Noritoshi
Hirakawa

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Exhibition views - Conscience, Réalité / Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, 2012
Exemplaire isolé
© Marc Domage
L 'artiste & Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Exhibition views - Conscience, Réalité / Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, 2012

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Exhibition views - Conscience, Réalité / Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, 2012

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Exhibition views - Conscience, Réalité / Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, 2012

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Exhibition views - Conscience, Réalité / Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, 2012

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Exhibition views - Conscience, Réalité / Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, 2012

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Exhibition views - Conscience, Réalité / Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, 2012

Noritoshi Hirakawa
A silent afternoon, 2011
Archival inkjet Print
37 x 25 cm
Edition of 5 ex

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Pleasure for Blushful , 2011
Inkjet Print
25 x 37 cm ( 56,5 x 69,2 cm, framed )
Edition of 5 ex

Noritoshi Hirakawa
The Approval of Attainment, 2009
Silver gelatin print
Exemplaire N° 1/8 + 2 E.A

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Open studio of Enola Carr-I, 2008
fuji crystal archive
43 x 28 cm ( 71 x 56,5 cm, framed )
Unique artwork
Signé et daté

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Open Studio of Enola Carr - J, 2008
Fuji Crystal Archive
43 x 28 cm
Unique artwork
Signé et daté

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Open Studio of Enola Carr - K, 2008
Fuji Crystal Archive
Unique artwork

Noritoshi Hirakawa
A touch of flower , 2008
Fuji crystal archive
Exemplaire N° Ed. 1/3

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Time to face and face to Life, 2008
Photographie couleur, encadrée ( 25 x 37 cm framed )
Edition of 3 ex + 1 AP

Noritoshi Hirakawa
On the Point of Being, 2007
Duraflex print
33 x 49 cm ( 56 x 45,5 cm, framed )
Edition of 6 ex + 2 AP

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Admission of Desire, 2003
Photographie noir et blanc, encadrée
48 x 59 cm
Edition of 8 ex + 1 AP

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Subject A, 2003
Photographie contrecollée sur aluminium et encadrée ( 116 x 86 cm framed )
Exemplaire N° 1/7

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Subject B, 2003
Photographie contrecollée sur aluminium et encadrée
116 x 86 cm
Exemplaire N° 7 ex.

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Subject D, 2003
Photographie contrecollée sur aluminium et encadrée ( 116 x 86 cm framed )
Exemplaire N° 1/7

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Subject E, 2003
Photographie contrecollée sur aluminium et encadrée
116 x 86 cm
Exemplaire N° 7 ex.

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Subject F, 2003
Photographie contrecollée sur aluminium et encadrée
116 x 86 cm
Exemplaire N° 7 ex.

Noritoshi Hirakawa
A coherence of Instinct, 1999
Black & White Photography
48 x 60 cm
Edition of 8 ex + 1 AP

Noritoshi Hirakawa
For Heaven...Shinjuku Ryokan, 1999
Color print
Exemplaire N° 3/10

Noritoshi Hirakawa
Spring of Mum, 1998
cibachrome ( 54 x 54 cm framed )
Edition of 10 ex

Noritoshi Hirakawa
S_'Loorenkopft, Zurich', 1997
Série S
Photographie noir et blanc, contre collé aluminium
Unique artwork

Noritoshi Hirakawa
S_Pont Butin, 1997
Série S
Photographie noir et blanc, contre collé aluminium
Unique artwork

Noritoshi Hirakawa
S_'Kirchenfeldbrücke, Bern', 1997
Série S
Photographie noir et blanc, contre collé aluminium
Unique artwork

Noritoshi Hirakawa
S_Rheinfall Eisenbahnb, 1997
Série S
Photographie noir et blanc, contre collé aluminium
100 x 150 cm
Unique artwork

Noritoshi Hirakawa
S_Pont du Gofféron, 1997
Série S
Photographie noir et blanc, contre collé aluminium
Unique artwork

Noritoshi Hirakawa
S_'Pont de la Machine/Rhône,Genève', 1997
Série S
Photographie noir et blanc, contre collé aluminium
Unique artwork

Noritoshi Hirakawa
S_Creux-du-Van, 1993
Série S
Photographie noir et blanc, contre collé aluminium
Unique artwork

Noritoshi Hirakawa
FROSBITE (Saiko Kurokawa, Ginza Motokobikibashigiwa toilet), 1989
Phorographie N/B, bois, ruban en tissu bleu
150 x 100 cm
Edition of 3 ex

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Noritoshi Hirakawa originally studied Applied Sociology and works today with photography, film, installation and performance. His works have been described as erotic, intimate and challenge mainstream views of sexuality as well the assumption that male desire is inherently exploitative, objectifying and oppressive towards women. The artist believes that human activities forms the culture in which we live today and proposes to push the boundaries of perception in order to expand the culture. In particular, he identifies the camera as "a very good excuse to connect men's and women's desires".

Seeking a Light

Since opening in 1904, the subway system has been the life support system of New York City. Everyday, around 6 million people pass through its infrastructure, moving within 656 miles of tracks and through 468 stations.

Living here for fifteen years, I've noticed that New Yorkers have to rely on instinct and intuition in order to deal with this system. There is no schedule and no one can predict when the trains will arrive. Without a system announcing the train's arrival, like the mechanical signs found throughout the world, one is impelled to focus on the shadows of the tunnel awaiting the future.

The live act of waiting is tense yet spiritual. On the edge of tracks, people are meditative, perceiving a premonition from the darkness of the tunnel. They seek the lights of the subway car, like one looks into a spiritual palace expecting someone to appear in the light.

'Seeking a Light' was shot in the summertime of 2005 in various New York City subway station platforms the moment the trains were coming. One image is of the person waiting and the other image is the moment of light approaching.
Noritoshi Hirakwa

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Streams By The Wind
- Heat Stroke
By Noritoshi Hirakawa

Heat Stroke is the second installment in a series of slide projections titled 'Streams By The Wind'. It consists of 80 images produced as slides and viewed in a narrative progression (through a slide projector with carousel 80 slides) without sound. Each installment in the series is an interaction between a man and a woman. These characters have conflicting traits, and are not restricted to predetermined dispositions. There is no such definition of good or evil, as is customary in much literature and film, as most real humans are much more complex than this. Each character is completely subjective, switching from what would be deemed good to acts that may be regarded as evil.

Noritoshi's goal with this project was to create new narratives that deviate from those in modern film and literature. He was interested in creating multidimensional characters that at each moment are in a dilemma as to what to do, and their actions are not character traits that fit a mold, but reaction to specific circumstance.
The title, 'Streams By The Wind' is in reference to this overall theme. The characters are caught up in the moment, as if autumn leaves caught in the gusts of wind, blown by the breeze, and their reactions are barely manageable.

'Heat Stroke' is the story of a father and a daughter. In the middle of the night the father, played by Michael Nader, is woke by the sounds of his daughter, Simone Collins. He thinks his daughter is sick, and goes to her room to help?
This slide projected installation was exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien in 2003 ( his work has never been exhibited at any commercial gallery or museum in US).

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Noritoshi Hirakawa
Subject / the fruitful wavers
April 16th, May 21th 2005

Through a series of photographs, Subject aims to shift perceptions of not only architectural photography, but architecture as a whole Subject illustrates that at times the true subject is not the building, nor structure nor assumed use of the space. Instead, the true subject is the humans and their individual and group interactions.

Noritoshi Hirakawa had taken these ideas of his to Thom Mayne, architect and founder of Morphosis, and discussed them further. It was at this point that Mayne proposed to collaborate with Hirakawa on the architectural photography project known as Subject.

The Graduate House in the University of Toronto provided the perfect composition in which the interaction of humans could be the main focus. The narrative nature of the photographs in Subject are supported by the psychological drama between the humans in the space. Humans incorporate the architecture as a part of their daily lives and Subject shows this true use of architecture in a series of fourteen duraflex prints (75×100 cm). Hirakawa and Mayne illustrate and believe that the consideration of human appropriation is utterly important not only in the photography, but in the creation of architecture as well.

Solo exhibitions

2014
Infinite Dance, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2013
House of ourselves, Gallery VER, Bangkok, Thailand

2012
Conscience, réalité, Galerie in situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

2011
Beyond the sunbeam through trees, Yamaguchi center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi, Japan

2010
The Returning of the Sun, Blum & Poe gallery, Los Angeles, Californie, USA

2009
Seeking a Light, Galerie in situ fabienne leclerc, Paris, France Unfold Universe, Chi-Wen Gallery, Tai?wan
An Attribute of Living, Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan

2008
Open Studio of Enola Carr, Live Performance, Rahmen
Cringe, curated by Cecilia Jurado, Dean Project, Long Island City, NY, USA
Vier zwei Eins, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, NY, USA

2006
Nothing incomprehensible, Baukunst Galerie, Koeln, Germany
Nankuzkan Uderground, Tokyo, Japan.
Vier zwei Eins, Baukunst Galerie, Koeln, Germany
Chambre avec vues, FRAC des Pays de le Loire, Carquefou, France
The Layers from Capital & Dawn of Felicity, Galerie Ferdinand Van Dieten, Amsterdam, Holland
Pale Destiny, Mars Gallery, Tokyo, Japon
Galerie HAM, Nagoya, Japan
 
2005
Subject / The Fruitful Wavers, Galerie In Situ fabienne leclerc, Paris, France
Subject, Salon 94, New York, USA

2004
Zeno X, Anvers, Belgium
Subject, The Eric Arthur Gallery, University of Toronto, Canada
Frieze Art Fair, Wrong Gallery, London

2003
The strings of Light, BMW Group Pavilion, Munich, Germany
Streams by the Wind, Kunsthalle Wien( Project room), Vienne, Austria

2002
Les temps de Rien à Montpellier, Noirmont Prospect, Paris, France
The intent of gestures, Herme?s Forum, Tokyo, Japan
I am the Mother and I am the Daughter, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Manner of Living, Art & Public, Genève, Switzertland

2001
Galeria 1991, Lisbon, Portugal
An Inevitable Story as Coincidence, Magazin4 Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

2000
Le Murmure de la mer, ART & PUBLIC( Guest Room), Geneva, Switzertland

1999
The Echos in a Mirror, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Germany
Le Va et Viens, Galerie Serge Ziegler, Zu?rich, Switzertland
Shiosai, Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan

1998
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
The Reason of Life, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
The Flame of Wandering, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Forty Years Behind Paris, Taka Ishii Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

1997
Garden of Nirvana, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Reconfirmation, Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany
La Vertu dans le Vice, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
S, Centre d?art Neucha?tel, Neucha?tel, Switzerland

1996
A Window of Society, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima / Ginza Komatsu Amuser, Tokyo, Japan
Frostbite / Women, Children and Japanese, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Complex of Pieter Bruegel, Zeno X Gallery, Anvers, Belgium

1995
Why do the Japanese Dislike the Japanese ?, Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan
A Destination of Ego, Galerie d?Eendt, Amsterdam, Holland
L'Autre Permanent, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Khaosan Road, Rum, Malmo, Sweden

1994
Just Before the Last Moment in the Twentieth Century, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, USA
Frostbite, Art & Public, Genève, Switzerland
Women, Children and the Japanese, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1993
The Greatest, Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan
Dreams of Tokyo, Museum fu?r Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Francfort, Germany

1992
Meanings Rely on your Attitude, Gallery Fukuyama, Tokyo, Japan
A Temptation to be a Man, Galerie Marc Jancou (Project Room), Zuerich, Switzerland
Je veux être Amoureux de Vous !, MA Galerie, Paris, France

1991
Entropaia, Gallery Fukuyama, Tokyo, Japan
To Become Dharma, de Vleeshal, Middelburg, USA
Dreams of Tokyo, Galerie d?Eendt, Amsterdam, Holland

1990
Frostbite, Galerie Surge, Tokyo, Japan
Placebo is Missing, W139, Amsterdam, Holland

1989
Entropaia, Citicorp Citibank Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Yearnings of Montezuma, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Influenza, Art Gallery of the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Art in Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

1988
Passing Moments, Gallery Tamaya, Tokyo, Japan
Out of Breath, Gallery Parergon II, Tokyo, Japan

Group exhibitions

2017
En marge, Galerie In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

2013
Coeurs vaillants, une proposition de Damien Cadio, galerie Eva Hober, Paris

2012
En plein air, Stux Gallery, New York, USA

2010
CAPC ou la vie saisie par l?art - CAPC - Muse?e d?art contemporain, Bordeaux
Inside Installations - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent

2009
Quand la première ivresse des succès bruyants..., CAPC collection hors les murs, Château Guiraud, Sauternes, France
Diana and Actaeon,The Forbidden Glimpse of the Naked Body,museum Kunst Palast, Duesserldorf, Germany.
The Fallen Angels, Watai-um Museum, Tokyo, Japon
30 ans du Meymac, 30 ans - Pas ne?cessaire et pourtant indispensable, Abbaye Saint-André Centre d?art contemporain, Meymac, France
Desire, Holster Projects, London, UK
Blumen/Flowers, Galerie Walter Keller, Zurich, Switzerland
Wonderland, Tenderloin Neighborhood of San Fransisco, San Fransisco, USA

2008
Darkside, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
Cringe, Dean Project, Long Island City, New York
Silence in the Light, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Hiroshi Sunairi, Arto Lindsay, Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, New York, USA
An attribute of Living - Noritoshi Hirakawa - Patrick Van Caeckenbergh - Ann-Mie Van Kerchkoven - Cristof Yvoré, Zeno X Gallery, Anvers, Belgium
Noritoshi Hirakawa, Hiroshi Sunairi &Arto Lindsay / Joan Jonas, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan

2007
Reality crossings, 2nd International Photographe festival of Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Heidelberg, Germany
Flash Cube, (curator : Henk Slager), Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Wako Works of Art: 15 years, Early and New Works - Part 1, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Mulher, Mulheres, SESC Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Out of the loop, BICA, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Lost Format, Art Space BE-part, Waregem, Belgium
Into me / Out of me, MACRO (Museo d?Arte Contemporanea), Rome, Italy
Making a Home, Japan Society, New York, USA
Vanishing Point - Contemporary Japanese Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Silence in the Light, Venetia Karpernekas Gallery, New York, USA
Loop 07, Barcelona, Spain
Stripped bare. Der entbloesste Koerper. Fotografien aus der Sammlung Thomas Koerfer, C/O Berlin - The Cultural Forum of
Photography, Berlin, Germany
Kunstfilmbiennale Koeln, Internationaler Wettbewerb, Kunstverein Koeln, Germany

2006
Les peintres de la vie moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou (collection de la caisse des dépôts de Paris), Paris, France
25 years Zeno X, Galerie Zeno X, Anvers, Belgium
Guenter Umberg, Haus Kontruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
Into Me / Out of Me, Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany
The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Sweet Ecstasy, Galerie Nicola Von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland
Dark Places, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, USA
Femmes, The Area of Mont des Arts (organisation by Art of the World), Bruxelles, Belgium
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlitch, Museum fur Neue Kunst, Germany
Don Giovanni, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteroewisheim, Germany
Don Giovanni : Two plus two equals four,Kunsthalle de Vienne, Vienne, Austria
Into Me / Out of Me, Moma PS1, Long Island City, New York, USA
Baukunst Galerie Vier zwei Eins ( performance ), Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Taka Ishii Gallery( the viewing room), Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Cornelius Pleser, Munich, Germany
Maedels, Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Koeln, Germany

2005
Femme(s), Museum Carouge, Genève, Switzerland
Go Inside, Triana Biennale, Italy
Le mois de la photo, Montréal, Canada
Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, USA

2003
Tirol Transfer, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna*, Austria
The History of Japanese Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston*, USA
False Innocence, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona*, Spain
Das Lebendige Museum, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Ferdnand van Dieten, Amsterdam, Holland Griedervonputtkamer, Berlin, Germany
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2002
Formen Der Gewalt, Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany
Departures ( with Alfred Jaar), Torch, Amsterdam, Holland
Composition of Desire ( with Vivan Sundaram), Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten, Amsterdam, Holland
Desire (Curator : Peter Weiermair), Galleria D?Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologne, Italy
Magazin in Magazin, A Fruitful Wavers, Magazin4 Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
The Museum, the Collection, the Director and his Loves, Streams by the Wind, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Francfort, Germany

2001
The Beauty of Intimacy, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague / Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Germany
The Overexcited Body, The Meditation of Insight, Museum of the Arengario, Piazza Duomo Milan, Italie SESC, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Desire (Curator : Peter Weiermair), Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteroewisheim, Germany
Dévoler, Institut d?art contemporain Villeurbanne, Villeurbanne, France
Playgrounds & Toys for Children, Pacha Mama, United Nations Visitors? Lobby, New York, USA
Casino 2001, S.M.A.K., Gand, Belgium
Images et identités, CAPC Musée d?art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France

2000
Cold Burn, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
The Unseen, Whereabouts of affections, Galerie deux, Tokyo,Japan
Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten, Amsterdam, Holland
Elbow Room (Curator : Grady T. Turner), Kim Foster Gallery, New York, USA
Cos-Play (Curators : Paul Donker Duyvis, Christine Sluysmans), Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Holland
Contemporary Japanese Photography, De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, Germany
Autowerke - European and American Photography 1998 - 2000, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Confession of a voyeur (Curator : Vasif Kortun), Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey

1999
Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten( with Paul Donker Duyvis), Amsterdam, Holland
Spaceship Earth, The Silence of Signs, Art in General, New York, USA
Sweet & Sour, Art & Public, Genève, Switzerland
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Missing Link, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Transmute (Curator : Joshua Dector), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Shadows of the soul, Kunstcentrum de Boterhal, Hoorn, Holland
Dehors - Dedans, CAPC Musée d?art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan
Singulier, Pluriel, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
A Girl Like You, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

1998
ArtNation Projects, New York, USA
Terminating Angel, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Where I am, Galeria Municipal Da Mitra, Lisbonne, Portugal
Zeno X Gallery, Anvers, Belgium
La Sphere de L?Intime, Do not be so close to be close, Le Printemps De Cahors, Cahors, France
Live and Let Die, The Home-Coming of Navel String, Apex Art C.P., New York, USA
Bathroom, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York, USA
Voor het verdwijnt en daarna, S.M.A.K., Watou, Belgium
Fétiches/Fétichismes, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Diana 98, Memorable Memory, Palais X-tra, Zuerich, Switzerland
Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams, and the Contemporary Awakening, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum at Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, USA
Bangkok Art Project 1998, Sabaai Chai Chai, Bangkok, Thailand
Zeno X Gallery, Anvers, Belgium
 
1997
Light - Invisible Scene, Gallery NW House, Tokyo, Japan
Absolute Landscape - Between Illusion and Reality, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
AJAR, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
Lust und Leere - Japanische Photograhie Der Gegenwart (Curator : Peter Weiermair), Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark
Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
vis-à-vi[e]s, Galerie Art & Essai - Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France
Love,etc., Galerie Esca, Nîmes, France
Noritoshi Hirakawa & Philip Reilly, Galerie d?Eendt, Amsterdam, Holland
Un bel été, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions (Curator : Francesco Bonami), SITE Santa Fe, USA
Biennale de Cétinie, Montenegro
Heaven-Public View (Curator : Joshua Dector),P.S.1 Museum, New York, USA
Die Liebe, die Trauer, die Zeit (Axel Hinrich Murken Collection), Ludwig-Forum Aachen, Aix-La-Chapelle, Germany
Love,etc., Galerie Esca, Ni?mes, France
Noritoshi Hirakawa & Philip Reilly, Galerie d?Eendt, Amsterdam, PHolland
Un bel été, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions (Curator : Francesco Bonami), SITE Santa Fe, USA
Biennale de Cétinie, Montenegro
Heaven-Public View (Curator : Joshua Dector),P.S.1 Museum, New York, USA
Die Liebe, die Trauer, die Zeit (Axel Hinrich Murken Collection), Ludwig-Forum Aachen, Aix-La-Chapelle, Germany

1996
Zeno X Gallery, Anvers, Belgium
Traffic, De l?autre côté du fleuve (Curator : Nicolas Bourriaud), CAPC Musée d?art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Urgence, CAPC Muse?e d?art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
E.S.Vandam, New York, USA
Nudo & Crudo - sensitive body, visible body, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Non! Pas Comme Ça!, Centre d?Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Ideal Standard Life, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
Disneyland After Dark, Kunstamt Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Curriculum Vitae (Porto contemporary art day), Oporto?96, Oporto?s Festival d?art contemporain, Institut Français de Porto,Portugal
Video arte del Japon - Mania?ticos de la Desaparicion, Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentine
Joint Ventures (Curator : Nicolas Bourriaud), Basilico Fine Arts, New York, USA
Manics of Disappearance - Today?s Japan as disseminator of video messages, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada
Zeno X Gallery, Anvers, Belgium
Playpen & Corpus Delirium, Kunsthalle Zuerich, Zuerich, Switzerland
a/drift : Scenes From the Penetrable Culture (Curator : Joshua Dector), Center for Curatorial Studies Museum at Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, USA
Images of women in Japanese Contemporary Art 1930?s - 90?s, Shoto Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1995
Zeno X Gallery, Anvers, Belgium
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Video Art Channel - Five Artists N?On File, NICAF Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Shift (Aperto ?95), De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland
On Board (Aperto ?95), (Curators : Jerôme Sans / Karin Schorm), Pronto, Pronto qui Radio Sega Venezia, Il Nuovo Trionfo (Riva San Biago), Venise, Italy
Campo (Curator : Francesco Bonami), Corderie dell?Arsenale, Venice /Conferenza Stampa -Fondazione, Venise, Italy
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L?arte, Turin, Italy
Konst Museet, Malmo, Sweden
Aperto'95: logiques imparables, Petit déjeuner dans la cuisine (Curator : Ami Barak), Garage JP (FRAC Languedoc- Roussillon), Conqueyrac, France
Breakfast in the Kitchen, Zeno X Gallery (Anvers), Foire de Bâle, Bâle, Switzerland
L'art d'Aimer - curiousitas érotica, Chez le Concierge, Sète, France
Ripple Across the Water (Curateur : Jan Hoet), Koto- No- Owari, Aoyama,Tokyo, Japan
Infra Sound (Curator : Jerôme Sans), Unvergessene Erinnerungen Vor Dem Vergesssen, Norddeutsche Landesbank,Hambourg, Germany
Féminin, Masculin, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Orient / Ation -The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World, 4th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
E.T. (Curator : Jay Koh), Chien Mai, Japan

1994
Of the Human Condition : Hope and despair at the End of the Century, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
A Vision of Japan for 21st Century, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Refreshment, MA Galerie, Paris, France
Per la Nostra Societa, ARS LUX, Bologne, Italy
Commerce (Curator : Nicolas Bourriaud), Carré Saint-Nicolas (Résidence Secondaire), Paris, France
Play Off, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Gaze - L'impossible transparence (Curator : Hou Hanru), Carré des Arts, Parc floral de Paris, France
J'aime Regarder les Filles (Curator : Jean-Yves Jouannais), Galerie J.Moussion, Paris, France
Les mémoires de l?authenticité, Galerie d?Eendt, Amsterdam, Holland
A Long Life, Galerie HAM (Nagoya), Foire de Bâle, Bâle, Switzerland
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Art & Public (Geneva), Foire de Bâle, Bâle, Switzerland
Inbetween (Project by Adem Yilmaz et Jarg Geismer), Duty Free, Archaeologischen Park, Xanten, Germany
Westlichen Orangerie des Terrassengartens am Kloster Kamp, Germany
Biennale di Venezia, Pavillon Turc, Venise, Italy
Art in America, Zeno X Gallery,Anvers, Belgium
Desert of Desire, The First Recognition to be an Adult, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
Adieu, les Frontières!, Art & Public Genève : Prospect 1986 - 1994, bob van Orsouw, Zuerich, Switzerland
Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Francfort, Germany
 
1993
American Fine Arts, Co., New York, USA
Drops in the Atlantique, Neuvièmes Ateliers Internationaux des Pays de la Loire, Garenne Lemot, Clisson, France
Prospect 93, A Temptation to be a Man, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Francfort, Germany
Zeno X Gallery, Anvers, Belgium
Curator's Eye 93 : The Pandora that is Pandora?s Box, Gallery NW House, Tokyo, Japan
Partners, Galerie d?Eendt, Amsterdam, Holland
And Nothing will Change, MA Galerie (Paris), , NICAF Yokohama, Japan
Artists and AIDS, A Cup of Tea without Milk and Sugar, Henie-Onstad Art Center, Hovikodden, Norway
MA Galerie( with Eric Duyckaerts), Paris, France
Une (im)position: humainement votre..., FRAC Langedoc-Rousillon, Montpellier, France
At Bedroom in the Middle of Night, A Flower and the Root, Art & Public (Geneva), Foire de Bâle, Bâle, Switzerland
An Ending of Solo Drama, Breda Photografica ?93, De Beyerd, Breda, Germany
Before the sound of the beep (Curator : Jero?me Sans), The World has only One Order, Paris, France
Trade Routes, Khaosan road, The New Museum, New York, USA
In Between, Watanabe Emi No Namida No Kisha-Kaikan No Su-U-Jitsu-Mae Ni, The Floating Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Who Know Matter of Fact, Hôtel Carlton Palace, Chbre 763 (Curator : Hans-Ulrich Obrist), Paris, France
Thoughts that fit like air, Dialogues for the Time Being for Being, Art & Public, Genève, Switzerland

