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Asako Narahashi
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b. Tokyo, Japan, 1959

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 2010

      • Asako Narahashi, Ilan Engel Gallery, Paris, France
    • 2009

      • Coming Closer and Getting Further Away, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo
      • Coming Closer and Getting Further Away, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    • 2008

      • half awake and half asleep in the water, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
    • 2007

      • half awake and half asleep in the water 06/07, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
    • 2006

      • after funifuni, Gallery Tosei, Tokyo
    • 2005

      • half awake and half asleep in the water 04/05, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
    • 2004

      • half awake and half asleep in the water, Lee Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto
      • half awake and half asleep in the water, BankART1929, Bashamichi Hall, Yokohama
    • 2003

      • funiculi funicula, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
    • 2002

      • half awake and half asleep in the water, il tempo, Tokyo   
      • Kabuki no kuni 02, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
    • 2001

      • Recent Works, 03FOTOS, Tokyo
      • NU-E: Misterijas Dokumentalitate, Latvijas Fotogrāfijas Muzejs, Riga, Latvia
    • 2000

      • Kabuki no kuni, Studio Ebis Photo Gallery, Tokyo
    • 1999

      • NU-E: Selected in Tokyo, il tempo, Tokyo
    • 1997

      • NU-E, 03FOTOS, Tokyo (17 exhibitions were held at 03FOTOS, from the series, NU-E from 1992 until 1997)
    • 1992

      • Umarezuki no Hiru to Yoru [Day and Night of Birth Month],’ ASG Garanya, Nagoya, Japan
    • 1990

      • Mata Yuku Hito, 03FOTOS, Tokyo
  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 2016

      • Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
    • 2013

      • Sense of Place, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA
      • Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints, Japan Society, New York
    • 2012

      • Sweet & Salt- Water and the Dutch-Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, South Holland
    • 2011

      • Summer in the City ’11, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
    • 2010

      • On Bathing, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
      • Summit of the Six, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China
      • Troubles de l’objectif, Maison Folie Hospice d’Havré, Tourcoing, France
    • 2009

      • Photography Now: China, Japan, Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • Document Nederland: Rising Water, Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • 2008

      • Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan, International Center of Photography, New York
    • 2007

      • Japan Caught by Camera: Works from the Photographic Art in Japan, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      • Art of Water, The Museum of Modern Art Ibaraki, Ibaraki
    • 2006

      • Rapt! 20 Contemporary Artists from Japan, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
    • 2005

      • ArteLanzarote 2005: The 3rd Encuentro Bienal 2005, MIAC Lanzarote, The Canary Islands
    • 2004

      • Yokohama Shashinkan, BankART1929, Yokohama
    • 2003

      • Imagine: Asako Narahashi and Kaihatsu Yoshiaki, Parthenon Tama, Tama City Cultural Foundation, Tokyo Japan
      • Contemporary Ceramics and Photography: Tradition and Presence, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
      • Tama Vivant 2003, Tama Art University, Tokyo; Yaemon Gallery, Kyoto
    • 2002

      • Black Out: Contemporary Japanese Photography, Instituto Giapponese de Cultura in Roma (traveled to Maison de la culture du Japon, Paris; The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo)
      • Photonesia: The Memory of Light, the Fruit of Time, Maejima Art Center, Naha, Japan
    • 2001

      • Kiss in the Dark: Contemporary Japanese Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (traveled to Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, Japan)
    • 1999

      • Tonpu: 8 Photographers in Japan, 051 Gallery, Busan, Korea
    • 1998

      • Photography Today: The Absence of Distance, National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
      • A Look of Woman Photographer, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
    • 1996

      • main, 03FOTOS, Tokyo (With Miyako Ishiyuchi, 5 exhibitions of ‘main’ were held at 03FOTOS from 1996 until 2000.)
    • 1995

      • Aspects of Contemporary Photography: Another Reality, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki
  • GRANTS AND AWARDS

    • 2003

      • Society of Photography Award
    • 1998

      • Newcomer’s Award from the Photographic Society of Japan
  • COLLECTIONS

      • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
      • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
      • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 2010

      • Background Noise, Latvia: Je suis une bande de jeunes, 2010.
    • 2008

      • “Asako Narahashi: half awake and half asleep in the water.” ART EXIT. September 2008: 216.
      • “Medium Cool: Photography: Asako Narahashi.” Time Out New York. 14-20 August 2008: 57.
      • “Asako Narahashi [review].” The New Yorker. 11 & 18 August 2008.
      • “Goings on about Town: Short List: Asako Narahashi [portrait].” The New Yorker. 4 August 2008: 9.
      • Meyers, William. “Summer Breeze.” The New York Sun. 7 August 2008.
      • Baker, R.C. “The Terminal Beach.” The Village Voice. 6-12 August 2008.
      • “Poetry in Ocean.” New York Magazine. 21 July 2008: 77.
      • Hau, Sebastian. “Asako Narahashi: half awake and half asleep in the water.” Foam. Spring 2008.
    • 2007

      • Narahashi, Asako. half awake and half asleep in the water, Portland: Nazraeli Press, 2007.
    • 2003

      • Narahashi, Asako. Funiculi Funicula, Tokyo: Sokyu-sha, 2003.
    • 1997

      • Narahashi, Asako. NU-E, Tokyo: Sokyu-sha, 1997.