Born in Rikuzen-takata, Iwate Prefecture, in 1958. Received the Kimura Ihei Award of Photography in 1997 and the Mainichi Art Award in 2000. Participated in the "fast and slow" exhibition at hte Japan Pavilion for the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition in 2001. Awarded the Art Encouragement Prize by the Ministry of Education at the "Natural Stories" exhibition, which was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in 2011 and the Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie in Amsterdam and also at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2012. Participated in the "Architecture. Possible here? Home-for-All" exhibition in 2012 at the Japan Pavilion for the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition (winner of the Golden Lion for Best National Participation). His publications include Lime Works (Seigensha), Underground (Media Factory), Hanasu Shashin (Talking Photography) (Shogakukan), and Kesengawa (Kawadeshobo Shinsa).


1958 Born in Iwate, Japan
1981 Graduated from the University of Tsukuba, School of Art and Design
1984 Completed postgraduate studies at the University of Tsukuba
1997 Received the 22nd Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award
2000 Received the 16th Higashikawa Domestic Photographer Prize
2001 Received the 42nd Mainichi Award of Art
2003 Received the Photographer of the Year Award from The Photographic Society of Japan
2012 Received the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts

Received the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

Lives and works in Tokyo.


Terrils, Lille/Tokyo, Light Motiv/Taka Ishii Gallery, 2011
Ciel Tombé, Kanagawa, SUPER LABO, 2011
Speaking Photography – Toward the invisible, Tokyo,Shogakukan, 2010
Draftsman’s Pencil, Kanagawa, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, 2007
Scales, Montreal /Portland, CCA / Nazraeli Press, 2007
A BIRD BLAST#130, Tokyo, Taka Ishii Gallery, 2007
TWO MOUNTAINS: Naoya Hatakeyama and Balthasar Burkhard, Tokyo, Executive Committee of Two Mountains, 2006
Zeche Westfalen I/II Ahlen, Tuscon, Nazraeli Press, 2006/ French edition: La Houillere de Westphalie I/II Ahlen, Textuel, 2006
River Series / Shadow, Tuscon, Nazraeli Press , 2004 [One Picture Books #25]
Atmos, Tuscon, Nazraeli Press, 2003
Naoya Hatakeyama, Kyoto,Tankosha, 2002
Naoya Hatakeyama, Ostfidern-Ruit, Hatje Cantz, 2002 / Spanish-Basque edition:Bilbao, BBK, 2003
Slow Glass: Naoya Hatakeyama, Southampton, Light Xchange with The Winchester Gallery, 2002
Under Construction (Naoya Hatakeyama, Toyo Ito), Tokyo, Kenchikushiryo-Kenkyusha, 2001
Underground, Tokyo, Media Factory inc., 2000
Lazur (Hatakeyama Naoya, Otani Yoshihisa), Tokyo, Atelier Peyotl, 1997
LIME WORKS, Tokyo, Synergy inc. 1996 [ amus arts press, 2002 Seigensha, 2008]
Naoya Hatakeyama: CITTA IN NEGATIVO-DA LIME WORKS, Roma, Diagonale s.r.l., 1996 Contour Line (camera works tokyo No.9), Tokyo, camera works, 1982