1992
Unchain My Heart, Galerie d?Eendt, Amsterdam, Holland
25, American Fine Arts, Co. (New York), NICAF Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Summer Becomes Eclectic, Mars gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Oriental Spirit in Contemporary Zurich Flats, Raymond Ludi?s flat, Zuerich, Switzerland
Nouvelles Scènes, Atheneum, Dijon, France
Troisième Biennale de Photographie de Rotterdam, Maddox, Rotterdam, Holland
Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp), Foire de Cologne, Germany
The 28th Artists Today, Yokohama City Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

1991
Asakusae (Japan/Belgium Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition), Asakusa old Kinryu school, Tokyo, Japan
Orientation 50 ? Nord (Belgium/Japan Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition), Cinquantenaire, Bruxelles, Belgium

Performance and theatre

2006
Vier zwei Eins, Baukunst Galerie, Koeln, Germany

2005
In Search of a Purple Heart, Salon 94, NY, USA

2003
Strings of Light, BMW Group Pavillion Muenchen, Germany

2002
Shower in the Dark (Happening with Arto Lindsay), Deitch Projects, New York, USA

2001
Montpellier Danse 01, Les Temps de Rien a? Montpellier, (Choregraphy with Didier Theron), Montpellier, France

2000
The Day after Yesterday, Hotel New York, PS1 Museum, New York, USA
Où est-ce quelqu?un que j?espère ?, Les Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

1998
Sufficiently Kinky (Happening with Arto Lindsay), Crossings - Kunst Zum Hoeren und Sehen, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienne, Austria

1996
Cabines de Bain, In the Same Pool (presented by Attitudes), Piscine de la Motta, Fribourg, Switzerland
Heimweh Nach Der Heimat, Phase 2: Bildende Kuenstler im TAT, Das TAT, Francfort, Germany
Shopping, Yohji Yamamoto / Deitch Projects, New York, USA

Curatoring

1999
Tongue of Fingers II (Shelly Silver, Joe Davis, Man Ray, Kathy High, Lee Williams, Noritoshi Hirakawa), VOID, New York, USA
The Conclusion of a Paradox (Panos Kokkinias, Michihisa Nagasaki, Gerard Byrne, Sieglinda Klupsch, Janine Gordon, Mark Woods, Maria Miesenberger), Venetia Kapernekas Fine Arts Inc., New York, USA
Tongue of Fingers III (Camille Stancin, Jonas Mekas, Dan Asher, Lova Hamilton, Noritoshi Hirakawa), VOID, New York, USA

1998
Tongue of Fingers (Kaoru Toyoda, Les Levine, Veronica Vega, Muntadas, Noritoshi Hirakawa), VOID, New York, USA

1997
Dream of the Fisherman?s Wife (Ricci Albenda, Eleanor Antin, Les Levine, Julian Opie,Dan Qing Chen), Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, USA

Publications

2012
«Noritoshi Hirakawa 1988-2012» Edition Wako Works of Art, 2012

1998
Matters, Deitch Projects, New York / Zeno X Gallery, Anvers, Belgium

1994
Noritoshi Hirakawa 1988-94, Gallery HAM, Nagoya / Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1993
The Greatest, Gallery HAM, Nagoya, Japan

1991
I am Here, But I am not Here, Seikyu-sha, Tokyo, Japan
To Become Dharma, de Vleeshal, Middelburg, Holland

1990
No More Pains of Isaac Newton, Youbi-sha, Tokyo, Japan

Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Francfort, Germany
capcMusée d?art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L?Arte, Turin, Italy
Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Gent, Gand, Belgium
Watari - Um, Tokyo, Japan
FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Yves Klein Foundation, Arizona, USA
BMW AG, Munich, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Germany
Fonds minicipal d?art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Caisse des Dépôts, Paris, France
Hauser & Wirth Museum, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland