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Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in Tokyo in 1948. After receiving a BA from Saint Paul’s University in Tokyo in 1970, he travelled to the West, first travelling to the Soviet Union and Poland before coming to Western Europe. In 1971, he visited Los Angeles and decided to stay. There he studied a BFA at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 1972. In 1974, he moved to New York. Visiting the city’s American Museum of Natural History, Sugimoto was inspired for the first of his "Dioramas" series. This series, like the "Seascapes" and "Theaters" series, was done between 1976 and 1977. These series have continued to the present day. Other works include, "In Praise of Shadows" 1998 a series that’s based on Gerhard Richter’s paintings of burning candles, "Architecture" series 2000 – 03 that consists of blurred images of well-known examples of Modernist architecture and "Conceptual Forms" 2004 that examines Industrial Revolution-era mechanical models. 

A multi-disciplinary artist, Hiroshi Sugimoto works in photography, sculpture, installation, and architecture. His work deals with history and temporal existence by investigating through a variety of subject matter issues surrounding time, empiricism, and metaphysics. His art bridges Eastern and Western ideologies while examining the nature of time, perception, and the origins of consciousness. His series include "Dioramas", "Theaters", "Seascapes", "Architectures", "Portraits", "Conceptual Forms", and "Lightning Fields", among others. Hiroshi Sugimoto still uses a turn-of-the-century box camera and he favors black and white photography. 

Sugimoto has received a number of grants and fellowships, and his work is held in the collections of the Tate Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of New York, among many others. He received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 2001. Sugimoto received the Photo España prize in 2006, was the recipient of the Premium Imperiale, Painting Award from the Japan Arts Association in 2009, and in 2013, the Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Order of Arts and Letters) from the French Government.

Portraits, initially created for the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, traveled to the Guggenheim Bilbao in 2000 and the Solomon R. Guggenheim New York in March 2001. In 2006, a mid-career retrospective was organized by the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. A monograph entitled Hiroshi Sugimoto was produced in conjunction with the exhibition. Other exhibitions we mention are: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Passariano, Italy (2007), Aujourd’hui, le monde est mort [Lost Human Genetic Archive], Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014), Gates of Paradise, Japan Society, New York (2017), Le Nottie Bianche, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2017), Hiroshi Sugimoto. Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2018), Surface of Revolution. The Estate of Trianon, Versailles (2018), and Hiroshi Sugimoto: Quatro Ragazzi, MOA Museum of Art, Atami (2018).

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Quattro RagazziNagasaki Prefecture Art Museum, Nagasaki, November 23 - January 27, 2019

Hiroshi SugimotoTel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, November 14 - June 8, 2019

The First Encounter. Italy through eyes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tenshō EmbassyGalleria ContinuaSan Gimignano, October 27 - January 12, 2019

Surface of RevolutionThe Estate of Trianon, Versailles, October 16 -  February 17, 2019

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Quattro Ragazzi, MOA Museum of Art, Atami, October 5 - November 4

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Life, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels,  April 20 - August 19


Seascapes-Atami, MOA Museum of Art, Atami, February 5 – March 14 2017.

The Sea and The Mirror, Château la Coste, le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, Provence, May 9 – September 3 2017.

Le Notti Bianche, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, May 16 – October 1 2017.

Gates of Paradise, Japan Society, New York, October 20 2017 – January 7 2018 (cat.).

Snow White, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, October 26 – December 22 2017.

Surface Tension, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, October 28 – December 22 2017.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past and Present in Three Parts, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, March 2 – May 8 2016.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Black Box, Casa Garriga i Nogués Exhibition Hall, Barcelona , February 16 - May 8 2016 (cat.); Recoletos Exhibition Hall, Madrid, June 23 – September 25 2016; FOAM Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, 16 December 2016 – 8 March 2017.

Sea of Buddha, Pace Gallery, New York, February 3 - March 5 2016.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past and Present in Three Parts, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, March 2 – May 8 2016

Remains to Be Seen, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, September 8 - October 22 2016.

Lost Human Genetic Archive, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, September 3 - November 13 2016.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past and Present in Three Parts / Art and Leisure, Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, October 28 - December 23 2015.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Stop Time, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy, March 8 - June 7 2015 (cat.).

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.,  February 7 - May 10 2015 (cat.).


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, October 18 2014 - January 31 2015.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art, Southampton, New  York, August 27 – October 21 2014.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cahiers d’Art, Paris, June 11 – July 29 2014.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Modern Times, Palazzetto Tito, Fondazione Bevilacqua LaMasa,  Venice, June 6 – December 10 2014.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Glass Tea House Mondrian, Le Stanze del Vetro, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore Venice, June 6, 2014 – November 30 2015 (cat.).

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Acts of God, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, May 1 – July 3 2014.

Lost Human Genetic Archive: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, April 25 – September 7 2014.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, February 4 – June 8 2014.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Life, Pace Gallery, New York, May 9 – June 28 2014; Pace London, November 21 2014 – January 24 2015 (cat.).


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, December 5 2013 – March 23 2014.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Boucheron, Place Vendôme, Paris, October 15 – 25 2013.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Accelerated Buddha, Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, October 10 2013 – January 26 2014 (cat.).


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Revolution, Brandhorst Museum, Munich, October 25 2012 – February 10 2013; Les Rencontres d’Arles Photographie, Espace Van Gogh, Arles, France, July 1 – September 22 2013 (cat.).

