Hiroshi Sugimoto

- Selected Works
- Biography
Hiroshi Sugimoto is born in Tokyo, Japan, on February 23, 1948.
In 1970 he graduated in politics and sociology at Saint Paul’s University, Tokyo and four years later he obtained a degree in Fine Arts at the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. The same year he moved to New York, were he actually lives and works.
He is an highly appreciate photograph, that uses to organize his work in different series (Dioramas, Portraits, Theatres, Seascapes, Architecture, Lightning Fields…).A complete biography can be found on the artist’s website www.sugimotohiroshi.com
- Exhibitions
  • 2019

    Past Presence - Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Quatro Ragazzi: Hopes and Illusions of the Momoyama Renaissance - Europe through the Eyes of Hiroshi Sugiomto and the Tensho Embassy. Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki
    Hiroshi Sugimoto - Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
    The First Encounter - Italy through Eyes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tensho Embassy - Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
    Surface of Revolution. The Estate of Trianon - Palace of Versailles, Versailles
    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Quatro Ragazzi - MOA Museum of Art, Atami
    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Life - Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
    Hiroshi Sugimoto. B.C. - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2017

    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Notti Bianche - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
    Hiroshi Sugimoto. Surface Tension - Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
    Snow White - Marian Goodman Gallery, London
    Gates of Paradise - Japan Society, New York, NY
    The Sea and The Mirror - Château la Coste, le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, Provence
    Seascapes-Atami - MOA Museum of Art, Atami

  • 2016

    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters - FraenkelLAB, San Francisco, CA
    Hiroshi Sugimoto - Remains to Be Seen - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Hiroshi Sugimoto - Theaters: 1976-2001 - Lio Malca, New York City, NY
    Hiroshi Sugimoto. Black Box - Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid
    Hiroshi Sugimoto - Sea of Buddha - Pace Gallery, New York City, NY

  • 2015

    Past and Present in Three Parts / Art and Leisure, Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan
    Stop Time, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy.
    Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models, Phillips Collectioni, Washington D.C

  • 2014

    Hiroshi Sugimoto: On the Beach, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo.
    ('12, '09,'07,'06,'05',01,'98,'97,'96,'95)
    Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cahiers d'Art Gallery, Paris.
    Moderan Times, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venezia
    The Glass Tea House Mondrian, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
    Still Life, Pace, New York.('10,'11)
    Acts of God, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.('12,'09,'07,'03,'01,'98,’96,’95,’94,’92)
    Aujourd'his le monde est mort [Lost Human Genetic Archive],Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
    Past Tense, The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles.

  • 2013

    Time Exposed, Xue Xue White, Taipei.
    Hiroshi Sugimoto, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul.
    Sugimoto Bunraku "Kannon Pilgrimage from The Sonezaki Love Suicides" (produced, artistic directed by Sugimoto) 2013 European Tour. Madrid, Rome, Paris.
    Accelerated Buddha, Fondation Pierre Bergé Yve Saint Laurent, Paris.
    Revolution, Last Supper, Couluers de l'ombre, Les
    Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles.
    SANBASO, divine dance – Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto, directed and set & constume were designed by Sugimoto, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
    Hèrmes Editeur - Couleurs de l'Ombre, Tyler Print Institue, Singapore

  • 2012

    Revolution, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
    Rothko|Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, Pace London
    Hèrmes Editeur - Couleurs de l'Ombre, Museum der Kulture, Basel / La Verrière, Brussels / Le Forum, Tokyo / Miami Design District ,Miami
    Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lille Metropole: musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporian et d''art brut, Lille, France
    Hiroshi Sugimoto, Pace Beijing
    Five Elements, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo.( '09,'07,'06,'05',01,'98,'97,'96,'95)
    From naked to clothed, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (See Photo18)
    Photogenic Drawings, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco ('09,'07,'03,'01,'98,’96,’95,’94,’92)

  • 2011

    Surface of the Third Order, The Pace Gallery, New York
    Lake Superior, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

New Work, The Chinati foundation, Marfa.
    Sugimoto Bunraku: Dekunobo irinasake Sonezaki shinju tsuketari Kannon meguri
("Kannon Pilgrimage" from The Love Suicide at Sonezaki), produced / (artistic) directed by Sugimoto. Kanagawa Arts Theatre (KAAT), Yokohama. Aug.14-16.
    Lightning Fields and Photogenic Drawing, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
    ORIGINS OF ART |Architecture, History, Religion, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa.

