Bio

Japanese, 1938–2015

Education

1963

B.A. Spanish, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Circulation, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2013

Circulation: Date, Place, Events, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Circulation: Date, Place, Events, BLD Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011

Kirikae, Comme des Garçons Six, Osaka; Comme des Garçons Hannam Six, Seoul

Documentary, BLD Gallery and ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan

2007

Why an Illustrated Yokohama Dictionary?, ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan

2004

Why an Illustrated Human-animal Dictionary?, ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan

2003

Takuma Nakahira: Degree Zero – Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, travelled to Naha Civic Gallery, Naha, Japan

1997

Everyday Life, C-square, Art Gallery of the Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan

1989

Adieu à X, Foto Daido, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2021

Living for the City, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2016

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

Provoke: Between Protest and Performance: Photography in Japan 1960-1975 (touring exhibition), The Albertina, Vienna, Austria; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Le Bal, Paris, France; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

2015

For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979, Museum Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Japan Society and Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York, NY

2009

Photography Now: Japan, China, Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

2008

Faithful Documents: Japanese Contemporary Photography, Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

All our Everydays, Gallery Ver, Bangkok, Thailand

2005

Chikaku: Time and Memory in Japan, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, travelled to: Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain; Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Japan Meganeura, Hachinohe City Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan

ICANOF Media Art Show 2005: MEGANEURA, Hachinohe City Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan

2004

Spread in Prato 2004, Prato, Italy

2002

Photonesia: Memories of Lights, Fruits of Time: Waves after the 30th Anniversary of the Return of Okinawa to Japan, Naha Civic Gallery, Naha, Japan

1995

Photography and The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 1953-1995, National Film Center, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

1989

Eleven Photographers in Japan: 1965-75, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamaguchi, Japan

1976

Travaux/Débat/Projection: L’avant-garde au Japon, Galerie ADDA, Marseille, France

1974

Fifteen Photographers Today, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Photography About Photography, Shimizu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1971

The 7th Paris Biennale, Le Parc de Floral, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, France

1969

The 6th Paris Biennale, Musée d’Art Modeme de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Grants and Awards

1990

Society of Photography Award

1969

13th Newcomer Award, Japanese Photography Critics’ Association

Collections

Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

National Museum of Photography, Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

New York Public Library, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama

Selected Bibliography

2015

Respini, Eva. “For a Language to Come: Takuma Nakahira’s Photogaphs for the 1971 Paris Biennial.” Post: Notes on Mondern & Contemporary Art Around the Globe 30 July 2015

“Takuma Nakahira, Daido Moriyama, Koji Taki, Yutaka Takanashi, PROVOKE 2 – Provocative Materials for Thought, 1959.” Achtung. Photography March 2015

2013

Smith, Roberta. “Takuma Nakahira ‘Circulation: Date, Place, Events.’” New York Times 12 July 2013 [Art Review]

“Takuma Nakahira.” New Yorker 8 July 2013 [Art Review]

Amin, Eidia Moni. “’Circulation: Date, Place, Events’ by Takuma Nakahira.” Lintroller 26 June 2013

“Circulation: Date, Place, Events @ Milo.” DLK Collection June 26 2013

Momen, Matin. “Takuma Nakahira: Circulation: Date, Place, Events.” StyleZeitgeist 25 June 2013

Woodward, Richard B. “Capturing the Harmony of Man, Woman and Land.” Wall Street Journal 15 June 2013

Nakahira, Takuma. “Goings on About Town.” The New Yorker 8 June 2013

Abbe, Dan. “Fragments of 1971 Paris, On View Today in New York.” American Photo 3 June 2013

Nakahira, Takuma. “The Guide: June 2013 Edition.” Time LightBox 3 June 2013

Wolff, Amy. “7 Days in Paris.” Photo District News 23 May 2013

Nakahira, Takuma. “Paris in the Seventies.” The Morning News 20 May 2013

“Takuma Nakahira: Circulation: Date, Place, Events.” Flavorpill May 2013

2012

Susuda, Miwa. “The Best Books of 2012.” Photo-Eye Magazine. December 2012

Lederman, Russet. “Provoke: Takuma Nakahira and Tutaka Takanashi” Monsters and Madonnas 24 August 2012

Nakahira, Takuma. Circulation: Date, Place, Events. Osiris: Tokyo, 2012

Coignet, Rémi, “Takuma Nakahira: Circulation: Date, Place, Events,” Blog of Le Monde, May 21, 2012 [book review]

Nakahira, Takuma. Okinawa, Amami, Tokara 1974-1978. Miraisha: Tokyo

2011

Baker, Simon. “Fire and the Limits/Against the Landscape,” Image Perspectives Black Dog Publishing: London, 2011

Nakahira, Takuma. Documentary. Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2011

Nakahira, Takuma. Magazine Work 1964-1982 Getsuyosha: Tokyo, 2011

2010

Badger, Gerry. “Fire and Water.” The International Journal of Photographic Art & Practice. Number: 61, Autumn 2010

Nakahira, Takuma. For a Language to Come [Reprint] Osiris: Tokyo, 2010

2007

Nakahira, Takuma. Collected Critical Essays: 1965-1977. Tokyo: Osiris, 2007

2005

Kohara, Masashi. “A Portrait of Takuma Nakahira,” Camera Austria International No. 91, 2005

2004

Asada, Akira. “A Lecture: The Nakahira Takuma Case,” ART-iT, Spring/Summer 2004

2003

Takuma Nakahira: Degree Zero – Yokohama. Osiris: Tokyo, 2003

2002

Nakahira, Takuma. Hysteric Six: Nakahira Takuma. Hysteric Glamour:Tokyo, 2002

2001

The Japanese Box Steidl: Göttingen, Germany, 2001 (Facsimile editions of the Provoke issues and three photoboooks; For a Language to Come, Farewell to Photography by Daido Moriyama and Sentimental Journey by Nobuyoshi Araki)

1999

Japanese Photographers 36: Takuma Nakahira Iwanami Shoten: Tokyo, 1999

1989

Nakahira, Takuma. Adieu à X. Kawade Shobo Shinsha: Tokyo, 1989

1983

Nakahira, Takuma. A New Gaze. Shobunsha: Tokyo, 1983

1977

Nakahira, Takuma and Kishin Shinoyama. Duel on Photography. Asahi Shimbun: Tokyo, 1977

1973

Nakahira, Takuma. Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary?: Takuma Nakahira’s Collected Writings on the Image Shobunsha: Tokyo, 1973

1970

Nakahira, Takuma, Taki Koji, et al. First Discard the World of Verisimilitude: The Thoughts of Photography and Language. Tabata Shoten: Tokyo, 1970

Nakahira, Takuma. For A Language to Come. Fudosha: Tokyo, 1970

1969

Nakahira, Takuma. Provoke. Issue 4, 1969

Nakahira, Takuma. Provoke. Issue 3, 1969

Nakahira, Takuma. Provoke. Issue 2, 1969

1968

Nakahira, Takuma. Provoke. Issue 1, 1968