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Henry VIII and his Six Wives, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, July 20 – October 31 2012.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Colueurs de l’ombre, Museum der Kulturen, Basel, June 12 – 21 2012; La Verrière Hermès, Bruxelles, September 10 – 29 2012; Maison Hermès (Le Forum), Tokyo, November 15 – December 31 2012; Singapore Tyler Print (STPI), January 23 – March 2 2013.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Pace Gallery, Beijing, May 12 – July 7 2012.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Five Elements, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, April 3–June 23, 2012.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: From Naked to Clothed, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, March 31–July 1, 2012.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Photogenic Drawings, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, January 5– February 25, 2012.


Hiroshi Sugimoto—Surface of the Third Order: Objects and Sculpture, The Pace Gallery, New York, October 28–December 23, 2011. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lake Superior, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, October 27– December 3, 2011.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, October 7, 2011 – July 15 2012.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Origins of Art—Religion, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of  Contemporary Art, Japan, August 28 – November 6 2011.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, August 4 – September 25 2011; Lille Metropolitan Museum for Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art, Villenueve d’Ascq, France, June 9 – October 7 2012.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Origins of Art—History, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan, May 29 – August 21 2011.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Origins of Art—Science, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan, November 21 2010 – February 20 2011.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Day After, The Pace Gallery, New York, November 6 – December 24 2010 (cat.).


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Nature of Light, Izu Photo Museum, Mishima, Japan, October 24 2009–March 16 2010 (cat.).

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lightning Fields, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, September 10 – October 31 2009.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lightning Fields, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, September 8 – October 10 2009.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Imakojima – Art,  Architecture Collection, Villa Yurinso, Ohara Museum, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan, April 14 – May 17 2009 (cat.).


Hiroshi Sugimoto: 7 Days / 7 Nights, Gagosian Gallery, New York, November 6 – December 20 2008 (cat.).


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Leakage of Light, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, December 6, 2007–January 12 2008.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Various Archetypes, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, April 7 – June 24 2007 (brochure).

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo (Udine), Italy, April 1  September 30, 2007 (cat.).


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Studio Guenzani, Milan, March 26 – May12 2007.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Colors of Shadow, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, February 1 – March 31 2007.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Leakage of Light, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, December 6, 2007 – January 12 2008.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Various Archetypes, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, April 7 – June 24 2007 (brochure).

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo (Udine), Italy, April 1 - September 30 2007 (cat.).

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Studio Guenzani, Milan, March 26–May12, 2007.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Colors of Shadow, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, February 1– March 31, 2007.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Art Capturing, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, November 8, 2006–January 27, 2007

Hiroshi Sugimoto:  Colors of Shadow, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, October 28, 2006–December 9, 2007.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Mathematical Forms, Galerie de l’Atelier Brancusi, Centre Pompidou, Paris, October 25, 2006–February 12, 2007.

Hiroshi Sugimoto:  Colors of Shadow, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, September 16– October 25, 2006.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Joe, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, September 9–October 14, 2006.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Photographs of Joe, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri, May 12–October 14, 2006. (Catalogue)


Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History, Japan Society, New York, September 23, 2005– February 19, 2006. Traveled to: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D. C., April 1– July 30, 2006; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, June 3–September 3, 2007; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, October 12, 2007–January 6, 2008; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, November 22, 2008–March 22, 2009; National Museum of Art, Osaka, April 14–June 7, 2009. (Catalogues)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, September 17, 2005–January  9, 2006. Traveled as Hiroshi Sugimoto to: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,  Washington D.C.,February 16–May 14, 2006; as Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time,  Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, September 17, 2006–January 21, 2007; as  Hiroshi Sugimoto, de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, July 7– September 23, 2007; K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, July 14, 2007–January 6, 2008; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, March 8–June 15, 2008; Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, July 4–October 5, 2008; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland, October 25, 2008–January 25, 2009. (Catalogues)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, April 30–July 29, 2005.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms, Gagosian Gallery, London, April 7–May 28, 2005.

Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 11–June 29, 2005.


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Étant donné: Le Grand Verre, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, November 12, 2004–February 27, 2005. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Galería Javier López, Madrid, May 20–July 31, 2004.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Origins of Love, Yoshii Gallery, New York, May 1–June 26, 2004.


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, December 12, 2003– February 29, 2004.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, December 4, 2003– January 31, 2004.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Serpentine Gallery, London, November 18, 2003–January 18, 2004. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Sea of Buddha, David and AlfredSmartMuseum of Art, Chicago, October 2, 2003–January 4, 2004.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: L’histoire de l’histoire, Maison Hermès, Tokyo, October 20– December 28, 2003. (Catalogue)v

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, September 20– November 1, 2003.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, February 22–June 1, 2003. Traveled to: Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, November 22, 2003–February 8, 2004. (Catalogue)


Viennale Fotoaustellung/Hiroshi Sugimoto: Movie Theaters and Drive-Ins, Galerie KlausEngelhorn22, Vienna, October 21–November 8, 2001.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Hasselblad Foundation Award Winner, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden, October 20, 2001–January 6, 2002. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Architecture of Time, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, September 27–December 2, 2001. Traveled to: Kunsthalle Bielefeld, February 17–April 21, 2002; The Fruitmarket Gallery and Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, August 3–September 21, 2002. (Catalogue)

Sugimoto: Portraits, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, September 1–29, 2001.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, May 3–June 30, 2001.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas, Wax Figures, and Portraits, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, February 17–March 24, 2001.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits, White Cube 2, London, January 16–March 3, 2001.