  • 2010

    ORIGINS OF ART | Science, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa. (See Photo17)

The Day After, The Pace Gallery, New York. (See Photo16)

  • 2009

    Nature of Light, Izu Photo Museum, Mishima.

Permanent Installation of "Coffin of Light " at Benesse Park, Naoshima. (See Photo15)

Imakojima-Art, Architecture Collection, Yurinsou, Ohara Museum, Okayama. April 14 - May 17. 

History of History, The National Museum of Art, Osaka.

  • 2008

    7Days / 7 Nights, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Museum der Moderne Salzburg/ Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin/
Kunstmuseum Luzern,Switzerland.

History of History, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

  • 2007

    Hiroshi Sugimoto, K20, Dusseldorf/ Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco- de Young,
San Francisco/ Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy.

History of History, Asain Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco/ Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. (See Photo14)

Colors of Shadow, Sonnabend Gallery, New York (’05,’03,’01,’98,’97,’95,’94,’92,’88,’83,’81)

  • 2006

    Mathematical Forms, Galerie de l’Atelier Brancusi, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Colors of Shadows, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/Sonnabend Gallery, New York

Joe, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis / Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.

History of History, Smithsonian, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 
Washington D.C.(See Photo13)/ The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. (See Photo12)

  • 2005

    History of History, Japan Society Gallery, New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Conceptual Forms, Gagosian Gallery, London

  • 2004

    E´tant donne´: Le grande verre, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris. 
(See Photo11) 

The Origins of Love, Yoshii Gallery, New York

  • 2003

    Serpentine Gallery, London. (See Photo10) 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: L’hisoire de l’histoire, Maison Herme`s FORUM, Tokyo. (See Photo9) 

SUGIMOTO: ARCHITECUTRE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. (See Photo8)

  • 2002

    The Architecture of Time, Stills Gallery/Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh

  • 2001

    Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria. (See Photo7) 

Portraits, White Cube2, London / Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York

Noh Such Thing as Time, DIA Art Center, New York. (See Photo6)

  • 2000

    Portraits, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao / Deutche Guggenheim, Berlin

  • 1999

    Gallerie Ulrich fiedler, Cologne (’98)

Galerie Meyer-Ellinger, Frankfurt (’98,’96,’92)

Galerie Claude Berrie, Paris

  • 1998

    Japan Foundation, Istituto Giapponese de Cultura, Rome

La Caixa, Madrid

Akron Art Museum, Ohio

Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon

Hiroshi Sugimoto: In Praise of Shadows, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Japan. (See Photo5) 

  • 1997

    Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta

Hall of Thirty-Three Bays, The Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, England

Motion Pictures, Berkeley Art Museum, California

  • 1996

    Angles Gallery, Santa Monica (’95, ’94, ’93)

Modern Museet Sparvagnshallarna, Stockholm

Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan. (See Photo4) 

Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen

Junta de Andalucia, Granada

Gallery Joan Parts, Barcelona

TheoreticalEvent, Naples, Italy

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas

Shashin: Transforming the Real, Tufts University Gallery, Massachusetts

Studio Guenzani, Milan

Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo

  • 1995

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

Centre International d’Art Contemporain de Montre´al

Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

Le Musee´ Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

Galleria SPSAS, Locarno, Switzerland

RENN Espace d’Art Contemporain, Paris

  • 1994

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

  • 1993

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium


  • 1992

    CAPC Muse´e d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. (See Photo3)

  • 1991

    Sagacho Exhibit Space and IBM courtyard, Tokyo

Gallery Kasahara, Osaka

Hosomi Gallery, Tokyo

Zeit-Photo Salon, Tokyo (’83)

  • 1990

    Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri

Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Galerie Jahn und Fusban, Munich, Germany

Galerie Urbi et Orbi, Paris

  • 1989

    The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

  • 1988

    Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo

  • 1987

    Minami Gallery, Tokyo

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