Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo was born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1936. In 1972, he held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Since then, he has gone on to exhibit at biennials across a variety of regions, including Paris, Venice, San Paulo, and more, and has held solo exhibitions in Japan and overseas.

The Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art was established in Kobe in 2012, followed by the Teshima Yokoo House in Kagawa Prefecture in 2013. He is the recipient of many awards and decorations, including the Mainichi Fine Art Award in 1995, a Purple Ribbon Medal in 2001, the Asahi Prize and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette in 2011, the Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu in 2015, and the Tokyo Honorary Citizen Award in 2020.

In 2021, a large-scale retrospective, “GENKYO YOKOO TADANORI: Genkyo kara genkyo e, soshite genkyo ha? [Lit.: From the Original Homeland to the World of Illusion – and the Present State?]” was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. His publications include Bururando [Lit.: Blueland] (winner of the Izumi Kyoka Prize), Kotoba wo hanareru [Lit.: Leaving Words] (winner of the Kodansha Essay Award), Yokoo Tadanori sosaku no hiho nikki [Lit.: Tadanori Yokoo’s Diary of Creative Treasures], GENKYO YOKOO TADANORI II Works, and many others.

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Matsumoto Eriko