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City, December 13, 2000–March 17, 2001.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes/Theaters, An Exhibition of Fourteen Photographs, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Massachusetts, November 30–December 14, 2000.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Architecture Series, San FranciscoMuseum of Modern Art, November 10, 2000–March 4, 2001.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Nightscapes and the Hall of Thirty-Three Bays, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, September 7– October 22, 2000. (Catalogue)

Sugimoto: Portraits, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, March 5–May 14, 2000. Traveled to: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, June 23–September 10, 2000; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, July 26, 2001–December 10, 2001. (Catalogue)


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Galerie Claude Berrie, Paris, 1999.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Galerie Renn, Paris, October 9, 1999–January 3, 2000.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Modernism, Gallery Meyer-Ellinger, Frankfurt, May 11–July 3, 1999.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, May 6–29, 1999. (Brochure)

Sugimoto: In Praise of Shadows, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, April 6–28, 1999.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Modernism, Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Cologne, March 6–April 17, 1999.


Sugimoto: In Praise of Shadows, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan, November 30–December 26, 1998.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, October 7–November 7, 1998.

Sugimoto: Modernism, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, July 1–18, 1998.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: 9 Motion Pictures, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, June 14–September 6, 1998.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, May 29–June 22, 1998.

Sugimoto, Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundación “la Caixa,” Madrid, May 29–July 26, 1998. Traveled to: Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, October 16, 1998–January 24, 1999. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany. March 29–May 24, 1998.

Hiroshi Sugimoto — Recent Seascapes, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, March 5– May 9, 1998.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Interior Theaters & Drive-In Theaters, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura, Rome, February 13–March, 1998. (Catalogue)


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas and Wax Museums, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, November 25, 1997–January 24, 1998.

Sugimoto: Twice as Infinity, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, October 9–November 22, 1997.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sanjusangendo: Hall of Thirty-three Bays, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. June 17–September 14, 1997. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, March 22–April 26, 1997.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Twice as Infinity, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California, November 21–December 27, 1996.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Twice as Infinity, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California, November 21–December 27, 1996.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Drive-in Theatres and Interior Theatres, Studio Guenzani, Milan, October 16–November 30, 1996.

Shashin: Transforming the Real. The Diorama Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts, August 27–September 27, 1996.

Hiroshi Sugimoto — Photographies, Moderna Museet, Sparvagnshallarna, Stockholm, June 25–September 22, 1996.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Mirando a Mares, Museo de Bellas Artes, Granada, Spain, June 18– July 10, 1996. (Brochure)

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, May 25–June 24, 1996.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, May 2–June 1, 1996.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Twenty-one Seas (1980 to 1995), Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, March 7–April 27, 1996.

Sugimoto: Motion Picture, Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo, March 5–April 12, 1996. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Day Seascapes — Dioramas — Drive-Ins — Interior Theaters — Wax Museums, Gallery Meyer-Ellinger, Frankfurt, March 4–April 27, 1996.

Sugimoto: Motion Picture, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, March 4–30, 1996.


Sugimoto, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 21, 1995–January 14, 1996. Traveled to: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, July 13–September 1, 1996; Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan, September 14–December 15, 1996; Akron Art Museum, Ohio, April 4–June 7, 1998. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto, RENN Espace d’art contemporain, Paris, October 7, 1995–February 24, 1996.

Motion Picture by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Galleria SPSAS (Società Pittori, Scultori e Architetti Svizzeri), Lucerne, Switzerland, August 5–September 24, 1995. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Séries photographiques, 1979–1994, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, June 1–July 30, 1995. Traveled as Hiroshi Sugimoto to ArtGallery of YorkUniversity, Toronto, September 5–October 29, 1995. (Brochures)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Life, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California, March 17–April 15, 1995.

Sugimoto: Still Life, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, March 10–April 7, 1995.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed, Kunsthalle Basel, January 22–March 5, 1995. Traveled to: Museum Het Kruithuis, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, September 17– November 5, 1995. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Life, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, January 7–February 4, 1995. Traveled to: Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, February 9–March 25, 1995.


Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, February 27–April 24, 1994. Traveled as Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed to: The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, November 19, 1994–January 8, 1995, and as Options 49: Hiroshi Sugimoto to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, January 14–March 12, 1995. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Motion Picture, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California, March 4–April 2, 1994.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, February 10–March 19, 1994.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Motion Picture, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, January 8–February 5, 1994.


Sugimoto, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, December 19, 1993–February 6, 1994. (Catalogue)

Sugimoto, Studio Guenzani, Milan, December 1, 1993–January 31, 1994.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes and Theaters, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, November 16, 1993–January 23, 1994. (Brochure)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Theatres, Dioramas & Drive-Ins, White Cube, London, October 8–November 6, 1993.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich, October 3–31, 1993.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Photographies: Theaters — Seascapes, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium, January 23–March 7, 1993.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Photographs, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California, January 22– February 27, 1993.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, July 6–25, 1992.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed, CAPC Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, May 22–December 2, 1992.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Gallery Meyer-Ellinger, Frankfurt, May 7–June 27, 1992.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, April 2–May 9, 1992.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, February 15–March 7, 1992.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed, Installation Plan for Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 1992, Hosomi Gallery, Tokyo, November 5–27, 1991.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed, Investigated, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, November 1– 27, 1991

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed, Sagacho Exhibit Space and IBM Courtyard, Tokyo, October 30, 1991–February 29, 1992.

Sugimoto, Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, October 28–November 16, 1991. (Brochure)


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas—Theatres—Seascapes, Galerie Jahn und Fusban, Munich, November 2–December 1, 1990.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Saint LouisArt Museum, April 10–June 3, 1990. (Brochure)

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, March 2–April 1, 1990.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Galerie Urbi et Orbi, Paris, February 10–March 9, 1990.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascape Photographs, The ClevelandMuseum of Art, November 17, 1989–January 14, 1990.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas, Theaters, Seascapes, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan. March 25–April 25, 1989. (Brochure)


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas, Theaters, Seascapes, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, June 11–September 17, 1988. Traveled to: Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, and Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, September 30–October 22, 1988. (Catalogue)


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Photographs, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, November 19– December 10, 1983.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Movie Theaters, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, January 31– February 21, 1981.



Sugimoto, Minami Gallery, Tokyo, May 30–June 9, 1977. (Brochure)

Selected Group Exhibitions


The Moon –  From Inner Worlds to Outer Space, Henie Onstad kunstsenter, Oslo, February 14 - May 19


The Moon –  From Inner Worlds to Outer Space, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, September 13 – January 20, 2019

Seconda soluzione di eternità, Building, Milano, May 16 - July 14

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, March 18 – June 17

The Beauty of Lines, The Gilman and Gonzalez-Falla Collections, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, January 31 – May 6


What Absence Is Made Of, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA, October 19 – summer 2019

DioramaSchirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, October 6 – January 21, 2018

Seeking StillnessMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 24 – July 1, 2018

DioramaPalais de Tokyo, Paris,  June 14 – September 10


On the Origin of Art, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, November 5 2016 – April 17 2017

La fine del mondo, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, October 16 2016 – March 19 2017

Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, National Gallery, Washington D.C., September 30 2016 – March 5 2017

Le Grand Orchestre des Animaux, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, July 2 2016 - January 7 2017

Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, May 2 2016 – January 31 2017


Theater of the Mind, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, November 23–March 29, 2015

Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, June 20–September 13, 2015.

The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 3–September 7, 2015. (Catalogue)

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, Barbican, London, February 12–May 25, 2015.


Experiments in Photography, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, December 6, 2014–March 15, 2015.

Theater of the Mind, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, November 23, 2014–March 29, 2015.

Inaugural Exhibition, Sherrick & Paul, Nashville, opened November 14, 2014

A Brief History of Pace, Pace Menlo Park, California, September 18–December 13, 2014.


Visual Deception II: Into the Future, The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, August 9– October 5, 2014. Traveled to: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan, October 15–December 28, 2014; Nagoya City Art Museum, January 10–March 22, 2015.

Vice Magazine’s 13th Annual Photo Exhibition, Pioneer Works, New York, July 31– August 10, 2014.

Punctum, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, July 26–September 21, 2014.

Summer Group Show, Pace Hong Kong, July 24–September 4, 2014.

Formes Simples, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France, June 13–November 2014. (Catalogue)

Darren Bader, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, May 15–June 21, 2014.

Night in Day, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 3–August 24, 2014.

Re:Vision, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, April 13–May 30, 2014.

Spectres: Haunted Abstraction and Light Process since 1925, Galerie Nara Roesler, São Paulo, March 25–May 31, 2014.

Multi Panel, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, March 27–May 29, 2014.

Carte Blanche, Pace at Chesa Büsin, Zuoz, Switzerland, February 20–March 30, 2014.

Propaganda for Reality, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany, February 2–May 4, 2014.

Factory, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, January 25–May 10, 2014.


Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and their Contemporary Relatives, Cleveland Museum of Art, November 10, 2013–February 16, 2014. (Catalogue)

Davant l'horitzó, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, October 24, 2013–February 16, 2014. (Catalogue)

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, October 15, 2013–July 6, 2014. (Catalogue)

Para-Real, 601 Artspace, New York, November 13, 2013–January 25, 2014.

Mingei: Are You Here?, Pace London, 6–10 Lexington Street, October 15–December 14, 2013. Traveled to: Pace Gallery, 508 West 25th Street, New York, March 7–April 5, 2014. (Catalogue)

L'Oeil Photographique, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France, October 3, 2013–February 9, 2014.


Screened and Selected II: Contemporary Photography & Video Acquisitions 2006–2011, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont, September 13–December 8, 2013.

Suddenness + Certainty, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, September 13–October 26, 2013.

Image and Abstraction, Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, July 19–August 16, 2013.

Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher  Landau Collection, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, June 8–September 2, 2013.

Framed by Ted Noten, The Stedelijk Museum's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, May 25–September 8, 2013.

Chambre à Part VII: Dark to Light, The Doctor’s House, Tower of London, May 13–23, 2013.

Chambre à Part VII: Dark to Light, The Doctor’s House, Tower of London, May 13–23, 2013.

Seducidos por el arte, fotografia pasado y presente, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, February 22–May 19, 2013. (Catalogue)

BLACKS: Louise Nevelson, Ad Reinhardt, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura City, Japan, February 2–April 14, 2013.

Light of Day: Photographs from the collection of Fred and Laura Bidwell, Transformer Station, Cleveland, February 1–May 4, 2013.

The Unphotographable, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, January 3–March 23, 2013. (Catalogue)


Masterpieces from the Berardo Collection, Gary Nader Art Centre, Miami, December 5, 2012–March 30, 2013.

Tokyo 1955–1970 A New Avant-Garde, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 18, 2012–February 25, 2013.


In the Holocene, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, October 19, 2012–January 6, 2013.

Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, October 4–November 17, 2012. (Catalogue)

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 18–December 31, 2012. Traveled to: The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, February 2–April 28, 2013. (Catalogue)

Summer Group Show 2012, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, July 30– August 24, 2012.

Painting in Photography: Strategies of Appropriation, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, June 27–September 23, 2012. (Catalogue)

Requiem for the Sun: the Art of Mono-ha, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, February 25–April 14, 2012. Traveled to: Gladstone Gallery, New York, June 22–August 3, 2012. Catalogue)

Real to Real: Photographs from the Traina Collection, de Young Museum, San Francisco, June 9–September 16, 2012. (Catalogue)

Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, May 18–September 2, 2012.

Art as Magic: Visionary Artists and Their Inner Supernatural World, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan, April 13–June 24, 2012. (Catalogue)

Light Works, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, March 23–September 16, 2012.

Le Silence Une Fiction, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, February 2–April 3, 2012. (Catalogue)


Installation View, Collectorspace, Istanbul, November 17, 2011–January 14, 2012. (Catalogue)

NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, November 13, 2011–January 22, 2012. (Catalogue)

Mathematics: A Beautiful Elsewhere, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, October 21, 2011–March 18, 2012.

Installation View, 601Artspace, New York, September 22, 2011–January 21, 2012. (Catalogue)

Reflections of Buddha, Pulitzer Foundation, St. Louis, September 9, 2011–March 10, 2012.

Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb, The Pace Gallery, 545 West 22nd Street, New York, October 28–November 26, 2011.

Structure & Absence, White Cube, London, October 12–November 26, 2011. (Catalogue)

Yokohama Triennale 2011: Our Magic Hour, How Much of the World Can We Know?YokohamaMuseum of Art and Bank Art Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan, August 6–November 6, 2011.

TRA-The Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, June 4–November 27, 2011. (Catalogue)

Here, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, May 23–December 16, 2011.

Surfaces of Everyday Life: Postwar and Contemporary Masters from Ai Weiwei to Andy Warhol, Ikkan Art Gallery, Singapore, May 18–June 5, 2011. (Catalogue)

Rodin-Sugimoto, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, February 11–March 25, 2011. (Catalogue)

Contemporary Collecting: The Judith Neisser Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, February 13–May 22, 2011. (Catalogue)

Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 10–May 1, 2011. (Catalogue)

Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, January 21–May 1, 2011. (Catalogue)


Image by Image: Film and Contemporary Art, Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany, December 18, 2010–April 25, 2011. (Catalogue)

Inside Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collections, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, December 10, 2010–March 7, 2011. (Catalogue)

Autoritratti dalla Collezione della Galleria degli Uffizi, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, November 27, 2010–February 20, 2011. (Catalogue)


Icon Effigy, Pace Primitive, New York, November 4–December 23, 2010.

50 Years at Pace, The Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, September 17– October 16, 2010. (Catalogue)

Element of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, June 13–April 4, 2010.

The Mapping the Studio, Punta della Dogana, Venice, June 6–December 31, 2010.

17th Biennale of Sydney: The Beauty of Distance - Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, May 12–August 1, 2010. (Catalogue)

Sexuality and Transcendence, PichukuArtCenter, Kiev, April 24–September 19, 2010.

Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, March 26–September 6, 2010. Traveled to: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, November 2010–April 2011. (Catalogue)


In-Finitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, June 6–November 15, 2009. (Catalogue)

The Third Mind: American Artists contemplate Asia, 1860–1989, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, January 30–April 19, 2009.


Striking Resemblance: The Portrait as Muse, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, November 22, 2008–February 15, 2009. (Catalogue)

Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 5, 2008–March 22, 2009.

Untitled (Vicarious) Photographing the Constructed Object, Gagosian Gallery, New York, September 23–December 20, 2008.

Academia: Qui es-tu? La Chapelle de L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, September 10–November 23, 2008. (Catalogue)

Seascapes:  Tryon and Sugimoto, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D. C., July 12–January 25, 2009.

Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. April 8–October 19, 2008.


Stylized Sculpture: Contemporary Japanese Fashion from the Kyoto Costume Institute  Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, October 12, 2007–January 6, 2008.

The Shapes of Space, Part IV, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, July 13– September 5, 2007.

Flash Cube, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, July 5–September 30, 2007. (Catalogue)

Modern Photographs from the Collection XIV, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 15–September 30, 2007.

Airs de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris, April 25–August 15, 2007.

RAUM. Orte der Kunst, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin. February 22–April 21, 2007.

KANNON, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, February 18–April 9, 2007.

WAR & ART – Terror and Simulacrum of Beauty, Galerie Aube, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto,January 10–February 2, 2007.


Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City, MiamiArt Museum, November 16, 2006–April 15, 2007.

Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan, New York Public Library, New York. October 20, 2006–February 4, 2007.

NAOSHIMA STANDARD2  , Benesse, Naoshima, Japan, October 7–December 24, 2006 and Feb. 24-April 15, 2006.

Nothing and Everything, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, September7–October 28, 2006. Traveled to: Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. November 30, 2006–January 27, 2007. (Catalogue)

Kunst auf der Buhne /Art on Stage:  Les Grands Spectacles II, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg. July 22–October 8, 2006.

Dark Matter, White Cube, London, July 7–September 9, 2006. (Catalogue)

Artist’s choice:  Herzog & de Meuron, Perception Restrained, Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 21–September 25, 2006.

Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Udine,April 9–September 24, 2006. (Catalogue)


Sophie Calle + Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, February 1–March 5, 2005.



D’une image qui ne serait pas du semblant. La photographie écrite. 1950-2005, Passage de Retz, Paris, November 15, 2004–January 16, 2005. (Catalogue)

Intuition/(Im)Precision, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, October 2–November 10, 2004. (Catalogue)

Five Billion Years Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York. March 8–May 1, 2004.

Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. March 5–May 19, 2004. (Catalogue)


Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, December 13, 2003–May 23, 2004. (Catalogue)

Happiness — A Survival Guide for Art and Life, MoriArt Museum, Tokyo, October 18, 2003–January 18, 2004. (Catalogue)

A Simple Plan, James Cohan Gallery, New York, September 6–27, 2003.

The Eye Club, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. September 4–November 29, 2003. (Catalogue)

Warum! Bilder diesseits und jenseits des Menschen, Martin–Gropius–Bau Museum, Berlin, May 27–August 3, 2003. (Catalogue)

Liquid Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, March 14–June 8, 2003. (Catalogue)

The History of Japanese Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 2– April 27, 2003. Traveled to: The Cleveland Museum of Art, May 25–July 27, 2003. (Catalogue)


From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, June–September, 2002. Traveled to: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, November, 2002–February 2003; Milwaukee Art Museum, February–May 2003. (Catalogue)


Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 28, 2002–January 12, 2003. (Catalogue)

American Standard: (Para)Normality and Everyday Life, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, June 26–August 16, 2002. (Catalogue)


ABBILD: Recent Portraiture and Depiction, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.. October 6–December 16, 2001. (Catalogue)

Facts of Life: Contemporary Japanese Art, Hayward Gallery, London, October 4– December 9, 2001.

Yokohama 2001 Mega-Wave–Tours: A New Synthesis, Minato Mirai 21,Yokohama, Japan.. September 2–November 11, 2001

At Sea, Tate Gallery Liverpool, July 14–September 23, 2001.

Beautiful Productions—Art to Play, Art to Wear, Art to Own, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, July 6–August 19, 2001.

Give & Take, Serpentine Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. January 30–April 1, 2001. (Catalogue)

I Am a Camera, The Saatchi Gallery, London, January 15–March 25, 2001. (Catalogue)


Gendai: Japanese Contemporary Art—Between the Body and Space, Center for Contemporary Art, UjazdowskiCastle, Warsaw, October 6–December 3, 2000. (Catalogue)


Light in Art Modern, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, September 23–October 29, 2000. (Catalogue)

Expanding Horizons: Landscape Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York. July 21–October 6, 2000. (Brochure)

Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California, January 23–April 30, 2000. Traveled to: Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Winter 2001; SamuelP.HarnMuseum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, Summer 2001. (Catalogue)

LUX, Lucas Schoormans, New York. January 11–February 19, 2000.


Mirror’s Edge, BildMuseet, Umeå University, Sweden,. November 21, 1999–February 20, 2000. (Catalogue)

Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. October 7, 1999–January 17, 2000. Traveled to: Haus der Kunst, Munich, February 11–April 30, 2000. (Catalogue)

20/Twenty, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, September 9–November 27, 1999. (Catalogue)

The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, September 9, 1999–January 26, 2000.

Moving Images, Film-Reflexion in der Kunst, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Leipzig, Germany, August 22–October 17, 1999. (Catalogue)


Modena per la Fotografia 1999: Uno sguardo sul Giappone, Galleria Civica Modena, Modena, Italy, May 16–July 18, 1999 and September 10–October 10, 1999. (Catalogue)

Tomorrow For Ever: Photographie als Ruine, Kunsthalle Krems, Basel, March 21–May 16, 1999.

The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, Museum of ModernArt, New York, March 14– June 1, 1999. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California, September 18, 1999–January 2, 2000. (Catalogue;)


Tastes and Pursuits: Japanese Art in the 1990s. The Japan Foundation, Tokyo (organizer). Traveled to: National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, December 26, 1998–January 20, 1999; Metropolitan Museum of Manila, February 16–April 3, 1999. (Catalogue)

Secret Victorians: Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century Vision, Hayward Gallery for the Arts Council of England, London (organizer). Traveled to: The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, England, October 17–December 5, 1998; Arnolfini, Bristol, England, December 12, 1998–January 31, 1999; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England, February 10–April 4, 1999; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough, England, May 1–June 26, 1999; UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, September 20–January 2, 2000. (Catalogue)

Speed — Visions of an Accelerated Age, WhitechapelArtGallery, London, September 11–November 22, 1998. Traveled to: The Photographers’ Gallery, London, September 19–November 14, 1998; and MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, London, September 24– October 31, 1998. (Catalogue)

At the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art/Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, April 16–September 24, 2000. Traveled to Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, November 24, 1998–April 25, 1999; Ludwig Museum/Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne, June 17–October 3, 1999; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, December 18, 1999–February 27, 2000. (Catalogue)

Terra Incognita: Alighiero e Boetti, Vija Celmins, Neil Jenney, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Hiroshi Sugimoto Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany, May 10–August 23, 1998. (Catalogue)

Sea Change: The Seascape in Contemporary Photography, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, March 8–May 24, 1998. Traveled to InternationalCenter for Photography, New York, June 16–September 26, 1999. (Catalogue)

From the Heart: The Power of Photography—A Collector’s Choice, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, March 6–June 7, 1998. Traveled to: Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida, June 18–August 16, 1998; The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, September 7–November 8, 1998; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 1– March 14, 1999; Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama, March 26–May 2, 1999. (Catalogue)

Hiroshi Sugimoto/Agnes Martin, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, March 5–April 25, 1998.

The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, Photographers' Gallery, London, February 28–March 28, 1998. (Catalogue)

Mysterious Voyages: Exploring the Subject of Photography, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, February 7–May 2, 1998.


At the Threshold of the Visible: Minuscule and Small-Scale Art, 1964–1996, Independent Curators Incorporated, New York (organizer). Traveled to: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, August 30–October 26; 1997, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, November 21–December 21, 1997; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, January 28–April 12, 1998; Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, May 2–June 28, 1998; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, July 26–August 23, 1998; Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, October 17–December 12, 1998; Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada, April 10–June 13, 1999; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, July 24–October 10, 1999. (Catalogue)

Photographie d’une collection/2: Ouevres photographiques de la Caisse des depots et consignations, Caisse des depots et consignations, Paris, July 1–26, 1997. (Catalogue)

Blueprint, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, June 6–August 17, 1997. (Brochure)

Framed Area, Haarlemmermeer District, Netherlands, June 1–August 31, 1997. (Brochure; text by Ellen de Bruijne and Paul Kamp)

Lust und Leere: Japanische Photographie der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, April 25–July 20, 1997. (Catalogue)

In Visible Light: Photography and Classification in Art, Science and the Everyday, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, March 16–July 6, 1997. (Catalogue)

Evidence: Photography and Site, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, February 1–April 13, 1997. Traveled to: Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, November 15, 1997–January 4, 1998. (Catalogue)

Making It Real, Independent Curators Incorporated, New York (organizer), Traveled to: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, January 19–April 20, 1997; The Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, October 18–November 23, 1997; Portland Museum of Art, Maine, January 22–March 22, 1998; Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, September 18–November 15, 1998; Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, November 22–December 15, 1998; and Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, January 18–February 21, 1999. (Catalogue)


Colleción Ordóñez Falcón de Fotografía, Ivam Centre Julio González, Valencia, Spain, October 16, 1996–February 16, 1997. (Catalogue)

Jurassic Technologies Revenant: Tenth Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, and Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, July 27–September 22, 1996. (Catalogue)

Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film Since 1945, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, March 17–July 28, 1996. Traveled to: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, September 21, 1996–January 5, 1997; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, July 29–September 1, 1997; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, October 11, 1997–January 25, 1998. (Catalogue)

Prospect 96: Photographie in der Gegenwartskunst, Frankfurter Kunstverein und Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, March 9–May 12, 1996. (Catalogue)

By Night, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris. February 2–May 19, 1996. (Catalogue)

Open Secrets: Seventy Pictures on Paper, 1815 to the Present, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, November–December, 1996. Traveled to: Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, January 16–March 1, 1997. (Catalogue)


3e biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon: Installation, cinéma, vidéo, informatique, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon,. December 20, 1995–February 18, 1996. (Catalogue)

Nature Studies II, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, November 4–December 15, 1995.

Being There, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York, September 12–October 7, 1995.

Album: De fotoverzameling van Museum Boymans van-Beuningen Rotterdam (Album: The Photographic Collection of Museum Boymans van-Beuningen Rotterdam), Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam. August 19–November 19, 1995. (Catalogue)

Le Monde après la Photographie, Musée d’art moderne, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, June 10–October 1, 1995. Traveled to: Villa Arson de Nice. February–April, 1996. (Catalogue)

Witness: Photoworks from the Collection, Tate Gallery Liverpool, May 6, 1995– January 2, 1996. (Catalogue)

Art in Japan Today: 1985–1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, March 19–May 21, 1995. (Catalogue)

Private/Public (ARS 95 Helsinki), Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, February 11– May 28, 1995. (Catalogue)

Chasing Shadows: Photographs from the Collection, FoggArt Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 21–April 2, 1995. (Brochure)


Photography and Beyond in Japan: Space, Time, and Memory, Hara Museum of Art, Tokyo, November 19, 1994–February 19, 1995. Traveled to: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, June 7–September 3, 1995; Vancouver Art Gallery, October 18–December 10, 1995; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 22–May 5, 1996; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 8– August 25, 1996; Denver Art Museum, October 12, 1996–January 5, 1997; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, January 30–April 5, 1997. (Catalogue)

Fondation Cartier: A Collection, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (organized by but not shown at). Traveled to: National Museum of Contemporary Art of  Seoul, November 5–December 7, 1994; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, January 25–March 12, 1995. (Catalogue)

Inspired by Nature, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, September 25–December 24, 1994. (Brochure)


Inside Out: Contemporary Japanese Photography, The Light Factory Photographic ArtsCenter, Charlotte, North Carolina. September 9–October 8, 1994. Traveled to: The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, Missouri, December 18, 1994–February 28, 1995. (Catalogue)

Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away…, Serpentine Gallery, London. May 4–June 5, 1994. Traveled to: Nordic Arts Center, Helsinki, August 6–September 11, 1994; Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany, September 24–November 6, 1994; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, January 14–March 12, 1995. (Catalogue)

Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan, February 5–March 30, 1994. Traveled to: Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, September 14, 1994–January 8, 1995, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in association with The Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, May 31–August 27, 1995. (Catalogue)


Jardins do Paraiso: Gardens of Eden’ Galeria do Museu Antropológico da  Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, November 1993. (Catalogue)

Azur, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France, May 28– September 12, 1993. (Catalogue)

In die Felsen bohren sich Zikadenstimmen: Zeitgenössische japanische Photographie, Kunsthaus, Zurich, May 2–July 4, 1993. (Catalogue)


Das 21. Jahrhundert: Mit Paracelsus in die Zukunft (The 21st Century: Into the Future with Paracelsus), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, April 18–June 20, 1993. (Catalogue)


Une seconde pensée du paysage, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Locmine, France. July 4–November 1, 1992.

Réflexions Voilées (Hidden Reflections), Israel Museum, Jerusalem. March–April, 1992. (Catalogue)



Carnegie International 1991, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, October 19, 1991–February 16, 1992. (Catalogue)

A Cabinet of Signs: Contemporary Art from Post-Modern Japan, Tate Gallery Liverpool. October 16–December 1, 1991. (Collaboration between The Japan Foundation and Tate Gallery Liverpool in association with the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.) Traveled to: Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, December 12, 1991– February 2, 1992; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden, March 28–May 10, 1992. (Catalogue)


Beyond Japan: A Photo Theater, BarbicanArtGallery, London, July 11–September 22, 1991. (Catalogue)


The Imprinted Ideas, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan, November 18, 1990–January 20, 1991. (Catalogue; in Japanese)

Japanische Kunst der Achtziger Jahre, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, September 29–November 8, 1990. (Catalogue)

The Past and Present of Photography, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. September 26–November 11, 1990. Co-organized with and traveled to The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, November 20–December 16. (Catalogue; in Japanese)

Natural History Re-created, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York. July 28–September 8, 1990.

