Takashi Murakami

1962         Born in Tokyo, Japan
1989 “Exhibition L’Espoir: Takashi Murakami”, Galerie Ginza Surugadai, Tokyo, Japan
                        “Takashi Murakami: New Works”, Café Tiens, Tokyo, Japan
1991 Art Gallery at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
                        Galerie Aoi, Osaka, Japan
                        “One Night Exhibition, 23rd August”, Rontgen Kunst Institute, Tokyo, Japan
                        “I Am Against Being For It”, Galerie Aries, Tokyo, Japan
                        Hosomi Contemporary Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1993         Tokyo University of the Arts, Ph.D. graduates
                        Created “Mr. DOB” figures
                        “A Very Merry Unbirthday!”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshiam, Japan
                        Gallery Nasubi, Tokyo, Japan
                        “A Romantic Evening”, Gallery Cellar, Nagoya, Japan
                        “Wild Wild”, Rontgen Kunst Institute, Tokyo, Japan
                        “NICAF 92”, Shirashi Contemporary Art Inc., Yokohama, Japan
1994 “Fujisan”, Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
                        “Which is tomorrow?—Fall In Love--”, SCAI The Bathhouse, Shiraishi Contemporary Art Inc., Tokyo, Japan
                        “Azami Kikyo, Ominaeshi”, Gallery Aoi, Osaka, Japan
1995 Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
                        “NIJI (Rainbow)”, Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
                        “Crazy Z”, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
                        “Mr. Doomsday Balloon”, Yngtingagatan 1, Stockholm, Suede
1996         Founded the “Hiropon Factory” production workshop
                        “727”, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
                        “727”, Aoi Gallery Osaka, Japan
                        “Feature Inc.”, New York, USA
                        Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA
                        Galerie Koto, Okayama, Japan
                        “Konnichiwa, Mr. DOB”, Kirin Art Plaza, Osaka, Japan
                        “A Very Merry Unbirthday, To You, To Me!”, Ginza Komatsu, Tokyo, Japan
1997         Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
                        Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
                        “The Other Side of a Falsh of Light”, HAP Art Space, Hiroshima, Japan
1998 “Hiropon Project KoKo_Pity Sakurako Jet Airplane nos. 1-6”, Feature Inc., New York, USA
                        “Back Beat: Super Flat”, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
                        “My Lonesome Cowboy”, Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
                        “Moreover, DOB raises his hand”, Sagacho bis, Tokyo, Japan
1999         Created “Superflat”
                        “DOB in the strange forest”, Nagoya Parco Gallery, Japan
                        “Patron”, Marunuma Art Park Gallery, Japan
                        “Second Mission Project Ko2”, Hiropon Factory, Japan
                        “DOB’s Adventures in Wonderland”, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
                        “The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning”, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bart College, New York, USA
                        ”Superflat”, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
                        “Love & DOB”, Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan
2000         “727”, Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
                        “Second mission Project KO2”, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
                        “KaiKai KiKi: Superflat”, Issey Miyake for Men, Tokyo, Japan
2001         “Wink”, Grand Central Station, New York, USA
                        “Mushroom”, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
                        “KaiKai KiKi”, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
                        “Summon monsters? open the door? heal? or die?”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
                        “Takashi Murakami: Made in Japan”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
2002 “Kawaii”, Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France;Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
2003 “Superflat Monogram”, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France”;Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
                        “Double Helix Reversal”, Rockefeller Center, New York, USA
2004 “Funny Cuts”. Stuttgart Museum of Art, Stuttgart, Germany
                        “Takashi Murakami: Inochi”, Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2005 “Opening of Gallery Extension”, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
                        “Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Pop Culture”, Japan Society, New York, USA
                        “Outdoor Banner Installation”, Public Art Fund, New York, USA
2006         “The Pressure Point of Painting”, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
2007         “MURAKAMI”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
                        “Tranquility of the heart, torment of the flesh ― open wide the eye of the heart, and nothing is invisible”
2008         “Davy Jone’s Tear”, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, California, USA
                        “MURAKAMI”, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn , New York, USA
                        Museum for Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
                        “Takashi Murakami: Prints—My First Art Series”, KaiKai KiKi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009 “I Love Prints and So I Make Them”, ARKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
                        “I Love Prints and So I Make Them”, KaiKai KiKi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
                        “Takashi Murakami Paints Self Portraits”, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
                        “MURAKAMI”. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
2010         “Solo Exhibition”, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy
                        “MURAKAMI NERSAILLES”, Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
2011         “Beyond Limits”, Chatsworth, England
                        “Homage to Yves Klein”, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
                        “A History of Editions”, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
                        “Solo Exhibition”, Gagosian Gallery, London, England
2012         “Ego”, ALRIWAQ Doha Exhibition Space, Qatar