Meiro Koizumi

Koizumi investigates the boundaries between the private and the public, a domain of specific importance to his native Japanese culture. His videos are often based on performances and constructed scenarios. He places characters, played by himself or others in awkward situations. Often starting harmoniously, he gradually heightens the tension manipulating the situation from humorous to painful.



Born in 1976, Gunma, Japan
Lives and works in Yokohama, Japan

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
London Institute Chelsea College of Art and Design - BA Fine Art, London, UK
International Christian University, BA Liberal Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Selected solo show

MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
Annet Gelink Gallery,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“We Mourn the Dead of the Future”
Kitasenju BUoY 2F Gallery,
Tokyo, Japan
“Profundidad de campo”
Matadero Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
Minneapolis Institute of Art,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
“Le nouveau souffle juste après la tempête”
Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne [MAC VAL],
Pérez Art Museum Miami,
Miami, USA
“Rite for a Dream II”
Annet Gelink Gallery Bakery,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Today My Empire Sings”
Tokyo, Japan
“Today My Empire Sings”
De Hallen,
Haarlem, The Netherlands
“In Between night and sleepwalkers”
Annet Gelink Gallery,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan

Selected group show

STUK Arts Center vzw,
Leuven, Belgium
“Measure Your Existence”
The Rubin Museum of Art,
New York, NY, USA
“Time Cubism”
Gwangju Museum of Art,
Gwangju, South Korea
“Long March Project: The Deficit Faction”
Long March Space,
Beijing, China
“Travelers Through a Hundred Ages”
Hiroshima, Japan
“Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion”
Aichi Arts Center,
Aichi, Japan
“Celebration - Japanese-Polish Contemporary Art Exhibition -”
Kyoto Art Center,
Kyoto, Japan
“Weavers of Worlds - A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art -”
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,
Tokyo, Japan
“A Tale of Hidden Histories”
EYE filmmuseum,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“14th Sharjah Biennale: Leaving the Echo Chamber”
Sharjah Art Institute,
Sharjah, UAE
Abu Dhabi Art / Durub Al Tawaya,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
“9th Asian Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art”
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art,
Brisbane, Australia
“12th Shanghai Biennale”
Power Station of Art,
Shanghai, China
“Asia Focus”
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts,
Seoul, South Korea
“6th Asian Art Biennial 2017 - Negotiating the Future”
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts,
Taichun, Taiwan
“Reenacting history_ Collective Actions and Everyday Gestures”
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,
Gwacheon, South Korea
“Imaginary Asia”
Nam June Paik Art Center,
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
“Spider's Thread -Spinning images of Japanese beauty”
Toyota Muicipal Museum of Art,
Aichi, Japan
“The Time is Out of Join”
Sharjah Biennial,
Sharjah, UAE
“Loose Lips Save Ships”
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,
Tokyo, Japan
“Don’t Follow the Wind”
Inside the evacuated, radioactive exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant owned by TEPCO,
Fukushima, Japan

Public collection

Arts Maebashi ,
Gunma, Japan
De Hallen Haarlem,
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Frac Poitou Charentes,
Angoulême, France
Kadist Foundation,
Paris, France
Hong Kong
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne [MAC VAL] ,
Val-de-Marne, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo,
Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, New York,
Museum Voorlinden,
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
The National Museum of Art, Osaka ,
Osaka, Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo,
Tokyo, Japan
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art,
Brisbane, Australia
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tate Modern,
London, UK
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art,
Aichi, Japan