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About Yoshitomo Nara

Born in Aomori Prefecture in 1959, Yoshitomo Nara completed his studies at the Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf in 1988. After living in Cologne, he returned to Japan in 2000. Nara's practice centres around painting, also encompassing: drawings; sculptures made of wood, FRP, ceramic, bronze; large-scale installations made of scrap materials; and photography. One of the foremost representatives of contemporary art in Japan, Nara has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world. His recent major solo exhibitions include a bit like you and me…, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, which traveled to Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori and to Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan (2012-2013); Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara, Asia Society Hong Kong (2015); and For Better or Worse: Works 1987-2017, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan (2017). The artist will hold a comprehensive mid-career retrospective exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California in April 2020, which will travel to museums across Asia and Europe. Nara will have a solo exhibition open at Dallas Contemporary in September 2020.

About Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Contemporary is a museum of contemporary art located in the design district of Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1978, Dallas Contemporary presents challenging work from local to international artists through educational programming and exhibitions. Following the model of the Kunsthalle, Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting institution which produces rotating exhibitions throughout the year.

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