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Mika Ninagawa

Mika Ninagawa is one of Japan's most renowned and prolific photographers. Her subjects include flowers, goldfish and portraits of stars from Japanese pop culture. Her aesthetic is fantastical, colorful and rich in tonality. Ms. Ninagawa's spectacular technicolor photographs have become her international trademark. She presents each of her images with a breath-taking vibrancy. Brilliantly illuminated, they stand out like dazzling jewels. Intense neon colors amplify her usual palette of pink, green, red, blue and orange.
Mika Ninagawa has published over 35 photography books, collaborated with the musicians Björk and Alicia Keys and made her directorial debut in 2007 with the feature film "Sakuran.” Her retrospective "Mika Ninagawa: Earthly Flower, Heavenly Colors" at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in 2010 was the highest ever attended photography exhibition held in Japan. Ms. Ninagawa's work is included in numerous museum and private collections.


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1972Born in Tokyo, Japan


1996Grand Prize, 9th Shashin Hitotsubo Ten
13th New Cosmos of Photography, Canon
1998Encourage Award, 9th Konica Award
2001The 26th Kimura Ihei Award, Asahi Shimbun Publishing Co.
2006Ohara Museum of Art Prize


Solo Exhibitions

2013LUCKY STAR NINAGAWA MEN WOMEN, Space O ; Omotesando Hills B3F, Tokyo, Japan
Hawaii Paradise by Mika Ninagawa, DFS Galleria Waikiki, 1 Floor Gallery, Hawaii, USA
Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui, Japan
2012Urasoe Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
PLANT A TREE, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mika Ninagawa, 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Japan
2011CANON Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Flower & Goldfish, MOT / ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
noir & SAKURAN, TIVACTaiwan International Visual Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2010Liquid Dreams & Acid Bloom, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
FLOWER ADDICT Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
noir, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Conjunction with the RIZZOLI Publication “MIKA NINAGAWA” EYE of GYRE, Omotesando
GYRE, Tokyo, Japan
2009Liquid Dreams, GALERIE PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne, Germany
FLOWER ADDICT, Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Mika Ninagawa x GLAMOROUS Charity Nude; photo exhibition for Pink Ribbon, Omotesando Hills West-side R-Studio, Tokyo, Japan und HERBIS PLAZA ENT 3rd floor, Osaka, Japan

Mika’s, Dreaming Theater, PARCO FACTORY, Shibuya Tokyo, Japan, Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan and Beijing Art Now Gallery, Shanghai, China
Toured in Japan: “Mika Ninagawa : Earthly Flowers, Heavenly Colors”

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Iwate Museum of Art, Iwate, Japan

Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan

Otani Memorial Art Museum Nishinomiya City, Hyogo, Japan

The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan
Helene Nyborg, Valby, Denmark
“EROTIC TEACHER X X X YUKA by MIKA “ Mika Ninagawa Shashinkan : Kyoto Gokurakudo 2F, Kyoto, Japan
2007Mika Ninagawa Exhibition, Arndt & Partner Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Mika Ninagawa, Colette, Paris, France
girls’ holiday!, LAPNET SHIP, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
CELINE meets Mika Ninagawa, Isetan Main Building The Stage, Tokyo, Japan
Everlasting Flowers, Galleria MICIA, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
girls’ holiday, PARCO Shizuoka, SQUARE6, Shizuoka, Japan
NINAGAWA WOMAN, Omotesando Hills Space [O:], Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
2006Everlasting Flowers 1, Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Everlasting Flowers 2, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
floating yesterday, Gallery Speak For, Tokyo, Japan

