Artists

Profile

2013
Teshima Yokoo House (Teshima, Kagawa Prefecture) opened
2012
Tadanori Yokoo Museum of Contemporary Art (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture) opened
2000〜
In addition to solo exhibitions at national and public museums in Japan, he has made numerous presentations overseas, including the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art (2006) in Paris.
1981
he became a painter and started full-scale activities. He makes full use of various methods and styles to create paint-ings depicting various themes covering all things in the universe, and is highly regarded internationally.
1964
Leaves Nippon Design Center
Formed Studio Ilfil with Akira Uno and Ikuo Harada (dissolved the following year)
1960
Moved to Tokyo, worked as a graphic designer and illustrator.
1956
Joined Kobe Shimbun
1955
Graduated from Hyogo Prefectural Nishiwaki High School
1936
Born in Nishiwaki City, Hyogo

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
"GENKYO YOKOO TADANORI," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
"Yokoo Tadanori: The Artists," 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo
2020
"Timeless Conversations 2020: Voices from Japanese Art of the Past and Present," The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
"Hyogo Prefectural Yokoo Emergency Hospita," Yokoo Tadanori Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
"SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition," SCAI PARK, Tokyo, Japan
2019
Solo exhibition, Nishiwaki Okanoyama Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
"B29 and Homeland—From My Childhood to Andy Warhol," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2018
"A Beautiful Elsewhere," Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
"Starting Points: Japanese Art of the ’80s," 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa ; Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa ; Shizuoka City Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
"New Wave: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1980s," The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2017
"Yokoo Tadanori HANGA JUNGLE," Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2016
Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
"POP ART MON AMOUR," Maison d'ailleurs, Museum of the Science Fiction, the Utopia and the Extraordinary Voyages, Switzerland
"The Art of Meanings," State Museum of Oriental Art, Russia
The 32nd Kodansha Essay Award
2015
"Yokoo Tadanori: GREAT NIRVANA," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
"Yokoo Tadanori CUT&PASTE," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
"Yokoo Tadanori: Y-Junction Continued," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
The 27th Premium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu
2014
"Tadanori Yokoo: Showa Nippon - Repetition, Propagation, Metastasis," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
"Literature special exhibition Jakucho Kien-Mandala Exhibition," Tokushima Prefectural Museum of Literature Calligraphy, Tokushima, Japan
"LOST IN YOKOO JUNGLE," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
"HUMAN ICONS," Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
"YOKOO TADANORI: BEYOND GRAPHIC WORK," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
"Journey to the center of the art," Kirishima Open-air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
"YOKOO BY KISHIN," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
2013
Iwate Prefectural Museum, Iwate, Japan
"Hanhanpukupukuhanpuku," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
Fukushima Prefectural Museum, Fukushima, Japan
"YOKOO'S YOKOO ZOO," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
Himeji City Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
"Tadanori Yokoo HUMAN ICONS," Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
KOBE Biennale 2013 Yokoo Tadanori "REFLECTION OF LANDSCAPE," Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
2012
"Sokan to Teshima," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyogo, Japan
Asahi Prize
2011
Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo, Japan
The Okayama Perfectual Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan
2010
National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan
2009
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
2008
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
2006
Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris, France
2005
Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art, Shizuoka, Japan
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
2004
Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, Miyazaki, Japan
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Art Muzeum, Kumamoto, Japan
2003
The Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Entwistele Gallery, London, UK
2002
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2001
Loyola University, New Orleans, USA
The Museum of modern Art, Toyama, Japan
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2000
Art Museum“Station” Kyoto, Japan
1999
The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan
Telecommunications Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1998
Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
1997
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Hyogo, Japan
1996
Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
1995
Otemae Art Center, Hyogo, Japan
1994
Yayoi Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Laforet Museum of Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, USA
1991
Kirin Puraza Osaka, Osaka, Japan
1990
Gallery Aricchi, Paris, France
1988
Gallery Silvia Mentzel, East Berlin, Germany
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Miyagi, Japan
1987
Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
1986
Roy Boyd Gallery, LosAngeles, USA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
1985
Otis Person Gallery, LosAngeles, USA
Palazzo Bianco, Genoa, Italy
Farcone Teatro, Genoa, Italy
Kunstlerhause Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
1983
Musee de La Publicite, Paris, France
1982
The Museum of fur Kunst und gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
1980
Okayama Museum, Okayama, Japan
1974
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1973
The Museum of Kunst und gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
1972
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Public Collections

Art Kites Museum, Sydney
IDEAS Students Committee, Australia
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
National Museum, Wales
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
National Archives of Canada, Ottawa
College of Fine Art, University of California, Los Angeles
Queens Land Art Gallery, Brisbane
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa
The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The Museum of Modern Art, Genoa
The Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago
The Museum of Art and Design, Zurich
The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Patrick and Beatrice Haggarty Museum of Art, Milwaukee
Musee de La Publicite, Paris
The Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Bradford Art Galleries and Museum, West Yorkshire
Brandenburg Art Museum, Cottbus
The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles
J.PaulGetty Museum, Los Angeles
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Museum for Applied Art, Munich
Art Museum, Lahti
Dante Museum, Rome
Poster Museum, Warszawa
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain