On Kawara
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ON KAWARA BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1933, in Japan

Lives and works in New York

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

On Kawara, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, MA, United States

 

2015

On Kawara 1966, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD), Deurle, Belgium

On Kawara – Silence, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, United States

 

2013

On Kawara. One Million Years, Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium

 

2012

On Kawara - Lived Time, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

On Kawara - One Million Years, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom

On Kawara - Date Painting(s) In New York And 136 Other Cities, David Zwirner, New York City, NY, United States

 

2010

On Kawara: Pure Consciousness at 19 Kindergartens, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), San Francisco, CA, United States

 

2009

I Went, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

One Million Years, David Zwirner, New York City, NY, United States

 

2008

On Kawara, doART Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

On Kawara: 10 Tableaux and 16,952 Pages, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, United States

 

2007

On Kawara- Book, Tokyo Publishing House, Tokyo, Japan

 

2006

On Kawara, Konrad Fischer Galerie – Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

On Kawara - Eternal Return, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

On Kawara "Conciencia. Meditación. El observador en las colinas", Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Lima, Peru

 

2005

On Kawara: Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the hills., The Power Plant, Toronto, ON, Canada

On Kawara: Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the hills., Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

On Kawara, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany

On Kawara: One Million Years (Past and Future), Akira Ikeda – Taura, Taura, Japan

 

2004

On Kawara - Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

On Kawara: Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

On Kawara - Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

On Kawara - Paintings of 40 Years, David Zwirner, New York City, NY, United States

On Kawara, Akira Ikeda - New York, New York City, NY, United States

On Kawara - The 90'sArt & Public, Geneva, Switzerland

On Kawara - Reading One Million Years, South London Gallery (SLG), London, United Kingdom

On Kawara, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

XFRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art 25th Anniversary Exhibition VISION|DISTANCE, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota Aichi, Japan

Colección Jumex: On the Razor’s Edge, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Performance Homework, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

 

2019

Collecting in the 21st century - If an accumulation reflects a life De leur temps (6), Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Momat Collection, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT), Tokyo, Japan

Time Is Thirsty, Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria

Only broken clocks show the right time, Gdańska Galeria Miejska, Gdansk, Poland

Selbstbildnis, Société, Berlin, Germany

Schau, ich bin blind, schau: From Rémy Zaugg to John Baldessari - The collection of Hans and Monika Furer, Kunstmuseum Basel / Neubau, Basel, Switzerland

The Sound of Silence, Galerie Praz-Delavallade - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Dry Land / Gladstone 64, Gladstone Gallery, New York City, NY, United States

Histoire de l’art cherche personnages…, CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

Emancipation of Humanity: Focusing on Works by Female Artists, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT), Tokyo, Japan

2019-1 Collection Highlights & Special Feature: An Inner LandscapeⅠ―Landscapes and Memories, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

Andachtsbild, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York City, NY, United States

'26 april 2019', Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Coleção Berardo de 1960 à atualidade, Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

snap+share, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA, United States

Trois fois rien: Le Centre national des arts plastiques au CN D, Centre national de la danse, Pantin, France

Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975, Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Washington, DC, United States

One Minute, One Hour, One Month… One Million Years, The Island Club, Limassol, Cyprus

Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

A Day's Work, Raum Schroth im Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest, Germany

 

2018

New York : The 1980s; Part I, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Heart of Hearts, MMS2, Berlin, Germany

Sanguine. Luc Tuymans on Baroque, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy

Zeitspuren - The Power of Now, Kunsthaus Centre, PasquArt - Centre d'Art, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany

Hello World. Revisioning a Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Haus der Sinnsuche, Kunstsaele, Berlin, Germany

A sedução de uma vírgula bem colocada / The pull of a well placed comma, MACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas, Portugal

2050, A Brief History of the Future, National Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan

Where does your heart belong?, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

Melancholia, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

A Colossal World, Whitebox Art Center, New York City, NY, United States

Schöne Grüße – Künstlerpostkarten, Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf, Germany

Matriz do tempo real, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC/USP), São Paulo, Brazil

David Zwirner: 25 Years, David Zwirner, New York City, NY, United States

Dance to the Music of Time, Galerie Dvir – Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

 

2017

Il Nuovo III, Etablissement d'en face projects, Brussels, Belgium

You’ve got 1243 Unread Messages, Arsenals Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA), Riga, Latvia