Toured in Japan: Mika Over the Rainbow

Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
HEP HALL, Osaka, Japan
Hiroshima Parco, Hiroshima, Japan
Nagoya Takashimaya, Aichi, Japan
ARTIUM, Fukuoka, Japan
photographs 2001-2004, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2003Acid Bloom, NADiff, Tokyo / gallery ROCKET, Tokyo, Japan
Toured in Japan: "Liquid Dreams"
Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nagoya Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2002Ever Holding My Ocean, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
like a peach, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo / Laroret Museum Harajuku, Tokyo / Laforet Museum, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
MIKA NINAGAWA at ISSEY MIYAKE AOYAMA, Issei Miyake Store, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
2001Maroyaka-na-dokugeshiki, Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo / Nagoya Parco Gallery, Aichi, Japan
2000Pink Rose Suite, ROCKET'S Tokyo, Japan
Toured in Japan: Sugar and Spice
Daikanyama Photo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Tank Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1999Baby Blue Sky, Konica Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
Christmas at Isla Mujeres, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
French kiss, ROCKET, Tokyo, Japan
1997Walk3, Guardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2013Ohara Contemporary, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
Towada Art Center 5th Anniversary Exhibition: flowers, Towada Art Center, around Central Shopping etc, Aomori, Japan
Ginza Mitsukoshi × Tomio Koyama Gallery Art Selection, Ginza Mitsukoshi 8th Floor Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Why not live for Art? II - 9 Collectors Reveal their Treasures, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012Mika & Hiroko NINAGAWA, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
Beauty – Flowers in Contemporary Photography, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2011Temporary Exhibition : Art in an Office, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
JAPANCONGO, Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
Future Pass ー From Asia to the World, Collateral Event of the 54th International Art Exhibition ー la Biennale di Venezia, Abbazia di San Gregorio, Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, Venice, Italy
CAFE in Mito 2011, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
2010In aller Munde / On the tip of everyone's tongue, The Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany
Tokyo Visualist, National Art Gallery Malaysia, Malaysia
Summer Loves, Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Very Fun Park: Contemporary Art from Taiwan, 2010, Very Very Good Something / Eslite Bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan
2009FLOWERS AND LANDSCAPE Claude Monet and Young Japanese Artists: Shinji Ohmaki, Mika Ninagawa, and Satoko Nachi, The Contemporary Museum of Art, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
Medicine and Art; Imagining a Future for Life and Love, Mori Arts Center Gallery, Mori Tower, Tokyo, Japan
2008The Masked Portrait, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA


JAPAN! CULTURE + HYPER CULTURE, The Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, Washington DC, USA
Faithful Documents-Japanese Contemporary Photography, Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
JAPAN NOW, Inter Alia Art Company, Korea
Art Frankfurt, Galerie Foert
Review / Preview : Japanese Photographs, Gallerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany
2007HITOTUBO, Guardian Garden, Ginza,Tokyo, Japan
2006Treasure, Yokohama Civil Gallery Azamino, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
VOCA 2006, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
IDOL!, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
SAKANA NO SUGATA, The Museum of Art Ehime, Ehime, Japan
2005Artists' Gardens - Botanical Recollections, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2004"HARAJUKU COLLABO - APARTMENT 2004" Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
"TAKARAZUKA: THE LAND OF DREAMS" Suntory Museum of Art, Osaka/ Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2003Hitotsuboten 20th Anniversary: going 1992-2002, Guardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan
do hope for the future, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
Topics on Happiness, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Disney Goods Laboratory Tokyo, Gallery CLASKA, Tokyo, Japan
take art collection 2003, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Okayama City Arts Festival 2003 – LOVE PLANET, Ishii Elementary School, Okayama, Japan
2002Toured in Japan: The Doraemon
Suntory Museum of Art, Osaka
Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama
Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa
Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya
Oita Art Museum, Oita
Shimane Art Museum, Matsue, Shimane
Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Akita
Takaoka Art Museum, Takaoka, Toyama
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu
Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Matsumoto
Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao Gucheng, Shanxi, China
Futuring Power-Canon New Cosmos of Photography 10th Anniversary, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Toured in Japan: VERSUS EXHIBITION 02
Nakameguro Depot, Tokyo, Japan
Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nagoya Parco Gallery, Aichi, Japan
2001Three Rooms, Epson Imaging Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997Naked Eyes, Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese New Generation Photographer, Colette, Paris, France