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 - “Natural Stories” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2011 - “Terrils” Coalface gallery, Gent, Belgium
“Natural Stories” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography ; Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (-2012)
2010 - “Terrils” Centre Historique Minier de Lewarde, France
2010 - “Blast” Caochangdi Photospring, Beijing
2010 - “Tracing Lines / Yamate-Dori” Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
2010 - “Scales” Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London
2009 - “Maquettes / Light” Taka Ishii Gallery / Kyoto
2009 - “Naoya Hatakeyama” Les Rencontres d’Arles, France
2008 - “Ciel Tombé” Taka Ishii Gallery
2007 - “HATAKEYAMA NAOYA Draftsman’s Pencil” (Artists Today XI: SUMI Wakiro/ HATAKEYAMA Naoya,), The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
2007 - “A BIRD” Kurenboh Gallery, Chohouin Buddist Temple, Tokyo
2007 - “Scales” The Octagonal Gallery, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
2006 - “Two Mountains” (Balthasar Burkhard / Naoya Hatakeyama) Tokyo Art Museum, Chofu, Tokyo
2006 - eche Westfallen I/II Ahlen”, Taka Ishii Gallery
2005 - “Naoya Hatakeyama”, Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lubeck, Germany
2005 - “Tokyo, A City of Light” Marion Center for Photographic Arts, College of Santa Fe, New Mexico
2004 - “Atmos” L.A.Galerie, Frankfurt
2004 - “Naoya Hatakeyama” C/O Berlin The Cultural Forum for Photography, Berlin
2004 - Atmos” space B, Osaka Seikei University Intermedia Research Center, Kyoto
2003 - “Naoya Hatakeyama” Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
2003 - “Naoya Hatakeyama” Fundacion BBK, Bilbao, Spain
2003 - “Atmos” Taka Ishii Gallery
2002 - “Slow Glass” Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; The Winchester Gallery, Southampton; Impressions Gallery, York; The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock (Glasgow)
2002 - “Naoya Hatakeyama” Kunstverein Hannover; Kunsthalle Nurnberg; Huis Marseille Stichting voor
Fotografie, Amsterdam
2002 -“Naoya Hatakeyama” Iwate Prefectural Museum of Art, Morioka; National Museum of Art, Osaka
2002 - “Slow Glass” L.A.Galerie
2002 - “Slow Glass” Taka Ishii Gallery
2001 “Under Construction” (Naoya Hatakeyama / Toyo Ito) The AA School, London; Architecture Gallery, Columbia University
2000 “Lime Works” Architecture Gallery, Columbia University, New York
200 - “Underground” L.A.Galerie
1999 - “Underground” Chukyo University Art Gallery C-Square, Nagoya
1999 - “Underground” Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Tokyo
1998 - “Hatakeyama Naoya” Yuki Civic Center, Ibaraki
1998 - “BLAST” Gallery NW House, Tokyo
1998 - “Naoya Hatakeyama” L.A.Galerie
1997 - “Lime Works” Minolta Photo Space, Tokyo; Osaka etc.
1996 - “Maquettes” Gallery NW House
1996 - “Lime Works” Istituto Giapponese di Cultura; Centro Iniziative Multimediali Diagonale, Roma
1994 - “Lime Works” Gallery NW House
1994 - “The City and its Origin” Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock, UK
1991 - “Lime Works” Photo Interform, Osaka
1990 - “A travers la Tunisie” Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
1989 - “Contour Line” Theatre d’Herouville, Caen, Artotheque de Nantes; Bibliotheque municipale, Falaise, France 1988 “Lime Hills” Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
1987 - “Lime Hills” Photo Interform
1986 - Tokyo Zokei University
1983 - “Contour Line” Zeit-Foto Salon

