Born 1975 in Hyogo, JP

Lives and works in Nagano, JP

Selected Solo Shows


Aitaisei-josei, Yokohama Museum, Yokahama, JP

Tabaimo: Ghost Running, KIDO Press, Inc., Tokyo, JP

Transparent Distortion, Pola Museum Annex, Tokyo, JP


Tabaimo: Clue to Utsushi, James Cohan, New York, USA


Hammer Projects: Tabaimo, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Tabaimo, Asian Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA

Tabaimo: Her Room, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA


Tabaimo: aitaisei-josei, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, FR

Tabaimo: ikihura, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP


Tabaimo: MEKURUMEKU, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, AU

Tabaimo: DANDAN, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Tabaimo: teleco-soup, Japanese Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, commissioned by Yuka Uematsu Venice, IT


Tabaimo: TeTeTe, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP

Tabaimo: Boundary Layer, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK

TABAIMO: DANMEN, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, JP; travelling to the National Museum of Art, Osaka, JP


Tabaimo, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE


Tabaimo: house, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP

Tabaimo, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, USA


Tabaimo, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, FR

YOROYORON: Tabaimo, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP

In the kitchen, Takahashi Collection, Tokyo, JP


yubibira, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP

TABAIMO, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, USA


haunted house, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP

Japanese Little Kitchen, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP

HIROMI YOSHI + Gallery Koyanagi Viewing Room, Tokyo, JP

Tabaimo: ODORO ODORO, Tokyo Opera Art Gallery, Tokyo, JP (catalogue)

QuetaQueta of Tabaimo, Yasu Gallery, Tokyo, JP

TABAIMO – yumechigae, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP (catalogue)


Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, UK


Kirin Contemporary Award ’99 Grand Prize Commemoration Exhibition, Kirin Plaza, Osaka, JP

Japanese Zebra Crossing, Gallery 16, Kyoto, JP

Japanese Kitchen, Gallery Iteza, Kyoto, JP


Japanese Kitchen – Tabaimo-ten, Gallery Iteza, Kyoto, JP

Selected Group Shows


Here and There and Back Again, Japanese Art 1 960 – 2024, Nicolas Krupp Gallery, Basel, CH


Nest, GL Strand, Copenhagen, DK


Surrealist Painting –Influences and Iterations in Japan, Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa, JP

James Cohan: Twenty Years, James Cohan, New York, NY, USA

Japan Supernatural, Art Gallery of South New Wales, Sydney, AU

Meet the Art, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, JP

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art, National Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA


The House Imaginary, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA


Jitto, curated by Tabaimo, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH


In Our Time: Art in Post-industrial Japan, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JP


Kiya’s Stain (collaboration with Yuko Nagayama and Yoriko Hoshi), Kiya Ryokan, At Art Uwajima, Uwajima, JP

HOMEwork: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection, Asia Society, New York, NY, USA


The Beauty of the Moment: Women in Japanese Woodblock Prints, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, CH

Passage to the Future, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX, USA

The Collectors Show: Chimera, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, SG


Small Worlds, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, USA


Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia Museum of Art (and other venues), Philadelphia, PA, USA


Mi Vida. From Heaven to Hell. Life experiences in art from MUSAC Collection, curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio and Zsolt Petrányi, Mücarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU


Manga, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, DK

Great New Wave: Contemporary Art from Japan, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 2008; travelling exhibition: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, CA in 2010 Mobile Art, organized by Chanel, mobile ZahaHadidPavilion, travelling to Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, London and Paris


GOTH, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, JP

Geopolitics of the Animation, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo (CACC), Sevilla, SP

Think with the Senses –Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, IT

Momentary Momentum, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK; travelling to Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK, in 2008

Out of the Ordinary: New Video from Japan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (May 9 only), CA, USA


Meditations in an Emergency, MOCAD, Detroit, MI, USA

Zones of Contact: 15th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, AU

ARS 06 -Sense of the Real, Museum of Contemporary Art, KIASMA, Helsinki, FI


Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art from Japan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL

FUSION Aspects of Asian Culture in the MUSAC Collection, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, SP

Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales Forever, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, DK

Kirin Art Project, Tamada Project Art Space, Tokyo; KPO Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka, JP

Blooming: A Summer Garden for the Picking, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, USA


Living Together is Easy, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU (catalogue)

Passage to the Future: Young Japanese Artists from the Japan Foundation Collection, organized by Japan Foundation

D-Segni, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L’Arte, Turin, IT

MEDIARENA: Contemporary Art from Japan, TheGovett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, NZ

My Story, The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, NL


How Latitudes Become Forms, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; travelled to Fondazione Sandretto ReRebaudengo Per L’Arte, Turin, IT; ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, FR; Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, USA; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, MX

Nippon-no Nana-kamura –Tabaimo x Yayoi Deki (two-person show), Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka, JP (catalogue)


ForwArt-a choice, Fine Arts Department of the BondBeterLeefmilieu-Vlaanderen, Brussels, BE (catalogue)

Café in Mito, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, JP

Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, BR

Takeo Paper Show 2002, MyDome Osaka, Osaka, JP


International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, JP

Rice Gallery by G2, Tokyo, JP

Asia Promenade, Tokyo, JP

Kontonkaradeta Hoshi tachi, Tokyo, JP

Valencia Biennale, program of video movie, Valencia, SP

Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, Toronto, CN

Ikiro-be alive, Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, NL


Retina Festival, Retina, HU

Japanese Art Short Film-film Showing Exhibition, Frankfurt Film Museum, Oberhausen, DE

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, DE

LIVE Exhibition, Gallery Chiisai Me, Nishinomiya; Suite, Osaka, JP


Graduation Works Exhibition, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto City Art Museum, JP

Kirin Contemporary Award ’99 Prize-Winning Works Exhibition, Kirin Beer Head Office, Shinkawa, Tokyo; Kirin Plaza, Osaka, JP

Kobe Art Annual ’99, Kobe Village Center, Hyogo, JP

Exit, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK


Synthesis Project-wayfarer exhibition, Gallery Ishisu, Kyoto, JP


Tokyo Selected Exhibition-Information Design Course, Space 21, Tokyo, JP


Kofuku-ten, Gallery Raku, Kyoto, JP

Selected Collections

Asia Society and Museum, New York, NY, USA

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL, USA

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, FR

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL

The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, JP

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, ES

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

National Museum of Art, Osaka, JP

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

San Jose Museum of Art, CA

Seattle Art Museum, WA, USA

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, JP

Honors and awards


Art Encouragement Prize by Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan


19th Takashimaya Art Award




12th Award to a Promising Artist and Scholar in the Field of Contemporary Japanese Arts


Incentive Prize, 23rd Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize


The Goto Memorial Prize (Art department)


Sauya-konohana Prize (Art department)


BBCC Net Art and Film Festival, Grand Prize (Film Department)

Kirin Contemporary Award, Grand Prize Kyoto University of Art and Design graduation works exhibition, President Prize


The 36th Kyoto Design and Art Prize Competition, Honorable Mention


The 4th Fukui International Media Art Festival (International Department) BeAccepted


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