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KEI HIRAGA (KEY HIRAGA)
平賀 敬

1936Born in Tokyo
Early 1950s Wanted to become an artist
2000Moved to Hakone-Yumoto, where he died on 13 November at the age of 64
2000Exhibition of Hiraga’s work with catalogue at Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Hiratsuka in Kanagawa Prefecture and Bokushin Gallery in Tokyo
1996Hiraga’s work was included in the exhibition Japanese Ways, Western Means, Art of the 1980s in Japan in the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia
1977Left Paris and returned to Japan
1965Moved to Paris
1964Won New Artist Prize at 38th edition of the National Exhibition and Grand Prix (a grant for study in Paris) at 3rd edition of National Young Artists Exhibition
1963Won 3rd Prize at Shell Art Award Exhibition
1958Graduated from the Department of Economics, Rikkyo University in Tokyo

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS IN EUROPE AND JAPAN

2016 the exhibit ‘Pop, Psychedelic & Ukiyoe’ at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART in Tokyo
2015 the exhibit ’Miniature’ at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART in Tokyo
2014 ”Works on Paper : Collection” at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART in Tokyo
2013 Kei HIRAGA III 1960s - ’90s at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART in Tokyo
2013 Kei HIRAGA III 1960s - ’90s at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART in Tokyo
2013The Exhibition “Over-heated:  A Cross Section of Japanese Art in the 1950s and 1960s” at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART in Tokyo
2011Psychedelic World at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART in Tokyo
2006The Elegant Life of Mr. H - Days for Roses and Sake at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART in Tokyo
2003Love and Humor, Human Image, Yoshitomo Nara in ’80 and ’90, Kei Hiraga in
’60 at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART in Tokyo
1991Japanese Anti Art Now and Then at The National Museum of Art, Osaka in Osaka
1989Art Exciting ’89 at The Museum of Modern Art in Saitama Prefecture and at Queensland Art Gallery in Australia
1985The Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition, The India Art Exhibition, The Japan Foundation, at The National Museum of Modern Art in New Delhi
1981A turning point of contemporary art in the 1960’s at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo in Tokyo, and 1982 in Kyoto
1972Hiraga’s works shown at Salon des Beaux Arts exhibition and Salon de la Realite Nouvelle at Museum of Modern Art in Paris
1972Exhibited at Japanese Artists from Europe exhibition at National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto in Kyoto Fu
1972One-man exhibition La elegante vita di Mr Key at Galleria Nabilio, Milano in Italy
1970One-man exhibition at Gallery T., Haarlem in the Netherlands
1969Exhibited at 10th edition of Sao Paolo Biennale in Brazil
1969Exhibited at 9th edition of Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art in the ‘Modern frontier (Eros and Humour)’ section
1969One-man exhibition The Elegant Life of Key Hiraga at Gallery Seven in Tokyo
1968Exhibited at 12 Artistes Japonais 68 exhibition at various galleries in France
1968Held ORA Group Exhibition in Italy
1968One-man exhibition The Elegant Life of Mr. P at Gallery T., Haarlem in the Netherlands
1967Exhibited at L’Oeil de Boeuf (Cow’s eye) exhibition at Gallery T., Haarlem in the Netherlands
1967Exhibited at ORA Group Exhibition (group of five artists) at Galerie Jacqueline Ranson in Paris
1967One-man exhibition at Galerie Lambert in Paris
1966One-man exhibition at Travers Gallery in Edinburgh
1966Exhibited at La Figuration Narrative exhibition at Galerie Creuze in Paris ?
the exhibition also traveled to Prague, Lausanne, and Lyon
1965Exhibited at group exhibition of nine artists at Galerie Argos, Nantes in Belgique
1965Exhibited at Seize Jeune Peintres Japonais exhibition at Galerie Lambert in Paris
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