Keiichi Tanaami

born in Kyobashi, Tokyo, Japan
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
first Art Director of “PLAYBOY” (Japanese Edition)
professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design, where he is currently a chairperson of a Faculty of Information Design

lives in Tokyo

solo exhibitions (selection)
Retrospective (Tentative), National Art Museum, Tokyo
Paraventi: Keiichi Tanaami, Prada Aoyama, Tokyo
Keiichi Tanaami II, Almine Rech, Shanghai
A Mirror of the World, Nanzuka, Tokyo
Manhattan Universe, Venus Over Manhattan, New York
A peep into KEIICHI TANAAMI, NADiff Gallery, Tokyo
Memorial Reconstruction 2, Nanzuka, Tokyo
Keiichi Tanaami. Tokyo Pop Underground, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, New York
Paradise of Keiichi Tanaami Passage in the Air, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki City
Tanaami x adidas Originals, Nanzuka, Tokyo
Keiichi Tanaami Dialogue, Kyoto ddd Gallery, Kyoto
Keiichi Tanaami, Guangzhou K11, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Dream of Human Metamorphosis, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden
Perfect Cherry Blossom, Nanzuka, Tokyo
Deformed Universe, Bookmarc, Tokyo
Land of Mirrors, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Amulet of the Tapir, Nanzuka, Tokyo
A Perfect Peach-Pink Day, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden
Dream Fragment, Gallery 360°, Tokyo
The Laughing Spider, Karma International, Zurich
Bridge, Courtyard Hiroo, Tokyo
Visible Darkness, Invisible Darkness, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Lost and wandering Bridge, Gallery Retara, Sapporo
Passage in the Air (1975-1993), Nanzuka, Tokyo
Collages, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago
Cherry Blossoms Falling in the Evening Gloom, Nanzuka, Tokyo
Keiichi Tanaami, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Death Bridge, Aishonanzuka, Hong Kong
collages, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
Clock Work Marilyn, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago
Killer Joe’s (1965-1975), Fondation Speerstra, Apples
Karma International, Zurich
Killer Joe’s, Part 2, Nanzuka, Tokyo
No more war, Kaleidoscope Project Space, Milan
Burlesque, Stussy Harajuku Chapter 2F, Tokyo
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
Killer Joe’s, Part 1, Nanzuka, Tokyo
Drawn Films. 1971-2009, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden
No more war, Studiolo, Zurich
New Animation and Drawings, Nanzuka, Tokyo
Drawings and Collages 1967-1975, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
Dividing Bridge, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
Lost and Wandering Bridge Series, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
Wander in The Chaos WorldKeiichi Tanaami’s Fantastic World, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shennan
Spiral 2, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden
Kochuten, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
Kannoon, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
Spiral, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
Daytripper, Art & Public - Cabinet PH, Geneva
Colorful, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
Daydream, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
Tanaamism, Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo
Layers of Keiichi Tanaami, Gallery AUBE, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto
Keiichi Tanaami - Kamon, Paul Smith 9 Albemarls Street Shop, London
Solo Exhibition, Transplant Gallery, New York
Films of Keiichi Tanaami and Graphic 100, Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund
Disco University (with Naohiro Ukawa), KPO Kirin Plaza, Osaka
Tanaami’s Beauty Parade, Naruyama Gallery, Tokyo
Ascension Furniture, graf media gm, Osaka
Keiichi Tanaami - Ascension Furniture + Fantastic City, Ex’Realm, Tokyo
Big Playground City, IDEE, Kyoto
Collage of Flowers by Keiichi Tanaami, Art Space Eumeria, Tokyo
Get Back, Gallery 360°, Tokyo
Tactile Sensibility of the Age - Keiichi Tanaami Graphic Works 1967-2002, D’s Gallery, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto
Keiichi Tanaami 3000 Drawings, Gallery 360°, Tokyo
Keiichi Tanaami - Goldfish Lurking in a Glorious View, graf media gm, Osaka
Keiichi Tanaami - Legends of Volupte 1971-2002, Uplink Factory, Tokyo
group exhibitions (selection)
Portraits, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden
Paraventi, Fondazione PRADA, Milan
I’m scared! The Horror of the Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
I’m scared! The Horror of the Museum, Contemporary Art Museum (CAMK), Kumamoto
Memorial Reconstruction, NANZUKA and NAZUKA 2G, Tokyo
Magical Soup. Medienkunst aus der Sammlung der Nationalgalerie, der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection und Leihgaben, Hamburger BahnhofMuseum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Pop In, AKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Toyko Pop Underground, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles
COMIC ABSTRACTION BY WRITERS. Animafest, Zagreb
MSD_Make something different, CAC - Contemporary Art Centre, Málaga
Keiichi Tanaami, Kunstmuseum, Lucerne
Druckgraphik, Fischer Kunsthandel & Edition, Berlin
Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, 60, 10th Avenue, NY 10014, New York
1968: Art in the Turbulent Age, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chuo-ku, Chiba, China
EXPERIENCE POMMERY #4 // UNDERGROUND SPIRIT, Domain Pommery, Reims, France
Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes
Hello World. Revision einer Sammlung, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Emerald City, K 11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong
The House of Fame - Convened by Linder, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Relaxation — The Secret Garden of Cartoon Fantasy, MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan
Freimütig, Dramaturgie: Tulga Beyerle, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden
Ultra Seven 70 CREATORS SEVEN, Parco Museum, Tokyo
Japanorama. A new vision on art since 1970, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
THE ART SHOW - Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
CONTEMPORARY ART, NOW!, Onomichi City Museum of Art, Hiroshima
GLOBAL NEW ARTThe Essence of Taguchi Art Collection, Woodone Museum of Art, Hiroshima
Ostrale 2017, Ostrale, Dresden
Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Hot Mess, Karma International, Los Angeles
Life is hard... Let's go shopping., operacity art gallery, Tokyo
Ambiguously Yours, M+ Pavillon, Hong Kong
Passion, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
International Pop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Paramount Ranch 3, Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA
Passion, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Unorthodox, The Jewish Museum, New York
The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern, London
Passion. Fanverhalten und Kunst, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Puddle, pothole, portal, Sculpture Center, New York
25, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
KA BOOM! Comic in der Kunst, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen
Japanese Underground Cinema Program 6: Radical Experiments in Japanese Animation, MOMA, New York
Pop Goes Japan, Auckland Art Museum, Chapel Hill
The Singapore Show: Future Proof, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
The 29th Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence
Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver
Invideo. Milan International Experimental Film Festival, Milan
Kirin Big In Japan
Keiichi Tanaami / Oliver Payne, Studiolo, Zurich
Plastic Paper: Winnipeg’s Festival of Animated, Illustrated + Puppet Film, Winnipeg
Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams, Tallinn
Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
phunkTanaaMIX, Art Seasons Singapore, Singapore
Eccentric CityRise and Fall, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa
Dream Empire with Pete Flower, Paul Smith Gallery, Aoyama
Art@Agnes, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart
Rock’n Roll Vol.1, Norrkkoping Art Museum, Norrkkoping
Rock’n Roll Vol.2, Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand
Pulp 11, Istefos Museet, Jevnaker
Nippon Koma - Festival de Cinema Japones
Spoltore Ensemble 2005, Spoltore
Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne
The 50th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam
Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam
Image Forum Festival 2003, Park Tower Hall, Tokyo
Nashville Independent Film Festival, Nashville
Keiichi Tanaami + Nobuhiro Aihara Animation Battle in Kyoto, Japan, Italy Center, Kyoto
London International Film Festival, London
Seihou Takeuchi VS Keiichi Tanaami, Albion Art Museum, Nara
Opt Mannierism Theater of Light Bands, Theater Image Forum, Tokyo
Image Experience Museum. Japanese Experimental Films 50′s - 70′s, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Keiichi Tanaami + Nobuhiro Aihara Animation Battle in Kyoto, AV Hall Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto
Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima
Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver
Holland International Animation Film Festival
Versus Vol.3 Keiichi Tanaami vs. Naohiro Ukawa, depot, Tokyo
Kansai German Culture Center, Osaka
Jagda Poster Exhibition-Design 2000, Aichi International Design Center, Aichi
The 6th Mumbai International Documentary, Short Films, Animation Film Festival, India, Mumbai
Japanese Short Animation, France Culture Center, New Delhi
Image Forum Festival 2000, Shinjuku Park Tower Hall, Tokyo
Period of Nissenbi-Japanese Graphic Design 1951-70, Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo
Jagda Poster Exhibition-Design 2000, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu
Image Forum Festival 2000, Yokohama Art Museum, Kanagawa
Image Forum Festival 2000, Shinjuku Park Tower Hall, Tokyo, Yokohama Art Museum, Kanagawa, Kansai German Culture Center, Osaka
Optical Synsesis - New Psychedelic and Virtuality, Yotsuya Image Forum, Tokyo
solo publications (selection)
Killer Joe´s, text: Nils Olsen, Fredy Fischli, Yuji Yamashita, publisher: Fakurama, Momoko/Nanzuka, Shinji and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Zeichnungen und Collagen 1967-1975, text: Stefano Stoll, publisher: Galerie Gebr. Lehmann and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Kochuten, publisher: Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
Colorful, publisher: Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
Daydream, publisher: Graphic-sha, Tokyo
Kamon, publisher: King of Mountain
Keiichi Tanaami ggg Books 76, publisher: Ginza Graphic Gallery-Trans Art, Tokyo
Layers of Keiichi Tanaami, publisher: Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto
Spiral, publisher: Seigen-sha Art Publishing, Tokyo
Blow Up 2, publisher: Seigen-sha Art Publishing, Tokyo
Weekly Tanaami, publisher: Keibun-sha Ichijoji-ten
Keiichi Tanaami - Hyakka Kyoran, publisher: Prints 21
Portrait of Keiichi Tanaami, publisher: Keiichi Tanaami Design Studio, Tokyo
Dream and Memory, publisher: Studio Warp
Amigos, publisher: Gallery 360°, Tokyo
Kingyo, publisher: Amus Arts Press
Keiichi Tanaami - Animation Catalogue, publisher: Research Center for Information Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design
Blow Up, publisher: Seigen-sha Art Publishing, Tokyo
Variation, publisher: Galerie Vivant