Yuichi Hirako

Yuichi Hirako (1982, Okayama) 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.

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

TOKYOVOCA, 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

Collections Gallery in The Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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

Collections Gallery in The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, Tokyo, 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

2020

Mr.I Prize, Grand Prize

2013

VOCA(Vision of Contemporary Art), The VOCA Encouragement Prize

2011

D Art Biennale, Outstanding Performance Award

Arts Challenge 2011, Finalist Nominated

2010

The 10th Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2010, Finalist Nominated

Tokyo Wonder Wall 2010, Tokyo Wonder Wall Prize

2009

Shell Art Award 2009, Finalist Nominated

LISSER ART MUSEUM (The VandenBroek Foundation),  The Netherlands

Akzonobel Art Foundation, The Netherlands

Jean Pigozzi Collection, Switzerland

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Japan

Born

  • Okayama, Japan, 1982

Resides

  • Lives and works in Tokyo