BIO/English

Nami Hirao

On the theme of "awareness" of nonordinariness in ordinary life, I produce installations that appeal to body sensations and the states of mind beyond visual sensation. I emphasize constantly changing objects, actions, processes, times, and places. Giving respect to a sense of awe of and faith in the invisibles in natural phenomenon and a distinctive Japanese sense of "ma" (betweenness), I search boundaries between self and others or environments, the states of space surrounding one's body, and the value and existence of the invisibles. I conceive the boundaries as skins or clothes. Recently I exhibited a series "Uncertain Surface", which, using mirrors, reflects the viewers and offers an opportunity to look at themselves differently. Besides, I put strength into providing the products having the theme of experiencing something through one's body with a long duration in daily life.

・1983 Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
・2003 Graduated from Joshibi Junior College of Art and Design, Department of Textile
・2007 Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Specialized in Fashion and Performance (MA)
・2011 Graduated from Tokyo Photography School

[SOLO EXHIBITIONS]
・2017 Nidi gallery planning "Skin expansion" at Nidi Gallery, Tokyo
・2015 “MIRRORS” at Gallery and Cafe Hasu no hana, Tokyo
・2015 “Planned chaos -Mobile Exhibition-” at a small shop, Tokyo
・2014 “See oneself”, at castor, Tokyo
・2014 “Uncertain Surface”, at a small shop, Tokyo

[GROUP EXHIBITIONS/COLLABORATION]
・2017 "SICF18" at spiral, Tokyo
・2017 "Jens PREVIEW|17-18AW & Nami Hirao EXHIBITION" at PANTALOON, Osaka
・2017 "Jens PREVIEW|17-18AW & Nami Hirao EXHIBITION" at (PLACE) by method, Tokyo
・2017 "She stared at her reflection in the mirror." at Gallery mu-an, Niigata
・2016 "POP-UP TEXTILE exhibition - CONCEPTUAL CLOTHING 7.7 vol.6-" at Transparent park, Taiwan
・2016 "Jens|PREVIEW|17SS " at Bijuu Gallery, Kyoto
・2016 "POP-UP TEXTILE exhibition - CONCEPTUAL CLOTHING 7.7 vol.6-" at CYCU Shibuya, Tokyo
・2016 "Jens|PREVIEW|17SS " at (PLACE) by method, Tokyo
・2016 "DOOKS Book Exhibition Vol.3" at C7C, Nagoya
・2016 “Artist brooch Exhibition" at Gallery and Cafe Hasu no hana, Tokyo
・2015 “DOOKS Book Exhibition Vol.2” at prinz, Kyoto
・2014 “SOKOFUKUKAZE Photo exhibition -Hiroyo Kitao's Shintai-Goto(performance) collaboration series-”, at Kissa-Sakaiki, Tokyo
・2014 “DOOKS Book Exhibition Vol.1” at FORT by PORT, Tokyo
・2014 “SOKOFUKUKAZE: -Special Edition- #1 Collaboration of Hiroyo Kitao’s Shintai-Goto(Dance Performance)& Nami Hirao’s Photograph act” at Sakaiki, Tokyo
・2014 “July 7 Exhibition” at PROMO ARTE PROJECT GALLERY, Tokyo
・2014 “Let’s Pink! 4” at gallery rougheryet, Okinawa Prefecture
・2013 “Design Exhibition of gathering and celebration” at Lifestyle Design Center, Tokyo
・2013 “Chiyoda Art Festival 2013/salon des artistes independants” at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
・2013 “Nakanojo Biennale 2013” Gunma Prefecture
・2013 “July 7 Exhibition” at PROMO ARTE PROJECT GALLERY, Tokyo
・2013 “PHOTO FAIR EINSTEIN” at TURNER Gallery, Tokyo
・2011 “July 7 Exhibition” at Sembikiya Gallery, Tokyo
・2011 “2011214” at Gallery Kingyo, Tokyo
・2011 “WakuWaku Shibuya” at tokyo wonder site shibuya, Tokyo
・2011 “The 3rd Pursuit-of-an-Alley Tea Party” at RAFT, Tokyo
・2010 “Photo Graph” at Higashi-Nakano Toho-ichi, Tokyo
・2010 “Let’s Pink! 3” at Womb Lounge, Tokyo
・2010 “Let’s Pink! 2” at Womb Lounge, Tokyo
・2010 “The 2nd Pursuit-of-an-Alley Tea Party” at RAFT, Tokyo
・2009 “The 1st Pursuit-of-an-Alley Tea Party” at RAFT, Tokyo
・2009 “Irregularity in Universal Gravitation” at Higashi-Nakano Toho-ichi, Tokyo
・2009 “Gallery Kingyo Small Goods Exhibition” at Gallery Kingyo, Tokyo
・2009 “Jiji New Creators Exhibition” at Turner Gallery, Tokyo
・2008 “No Program 2” at Turner Gallery, Tokyo
・2008 “Gallery Kingyo Small Goods Exhibition” at Gallery Kingyo, Tokyo
・2008 “GEISAI #11” at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo
・2008 “Fine-Arts Exhibition Supported by Citizens of Yokohama” at Landmark Hall, Kanagawa Prefecture
・2007 “Art Kawasaki 2007” at THINK, Kanagawa Prefecture
・2007 “Rue 2007 Installation Event” at Ebisu site, Tokyo
・2007 “Body 〜 Space: KaradaKaraKara” at Gallery Kingyo, Tokyo
・2006 “Memory of Water: Repetition and Reproduction Project ― Higuma Haruo Workshop” at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Niigata Prefecture
・2006 “ZAWAZAWA BOX” at Peace Gallery, Tokyo

