Yukinori Yanagi


Selected works


Born in 1959 in Fukuoka, Japan. Lives and works in Hiroshima, Japan.

Teaches at Faculty of Art, Hiroshima City University, as an associate professor since 2005.


1990 MFA, fellowship in arts (sculpture) Yale University, Connecticut, USA

1985 MFA and BA, fine arts in painting Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan


2000 Grant for commission work at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

1995 Prize, the Gotoh Memorial Foundation, Japan

1993 Award, Aperto‘93, the 45th Venice Biennale, Italy

1992-3 Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council

(International Studio Program at PS1 Museum, USA)

1988-90 Fellowship in Arts, Yale University, School of Art and Architecture, USA


2012 “Study for American Art” Miyake Fine Art, Tokyo

2010 “America” Miyake Fine Art, Tokyo

“Inujima Art House Project” Okayama, Japan

2009 “Money on view” Miyake Fine Art, Tokyo

2008 Inujima Art Project

„SEIRENSHO“ Okayama, Japan

2005 “Icarus Project” Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

2002 Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

“YUKICHI KV644955H” Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka, Japan

2000 “Akitsushima” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

1999 “New Work” Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1998 “Image, Nation and Transnation” University Art Gallery, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, USA

1997 “Wandering Position” Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Beaver College Art Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

“Pacific” Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA

“Alcatraz” Peter Blum, New York, USA

“Pacific” Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996 “Field Work on Alcatraz” Capp Street Project, San Francisco, USA

1995 “Project Article 9” The Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA

“Project Article 9” Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka, Japan

“The Chrysanthemum Carpet” Peter Blum, New York, USA

“Matrix 128” Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

1994 “Union Jack Ant Farm” Anthony d‘Offay Gallery, London, UK

1993 “Hammer and Sickle” Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

1992 “YANAGI” Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Wandering Position” Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum-Benesse House, Kagawa, Japan

1991 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, USA