Der Fotograf Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanisch, geb. 1948) ist vor allem für seine illusionären Fotografien bekannt. Er wurde in Tokio geboren und studierte zunächst Politik und Soziologie an der Rikkyo-Universität, auch St. Paul’s Universität genannt, in Tokio. 1970 schrieb er sich am Art Center College of Art and Design in Los Angeles ein um Kunst zu studieren. Später wechselte er nach New York und wurde als Fotograf erfolgreich. Seine Werke sind von Techniken des Dada und des Surrealismus beeinflusst. Sugimoto fotografiert Kinos und Opernhäuser, naturkundliche Dioramen und Wachsfiguren. Er verwendet lange Belichtungszeiten, um mysteriöse Szenen entstehen zu lassen. Sugimoto ist ein praktizierender Architekt und konzipiert Räume für seine Fotoausstellungen konzipiert. Sein Interesse an der Architektur ist in seinen zahlreichen Fotografien alter Gebäude zu erkennen.

Seine Werke sind sehr angesehen und wurden u.a. im Metropolitan Museum of Art und im Museum of Modern Art in New York und im Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokio gezeigt. Er erhielt Stipendien der Guggenheim Foundation und der National Endowment for the Arts. Sugimoto lebt derzeit in Tokio und New York. Er wird von vielen Galerien, wie der Pace Gallery und der Gagosian Gallery repräsentiert.

Chronik

1948
Born in Tokyo, Japan
1970
Graduated from Saint Paul's University, Tokyo, Japan
1972
Graduated from Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, USA
1974
Moved to New York, USA
1979
Opened a gallery of East Asian and Japanese Art
Lives and works in New York, USA and Tokyo, Japan

Ausstellungen

2013
Hermes Editeur: Couleurs de l'Ombre, Tyler Print Insittute, Singapore (solo)
2012
From naked to clothed, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (solo)
Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
2011
Hiroshi Sugimoto: sound of silence, Michael Schultz Gallery Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Lightning Fields and Photogenic Drawing, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Mathematics: A Beautiful Elsewhere, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
Our Magic Hour: How Much of the World Can We Know?, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
2010
The Day After, The Pace Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Faraday Cage, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Sexuality and Transcendence, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
2009
History of History, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (solo)
Nature of Light, Izu Photo Museum, Mishima, Japan (solo)
ARCHITECTURE, André Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
Lightning Fields, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Lightning Fields, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Permanent Installation of Light of Coffin at Benesse Park, Naoshima. Japan (solo)
2008
7Days / 7 Nights, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Museum der Moderne Salzburg/ Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany/Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland (solo)
History of History, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (solo)
Reality check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography, Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Untitled (Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
Photography on Photography: Refrections on the Medium since 1960, Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
2007
KANNON, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland
Modern Photographs from Collection XIV, Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Leakage of Light, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan ('06,'05',01,'98,'97,'96,'95) (solo)
Hiroshi Sugimoto, K20, Düsseldorf, Germany/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco- de Young, San Francisco, USA/Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy (solo)
History of History, Asain Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA/ Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (solo)
Colors of Shadow, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2006
Art Capturing, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Mathematical Forms, Galerie de l'Atelier Brancusi, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
Colors of Shadows, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France/Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Joe, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, USA/Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA (solo)
History of History, Smithsonian, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C. (solo)
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C./The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA (solo)
Dark Matter, White Cube, London, England
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin, Udine, Italy
2005
Sophie Calle + Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
History of History, Japan Society Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Conceptual Forms, Gagosian Gallery, London, England (solo)
2004
The Origins of Love, Yoshii Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2003
Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Serpentine Gallery, London, England
SUGIMOTO: ARCHITECUTRE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
The History of Japanese Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA/The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
Liquid Sea, Museum of Contemporary of Art, Sydney, Australia
2002
The Architecture of Time, Stills Gallery/Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Selected Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: works from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
American Standard: (Para)Normality and Everyday Life, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
2001
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
Portraits, White Cube2, London, England/Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Give & Take, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Yokohama 2001 International Triennale of contemporary Art Mega-Wave-Towards a New Synthesis, Yokohama, Japan
I Am a Camera, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
2000
Expanding Horizons: Landscape Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Portraits, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain/Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
1999
Gallerie Ulrich fiedler, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Galerie Meyer-Ellinger, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
Galerie Claude Berrie, Paris, France (solo)
1998
Japan Foundation, Istituto Giapponese de Cultura, Rome, Italy (solo)
La Caixa, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Akron Art Museum, Akron, USA (solo)
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (solo)
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
Hiroshi Sugimoto: In Praise of Shadows, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Japan (solo)
1997
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA (solo)
Hall of Thirty-Three Bays, The Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, England (solo)
Motion Pictures, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA (solo)
1996
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, USA (solo)

Öffentliche Sammlungen

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Literatur

2001
Noh Such Thing as Time. Tokyo: Gallery Koyanagi, 2001
1998
Sugimoto: In Praise of Shadows. Kyoto: CCA Kitakyushu and Korinsha Press, 1998
Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas, Theaters, Seascapes (catalogue)