Yukinori Yanagi



Yukinori Yanagi
Born in Fukuoka in 1959.

Yanagi received an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 1990.
In 1993, Yanagi participated in the 45th Venice Biennial and became the first Japanese artist to be selected from the Aperto exhibition as an emerging artist. Yanagi’s works were in numerous international exhibitions including Bienal de São Paulo (Brazil) in 1996, the Lyon Biennale (France) in 1996, and Whitney Biennial (NY, USA) in 2000. At the 21st Biennale of Sydney (Australia) in 2018, he showed a large-scale installation combining various works.

Yanagi also showed his works in Japan in many solo exhibitions, among them Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Fukuoka Art Museum and BankArt (Yokohama.) In 2008, he completed his long-term project, Inujima Seirensho Art Museum in Okayama, which exhibits a permanent site-specific installation of the artist.

Yanagi’s artworks are in numerous museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (NY, USA) , Tate Modern (London, UK) , Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VA, USA) and the Fabric Workshop and Museum (PA, USA) .



Inujima Seirensho Art Museum (Fukutake Foundation), Okayama, Japan
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan
Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, US
National Gallery of Australia, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
Tate Gallery, UK
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), US
New York Public Library, US
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, US
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, US
Philadelphia Museum of Art, US
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, US
Swiss Bank Corporation, Stamford, US
Bayerische Vereinsbank, München, Germany
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, US
O Museum, Bangkok, Thailand
Museum MACAN (Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara), Indonesia


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