Noriyuki Haraguchi


  • Oil Pool, 2020

  • wall to wall, 2020

  • Ento, 2020

  • Out and In, 2020

  • Square Frame, 2020

  • Tension, and Compression, 2020

  • Untitled 1, 2020

  • Untitled 2, 2020

  • Hanging Iron Plate / Vertical, 2020


Born 1946, in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art in 1970. Beginning his career as an artist in the late 1960s, he became the first Japanese artist to be selected for the international exhibition, “Documenta 6” (Kassel, Germany) in 1977. From a full scale, three-dimensional reproduction of a military aircraft to a steel pool containing oil waste, Haraguchi uses industrial materials, such as iron and polyurethane, to create works that reflect Objecthood, the depiction of an object’s materiality via the removal of meaning and function.

[Solo Exhibitions]

2001 “NORIYUKI HARAGUCHI,” Stätdtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

2009 “Noriyuki Haraguchi- Society and Material,” BankARTStudio NYK, Yokohama

2020 wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi, √K Contemporary, Tokyo

[Group Exhibitions]

1988 “(C) Overt: A Series of Exhibitions,” PS1, New York

1989 “Color and/or Monochrome – A Perspective on Contemporary Art,” National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

1995 “Matter and Perception 1970, Mono-ha and the Search for Fundamentals,” The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu

1997 “GRAVITY – Axis of Contemporary Art,” The National Museum of Art, Osaka

2012 “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde,“ MoMA, New York