Narahashi Asako



Born in Tokyo.
Graduated from Waseda University, majoring in art of the faculty of Literature.
Participated in FotoSession in school days.
After graduation, started on one-man shows, opened the foot gallery 03FOTOS.
Lives in Tokyo.


1998 Newcomer’s Award of the Photographic Society of Japan
2003 16th Award of Syashin-no-Kai
2008 24th The Higashikawa Prize ; Domestic Photographer Prize

Selected Solo Exhibition

2021 Drifting but never sinking, IG Photo Gallery, Tokyo
2017 NU・E :New Selections from 1992–1997 Exhibitions @03FOTOS, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2015 Biwako, galleryMain, Kyoto
2013 Horikawa Horizon, Cyukyo University Art Gallery C-Square, Nagoya
2012 seen when too far away Amsterdam, Kurohime, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
in the plural, Zeit Foto Salon, Tokyo
2011 Coming Closer and Getting Further Away, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
2010 Asako Narahashi, Ilan Engel Gallery, Paris
2009-10 half awake and half asleep in the water, Gun Galley, Stockholm
Coming Closer and Getting Further Away, Tokyo Art Museum
funiculi funicula, Port Gallery T, Osaka
2008 half awake and half asleep in the water, Galerie Priska Pasquer, Koeln
another side, Kurenbo, Tokyo
half awake and half asleep in the water, Yossi Milo Gallery, N.Y.
2007 half awake and half asleep in the water 06/07, Zeit Foto Salon, Tokyo
2005 half awake and half asleep in the water 04/05, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
2004 half awake and half asleep in the water, BankART1929, the Holl of Basyamichi, Yokohama
2003 funiculi funicula, photographers’gallery, Tokyo
half awake and half asleep in the water 2003, il tempo, photographers’gallery, Tokyo
2002 half awake and half asleep in the water, il tempo, Tokyo
Kabuki no Kuni 02, photographers’ gallery, Tokyo
2001 Recent Works, 03FOTOS, Tokyo
NU-E’ Misterijas Dokumentalitate, Latvijas Fotografijas Muzejs, Riga
2000 Kabuki no Kuni, Studio Ebis Photo Gallery, Tokyo
1999 NU-E–selected in Tokyo, il tempo, Tokyo
1998 NU-E, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
1992–97 NU-E series(17 times), 03FOTOS, Tokyo
1992 Umaretuki no Hiru to Yoru, A part of ASG Garanya Final Exhibitions, Nagoya
1991 Kagetomo, 03FOTOS, Tokyo
1990 Mata Yuku Hito, 03FOTOS, Tokyo
1989 Dawn in Spring (3 times), Gallery Kaido, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibtition

2021 Paris Photo 2021. Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris, France
2018 Paris Photo 2018, Grand Palais, Paris
2015 Mons 2015 / Regards de Femmes, Mons Maison Folie, Mons
2014 Songs from the Heart, Breda Photo, Breda
2013–14 A Sense of Place, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco
2013 Edo Pop The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints, Japan Society Gallery N.Y.C.
2 years after, Nature, Art, and Requiem, The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Mito
2012 Sweet & Salt Water and the Dutch, Kunsthal Rotterdam
2010 Troubles de l’objectif, Hospice d’ Havre, Tourcoing, France
Summit of the Six, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
2009 Japan meets China–Our Future reflected in Contemporary Art, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya
2008 Water in Photography, Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam
2008 Heavy Light, ICP, NY.
2006 Rapt! 20 contemporary artists from Japan, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2002–03 Black Out : Contemporary Japanese Photography, The Japan Foundation, Roma / Paris / Tokyo
2001–02 Kiss in the Dark, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo / Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa
1999 TONPU- 8 photographers in Japan, 051 Gallery, Pusan
1998 Eyes of Women Photographers, A part of Tokyo Photography Month ’98, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1998 Photography Today; The Absence of Distance, National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art
1996–2000 main 2 persons-shows (5 times)
1995–96 Another Reality; Aspects of Contemporary Photography, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa


The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Houston Museum
San Francisco Modern Museum of Art
J. Paul Getty Museum
Shanghai Art Museum
Hokkaido Higashikawa Town
Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
Huis Marseille Museum for Photography
Joy of Giving Something
BankART 1929
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