OVERVIEW

Yuichi Hirako (1982, Born in Okayama, Based in Tokyo) graduated from Wimbledon College of Art, UK, with a Fine Arts degree in painting. The central theme of his artistic practice is about the coexistence of plants, nature, and humans and the ambiguity and questions arising from the relationship. Deriving from a sense of strangeness felt from the concept of humans controlling plants to create “nature”, as seen in indoor plants and street trees, he explores the boundaries between nature and humans in modern society through his works.

Hirako primarily paints, but his works vary in a wide range of mediums such as drawing, sculpture, installation, sound performance, and more. He has been actively exhibiting in Japan and internationally, including shows in Denmark, the Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, and Korea.

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HISTORY

2021
GIFT, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan

2019
Memories, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, Japan
Lycoris, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
Dandelion, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2018
Leftover, Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
BLOOM, YIRI Arts Taipei Space, Taipei, Taiwan
Seeding, YIRI Arts Taichung Space, Taichung, Taiwan
Project N 71, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Dazzling Leaves, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2017
SPROUT, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
Greening, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, Japan

2016
Haze, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
Our way to the Forest, Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, USA
Phantom Forest, YIRI ARTS Pier-2 Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2015
Bark Feeder, Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Grafted Tree, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, Japan

2014
Wooden Works, hpgrp Gallery Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
The Bark of Mind, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
The Luminous Plant, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
The Forest City, YIRI ARTS Fujin Space, Taipei, Taiwan
The Thick Forest, The Drawing Room, Singapore
The Leaf Scar, Waiting Room, Tokyo, Japan

2012
The Wooden Clapper, The Drawing Room, Manila, Philippines
Selected Forest, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
Advanced Plants, WALL/H.P.FRANCE, Tokyo, Japan
The Green Pieces, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan
Memories of My Garden: Hidden Forest, INAX GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
Memories of My Garden: Yadorigi, Tokyo Wonder Site Art Cafe kurage, Tokyo, Japan
SLEEPING IN THE PINE FOREST, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
YUICHI HIRAKO works, SATELLITE, Okayama, Japan
Memories of My Garden : Song, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Wonder Wall 2011 at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Memories of My Garden, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan

2020
RISO IS IT, OIL by Bijutsutecho Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
TOKYO☆VOCA, Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mr. I Group Show, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
Taichung Opening, GIN HUANG Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

2019
December Mix Hang, The Drawing Room, Manila, Philippines
Salon d’Hiver, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlamds
XMAS’19, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
Painter and Human Shape, Erina Matsui’s Atlier, Tokyo, Japan
Look and Talk, Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
CYGNUS LOOP, Gallery BATON, Seoul, Korea
SUMMERTIME 19, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
LIGHT, NON-LIGHT, Chapterii, Seoul, Korea
MUSUBI, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France
PLAYING FIELDS, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, , The Netherlamds
SUMMERTIME 18, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
Salon d’Hiver, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlamds
XMAS’17, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
SUMMERTIME 17, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
New Works, The Drawing Room, Manila
Après Toronto, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal

2016
Happily ever after, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlamds
SUMMERTIME 16, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 Inaugural Show, The Drawing Room, Manila, Philippines
XMAS’15, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen
Egg of Shibuya, Shibuya City Hall, Tokyo, Japan
KASAI NO HITO, YIRI ARTS Pier-2 Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
SUMMERTIME 15, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
HEISEI WAVE 2.0, YIRI ARTS Fujin Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2015
Behind the painted smile Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlamds
Eternal lines Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlamds
Salon Zerp Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlamds

2014
XMAS’14 Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
SUMMER GROUP SHOW – FROM NOW ON – Waiting Room, Tokyo, Japan
SUMMERTIME 14 Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
11th INUJIMA JIKAN INUJIMA, Okayama, Japan
Collector’s EYE Kashiwa Public Gallery, Chiba, Japan

2013
XMAS’13 Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art Now:Memories of Body Tenjinyama Cultural Plaza, Takahashi Historial Museum, Nagi Museum Of Contemporary, Okayama, Japan
Considering the Source Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, USA
SUMMERTIME 13 Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
Snack JIKKA JIKKA, Tokyo, Japan
GENESIS YIRI ARTS Fujin Space, Taipei, Taiwan
PSYCHOTROPICS The Drawing Room Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
VOCA Prize 2013 Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Painting II ~ Mind-scape between interior and exterior ~ Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
HOTCHPOTCH Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
XMAS’12 Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
SUMMERTIME 12 Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
Back to the Nature Fuma Contemporary Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2011
Mr,I Prize Okayama Tenjinyama Plaza, Okayama, Japan
XMAS’11 Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
D Art Biennale Art Award 2011 Y++ Gallery Triwizart, Beijing, China
D Art Biennale Daitec, Aichi, Japan
Arts Challenge 2011 Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan
Regenerate- Part.1 GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan

2010
The 10th Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
Tokyo Wonder Wall 2010 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Amuse Art Jam 09 The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Shell Art Award 2009 Daikanyama Hill Side Forum, Tokyo, Japan
TOKYO WONDER SEEDS 2009 WONDER SITE Sibuya, Tokyo, Japan

2008
GEISAI 11 Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo, Japan

2006
Amuse Art Jam 06 The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Stepsiblings Temporary Contemporary, London, UK

2005
Cocktail Nolia’s Gallery, London, UK
Free Range G3 Gallery, London, UK
’05Degree show, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK

LISSER ART MUSEUM (The VandenBroek Foundation), The Netherlands
Akzonobel Art Foundation, The Netherlands
Jean Pigozzi Collection, Switzerland
Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Japan

WORKS

NEWS

Yuichi Hirako's first art book "GIFT HIRAKO YUICHI" went on sale

Finally, Yuichi Hirako’s first art book “GIFT HIRAKO YUICHI” went on sale to the public today. Not only the atmosphere of the exhibition “GIFT” held in January this year, but also the cover and drawings written for this catalogue scattered everywhere, and the artist himself is particular about the details. Please feel free to purchase

Art Fair Tokyo 2021

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to announce its participation in Art Fair Tokyo 2021. We will showcase new works by Stefan Brüggemann, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Yuichi Hirako, Mariko Kobayashi, Tony Matelli and Tomokazu Matsuyama. Stefan Brüggemann develops a conceptual approach to the artistic process, which he explores with a critical and often provocative and ironical attitude,

Notice of Extended Exhibition: January 23 – April 3, 2021

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to announce the current exhibition Yuichi Hirako “GIFT” has been extended to Saturday, April 3, 2021. We would like to express our thanks to all the visitors for continued support. Using a wide range of media–mainly painting alongside drawing, sculpture, installation, sound performance and more–Hirako explores the boundaries between mankind and

Yuichi Hirako “GIFT”

Kotaro Nukaga is pleased to announce “GIFT” by Yuichi Hirako from January 23 through February 27, his first solo show at our space. Using a wide range of media–mainly painting alongside drawing, sculpture, installation, sound performance and more–Hirako explores the boundaries between mankind and nature in modern society. His work has received accolades in Japan