You've got 1243 unread messages, Latvian National Museum of Arts, Riga, Latvia

J'♥ Avignon The artists and the Collection Lambert, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Künstlerbücher. Die Sammlung, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Artist’s Books. The Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

A Tale of Two Worlds, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Le Silo, Collection Billarant, Le Silo à Grains, Marines, Marines, France

Le temps, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

Flap-flop, Clap-clop: A Place Where Words are born, Arts Maebashi, Tokyo, Japan

Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary Art, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Für die Ewigkeit – Archivarische Strategien in der Kunst, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

Hôtel du Pavot 2, FRAC - Ile-de-France - Château Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Georges, France

Time as Landscape, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL, United States

Time as Landscape - Inquiries of Art and Science, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL, United States

Think of this as a Window, Mute, London, United Kingdom

Think of this as a Window, Mutina for Art, Fiorano, Italy

I am a Problem, Staged by Ersan Mondtag, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Pas de Deux Romano-Germanic Kolumba, Kolumba, Cologne, Germany

Minimalism & Beyond, Mnuchin Gallery, New York City, NY, United States

Time, The Société, Brussels, Belgium

I am you, you are too, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Formasobrefondo, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico

Time and painting, MMS2, Berlin, Germany

The Times, FLAG Art Foundation, New York City, NY, United States

Dying well - false death, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany

Selected Works from the Collection of Nagoya City Art Museum, The Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

Wirtschaftswerte / Museumswerte, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

Truchement, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Darren Almond, Daniel Buren, Jenny Holzer, On Kawara, Lee Ufan, SCAI Park, Tokyo, Japan

Gravity & Grace, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, United States

Days and Horizons, Mendes Wood DM - New York, New York City, NY, United States

Primary Structures - Meisterwerke der Minimal Art, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Serialities, Hauser & Wirth - New York, 22nd Street, New York City, NY, United States

 

2016

Time, light, Japan Japanese art 1990s to now, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NS, WAustralia

Black`n`white, Galerie Andrea Caratsch - St. Moritz, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Momat Collection, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT), Tokyo, Japan

Keiko Sato - Made in Japan group show, Galerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp, Belgium

"Wolke & Kristall". Die Sammlung Dorothee und Konrad Fischer, K21, Dusseldorf, Germany

Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, United States

T E X T, Listasafn Islands - National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Sammlung Opitz-Hoffmann, Stadtmuseum Jena, Jena, Germany

PUTTING REHEARSALS TO THE TEST, It’s not about models, it’s about modeling, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada

Time Robbers, Galerija Umjetnina Split, Split, Croatia

Das Kapital. Schuld – Territorium – Utopie, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

25 Jahre Mmk Museum Für Moderne Kunst – Neue Sammlungspräsentation, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Turning Pages / Modern book culture in the collections of the Olomouc Museum of art, Zapadoceska galerie, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Time Of Others, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, QL, DAustralia

Echtzeit - Die Kunst Der Langsamkeit, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

With A Touch Of Pink - With A Bit Of Violet - With A Hint Of Green - Dorothee Fischer - In Memoriam, Konrad Fischer Galerie – Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

And Now the Good News, Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI Lugano), Lugano, Switzerland

On Kawara One Milion Years I Roman Opalka 1965/1-?, Signum Foundation Gallery – Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Dall’oggi al domani - 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea, MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy

Rastros y Vestigios, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico

Accrochage, Punta della Dogana - Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy

Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection, The Drawing Center, New York City, NY, United States

An Imagined Museum Works From The Centre Pompidou, The Tate And The Mmk, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Breve storia del future, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

Ich kenne kein Weekend-Aus René Blocks Archiv und Sammlung, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Austria

Nervous Systems. Quantified Life and the Social Question, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

The Natural Order of Things, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Mot Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo, Japan

Natureza Franciscana, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (mam), São Paulo, Brazil

Life Itself, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Talking about Art : The Viewpoint of Yusuke Nakahara, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura, Chiba, Japan

Identity Revisited, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX, United States

The Best Collection of Ohara Museum of Art, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

On Kawara And Eric Doeringer - Here Not Here, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

 

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, United States

MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, United States

The Warehouse, Dallas, United States

Dia: Beacon, Beacon, United States

ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany

Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Sammlung Reinking, Hamburg, Germany

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain

Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne (MAMC), Saint-Etienne, France

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT), Tokyo, Japan

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden