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b. Tokyo, Japan, 1962

  • Solo Exhibitions

    • 2016

      • Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
    • 2015

      • Décalages, Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris, France
    • 2014

      • The Sanctuary of the Topsy Turvy, 2902 Gallery, Singapore
    • 2012

      • The Exhibition of Yuki Onodera’s New Works: The World is Not Small – 1826, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
    • 2011

      • Yuki Onodera, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Yuki Onodera, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
    • 2010

      • Into the Labyrinth of Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
      • Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
      • Into the Labyrinth of Photography, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2009

      • 12 Speed, Galerie RX, Paris, France
      • Portrait of Second-hand Clothes, KIDO Press, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2008

      • Centre d'art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
      • Beijing Keumsan Gallery, Beijing, China
      • 12 Speed, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2007

      • L'été Photographique de Lectoure 2007, Centre de Photographie de Lectoure, France
      • Keumsan Gallery, Heyri Art Valley, Korea
      • Gallery K, Seoul, Korea
    • 2006

      • Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      • Transvest, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany
      • Below Orpheus, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan
      • Prix Niépce 2006, Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise, Médiathèque, Nantes, France
      • Images du pôle, Orléans, France
      • Lowest Orpheus, Galerie RX , Paris, France
      • Prix Niépce 2006, Chambre avec Vues, Paris, France
    • 2005

      • National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
      • Galerie RX, Paris, France
      • Van Zoetendaal Collections, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • 2004

      • Quicksilver, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin, Germany
      • Transvest, Galerie RX, Paris, France
      • Culturesfrance, (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères), Paris, France
      • Luminescence, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan
      • Galerie il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2003

      • Transvest, C-Square, Nagoya, Japan
    • 2002

      • How to Make a Pearl & Look Out the Window, Galerie RX, Paris, France
      • Transvest, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan
      • The Bee the Mirror, Galerie il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2001

      • How to Make a Pearl, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan
      • Look Out the Window, Galerie il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2000

      • Galerie du Théâtre Granit , Belfort, France
    • 1999

      • Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
      • C.V.N.I., Galerie il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
      • P.N.I, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1998

      • Galerie il tempo, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1997

      • Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France
      • Galerie du Théâtre Granit, Belfort, France
    • 1996

      • Portrait of Second-hand Clothes, l'Université Lumière Lyon ll, Lyon, France
    • 1995

      • Down/Liquid and Glass, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan
      • Down/Portrait of Second-hand Clothes, Galleria Chimera, Tokyo, Japan
      • Down/Birds, Aki-Ex Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
      • Portrait of Second-hand Clothes, l'Institut Français de la Mode, Paris, France
    • 1993

      • White and Sphere, Gallery Hosomi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Group Exhibitions

    • 2017

      • Inframince, The Museum of Modert Art, Gunma, Japan
      • Re:Collection II : Deconstructing the Museum, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
    • 2016

      • Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • The expert eye, Contemporary photography, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
    • 2015

      • The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    • 2013

      • At the Window: The Photographer’s View, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
      • Vignettes: Between Light & Light, 2902 Gallery, Singapore
    • 2012

      • The Allure of the Collection, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
      • Viewpoint: A closer look at showing, Huis Marseille Photography Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • First Look, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA
    • 2011

      • Higashikawa International Photo Festival, Hokkaido, Japan
      • Photographs of Children: The Child Within Us, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
      • L’apparition, La Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France
    • 2010

      • Beyond the Body, Museum of Contemporary Art , Shanghai, China
      • 8th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      • Photography Now, The Museum of Modern Art , Gunma, Japan
      • Collection of National Museum of Art,Osaka," Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
      • Miyakonojo City Museum of Art, Miyazaki, Japan
      • Rétrospective du Prix Niépce, Mois de la Photo, Musée du Monparnasse, Paris, France
      • 35th Anniversary of the Kimura Ihei Award, Kawasaki City Museum, Japan
      • Semaine du Japon, Musée de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
      • Beyond the Boder, Tangram Art Center, Shanghai, China
      • So+Zo Movement, The Museum of Bonkamura , Tokyo, Japan
    • 2009

      • Elles@centrepompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    • 2009

      • Paysges de la Conscience, International Photography Biennale, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia
      • Ce qui est à voir est ce que vous voyez, Rencontres d'Arles 2009, Arles, France
      • Indizien, Galerie Baer I Raum fur aktuelle Kunst, Dresden, Germany
      • Never Late Than Better, Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY
      • Warm Up, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      • The Photograph's Enticements to the Brush, Ofoto Gallery, Shanghai, China
      • Japan Meets China , Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan
      • Face à Faces, The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
      • Booth 67F, Van Zoetendaal Collections, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Be Quiet, M50 Creative Space, Shanghai, China
      • Incheon Art Platform Opening Exhibition , Incheon Art Platform, Incheon, Korea
    • 2008

      • Collection 3/ Aspects of Portrait, National Museum of Art , Osaka, Japan
      • Indefinite Beauty, White Factory, Shanghai, China
      • Verticals, Van Zoetendaal Collections, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Face à Faces, La Silom Galleria, Bangkok, Thailand
      • The History of Arts and Cities- Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai, Sendai Mediatheque, Japan
      • Chasseurs de Beauté, Gallery 21, Tokyo, Japan
      • 7 Views Toward the World, Gallery Touchart, Heyri Art Valley, Korea
    • 2007

      • Japan Caught by Camera, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      • Convection, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
      • Photographie: Détrônera la Peinture, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
      • Face à Faces, Akureyri Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
      • 7ème Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Issy-les-Molineaux, France
      • Japanese Contemporary Art Festival, Heyri Art Valley, Korea
      • Die Liebe zum Licht, Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
      • Paris du Monde Entier, Artistes étrangers à Paris 1900-2005/ Collection de Centre Pompidou, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
      • Figures of Thinking, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
      • Winter, Galerie RX, Paris, France
      • Fascination, Takashimaya X Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2006

      • Les Peintres de la Vie Moderne, Cente Pompidou, Paris, France
      • Die Liebe zum Licht, Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle, Germany
      • Out of Ordinary/Extraordinary, Centre de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
      • Collection Four, The Museum of Modern Art , Gunma, Japan
      • Die Liebe zum Licht, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
      • Figures of Thinking, McDonough Museum of Art ,Youngstown, OH
      • Seeing the Light, Carl Solway Gallery , Cincinnati, OH
      • Face à Faces, City Art Center, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Taille Humaine, Sénat et Orangerie su Luxembourg, Paris, France
      • Face à Faces, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
      • Quintessence, l'Ecole des Beaux-Art de Nîme, Nîme, France
    • 2005

      • Life Actually, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
      • Out of Ordinary/Extraordinary, Sala de arte y cultura de Caja Canaria de la Laguna, Canaria, Spain
      • Out of Ordinary/Extraordinary, Centre Culturel Les Chiroux/Institut Lambert Lombart, Liège, Belgium
      • Face à Faces, Artcurial, Paris, France
      • The Children's Hour, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI
      • The Photography Beyond 20 Years from Tsukuba Museum of Photography 1985, Sendai Mediatheque, Japan
      • Out of Ordinary/Extraordinary, The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome, Italy
      • Out of Ordinary/Extraordinary, Museum fuer Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
      • Figures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary Cultures, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
      • How Photography Changed People's Viewpoint, The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
      • Quintessence," Galerie RX, Paris, France
      • 36 Photographers of the Kimura Ihei Award 1975 - 2005, Kawasaki City Museum, Japan
    • 2004

      • Roppongi Crossing -New Visions in Japanese Contemporary Art 2004, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
      • Mask of Japan, Guangtong Museum of Art, Guanzhou, China
      • Out of Ordinary/Extraordinary, The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne, Germany
      • Beyond Paradise, Galerie Hengevoss-Duerkop, Hambourg , Germany
      • Apparently Light/European Image Weeks, Galerie Nei Licht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
      • Out of Ordinary/Extraordinary, Casa Asia Headquaters, Barcelona, Spain
      • No Body's Fool No Body's Hurt, Aura Gallery, Shanghai, China
    • 2003

      • Ihei Kimura Prize, Minolta Photo Space, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan
      • Aura, Galerie RX, Paris, France
      • Mask of Japan, Aura Gallery, Shanghai, China
      • The New Cosmos of Photography, Kaigandori Gallery CASO, Osaka, Sendai
      • Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan
      • Mon Paris, Galerie 21, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2002

      • Illusion, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
      • Illusion, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
      • Illusion, The County Museum of Jonkoping, Jonkoping , Sweden
      • Illusion, Midlanda Konsthall, Timra, Sweden
      • Illusion, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway
      • Illusion, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
      • Photography in Japanese Contemporary Art, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Lettonie
      • l'Inauguration de la Galerie RX , Galerie RX, Paris, France
      • Paroles de Fringue, Bourgoin-Jallieu Museum, France
      • The Built and the Living /European Image Weeks, Galerie Nei Licht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
      • Prize of Photographic Society of Japan, Fuji Photo Salon, Tokyo, Japan
      • The New Cosmos of Photography 10th Anniversary, The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2001

