Biography

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1969 and grown up in Kiryu City, Gumna
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

Education

1996…

MA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan

1994…

BA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011…

Japan Creative Center, Singapore (March 12 - May 6)

2010…

Ginza Mitsukoshi Exhibition Hall, Tokyo, Japan
"Inochimaru", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008…

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum, Kyoto, Japan

2007…

"Akira Yamaguchi Exhibition", Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
"Art de Saurõ: Aida Makoto and Yamaguchi Akira", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)

2006…

"Lagrange Point", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2005…

"Akira Yamaguchi", Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan
"Review", TAKAHASHI Collection, Tokyo, Japan

2003…

Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2001…

"The joy of painting", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000…

Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1999…

"Shakkei (Backdrop) ", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998…

"The Tea-ceremony Room with Chair," Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011…

"Bye Bye Kitty", Japan Society, New York, U.S.A. (Mar 18 - Jun 13)

2010…

"Narrative Paintings", The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
"ROBOT and ARTS: Visual Images in the 20th Century Japan", Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, traveled to Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan (cat.)
17th Biennale of Sydney "The Beauty of Distance; Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age", Sydney, Australia (cat.)
"AIDA Makoto + TENMYOUYA Hisashi + YAMAGUCHI Akira", TAKAHASHI COLLECTION, Tokyo, Japan
"neoteny japan -FROM TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori, traveled to: The Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan

2009…

"ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNALE", Nigitaga, Japan
"neoteny japan -FROM TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, traveled to: the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita, Japan
"WAR & ART", Terror and Simulacrum of Beauty, Calerie Aube, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan

2008…

"JAPAN CAR", Cite des sciences et de L'industrie, Paris,s France, traveled to : Science Museum, London, U.K.
"neoteny japan -FROM TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima, traveled to: Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido, Japan (cat.)
"ORDER RECEIVED", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Off the Rails", Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China (cat.)
"Another landscape: from Mori Art Collection", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan Takahashi Collection, Tokyo, Japan

2007…

"Nihonga Metsubou-ron", C.Square, Chukyo University Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
"Heroes in Warrior Paintings", Nagano Prefectual Shinano Art Museum, Nagano, Japan (cat.)
"The Vision of Contemporary Art 2007", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)

2006…

"Contemporary Forms -Life & Art -: The forms of Intoxication", Higashi Hiroshima City Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan (cat.)

2005…

"Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art from Japan", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
"Villa YURINSO Special Open: AIDA Makoto / OZAWA Tsuyoshi / YAMAGUCHI Akira", Ohara Museum of Art Yurinso, Okayama, Japan (cat.)
"The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, curated by Kim Sunhee (cat.)

2004…

"Officina Asia", Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, curated by Francesco Bonami (cat.)
"Living Together is Easy", Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan; traveled to The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (cat.)
"MOT Annual 2004: Where do I come from? Where am I going? ", Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)

2002…

"Japan in Blekinge", Olofstrom Art Exhibition Hall, Blekinge, Sweden

2001…

"S(h)itting in the mirror" Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000…

"Five Continents And One City", Museum of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

1999…

"A Window (Inside and Outside) ", Gwangju City Art Museum, Gwangju , South Korea (cat.)

Public Collections

Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan

The Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Shiga, Japan

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum, Kyoto, Japan

Awards

2001…

Runner-up Prize, The 4th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art, Japan