Yuichi Hirako (b. 1982, Okayama, Japan) currently based in Tokyo, graduated Wimbledon College of Arts, UK, with a Fine Art degree in painting. The central theme of his artistic practice is about the coexistence of plants, nature, and humans which starts from the ambiguity or questions rising from these relationships. Deriving from the 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 London, Rotterdam, Shanghai, and Seoul.




‘THE NATURE’, The Modern Institute, Aird’s Lane Bricks Space, Glasgow, UK


‘Yuichi Hirako × Nerima Art Museum collection inheritance, metamorphosis, rebirth’, Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


‘Fallen Leaves’, BACK_Y, Taipei, Taiwan


‘Mount Mariana’, Gallery BATON, Seoul, Korea ‘GIFT’, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan




‘Memories’, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, Japan

‘Dandelion’, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


‘Leftover’, Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

‘BLOOM’, YIRI Arts Taipei Space, Taipei, Taiwan

‘Project N 71’, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


‘SPROUT’, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark


‘Our way to the Forest’, Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, USA


‘Wooden Works’, hpgrp Gallery Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


‘The Thick Forest’, The Drawing Room, Singapore

‘The Leaf Scar’, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, Japan


‘Memories of My Garden: Hidden Forest’, LIXIL GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan


‘Memories of My Garden : Song’, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo,Tokyo, Japan

2023 ‘The New Age of Anxiety – Collectors’ Choice, National Arts club, New York, USA

‘Under Current’, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China ‘UNIVERSES 5’, The Hole, New York, USA ‘In search of others’, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan


‘The pulse of modernity’, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China ‘DOMESTICITY’, Volery Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


‘TOKYO☆VOCA’, Dai-ichi Life Gallery, 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


‘MUSUBI’, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France


‘New Works’, The Drawing Room, Manila, Philippines

‘Après Toronto’, Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, Canada


‘Happily ever after’, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam,The Netherlands


‘The Present of Art OKAYAMA 2013: BODY’, (traveling exhibition) ,

Nagi MOCA, Okayama, Japan

‘GENESIS’, YIRI ARTS Fujin Space, Taipei, Taiwan

‘VOCA Prize 2013’, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

‘Tokyo Painting II: Mindscape between interior and exterior’, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


‘ARTS CHALLENGE 2011’, Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan


‘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


‘AMUSE ART JAM 2009 in Kyoto’, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Long Museum, China

Powerlong Museum, China

LISSER ART MUSEUM (The VandenBroek Foundation), The Netherlands

Akzonobel Art Foundation, The Netherlands

Japigozzi Collection, Switzerland

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Japan

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Yuichi Hirako's solo exhibition "Journey" will be held at Space K Seoul, Korea

Yuichi Hirako’s solo exhibition “Journey,” which will run from November 16 to February 4 at Space K Seoul, Korea. In this exhibition, Yuichi Hirako continues to pursue the coexistence of nature and human. ‘Tree Man’ is a character created as a medium to connect humans and nature. With a human body, a tree head, and

Yuichi Hirako's group exhibition "The 13th Okayama Prefectual Mr. I Development of Rising Artists Award Exhibition" will be held at the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to announce from November 11 to December 10, 2023, Yuichi Hirako will exhibit his works as ‘The 13th Okayama Prefectual Mr. I Development of Rising Artists Award Exhibition’ at the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art. This exhibition will be held by two artists. Yuichi Hirako, who has been working on the

KOTARO NUKAGA to participate in “ART SG”

KOTARO NUKAGA will participate in “ART SG” be held in Singapore from January 12 (Thu) to 15 (Sun), 2023.(HP: https://artsg.com/about/the-fair/) The inaugural “ART SG” will be held  in Singapore, with more than 150 of the world’s leading galleries participating.  The exhibition will consist of four main sections: “GALLERIES,” “FOCUS,” which introduces solo and duo artists,

’Under Current Satellite Exhibition’ at N&A Art SITE

Under Current Satellite Exhibition” will be held at N&A Art SITE (Meguro-ku, Tokyo) from December 3 (Sat) to 17 (Sat), 2022. This exhibition is an abstracted exhibition in Japan of “Under Current,” an exhibition by 16 Japanese artists currently being held at the Powerlong Museum in Shanghai. The exhibition will feature one work from each

’Under Current’, an exhibition of 16 Japanese artists, opens at Powerlong Museum in Shanghai, China

From November 11, 2022 to January 29, 2023, the Powerlong Museum in Shanghai, China will present ‘Under Current,’ an exhibition of 16 Japanese artists. (URL: http://www.powerlongmuseum.com/exhibition_detail/80.html) KOTARO NUKAGA is proud to announce that Yuichi Hirako, Tomona Matsukawa, Mariko Kobayashi and Keita Morimoto participate in this group exhibition. Regarded as the largest private museum in Asia, the

Yuichi Hirako × Nerima Art Museum collection exhibition

Yuichi Hirako will be held Collection Exhibition ‘inheritance, metamorphosis, rebirth[ 遺産、変形、再生]’at Nerima Art Museum from November 18, 2022 (Fri). This exhibition will feature 10 works selected by Hirako himself from the Nerima Art Museum’s valuable collection, as well as new works created by Hirako incorporating various elements through his interpretation and analysis of these 10

Exhibition Announcement - TAIPEI DANGDAI 2022

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to present our exhibition at an international art fair TAIPEI DANGDAI 2022, which will be held from May 20 (Fri) at the Taipei World Trade Center. At this art fair, KOTARO NUKAGA will be exhibiting 19 of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works by 6 artists, including Stefan Brüggemann, Yuichi Hirako and Mariko Kobayashi. Yuichi

Yuichi Hirako, ‘FOOTPRINTS’

From May 21 (Sat) to June 25 (Sat), KOTARO NUKAGA, Roppongi is pleased to present ‘FOOTPRINTS,’ a solo exhibition by Yuichi Hirako. The exhibition title is inspired by the countless footprints made by people gathering around nature, evoking a collective of some kind. In this show, Hirako will create a series of installations in which

Group Exhibition ‘In search of others’

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to announce that from May 14 (Sat) to June 25 (Sat), 2022, we will be presenting the group exhibition ‘ In search of others’. The exhibition will explore the idea of “the human who exists as an Other”, and will feature 7 artists from both Japan and abroad, including Yuichi Hirako,

Exhibition Announcement - Art Fair Tokyo 2022

KOTARO NUKAGA will be exhibiting at ART FAIR TOKYO 2022, held at the Tokyo International Forum from March 11 (Fri). At this art fair, KOTARO NUKAGA will exhibit works by Tomokazu Matsuyama, Yuichi Hirako and seven other artists. Tomokazu Matsuyama’s new work “People With People,” is a large-scale work from his signature series “Fictional Landscape.”