      • Illusion, Culture Center, Stockholm, Sweden
      • Higashikawa Photo Fiesta, Culture Center, Higashikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
      • Contemporary Photography II, Nikon Salon, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
      • Off Triennale-Zeit-Foto, Ryunichi Kantonn Kaikan, Yokohama, Japan
    • 2000

      • Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Japan, Hallescher Kunstverein, Halle, Germany
      • An Incomplete History, University Art Gallery University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA
      • Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Japan, Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
      • Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Japan, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
      • Mois de l'Image, Centre d'Arts Plastiques Albert Chanot, Clamart, France
      • Contemporary Photographers of Japan, Shanghai Sanya Photograph Gallery, Shanghai, China
    • 1999

      • Internationale Fototage Herten, Herten, Germany
      • Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Japan, NBK (Neüer Berliner Kunstverein), Berlin, Germany
      • An Incomplete History, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
      • About Leaving Home, Centre d'art Contemporain, Saint-Priést, France
    • 1998

      • Photobiennale'98, Art Media Center-TV Gallery, Moscow, Russia
      • Medialogue - Photography in Japanese Contemporary Art '98, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
      • Jeux de genres; from collection of Fonds Municipal d'Art Contemporain Paris, Espace Electra, Paris, France
      • An Incomplete History: Women Photographers from Japan, 1864-1997, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
      • Le Donné, le Fictif, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
      • Narrative Art from the Collection, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan
      • Between Water, Air and Earth,vGalerie Vrais Rêves , Lyon, France
      • 21st Anniversary Zeit-Foto, Artspace Shimoda, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1997

      • Floating Images of Women in Art History, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan
      • The 2nd Tokyo International Photo-Biennale / Nomination Section, The Tokyo
      • Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1996

      • Sosie, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
      • 6ème Festival International de la Photographie de Mode, Centre Bellevue, Biarritz, France
      • 21st Kodak Prize of Critical Photography, Galerie Passage de Retz, Paris, France,
      • Premier Salon des Artistes Naturalistes, Le Mois de la Photo, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
      • Oiseaux, Le Mois de la Photo, Galerie Pierre Brullé, Paris, France
    • 1993

      • Avant-Garde Photographers of Japan, Space for Cultures Seihin, Taipei, Taiwan
    • 1992

      • The 1st New Cosmos of Photography, P-3 Art and Environment Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • Grants and Awards

    • 2011

      • The Higashikawa Prize, Japan
    • 2006

      • Prix Niépce, France
    • 2003

      • Ihei Kimura Prize, Japan
    • 2002

      • Photographic Society of Japan
    • 2001

      • The Higashikawa Prize, Japan
    • 1996

      • The 21st Kodak Prize of Critical Photography, Japan
    • 1991

      • The First New Cosmos of Photography Award, Japan
  • Collections

      • Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
      • Fondation Daniel et Florence Guerlain, France
      • Fonds Municipal d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
      • Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
      • Higashikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
      • Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
      • Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
      • Kawasaki City Museum, Japan
      • Kuwazawa Design School, Tokyo, Japan
      • Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
      • Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
      • Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea
      • National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      • Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
      • Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan
      • Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics, Tokyo, Japan
      • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
  • Selected Bibliography

    • 2016

      • Woodward, Richard. “The Lingering Scars of Life.” The Wall Street Journal. 18 January 2016
    • 2011

      • “Yuki Onodera [review].” The New Yorker. 14 May 2011.
      • “Critics’ Picks.” Time Out New York. Issue 807, 7-13 April 2011.
    • 2010

      • Yuki Onodera. Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2010.
    • 2007

      • Takeuchi, Mariko. “Defying Gravity.” Japan + Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Vol. 4, No. 10, February 2007.
    • 2006

      • Corkill, Edan. “In Sight/Arts: Oddball world of Yuki Onodera develops in black and white.” International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, 15 September 2006.
      • Sayag, Alain. “Yuki Onodera [essay].” Shanghai: Shanghai Art Museum, 2006.
      • “Yuki Onodera.” Art World China. Issue 6, 2006.
    • 2005

      • Verdier, Évence and C. Penwarden. “Yuki Onodera: A Cast of Shadows.” Art Press. Issue 310, March 2005.
    • 2004

      • Yuki Onodera: Transvest. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2004.
      • Morinaka, Takaaki. “Yuki Onodera, Optics That Impersonalise: the Art of Yuki Onodera.” Art China. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2004.
    • 2002

      • Yuki Onodera: Camera Chimera. Tokyo: Suisei Sha, 2002.