Yoshimi Arts
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550-0002, Japan
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Jan 29 (sat) - Feb 20 (sun), 2022 →extended until May 13 (sun)
12:00-19:00 (sun -17:00)
Closed on mon, tue
Yoshimi Arts

■January Party | Jan 29 (sat) 4 galleries in Waksa Bldg. will hold the exhibitions at the same time.

*The dates or opening hours are subject to change


We are pleased to announce Minako Nishiyama’s solo exhibition, “MINAKO NISHIYAMA / boudoir…”.
Since the late 1980s, Minako Nishiyama has created three-dimensional pulp pieces, and works that intensely highlight Japanese ‘girl culture’, including “The PINKÚ House” (1991), reminiscent of the gigantic, Barbie house-like ‘Licca-chan’s house’, and Takarazuka Revue’s backdrop-esque pieces. She is one of the figures who began making works of art through the unique medium of the Japanese subculture.
An archive exhibition is currently being held in the exhibition, “FEMINISMS”, at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. Two works from Nishiyama’s “Telephone Project” are presented, “♡Erica’s Palpitant Teleppon Club♡” (1992) and “MOSHI MOSHI Pink ~ the other side of the telephone ~” (1995), both inspired by the adult-entertainment business in the 90s. The exhibition indicated that the duality of pink, which is both favored by young girls and a symbol of the sex industry, intersects with consumer culture.
In this exhibition, we will reintroduce “ref(lection) painting”, a series that makes use of light reflection, as well as one of the small boudoirs made with “Ref-work”, as produced in the project, “Knit Café In My Room By Mitsuharu Hirose and Minako Nishiyama” (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa) in 2009. The intersection of works created at different times will reveal the dual nature of pink in the space.

image | From the image for invitation / “Knit Café In My Room By Mitsuharu Hirose and Minako Nishiyama” (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2009) invitation view (detail)


Minako Nishiyama
1965 Born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
1989 BA Kyoto City University of Arts
1991 MA Kyoto City University of Arts
1997 Six-month residency in New York supported by the Asian Cultural Council
2003 Banff Creative Residency, Canada
Lives and works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Solo Exhibitions
2020 "Minako NISHIYAMA ★PINK・Pink★" (KAIKA Tokyo by THE SHARE HOTELS/Tokyo)
2018 "Minako NISHYAMA 90's ★twinkle eyes★” (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
2017 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA / wall works" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
  "MINAKO NISHIYAMA / drawings" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
2009 "i-ro-i-ki" (Gareria Punto Zero/Okayama)
2008 "i-ro-i-ki" (Kodama Gallery/Tokyo)
2007 "i-ro-i-ki" (Kyoto Art Center/Kyoto)
  "Ref-paintingsI" (Gareria Punto Zero/Okayama)
2006 "i-ro-i-ki" (Kodama Gallery/Osaka)
2005 "i-ro-i-ki" (Kodama Gallery/Tokyo)
  "RED roomI" (Gareria Punto/Okayama)
2004 "illuminé" (Kodama Gallery/Osaka)
  "Pink Vacancy" (Shiseido Gallery/Tokyo)
2003 "A Hundred Flowers Fell. So I Heard, So I Saw..." (Gallery Eve/Tokyo)
2002 "Sweet Dream" (Mitsubihi - Jisho ARTIUM/Fukuoka)
  "MINAKO NISHIYAMA" (Gallery Shimada/Tokyo)
2000 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA:destiny of Sugar Crown" (Gallery Shimada/Tokyo)
1999 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA" (Gallery Shimada/Tokyo)
1997 "Pink ♥ PiNk ♥ PinK" (Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City/Hyogo)
1995 "Curator's Eye '95" (Gallery NY House/Tokyo)
1994 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA" (Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot/Paris)
1993 "MINAKO NISHIYAMA" (Gallery Shimada/Tokyo)
1992 "♡ Erica's Palpitant Teleppon Club ♡" (Photo Interform/Interform Contemporary/Osaka)
1991 (Gallery 16/Kyoto)
1989 (Shinanobashi Gallery/Osaka)
1988 (Art Space Niji/Kyoto)

Group Exhibitions

2021 "FEMINISMS" Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2020 "10th Anniversary Decade vol.2" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
  "15th Anniversary Exhibition: Where We Now Stand—In Order to Map the Future[2]" Latter Term (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/Ishikawa)
2018 "Another World Charity Postcard Sale" (Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Lounge (within Frieze Art Fair)/London)
  "drawing/collage" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
2016 "stereotypical" (Gallery PARC/Kyoto)
2015 "Kawaii" (University for the Creative Arts Farnham/UK)
  "On the Exhibition Room" (CAS/Osaka)
  "Oita Toilennale 2015" (Oita)
2014 "Changing" (Takamatsu City Museum of Art/Kagawa)
  "Kyoto Seika University and Hongik University Sculpture Exhibition" (Gallery Fleur, Kyoto Seika University/Kyoto)
  "Rokko Meets Art 2014" (Hyogo)
2013 "Rokko Meets Art 2013" (Hyogo)
  "Setouchi Triennale 2013" (Kagawa)
  "All You Need Is LOVE" (Mori Art Museum/Tokyo)
2012 "AIR 3331" (3331 Arts Chiyoda/Tokyo)
2011 "Cafe in Mito 2011" (Art Tower Mito/Mito)
2009 "Knit Cafe in My Room by Mitsuharu Hirose and Minako Nishiyama" (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/Ishikawa)
  "Art Tells the Times: Works by WomenArtists" (Shiseido Gallery/Tokyo)
2007 "Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan" ( Long March Space/Beijing; Guangzhong Museum of Art/Guangzhou) 
2006 "Take me with you" (Circulo de Bellas Artes/Madrid, etc.)
  "The Force of Sculpture" (CASO/Osaka)
  "collection I" (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/Ishikawa)
2005 "Rosa! the Exposed Color: Pink" (Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Muaeum, Tokyo University of the Arts/Tokyo)
  "ignore your perspective" (Kodama Gallery/Tokyo)
  "Animate: Anime in Japanese and Korean Contemporary Art (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum /Fukuoka; Sungkok Art Museum/Seoul)
2004 「OFFICINA ASIA」 (Palazzo dell'Arengo/Rimini, Italy)
  "Takarazuka: The Land of Dreams, Suntory Museum Tempouzan/Osaka; Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery/Tokyo; Sogo Museum/Yokohama)
2003 "party" (CAP HOUSE/Kobe)
2002 "A ★ MUSE ★ LAND 2003" (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art/Sapporo)
  "Our Hero & Heroine Show" (Otaru City Museum of Art/Otaru)
2001 "Promenade in Asia: Cute" (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito/Mito)
2000 "Let's Entertain" (Walker Art Center/Minneapolis; Portland Art Museum/Portland; Centre GeorgesPompidou/Paris; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg/Wolfsburg; Miami Art Museum /Miami)
1999 "Art Sweet Home" (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art)
1998 "The Manga" (Museum of Contemporary Art/Tokyo)
1997 "De-genderism" (Setagaya Art Museum/Tokyo)
1992 "Private Diaries 10 Japanese Young Artists" (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito/Mito)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, The Deutsche Bank, Toyota Art Collection


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