Sonnabend Collection Exhibition. Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo. May 15–June 24, 1990. Traveled to: The SendaiMiyagiMuseum of Art, Sendai, July 3–August 16, 1990; The FukuyamaMuseum of Art, Fukuyama, September 22–October 14, 1990; The NationalMuseum of Modern Art, Kyoto, January 5–February 11, 1991. (Catalogue; in Japanese)

Reorienting: Looking East, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, January 20–March 4. Traveled to: Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London, March 14–April 22, 1990. (Catalogue)


Continuum and the Moment: Rita Myers, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Bill Viola, Visual Arts Center, California State University, Fullerton. November 16–December 17, 1989. (Catalogue)

On Kawara: Again and Against: 23 Date Paintings and 24 Prominent Works of Japanese Contemporary Art, 1966–1989, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nagoya, Japan. November 4–December 24, 1989. (Brochure)

Investigations 1989, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. June 9–July 30, 1989. (Brochure)


Contemporary Japanese Art in America (I): Arita, Nakagawa, Sugimoto, Japan Society Gallery, New York, May 12–June 28, 1987. (Catalogue)


The Art of Memory/The Loss of History New Museum of ContemporaryArt, New York,. November 23, 1985–January 19, 1986. (Catalogue)


Landmarks Reviewed: Contemporary Photographs of American Buildings, Structures, and Natural Forms, PensacolaMuseum of Art, Florida, March 11–April 30, 1983. Traveled under the auspices of the Visual Arts Touring Program to Southern Arts Federation, Atlanta, May 30, 1983–May 31, 1985. (Catalogue)


Photography Collection from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo. Photography October 2–19, 1982. (Catalogue; Twentieth- Century Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art)



Baltimore Collects: Photographs from Local Private Collections, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 10–May 3, 1981.


–1979 Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 12, 1978–May 16, 1979.

Public collections

Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

The Art Institute of Chicago

The BatesCollegeMuseum of Arts, Lewiston, Maine

Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Cal Cego - Colleccion de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona

Denver Art Museum, Colorado

Des Moines Art Center, Iowa

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

HaraMuseum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

The IsraelMuseum, Jerusalem

Long Museum, Shanghai

Los AngelesCountyMuseum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkLos AngelesCountyMuseum of Art

MilwaukeeMuseum of Art, Wisconsin

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

MoriArt Museum, Tokyo

Musée national d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon

Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of ModernArt, New York

The National Gallery, London

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

Saint Louis Museum of Art, Missouri

Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin

San FranciscoMuseum of Modern Art

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tate Gallery, London

The Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York



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The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund (exhibition catalogue). London: Thames & Hudson, 2015: 52–55, illustrated.


The 21st-Century Art Book. London and New York: Phaidon Press, 2014: 256, illustrated.


Wells, Rachel. Scale in Contemporary Sculpture. Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2013: plate 48, illustrated.

De Botton, Alain and John Armstrong. Art as Therapy. London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 2013: 150, illustrated.

Delong, Lea Rosson, ed. Des Moines Art Center Collects. Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Art Center, 2013: 214, 215, illustrated.

Doan, Mary Ann. “Has Time Become Space?” In Thinking Media Aesthetics: Media Studies, Film Studies and the Arts. Frankfurt am Main; Peter Lang GmbH, 2013: 89–91, illustrated.

LaRocca, David. “A Series of Remarks on Takashi Homma’s New Waves.” In New Waves 2000–2013: Takashi Homma (exhibition catalogue). New York: Longhouse Projects, 2013: 10–11, illustrated.


Maisons de Lumière: Axel Vervoordt. Text by Michael Gardner. Paris: Flammarion, 2013: 249, illustrated.

Moxey, Keith. Visual Time: The Image in History. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013: 112, illustrated.

Princeton University Art Museum: Handbook of the Collections. Princeton, New Jersey: The Princeton University Art Museum, 2013: 144, 410, illustrated

Sugimoto, Hiroshi. “Hiroshi Sugimoto.” Interview with Hossein Amirsadeghi.In Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces. New York: Thames & Hudson, Inc. 2013: 174–177, illustrated.


Hollein, Max and Martin Engler, eds. Gegenwarts-Kunst 1945–Heute im Städel Museum. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012: 287, illustrated.



Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Highlights of the Collection. Texts by Louis Grachos, Douglas Dreishpoon, Mariann W. Smith et al. London: Scala Publishers, 2011: 37, illustrated.

Fraser, Karen, M. Photography and Japan. London: Reaktion Books, 2011: 1, illustrated.

O’Keeffe, Linda. Brilliant: White in Design. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2011: 134, illustrated.

Rondeau, James. The Judith Neisser Collection: Minimal and Postminimal Innovation. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2011: 137, illustrated.

Surfaces of Everyday Life: Postwar and Contemporary Masters from Ai Weiwei to Andy Warhol (exhibition catalogue). Text by Charles Merewether. Singapore: Ikkan Art International, 2011: 42–43, illustrated.


Inside Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collections (exhibition catalogue). Miami: Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, 2010: illustrated.

Napoleon und Europa: Traum und Trauma. Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2010: 348, illustrated.

O beijo de Judas: Fotografia e Verdade. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, SL, 2010: 70, illustrated.

100 Masterpieces of Photography. Paris: Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2010: 90, illustrated.

The Pleasure of Photographs. Essays by Gerry Badger. New York: Aperture, 2010: 104, 212, 241.

Ronnberg, Ami and Kathleen Martin, eds. The Book of Symbols. Köln: Taschen, 2010: 101, illustrated.



Humphrey, David. Blind Handshake: David Humphrey Art Writing + Art 1990–2008.  Cornwall, United Kingdom: Periscope Publishing, 2009: 207, illustrated.