[EVENTS]
・2017 "vitt hus" at URAWA PARCO, Saitama
・2017  "DOOKS POP UP SHOP" at ON READING, Nagoya
・2017 "DOOKS POP UP SHOP" at FALL, Tokyo
・2016 "SUR PLUS STORE", at Hikarie 8/ aiiima 1・2 , Tokyo
・2016 "Monologue of the skirt girl/DOOKS POP UP SHOP ", at FORT by PORT , Tokyo
・2016 "2 to 3/DOOKS POP UP SHOP", at kitoit , Tokyo
・2016 "8TH UNLIMITED EDITION SEOUL ART BOOK FAIR 2016" Seoul
・2016 "REPHOTOGRAPH /DOOKS POP UP SHOP", at BOOKS f3 , Niigata
・2016 "SIDE BY SIDE/DOOKS POP UP SHOP", at FORT by PORT , Tokyo
・2016 "THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR" Tokyo
・2016 "SUR PLUS STORE", at NAKAMEGURO , Tokyo
・2016 "Printed by asaru/DOOKS POP UP SHOP", at Knot Gallery , Tokyo
・2016 "DOOKS POP UP SHOP", at Seikosha , Kyoto
・2016 "Nothing 2/DOOKS POP UP SHOP", at Books & Gallery POPOTAME , Tokyo
・2016 "DOOKS POP UP SHOP" at FALL, Tokyo
・2015 "THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR" Tokyo
・2015 "May Market of ANYplace" at ANYplace, Osaka
・2014 "LOVE & GIFT - SUPER Xmas MARKET -", at Lumine2 Shinjuku , Tokyo
・2014 "Bazaar・in・the・Bazaar" at Koganetyo, Kanagawa Prefecture
・2014 "THE NY ART BOOK FAIR" at MOMA PS1, NY
・2014 "THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR" Tokyo
・2013 "ART DUBAI" Dubai

[MEDIA]
・2016 「Between ◯ & ◯」DOOKS
・2015 「◯◯◯◯◯_」DOOKS
・2015 「MIRRORS」DOOKS
・2014  " So-en " January issue - Newcomer art
・2014 「Uncertain Surface -Mirror Accessories」DOOKS
・2013 「Circulation of Mirror」DOOKS

[PARTNER SHOP]
a small shop, Tokyo
Hasu no hana, Tokyo
ANYplace, Osaka
Books & Gallery POPOTAME, Tokyo
DOOKS