Biography

1976 Born in Nara, Japan
2000 B.A (Fine Art) Tama Art University, Japan
2002 M.A.(Fine Art) Tama Art University, Japan

Solo Exhibition

2002 "Bargain(Fictitious)", Pepper's Loft Gallery, Tokyo
2003 "Zilent", Kojimachi Gallery, Tokyo
2005 "GENIUS EPISODE 1 & 2", HIROMI YOSHII FIVE, Tokyo
2006 "Trolly", hiromi yoshii, Tokyo
2007 "Game pedestal (warehouse)", buro013 by hiromiyoshii, Tokyo
2008 “junglebook”, gallery stump Kamakura, Kanagawa
“Chimney Sweeper”, artstatement, ART39BASEL, Basel, Switzerland
“Magician’s Bread, Solar Eclipse”, hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
2009 “Helsinki”, Galerie Georges – Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
“My Attempt to Build a Mountain Ended up with a Hole Wide Open”, NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo, Japan
2010 “Hide in a Whale’s Stomach, Mouse”, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan
“Manhunt & Sneak Dating”, hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
“Kneading”, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2011 "cloud, looks like a spider" NADiff Window Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Brave Yawn" hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
sprout curation, Tokyo, Japan
Tamagawa Art Gallery, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "The Source of Wrinkles", Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
"Check", Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT] , Tokyo, Japan
"contact→", HIGURE 15-17 cas, Tokyo, Japan
"Dizzy Footing / Eel Getting Close to Numbed Legs", hiromiyoshii roppongi, Tokyo
CSLAB EXHIBITION Vol.2 Taro Izumi, Tokyo Zokei University CS-Lab, Tokyo
2014 "No Night, Day Neither : Follow Fluxus 2014”, The Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
"The Combine PI, The Liberty PO", Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan
2015 “Wa Ra Doki Po kai No Jyutu,” Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
2017 “Pan”, Curated by Jean de Loisy, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
“Taro Izumi solo exhibition (working title) “, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

