Tatsuo Miyajima

Born 1957 in Tokyo. Lives and works in Ibaraki, Japan.

 

2012 - 2016Kyoto University of Art & Design Vice President

2006 - 2016Tohoku University of Art & Design Vice President

 

 

Education
1986 Completed postgraduate studies at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (M.A.)
1984 Graduated from Oil Painting Course, Fine Arts Department, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (B.A.)
Grants and Awards
1998 London Institute honorary doctorate
1993 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
1990–1991 DAAD Scholarship Berliner Kunstprogramm Berlin,
1990 ACC - Asian Cultural Council, New York

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Selected Collections

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic Museum in Osaka, Japan

FARET Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

TV Asahi building, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan

Chiba City Museum, Chiba, Japan

Group Home Sala in Florence Village, Akita, Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

Saitama Prefectural University, Saitama, Japan

Izumi City Plaza, Osaka, Japan

Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan

Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

 

M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Samsung Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Leeum, Samsung Museum, Seoul, Korea

Chinese Telecom, Taipei, China

 

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The British Museum, London, UK

Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France

Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland

Université de Genève, Switzerland

La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany

Fondazione TESECO per l'Arte, Pisa, Italy

Chateau La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France  

 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.A.

Dallas Museum of Art, U.S.A.

Denver Art Museum, Denver, U.S.A.

Dannheisser Foundation, New York, U.S.A.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada

Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia

Selected Publications
2017 "Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything", Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, with texts by Rachel Kent, Mami Kataoka, Sunjung Kim, Nobuko Nakanao
2008 "Time Train", Ferdinand Ullrich, Hans Jürgen Schwalm (ed.) with texts by Friedrich Meschede, Eugen Blume, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Kerber Verlag
2007 Rappolt, Mark, “The Time is now”, in: Art Review, Issue 07/ January 2007, p.38, London
Borcherdt, Gesine, “Tatsuo Miyajima”, in: monopol – Magazin für Kunst und Leben, Issue 1/ 2007, p. 118, Berlin
2005 Asada, Akira + Miyajima, Tatsuo: “Commemoration Talks: Death and 20th century,” Minamishima, Hiroshi: “Light of Death, Again Detour Leading toward “Tatsuo Miyajima-Beyond the Death”, Tomisawa, Haruko: “Tatsuo Miyajima’s thoughts on Nature and Artificiality,” Honda, Yoshiko: “Tatsuo Miyajima: Eternal Light after Darkness,” BEYOND THE DEATH, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto-CAMK, 2005, pp.17-31, 34-37, 38-41 42-45 (Jap / Eng)
2004 “Tatsuo Miyajima”, MACRO, Museo d'arte Contemporanea Roma, (cat.)
2002 “Tatsuo Miyajima - Count of Life”, Essays by Dan Cameron and Kim Sun Jung (English/Korean), Artsonje Museum, Gyeonju and Artsonje Center, Seoul, (cat.)
2000 “Tatsuo Miyajima, Counter Pieces”, Essays by Johann-Karl Schmidt, Michael Auping and interview by Janice Hart and Alan Woods (German/ English), Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, (cat.) 
“Tatsuo Miyajima, Mega death: shout! shout! count!”, Essays by Junichi Shioda and Mami Kataoka (English / Japanese ) Editor Kataoka Mami, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, (cat.)
1996 “Tatsuo Miyajima, Big Time”, Essays by Marla Price, Susan Freleger Brades, Michael Auping und Tatsuo Miyajima (Englisch), Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth and Hayward Gallery, London, (cat.)
“Tatsuo Miyajima, Whole Relativity of the Cosmos 133651”, Essays by Francine Périnet, Marnie Fleming and Grant McCracken (English) Center for Contemporary Art CCA Kitakyshu Kitakyushu + Korinsha Press&Co.,Ltd, (cat.)
“Tatsuo Miyajima, Time House”, Gairloch Gallery, Oakville Galleries
1993 “Tatsuo Miyajima”, with an interview by Bernhard Bürgi and an essay by Luk Lambrecht (German/ English), Kunsthalle Zürich und Oktagon Verlag, München & Stuttgart
1991 “Tatsuo Miyajima”, Essay by Lynne Cooke and Jos Poodt (German/ English/ Dutch and Japanese), 133651 Museum Het Kruithuis, `s-Hertogenbosch and daadgalerie, Berlin, (cat.)
 
 
Other Projects
2005 ARTISTS SUMMIT, KYOTO, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
2002 Collaboration with SOPHNET (fashion design brand) 2002 A/W Collection Tokyo
1000 Real Life Project - Death Clock, Tokyo
2000 Floating Time - Hospice Project, Sotoasahikawa Hospital, Akita
1998 Portfolio for The Edge of Awareness
1995 Portfolio for 4. Uluslararasi Istanbul Bienali-ORIENT / ATION
1994 Mirror, multiple, Spiral, Tokyo
1993 Over Economy, acrylic, pencil on bank note \10,000
1992 Project for PARKETT
1984 Time Funeral, record jacket, SMS Records