Yuichi Hirako

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Yuichi Hirako

b. 1982 Japan




Japanese artist Yuichi Hirako, born in 1982 in Okayama Prefecture and now working primarily in Tokyo. “The relationship between plants and humans” is a major theme that Yuichi Hirako has been continuously exploring in his artwork. When the artist studied at Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, he began to ruminate on his living experiences shaped by the environments of the parks in London and the primeval forests in his hometown-Okayama Prefecture, Japan. At the same time, he identified the difference between the ways the East and the West “connect with nature”.

Hirako’s childhood memory was constructed by his intimate interaction with the unspoiled countryside and woods. Not until he grew up did he get to visit the urban green spaces for leisure and recreation in the West. His childhood experience with hometown nature and adulthood experience with urban greens illustrates the appearance of country life and urban life respectively. Recognizing the shifting time-space of plants, the artist looks further into the human-nature relationships in the industrialized cities.



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Japanese artist Yuichi Hirako, born in 1982 in Okayama Prefecture and now working primarily in Tokyo. “The relationship between plants and humans” is a major theme that Yuichi Hirako has been continuously exploring in his artwork. When the artist studied at Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, he began to ruminate on his living experiences shaped by the environments of the parks in London and the primeval forests in his hometown-Okayama Prefecture, Japan. At the same time, he identified the difference between the ways the East and the West “connect with nature”. Hirako’s childhood memory was constructed by his intimate interaction with the unspoiled countryside and woods. Not until he grew up did he get to visit the urban green spaces for leisure and recreation in the West. His childhood experience with hometown nature and adulthood experience with urban greens illustrates the appearance of country life and urban life respectively. Recognizing the shifting time-space of plants, the artist looks further into the human-nature relationships in the industrialized cities.





CV

2023
  • Yuichi Hirako"Dried&Fresh",T&Y Projects,Tokyo,Japan
  • Tokyo Gendai,Tokyo,Japan
  • Taipei Dangdai,Taipei,Taiwan
  • ART BUSAN,Busan,South Korea
  • Group exhibition | The New Age of Anxiety - Collectors’ Choice,The National Arts Club,New York,USA
  • Art Basel HK,Hong Kong,China

2022
  • FALLEN FALLEN LEAVES,YIRI ARTS,Taipei,Taiwan
  • Under Current サテライト展,N&A Art SITE,Tokyo,Japan
  • inheritance, metamorphosis, rebirth, Nerima Art Museum,Tokyo,Japan
  • Frieze London,London,U.K.
  • Frieze Seoul,Seoul,South Korea
  • Solo exhibition |FOOTPRINTS,KOTARO NUKAGA ,Tokyo,Japan
  • Art Basel HK,Hong Kong,China
  • Taipei Dangdai ,Taipei,Taiwan
  • Art Fair Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan

2021
  • Art Taichung 2021, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Group exhibition | SUMMER WARS,YIRI ARTS,Taipei,Taiwan
  • Pulse of modernity,Powerlong museum,Shanghai,China
  • WEST BUND Art Fair,KOTARO NUKAGA Gallery,Shanghai,China
  • ART TAIPEI,Taipei,Taiwan
  • Frieze London,London,U.K.
  • KIAF SEOUL,Seoul,South Korea
  • Solo exhibition | Mount Mariana,Gallery Baton,Seoul,South Korea
  • Frieze New York,New York,USA
  • Solo exhibition | GIFT,KOTARO NUKAGA ,Tokyo,Japan
  • Art Fair Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan
  • Group exhibition|「DOMESTICITY, Volery Gallery,Dubai
    2020
    • GIN HUANG Gallery Taichung,  Gin Huang Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan.
    2019
    • Memories, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, Japan
    • Dandelion, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    2018
    • Leftover, Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • BLOOM, YIRI Arts Taipei Space, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Seeding, YIRI Arts Taichung Space, Taichung, Taiwan
    • Project N 71, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (MUSEUM), Tokyo, Japan
    • Dazzling Leaves, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    2017
    • SPROUT Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Greening, Waiting Room, Tokyo, Japan
    2016
    • Haze, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
    • Our way to the Forest, Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, USA
    • Phantom Forest, YIRI ARTS Pier-2 Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    2015
    • Bark Feeder, Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • Grafted Tree, Waiting Room, Tokyo, Japan
    2014
    • Wooden Works, hpgrp Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • The Bark of Mind, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2013
    • The Luminous Plant, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
    • The Forest City, YIRI ARTS Fujin Space, Taipei, Taiwan
    • The Thick Forest, The Drawing Room Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    • The Leaf Scar, Waiting Room, Tokyo, Japan
    2012
    • The Wooden Clapper, The Drawing Room, Manila, The Philippines
    • Selected Forest, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
    • Advanced Plants, WALL/H.P.FRANCE, Tokyo, Japan
    • The Green Pieces, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan
    • Memories of My Garden: Hidden Forest, INAX Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • Memories of My Garden: Yadorigi, Tokyo Wonder Site Art Cafe kurage, Tokyo, Japan
    • Sleeping in the Pine Forest, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2011
    • YUICHI HIRAKO, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
    • Memories of My Garden: Song, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
    • Tokyo Wonder Wall Tochou, The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo, Japan
      2010
      • Yuichi Hirako : Memories of My Garden, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan

        INSTALLATION VIEWS

        PRESS

        Green Master 61

2020
116.7 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
        PRESS|Yuichi Hirako critics article-The Tree Boy/ A Flâneur of Human-Nature Relationships
        yuichi hirako press pics
        PRESS|美術手帖 2019.12
        Yuichi Hirako Sound Performance : 22 Apr 2016
        VIDEO|Yuichi Hirako Sound Performance : 22 Apr 2016
        Yuichi Hirako Sound Performance :19th Jul 2013
        VIDEO|Yuichi Hirako Sound Performance :19th Jul 2013
        Yuichi Hirako Sound Performance :3rd Sep 2011
        VIDEO|Yuichi Hirako Sound Performance :3rd Sep 2011

        EXHIBITION

        TAIPEI REGENT HOTEL PRIVATE SHOW

        TAIPEI REGENT HOTEL PRIVATE SHOW

        Weaving Realities: Visual Dialogues of Contemporary Japanese Artists

        Weaving Realities: Visual Dialogues of Contemporary Japanese Artists

        WOW!JAPAN! - Private Collection

        WOW!JAPAN! - Private Collection

        Online Auction

        Online Auction

        GIN HUANG Gallery Taichung

        GIN HUANG Gallery Taichung