visions - Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, TN

Description  Have You Eaten Yet? - 2007 Asian Art Biennial - Asian Art Biennial Taiwan, Taichung
Description  12è Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement - Centre pour l\'image contemporaine, Geneva
   Beautiful New World - Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing
   BEAUTIFUL NEW WORLD - Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan - BTAP (Beijing Tokyo Art Projects) - Beijing, Beijing
   Beautiful New World - Long March Space, Beijing
Description and image  Existencias - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
   In Wonderland: Animations by Christine Rebet, Hiraki Sawa and Shahzia Sikander - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ
   Ghosts in the Machine - Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
   Summer Show - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Neue Asiatische Kunst. Thermocline of Art - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

   Screenings - NGV National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
Description  Fatamorgana: Illusion and Deception in Contemporary Art - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
   The 4th Seoul International Biennale of Media Art - Media City Seoul - International Biennale of Media Art, Seoul
Description and image Pippy Houldsworth GalleryGordon Cheung, Laura Ford, Robert Platt, Hiraki Sawa - Dynamic Entropy - Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London Send message
   HOMESTORIES - Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus
   Negotiating Reality: Recent Works from the Logan Collection - Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, CO
   Collection II - 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art - Kanazawa, Kanazawa
   New Acquisition - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   A Season in Hell - Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London
   Around the World in Eighty Days - SLG South London Gallery, London
   Around the World in Eighty Days - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London
   Fast Futures: Asian Video Art - Japan Society, New York City, NY
   Recent Acquisitions. Prints, Drawings, and Photographs - The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Description  Lamar Peterson / Hiraki Sawa - Dwelling / Justin Craun - Constantly Terrified - Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN
   Broken Romanticism - Standpoint Gallery, London

   Fusion - Aspects of Asian Culture in the Musac Collection - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
   to be continued…/jaatku… - Taidehalli - Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki
   To Be Continued…/Jatkuu…, Helsinki Photography Festival - MUU Gallery, Helsinki
   Yokohama 2005 - International Triennale of Contemporary Art - Yokohama 2005, Yokohama
   III Bienal de Valencia - Agua sin ti no soy - Bienal de Valencia, Valencia
   POP pop POP - Gana Art Gallery, Seoul
   The Mind is a Horse (Part 2) - Bloomberg Space, London
   Slow Down - Parra & Romero, Madrid
   Domicile/Privee-Public - Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
   Group Exhibition - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Behind Closed Doors - Visual Research Centre, Dundee, Scotland
   land - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

   Dwellan - Exhibition of contemporary video art - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Description and image  SITUATIONS CONSTRUITES - attitudes - espace d'arts contemporains, Geneva
   DaDaDa: Strategies against Marketecture - - temporarycontemporary, London (closed)
   Spin Cycle - Spike Island, Bristol
   Eijanaika Yes Future - Collection Lambert, Avignon
   Tokyo Rabbit Paradise - Careof – Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
   Gallery Collection B - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
   Hiraki Sawa, Alan Saret - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Wonderful Travel Agency - - Borusan Sanat Galerisi / Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul (closed, 2006)

Description  Wings of Art - Motiv Flugzeug - Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
   fly away - Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Description and image  Air - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY

   Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2002 - Barbican Art Gallery, London
   EAST International 2002 - The Gallery at Norwich University , Norwich


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 James Cohan Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai


 Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

South Korea

 Gallery 604, Busan


 Maisterravalbuena Galería, Madrid


 James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY


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 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art - Kanazawa, Kanazawa


 Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon

United Kingdom

 Zabludowicz Collection London, London


 Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, TN
 The West Collection, Oaks, PA
 Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO


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