Selected Group Exhibition

2001 Gallery Le Deco, Tokyo
2004 Field of Dreams, Project Room / Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2005 Gallery Artist Show, hiromi yoshii, Tokyo
The World is Mine, HIROMI YOSHII FIVE, Tokyo
2006 "THEORY OF EVERYTHING: VIDEOART FROM TOKYO",
Caochangdi Workstation Art Center, Beijing / tank.tv / Location One, New York / New York University
“FUKUTAKEHOUSE in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006”, Nigata, Japan
After The Reality, Daitch Project. New York
2007 The Door into Summer - The Age of Micropop, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
COLLECTOR'S CHOICE : Collection 2, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul
Out of the Ordinary : New Video from Japan, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Techniques of Storytelling_speaking of unspeakable , SSamize Space,Alternative space Loop,Seoul
2008 “Food and Contemporary Art 2008”, BankART1929, Yokohama, Japan
“Landmark project3: Let’s Cross Route 16←Let’s Go Noge!”, Yokohama, Japan
“THE ECHO”, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
“TOKYO NONSENSE”, SCION Installation, L.A., Los Angeles, USA
“Between Art and Life: Performativity in Japanese Art”, Centre d’Art: Contemporain Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland
2009 “UNLIMITED”, A+, Tokyo, Japan
“Waiting for Video: Works from the 1960s to Today”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
“Re:Membering, -Next of Japan-”, Gallery LOOP, Seoul, Korea
“Winter Garden: Exploration of the Micropop Imafination in Contemporary Japanese Art”, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
“Summer Museum for All Ages: Art Everyday!!”, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Takasaki, Japan
“CREAM International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009”, Nogeyama Animal Park, Yokohama, Japan
“POST. O: The Reverse of TOPOS”, Garden City Space of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
“Extra/Ordinary: Video Art from Asia”, University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, USA
“TWIST & SHOUT: Contemporary Art form Japan”, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
“Everyday Life, Another Space”, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2010 “MOT Collection: Enter Here – What do you see?”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
“Azumabashi Dance Crossing”, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan
“Trust: Media City Seoul”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
“City 2.0: The Evolutionary Theory of City on the Web Generation”, EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo
2011 Violence and Univerce island, Kashiwa, Japan
"Shifting Surfaces : Experience, Perspectives and Media" Artsonje Museum, Gyeongju, Korea
"JAPANCONGO: Carsten Hollers double-take on Jean Pigozzis collection" Le Magasin, Centre national d’art contemporain, Grenoble, France / Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art / Palazzo Reale di Milano, Italia
"Silent Narrator: On Plural Stories" Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
"Invisibleness is Visibleness: International Contemporary Art Collection of a Salaryman – Daisuke Miyatsu" Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei
”YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011 OUR MAGIC HOUR - How Much of the World Can We Know? -" NYK Waterfront Warehouse (Bank ART Studio NYK), Yokohama, Japan
"Omnilogue: Alternating Currents - Japanese Art After March 2011" Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts(PICA), Australia
2012 Koganei Artfull-Jack! BERMUDA TRIANGLE Chateau Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
"Roppongi Art Night" Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
"Marsupials" curated by Taro Izumi, TALION GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
Veranda, Tightrope Walking, Compulsive Plot curated by Shigeru Ikeda, TALION GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
Humour, parodie et vidéos: créations vidéo du Japon contemporain Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris, France
“Real Japanesque: The Unique World of Japanese Contemporary” The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
“THE ECHO 2012 BERLIN” Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Projektraum, Berlin
“VOICE OF IMAGES” PALAZZO GRASSI - Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice
"But Fresh" TWS Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Dea Syuturumu (The Storm, Der Sturm) - The Storm For Art and Popular Culture, Nagoya Citizens’ Gallery Yada, Aichi, Japan
Identity IX, nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo, Japan
MOT Collection, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO, Tokyo
"Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their treasures", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Humor and Leap", Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi
"Rokko Meets Art 2013", Hyogo
Mori Art Museum 10th Anniversary Exhibition "Roppongi Crossing 2013: Out of Doubt", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
"DOUBLE MESSAGE", SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2014 "JAPON", Abbaye St André Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, France
"Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Chronicle 1995-", Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
"Paris, Frame - Out of Frame", Paris bibliothèques, Paris, France
"COLLECTION II", The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Portrait de 3/4, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
2015 "Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imafination in Contemporary Japanese Art” Curated by Midori Matsui, Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang / Universiti Malaya Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur / Kaohsiung Cultral Center, Kaohsiung / Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong / 53 ART MUSEUM, Guangzhou / Koala space, Tianjin
“HIKARI” by Hikari (Taro Izumi + Takuya Yamashita), Talion Gallery, Tokyo
"Paris - Frame & Out of Frame", Galerie de l'Alliance Française,Buenos-Aires, Argentina*(touring exhibition) "In Our Time : Art in Post-Industrial Japan", 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2016 "Une Forme olympique", Curated by Jean-Marc Huitorel, Campus HEC Executive Education, Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris
"PARADOXA – JAPANESE ART TODAY", Casa Cavazzini Contemporary Art Museum, Udine, Italy "Paris - Frame & Out of Frame", Recife,Brasil / Joao Pessao, Brasil / Medellin,Colombia / Pereira, Colombia / Manizales, Colombia
2017 “Mercedez-Benz Art Scope 2015-17 (working title)” at Hara Museum, Tokyo
“Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imafination in Contemporary Japanese Art” Curated by Midori Matsui, Champasri Art Gallery Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham / Peruvian North American Cultural Institute, Peru

Public Collection

The museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Japan Foundation
François Pinault Foundation
Jean Pigozzi Collection
Spencer Museum of Art, University Of Kansas
Collection publique d'art contemporain du Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis (FDAC)
Le Fonds municipal d'art contemporain de la ville de Paris (FMAC)
Public Collection
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
JINS
M+
Kadist Art Foundation
The Dallas Museum of Art

Other

2007 Performance with Zakuro Yamaga, HARAJUKU PERFORMANCE Plus, Laforet Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Performance with Zakuro Yamaga, TOYOTA CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD 2003, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Azumabashi Dance Crossing, Asashi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan
2012 campfire, blanClass, Kamakura, Japan
Sumida River Art Project, Performance with Zakuro Yamaga, Asashi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan
2013 “hubn’t”, ArtCenter Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan [as a member of Orrorin]
Roppongi Art Night "Walking Roof" [as Taro Izumi + Orrorin], Tokyo, Japan
"The Japan-UK Residency Exchange Programme 2013", Cove Park, UK
2014 "Jins Art Project" [permanent exhibition]