Mikiko Hara Japanese, b. 1967


Lives and works in Kawasaki, Japan

1967 Born in Takaoka, Toyama, Japan      
1990     Graduated from Kei University, Tokyo (studied art history and theory)      
1996      Graduated Tokyo College of Photography, Yokohama      


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Yokohama Civic Art Center, The Ongoing Dialogue, Yokohama, Japan
2019 Gallery Forest at Tokyo College of Photography, Experiments: A Gaze to Bauhaus, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, In the Blink of an Eye 1996-2009, New York
2017 Nikon Salon Shinjuku, Change, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Niko Salon Osaka, Change, Osaka, Japan, Kimura Ihei Photography Award Winner's Exhibition
2015 Jikka, These are Days, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Third District Gallery, Blind Letter, Tokyo, Japan  
2008  Gallery Tosei, Kumoma no Atosaki [Here and There Behind the Clouds], Tokyo, Japan
2007 Cohen Amador Gallery, Blind Letter, New York
2006 Appel, Humoresque, Tokyo, Japan
2005  Place M, Thirteen : Hara Mikiko Photo Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan 
2004  Guardian Garden, Hatsugo no Mawari [The Fringes of Articulation], Tokyo, Japan 
2001  Konica Plaze East, Utsuro no Seihou [Proceedures for Manufacturing a Void], Tokyo, Japan 
2001 The Thrid Gallery Aya, Utsuro no Seihou [Proceedures for Manufacturing a Void], Osaka, Japan
1998 Nikon Salon, Agnus Dei, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Galerie Le Déco, IS As It, Tokyo, Japan


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 FujiFilm Square, Heisei-Tokyo Snap Love, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Lianzhou Foto Festival, Uncontrolled Body, Lianzhou, Guandong, China
2017 Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Synchronicity: 20 Year Anniversary TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 3, Tokyo, Japan
2016 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now, San Francisco, CA
2015 Smith College Museum of Art, Dislocation/Urban Experience: Contemporary Photographs from East Asia, Northampton, MA
2014 Getty Museum, In Focus: Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Amador Gallery, Japan Today: Taiji Matsue, Osamu Kanemura and Mikiko Hara, New York
2009 Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, New Art Exhibition 2009: Photography Now, Past, Future, Yokohama Japan
2007 Fotografisk Center, A Private History: An Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Photographers, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Absolutely Private: On Photography from 200 to the Present, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Epson Imaging Gallery Ep-site, Obsessive Words, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi, China
2003 Deichtorhallen, Japan, Contemporary Ceramics and Photography: Tradition and Presence, Hamburg, Germany
2000 De Pont Foundation of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Photography from Japan, Tilburg, The Netherlands
1999 Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery, Private Room II: Photographs by a New Generation of Women in Japan, Mito, Japan
1998 Soko Gallery, The Gestures of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
1997 L'inconscience et les regards, Arles, France
1996 Guardian Garden, The 8th 3.3m2 Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan




Photopaper 44/45 Mikiko Hara: Kyrie, Photopaper


These Are Days, Osiris


Change, The Gould Collection Vol. 2, The Gould Collection, New York/Paris/Tokyo, Co-authored book, photographs by Mikiko Hara with a short story by Stephen Dixon

2005 Hysteria Thirteen: Hara Mikiko, Hysteric Glamour, Tokyo



Bibliothèque National de France, Paris, France

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hui Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam



2017     The 42nd Kimura Ihei Photography Award