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 - “TOHOKU-Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers” Beijing World Art Museum,China; (world exhibition tour -2017)
2012 - “Artists and the Disaster – Documentation in Progress” Contemporary Art Gallery, Mito
2012 - “Architecture. Possible here?” (Sosuke Fujimoto/Kumiko Inui/Akihisa Hirata/Naoya Hatakeyama),13th International Architecture Exhibtion, Venice Biennale 2012, Japan Pavilion
2012 - “the Allure of the Collection” , The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2011 - “Documented, Doubted, and Imagined Realities- Contemporary photography From Japan and Taiwan” Yi&C. Contemporary Art, Tip
2011 - “Modern Japanese Art from the Museum Collection + Thinking about Tohoku” The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2011 - ”Remembrance of the Future to Come-ART-AID: Basel Project for Japan” Former Plug in, Basel 2010 ”Ruptures and Continuities” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2011 - “Landschaft ohne Horizont” Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
2011 - “Beyond Mediations” Poznan Biennnale, Poland
2011 - “Shadows” The National Art Center, Tokyo
2011 - “Japan meets China-Our Future reflected in Contemporary Art” Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
2009 - “Earth” Prix Pictet, Passage de Retz, Paris (touring in Thessaloniki, Dubai, Dublin, Moscow and Berlin) “Nippon Kōbō” Forma,Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milano
2008 - “First Doubt-Optinal Confusion in Modern Photography” Yale University Art GalleryNew Heaven, USA “Asian Dub Photography” Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Italy
2008 - “Water in Photography” Huis Marseille Stiching voor fotografie, Amsterdam
2008 - “Two Mountains / Balthasar Burkhard & Naoya Hatakeyama” Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria “Remembrance of Places Past - Japanese Architectural Photography from the 19th to the 21st century,” The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
2008 - “Art Is for the Spirit: Works from The UBS Art Collection” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2008 - “Heavy Light : Recent Photography and Video from Japan” International Center of Photography, New York
2008 - “The history of arts and cities- Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai-“ Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi 2007“Fascination” Art Gallery X, Takashimaya, Nihombashi, Tokyo
2008 - “An Incomplete World: Works from the UBS Art Collection” Art Galleryof New South Wales, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2008 - “The Saspended Moment”Z33, Hasselt, Belguim
2008 - “Mapas, Cosmogonias e Puntos de Referencia” Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2008 - “New Territories” L.A. Galerie
2008 - “Thermocline of Art-New Asian Waves (a ZKM 10th Anniversary Exhibition) ” Museum of Contemporary Art, ZKM, Kalsruhe, Germany
2008 - “Global Cities” Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
2008 - “Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan” Long March Project, B.T.A.P. and Inter Arts Center, Beijing/ Guandong Museum of Art, Guandong, China
2008 - “Eyes of An Island” Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
2006 - “Showa Memories: The Way We Were, in Photographs” Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
2006 - “Tunnel Vision” FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen
2006 - “11 Contemporaries” Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
2006 - “Spectacular City: Photographing the Future” NAI Netherlands Architecture Institut, Rotterdam
2006 - “L’ECHO DES COLLECTIONS-carte blanche a Jacques Py” Le Ring-artotheque de Nantes/ Espace Jacques Demy, Nantes
2006 - “Collection 3” The National Museum of Art
2005 - “Selections of the 26th Biennal of Sao Paolo” Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
2005 - “Le temps suspendu / The suspended moment” Crac Alsace-Centre rhenan d’art contemporain, Altkirch, France; MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain (-2006)
2005 - “Das verlorene Paradies-Die Landschaft in der zeitgenossischen Photographie” Opelvillen,Russelsheim,Germany “Landschaft als Metapher” Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
2005 - “Multiple Raume (2) Park” Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
2005 - “The Collection of Kushiro Art Museum: Photographs” Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido
2005 - “Photographing Architecture” Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg
2005 - “sight-cruising” Marugame Gen’ichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa
2005 - “Collection 2” The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2005 - “36 Photographers of the Kimura Ihei Award” Kawasaki City Museum
2005 - “85/05: The photography beyond 20 years from Tsukuba Museum of Photography 1985” Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi
2004 - “Roppongi Crossing: New Visions in Contemporary Japanese Art 2004” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo “Mediarena-Contemporary Art from Japan” Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand “BRAINSTORMING: topographie de la morale” Centre National de l'art et du paysage, Vassiviere en Limousin, France
2004 - “Stadt Raume” Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland
2004 - “Natur nach MaB!?” Zeche Westfalen I/II, Ahlen, Germany
2004 - “smt Construction Wonderland” Sendai Mediatheque
2004 - “Metamorph” The 9th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale
2004 - “Take Five! Huis Marseille Turns five” Huis Marseille Stichting voor Fotografie
2004 - “Aspects of Architecture-Photographs from the V&A Collection and the Sheffield City Collection” Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2004 - “Territorio livre” 26th Bienal International de Sao Paulo, Pavilhao da Bienal, Brazil
2004 - “The Secret Forest of Princess Knight” M.Y. Art Prospects, New York
2004 - “Do You Believe in Reality?” Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
2004 - “10 Year Anniversary Exhibition” Taka Ishii Gallery
2003 - “Histories of Photography” Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
2003 - “Japan - Keramik und Fotografie - Tradition und Gegenwart” Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
2003 - “The History of Japanese Photography” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Cleveland Museum of Art, USA
2003 - “Juegos de Escala” Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2003 - “X Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia” Torino, Italy
2003 - “Timeframes” Japan Society, New York
2003 - “L’attitude” Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
2003 - “Consuming Nature” The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago
2003 - “Mask of Japan: Contemporary Japanese Photography” Aura Gallery, Shanghai; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (-2004)
2003 - “Kokoro no Arika, Location of the Spirit -Contemporary Japanese Art” Ludwig Museum Budapest; Moscow Museum of Modern Art (-2004)
2002 - “The Unfinished Century: Legacies of 20th Century Art” The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo “Episode” Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, UK
2002 - “Orte des Unsichtbaren: Medienkunstler aus Japan und Korea” Japanisches Kulturinstitut Koln, Germany “Tweleve Japanese Artists from the Venice Biennale 1952-2001” Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki “DER BERG” Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany
2001 - “Bauart. Die Kunstsammlung der Heidelberger Zement AG” Kurpfalzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg, Germany
2001 - “Fast and Slow” (Nakamkura Masato, Hatakeyama Naoya, Fujimoto Yukio) The 49th Venice Biennale of Art, Japan Pavillion
2001 - “La Espiritualidad del Vacio” Fundacion Bancaja, Valencia, Spain
2001 - “Out of Japan” Canon Photography Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2001 - “Monet’s Vermachtnis: Serie-Ordnung und Obsession" Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
2001 - “New Heimat” Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt.a.M, Germany
2001 - “Urban Pornography” The Artist Space, New York
2000 - “Serendipity : Photography, video, experimental film and multimedia installation from Asia” The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo
2000 - “-scape:” Masataka Hayakawa Gallery
2000 - “Yume no Ato: Was vom Traum blieb - Zeitgenossische Kunst aus Japan” Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; Staatliche
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
2000 - “The 16th Higashikawa Awardees’ Exhibition” Higashikawa Cultural Gallery, Hokkaido
2000 - “Landschaft in der zeitgenossischen Fotografie” Landesmuseum Oldenburg, Germany
1999 - “Otsuji Kiyoji and 15 Photographers” Tokyo Zokei University
1999 - “Modena per la Fotografia 1999” Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy
1999 - “Wohin kein Auge reicht” (Triennale der Photographie) Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
1999 - “The Locus of Kimura Ihei Memorial Award of Photography 1975-1999” Kawasaki City Museum
1999 - “Toyo Ito: Blurring Architecture" Suemondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen, Germany
1998 - “Photography Today: The Absence of Distance” The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1998 - “A Prova de Agua / Waterproof” Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon
1998 - “Asia City” The Photographers’ Gallery, London
1998 - “21st Anniversary Zeit-Foto” Artspace Shimoda, Tokyo
1998 - “Speed” The Photographers’ Gallery
1998 - “Donai Yanen! Et Maintenant! La creation contemporaine au Japon” Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1997 - “Interferenzen” L.A.Galerie
1997 - “LAZUR” (Hatakeyama Naoya, Otani Yoshihisa) Delta-Mirage, Tokyo
1997 - “City images in Photography from the Museum Collection” National Film Center, The National
Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1997 - “LUST UND LEERE : Japanische Photographie der Gegenwart” Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, etc. (Touring in Europe 1997-98)
1997 - “SURFACE EXPOSED: Photography in Art of the 90’s” Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
1997 - “Art is Fun 8: WAYS OF (RE)PRODUCTION” Hara Museum ARC, Gunma
1996 - “LAND OF PARADOX” Photographic Resource Center, Boston, etc. (Touring in USA); Ashiya City
Museum of Art and History, etc.(Touring in Japan, 1996-98)
1996 - “Ideal Standard Life” Spiral Garden, Tokyo
1996 - “New Japanese Photography in 1990’s: The Resonance of Unconsciousness” Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Kanagawa 1995 “Another Reality: Aspects of Contemporary Photography” Kawasaki City Museum
1994 - “Liquid Crystal Futures” The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, etc. (Touring in Europe and Tokyo)
1994 - “Desert of Desires” Spiral Garden
1994 - “Kawasaki Monuments” Kawasaki City Museum
1993 - “In die Felsen bohren sich Zikadenstimmen: Zeitgenossische japanische Photographie”
Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
1992 - “Matrix of Photography 3” Kawasaki City Museum
1991 - “Contemporary Photography 14 Japanese” Mitsukoshi, Nihonbashi, Tokyo
1991 - “Orientalism” Zeit-Foto Salon
1991 - “Vach’ image” Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture, Saint Gervais, Geneve
1991 - “make-believe” The Photographers’ Gallery, London, etc. (Touring in UK)
1990 - “Selection of Photographs on the Sea” Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Yamaguchi “Japanese Contemporary Photography - Twelve Viewpoints” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Pavillion des Arts, Paris
1989 - “The 9th Hara Annual” Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
1989 - “Orientalism; Photos & Paintings” White Museum, World Design Exposition, Nagoya 1988“Contemporary Photographs from Japan” Columbia College Chicago, USA
1989 - “Tama Vivant ‘88” Shibuya Seibu Seed Hall, Tokyo
1986 - “Fotografia Japonesa Contemporanea” La Casa Elizalda, Barcelona, etc. (Touring in Spain) 1985 “Paris, New York, Tokyo” Tsukuba Museum of Photography 1985, Ibaraki
1983 - “Photography” Gallery Miyazaki, Osaka
1982 - “15 contemporary photographic expressions” University of Tsukuba
1981 - “Camera Works Exhibition” University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki


1997 - 22nd Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award
2000 - 16th Higashikawa Domestic Photographer Prize
2001 - 42nd Mainichi Award of Art
2003 - Photographer of the Year Award from The Photographic Society of Japan
2012 - Minister of Education Award for Art
2012 - Golden Lion for Best National Participation, 13th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia


Artotheque de Nantes, France
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Spain
Le Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) / Le Fonds national d’art contemporain (FNAC), France Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), Montréal,
Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, New York
La Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy
Huis Marseille Stichting voor Fotografie, Amsterdam
Higashikawatown, Hokkaido
International Center of Photography, New York
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa
Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland
Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
Tate Gallery, London
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art

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In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

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