Born in Osaka, Japan
Lives and works in Los Angeles
 
Education
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, MFA, 2000
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, BA, 1997
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 1996
 
Solo Exhibitions
PIT AND LOG, Brennan & Griffin, New York, 2013
UNKNOWN: VIDEO WORKS 2006-2011, Brennan & Griffen, New York, 2012
TO AND FROM, with Sid M. Duenas, Dobaebacsa, Seoul, 2009
WRONG PERSON, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, 2008
NAOTAKA HIRO, The Box, Los Angeles, 2008
TO AND FROM, with Sid M. Duenas, The Box, Los Angeles, 2008
KNOWS NOTHING, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, 2007
NAOTAKA HIRO, Taka Ishii Gallary, Tokyo, 1999
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
EAST SIDE TO THE WEST SIDE, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, 2014
MEN IN LA: THREE GENERATIONS OF DRAWERS, The Box, Los Angeles, 2014
PT. & PT. with Sid M. Duenas, High Desert Test Site, Josua Tree, 2011
OBJECTS FOR THE LIVING, curated by Karen Lofgren, Post, Los Angeles, 2011
HAPPY MIND MY PLEASURE/MY VIEW, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, 2011
SYMPATHETIC MAGIC: VIDEO MYTHS AND RITUALS, ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Pasadena, 2010
KOKI TANAKA & NAOTAKA HIRO/ KAZ OSHIRO, Las Cienegas Project, Los Angeles, 2010
ATLAS OF GIFTED IDEAS, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2010
GEBA GEBA, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, 2009
EXTRA EXTRA, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles, 2009
FIGURES curated by William E. Jones, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, 2008
TRUDI: NO JERKS, curated by Catherine Taft and Matthew Chambers, RENTAL, New York, 2007
Many Many Guys and Girls, All Real Beauties, curated by Julian Hoeber, Circus of Books Gallery, Los Angeles, 2006
AJA XX: API/2, curated by Kazuhiro Kosaka, JACCC, Los Angeles, 2006
POLYSPHARE, raumcommander, Berlin, 2006
PANIC OUR OLDER BROTHER, ALM Gallery, Munich, 2006
PRAGUE BIENNALE1, National Gallery Veletrzni Palac Dukelskych, Prague, 2003
YOUNG JAPANESE ARTISTS, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, 2002
LANDSCAPE, Zero One Gallery, Los Angele, 2002
HIROPON SHOW, curated by Takashi Murakami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2001
NEW ROMANTIC, Diannepruess Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles. 2001
ARTIFICIAL REAL, LOW, Los Angeles, 2000
RE-LAX, Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna, 1998
ERO POP CHRISTMAS, curated by Takashi Murakami, Nadiff, Tokyo, 1998
DOUG AITKEN, ALEX BAG, NAOTAKA HIRO, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, 1997
IMPRUDENT, Wight Gallery at UCLA, Los Angeles, 1997
 
Screenings
MILWAUKEE INTERNATIONAL: NO SOUL FOR SALE: A FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENTS, Tate Modern, London, 2010
I FOUND MYSELF AN INNOVATOR, curated by Rachel Cook and Yuki Okumura, DiverseWorks, Houston Texas, 2009
THE YOUNG AND EVIL, curated by Stuart Comer, Outfest, Redcat Theater, Los Angeles, 2009
MURDER PRETENDED, curated by Naotaka Hiro, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato, 2008
THE YOUNG AND EVIL, curated by Stuart Comer, tank.tv, London, 2008
MURDER PRETENDED, curated by Naotaka Hiro, Casa Vecina, Mexico City, 2008
PHYSICAL, PORTRAITS, IDEAL #10, SAISON VIDEO, Roubaix, 2008
ARTWALK AFTER PARTY 2007, LACMA MUSE, Los Angeles, 2007
INAUGURAL SCREENING, c-level, Los Angeles, 2001
GOOD-BYE, ENIWETOK, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, 1998
CARLfS PLACE 2, LACE, Los Angeles, 1997
CARLfS PLACE, QUON BROS, Los Angeles, 1997
 
Publications
TO AND FROM, with Sid M. Duenas, 2008
CORONA 1, with Sid M. Duenas, 2006
 
Lectures
Curator Talk on Murder Pretended, Casa Vecina, Mexico City, June 26, 2008
Artist Talk, University of California Irvine, Irvine, May 20, 2008
Artist Talk, JACCC, Los Angeles, 2006
 
Awards and Grants
The Asian and Pacific Islander Artist Presenting Initiative (API/2), 2006
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates, The Eungie Joo/ REDCAT Award, 2004
Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, 2000-2001
 
Bibliography
Matt Stromberg, Men in LA: Three Generations of Drawings at The Box, Daily Serving, June 2014
Michael Zelehoski, NADA Much, ArtSlant New York, December 2011
Andrew Russeth, NADA Miami Beach Outperforms, Gallerist NY, December 2011
Andrea Zittel/High Desert Test Site, Flash Art International, app, November-December 2011
Catherine Taft, REVIEW, ARTFORUM, February 2011
Catherine Taft, TOP 10 SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES, SAATCHI ONLINE Magazine, December 2010
Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Experimental Video at DoBaeBacSa, The Korea Times, February 11 2009

Brutas magazine, Issue #651, December 2008

Esquire Magazine Japan, December 2008
CREA Traveller, Why not go to California?, P77-79, August 2008
Kathryn M. Davis, Los Angeles: Capital of Contemporary Art?, THE magazine, July 2008
Catherine Taft, Review on FIGURES, Modern Painters June 2008, p 94
Catherine Wagley, BODYSCAPES, ArtSlant Los Angeles, 2008
Catherine Taft, ROUND-UP OF THE BEST SHOWS IN LA, SAATCHI ONLINE Magazine, 2008
Catherine Taft, INTRODUCING 1 2 3 4 , Modern Painters November 2007, p 58-60

Studio Voice, July 2007, p.107

Gea Politi, Come with me, Prague Biennale 1 catalog, 2003
David Pagel, Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, August 2000
Takashi Murakami, LA ART, Studio Voice, Tokyo: INFAS, December 1998, p.114

 

 

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