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Born 1976, Nara, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo.

Tara Izumi received both his BA and MA in Fine Art from Tama Art University, Japan. Since graduating in 2002 he has presented numerous solo exhibitions and performances in centres such as Basel, Paris and Tokyo.

Solo Exhibitions

2013
The Source of Wrinkles, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris, France

2011
SPROUT curation, Tokyo, Japan*
Brave Yawn, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
Cloud, looks like a spider, NADiff Window Gallery, Tokyo, Japon
Taro Izumi, Tamagawa Art Gallery, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Kneading, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan*
Manhunt & Sneak dating, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
Hide in a Whale’s Stomach, Mouse, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan

2009
My attempt to build a mountain ended up with a hole wide open, NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo, Japan
Helsinki, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris, France (Project Room)

2008
Magician’s Bread, Solar Eclipse, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
Jungle Book, Gallery Stump Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan

2007
Game Pedestal (warehouse), Büro013 by Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan

2006
Trolley, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan*

2005
GENIUS EPISODE 1&2, Hiromiyoshii Five, Tokyo, Japan

2003
Zilent, Kojimachi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2002
Bargen (Fictitious), Pepper’s Loft Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012
Voice of images, Palazzo Grassi, Venise, Italie*
Koganei Artfull-Jack! Bermuda triangle, Chateau Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Art Night, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
Marsupials, commissaire : Taro Izumi, Talion gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Veranda, Tightrope Walking, Compulsive Plot, commissaire : Shigeru Ikeda, Talion gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Humour, parodie et vidéos : créations vidéo du Japon contemporain, Maison de la Culture du Japan, Paris, France
Real Japanesque: The Unique World of Japanese Contemporary, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
The echo 2012 Berlin, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Projektraum, Berlin, Germany

2011
Cinéphémère, Fiac Hors les Murs / Galerie GP & N Vallois, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
Violence and Universe, Island, Kashiwa, Japan
Shifting Surfaces : Experience, Perspectives and Media, Artsonje Museum, Gyeongju, Corée Japancongo : Carsten Hollers
double-take on Jean Pigozzis collection
, Le Magasin, Centre national d’art contemporain, Grenoble, France / Center for Contemporary Art, Moucou, Russie / Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italie
Silent Narrator: On Plural Stories, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Invisibleness is Visibleness: International Contemporary Art Collection of a Salaryman, Daisuke Miyatsu, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, China
Our Magic Hour – How Much of the World Can We Know?, Yokohama Triennale 2011, NYK Waterfront Warehouse (Bank ART Studio NYK), Yokohama, Japan Omnilogue: Alternating Currents – Japanese Art After March 2011, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth, Australia

2010
MOT Collection: Enter Here – What do you see ?, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Trust: Media City Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
City 2.0: The Evolutionary Theory of City on the Web Generation, Eye of Gyre, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Waiting for Video: Works from the 1960s to Today, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Re:Membering, Next of Japan, Gallery LOOP, Séoul, Korea
Winter Garden: Exploration of the Micropop Imafination in Contemporary Japanese Art, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Summer Museum for All Ages: Art Everyday!, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Takasaki, Japan*
CREAM International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009, Nogeyama Animal Park, Yokohama, Japan
POST. O: The Reverse of TOPOS, Garden City Space of Art, Taipei, Taiwan, Chine
Extra/Ordinary: Video Art from Asia, University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, USA
TWIST & SHOUT: Contemporary Art form Japan”, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
Everyday Life, Another Space, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

2008
Chimney Sweeper, Art Statement, Art 39 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Between Art and Life, Performativity in Japanese Art, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Tokyo Nonsense, Scion Installation, Los Angeles, USA*
The Echo, Zaim, Yokohama, Japan
Food and Contemporary Art, BankART 1929, Yokohama, Japan
Landmark Project 3, Nogechiku, Yokohama, Japan

2007
Out of the Ordinary: New Video from Japan, The Getty Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Door into Summer: The Age of Micropop, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan*
Collectior’s choice : Collection 2, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Séoul, Korea
Techniques of Storytelling speaking of unspeakable, Samzie Space, LOOP, Séoul, Korea

2006
Fukutakehouse in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Nigata, Japan
After The Reality, Deitch Projects, New York, USA

2005
The World is Mine, Hiromiyoshii Five, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery Artist Show, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japon

2004
Field of Dreams, Project Room/Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2001
Gallery Le Deco, Tokyo, Japon

Performances

2012
Campfire, blanClass, Kamakura, Japan
Sumida River Art Project, Performance with Zakuro Yamaga, Asashi Art Square, Asashi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Azumabashi Dance Crossing, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Performance en collaboration avec Zakuro Yamaga, Toyota Choregraphy Award 2008, Tokyo, Japan

2007
Harajyuku Performance Plus, Laforet Harajyuku, Tokyo, Japan