Taro Izumi Biography

personal exhibitions

  • La Source des Rides, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris, France
  • Taro Izumi, SPROUT curation, Tokyo, Japan
  • Brave Yawn, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
  • Cloud, looks like a spider, NADiff Window Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • Taro Izumi, Tamagawa Art Gallery, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kneading, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
  • Manhunt & Sneak dating, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hide in a Whale’s Stomach, Mouse, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan
  • 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)
  • Magician’s Bread, Solar Eclipse, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jungle Book, Gallery Stump Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Game Pedestal (warehouse), Büro013 by Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
  • Trolley, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
  • GENIUS EPISODE 1&2, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
  • Zilent, Kojimachi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • Bargen (Fictitious), Pepper’s Loft Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

group exhibitions (selection)

  • Voice of images, Palazzo Grassi, Venise, Italy
  • 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 Japon, 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


  • 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, Korea
  • 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, Milano, Italy
  • 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
  • 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
  • UNLIMITED, A+, Tokyo, Japon
  • 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, China
  • 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
  • Chimney Sweeper, Art 39 Basel, Art Statement, Bâle, Switzerland
  • Between Art and Life, Performativity in Japanese Art, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève, Switzerland
  • Tokyo Nonsense, Scion, Los Angeles, USA
  • The Echo, Zaim, Yokohama, Japan
  • Food and Contemporary Art, BankART 1929, Yokohama, Japan
  • Landmark Project 3, Nogechiku, Yokohama, Japan
  • 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, Mito Arts Foundation, Ibaraki, Japan
  • _Collectior’s choice : Collection 2, _Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Séoul, Korea
  • Techniques of Storytelling speaking of unspeakable, Samzie Space, LOOP, Séoul, Korea
  • Fukutakehouse in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Nigata, Japan
  • After The Reality, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
  • Theory of everything: videoart from Tokyo, Caochangdi Workstation Art Center, Pékin / Location One, New York, USA
  • The World is Mine, Hiromiyoshii Five, Tokyo, Japon
  • Gallery Artist Show, Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japon
  • Field of Dreams, Project Room/Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • Gallery Le Deco, Tokyo, Japan


  • Campfire, blanClass, Kamakura, Japan
  • Sumida River Art Project, Performance with Zakuro Yamaga, Asashi Art Square, Asashi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan
  • Azumabashi Dance Crossing, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan
  • Performance en collaboration avec Zakuro Yamaga, Toyota Choregraphy Award 2008, Tokyo, Japan
  • Harajyuku Performance Plus, Laforet Harajyuku, Tokyo, Japan


  • Voice of images, cat. exp., éd. Electa, IT, p.128 — 131
  • Taro Izumi, Stretch — stand on my own feet, Nadaff, éd. Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, JP
  • Art Everyday!!!, cat. exp. The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japon, pp.28-35 ; 64-65
  • Tokyo Nonsense, Scion, Installation LA, Los Angeles, USA
  • Taro Izumi, Trolley, cat. exp., éd. Hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, JP
  • Chiaki Sakaguchi, Art Review, « Tokyo! The city according to art », n°14, septembre, pp. 85 — 89
  • Midori Matsui, « The age of micropop : The new generation of Japanese Artists », cat. exp, The door Into Summer: The age of micropop, Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, JP

Taro Izumi


Installation, mixed media, video

Japanese artist born in 1976 in Nara, Japan. 

Tokyo, Japan
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