1971Born in Saitama, Japan
1994Graduated from the Department of Photography, College of Art, Nihon University
1996Participated in the fourth artist-in-residence program in Hinode-cho,Tokyo
1998Stayed in New York on a fellowship from Asian Cultural Council
1999Stayed in Amsterdam as a guest artist at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunstverein (1999/2000)
2004Moved to Berlin, Germany and stayed until 2016
2005Stayed in East Africa on a fellowship from Pola Art Foundation
Lives and works in Okinawa, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022Small Miracles, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (–2023)
2017At the Bottom of the Sea, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
2016To the Night Planet, Loock Gallery, Berlin
2015A Town of the BIrds, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
To the Night Planet, Canon gallery S, Tokyo

2014My Father’s Album / Small Miracle, Gallery916, Tokyo
2013A Man and Some Birds, Loock Gallery, Berlin (-2014)
2011Light Reaching the Future, IZU PHOTO MUSEUM, Shizuoka (-2012)
2009The Sun, D’Amelio Terras, New York
2007Marabu―The Sun, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
The Sun, Mongin Art Center, Seoul

2006Color of the Planet, DAAD Gallery, Berlin
2005I Dreamt of Flying, D’Amelio Terras, New York
2004I Dreamt of Flying: Noguchi Rika, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Somebodies: Noguchi Rika, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2003Noguchi Rika, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Austria (-2004)
Rocket Hill, D’Amelio Terras, New York

2002Catching Water, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
2001MIMOCA’S EYE VOL.1: NOGUCHI RIKA a feeling of something happening, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
Did He Reach the Moon?, D’Amelio Terras, New York,
Noguchi Rika: Did He Reach the Moon?, Parco Gallery, Tokyo

1999Noguchi Rika, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
1998Seeing Birds, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin
1997A Prime, P3 art and environment, Tokyo
Seeing Birds, Higashikawa Art Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan

1996Record of Creation, Guardian Garden, Tokyo
1995To Dive, Gallery Rafu, Saitama, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Tokaido of Ours—Charms of the Landscapes with Mt. Fuji, Bernard Buffet Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum 20th Anniversary: Flower of Life, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan

2021 RESISTRE/RINASCRE, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Obayashi Collection 2, WHAT MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan
How to Disappear, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Living in Symbiosis with Forest and Water, Nagano Prefectural Art Museum, Nagano, Japan
Semba Art Site Project Vol.01, Semba Excel Building, Osaka, Japan
11Stories on Distanced Relationships: Contemporary Art from Japan, Japan Foundation (online exhibition)
My Flower, Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film, Tokyo, Japan

2020 Twinkling skin, Emission of light by life and death, Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi
Overlapping Circle, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum, Chiba
Builders: Reconsidering the city based on construction, Art Area B1, Osaka

2019Texture of Life, Reborn-Art Festival 2019, Central Ishinomaki, Oshika Peninsula, etc., Miyagi
Taka Ishii Gallery 25th Anniversary Group Exhibition: Survived!, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Collection 3: Image of something invisible, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Smalls between the star, large against the sky, Manif d’art 9- Quebec City Biennial 2019, Quebec City, Canada

2018The 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018), SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagerment, Sydney, Australia
Floating World, Ruya Shop, Bagdad, Iraq
Foever (and again), Izu photo museum, Shizuoka
Collection Asian Landscapes / Awazu Kiyoshi: Makurihirogeru 5, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

201725th Anniversary Exhibition, MIMOCA’s Collection: Artworks of All Kinds!, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa
2016Saitama Triennale 2016: Envisioning the Future!, Musashi-Urawa Station area and etc. Saitama, Japan
2014The Hara Museum Collection at 35, Hara Museum, Tokyo
Collection Exhibition Ⅱ, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Non-Prifit & Profit, Spazio A & Uscita Pistoia, Italy
Exhibition of the 30th Higashikawa Award Winners, Higashikawa Bunka Gallery, Hokkaido
MOMAT Collection, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

2013Selection of the works from SAF Art Space, Al Mureijah, Sharjah (U.A.E)
Re-encounters, Izu photo museum, Shizuoka
On this planet, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka
Re: Quest-Japanese contemporary Art since the 1970s, Museum of Art, Seoul
National Universitu, Seoul
Welcom to the Small World!, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa

2012Gelatin Silver Session 2012, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo
The Living Years, Walker Arr Center, Minneapolis, MN,U.S.A.(-2015)

2011Drift – an exploration of urban & suburban landscapes、Sharjah Art Foundation (U.A.E.)
YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011: OUR MAGIC HOUR―How Much of the World Can We Know?―, The Yokohama Museum of Art/NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK), Yokohama, Japan
Doumented, Doubted, and Imagined Realities Contemporary Photography from Japan and Taiwan, Yi&C. Contemporary Art, Taipei
VISIONS OF FUJI: A Portrait of the Japanese People as Seen Through Mt. Fuji, Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka
Still and Sparkling, Gazelli Art House, London

2010Negotiation―Today’s Documents 2010, Today Art Museum, Beijing
2009Young Ladies, Old Chaps, and Some Thai Friends, Galleria SpazioA , Pistoia, Italy
The Light: MATSUMOTO Yoko/NOGUCHI Rika, The National Art Center, Tokyo
The Camera Show, Fotogalleriet, Oslo

2008Asian Dub Photography, Fonddazione Cassa di RIsparmio di Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (-2009)
55th Carnegie International: Life on Mars, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. (-2009)

2007Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A. (-2008)/La Collection Jumex, Mexico City (2008)
Rising Sun, Sala Municipal de Exposiciones de San Benito, Valladolid, Spain/Caja San Fernando, Sevilla, Spain
Sharjah Biennial 8, Still Life: Art, Ecology & The Politics of Change, Sharjah Art Museum/Expocentre Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The Door into Summer―The Age of Micropop, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

2006Les Peinters de la vie Moderne―Donation―Collection Photographique de la Caisse des Dépôts, The Centre National d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris (-2007)
DIC Special Exhibition 2006―COLOR OF 10, DIC Color Square, Tokyo
PHOTOESPAÑA 2006―Naturaleza: Experiencia, Museo San Roman, Toledo, Spain

2005TAKEO PAPER SHOW 2005 [COLOR+S], Spiral Garden & Hall, Tokyo
Cruising Landscapes, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan

2004Commonscapes: Photography Today, Views of the Everyday, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
2003Spread in Prato 2003, Dryphoto arte contemporanea, Prato, Italy
Time After Time: Asia and Our Moment, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
GOING 1992-2002: Guardian Garden ‘3.3m2 Exhibition’, Guardian Garden, Tokyo

2002Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery/The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo (-2003)
Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (-2003)/Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (2003-2004)
Emotional Site, Shokuryo Building, Tokyo
New Cosmos of Photography by Canon, 10th Anniversary exhibition―Futuring Power, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Photography Today 2―[sa´it] site/sight, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Under Construction/Fantasia, East Modern Art Centre, Beijing

2001Facts of Life: Contemporary Japanese Art, Hayward Gallery, London
The Standard, Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum (currently Benesse Art Site Naoshima), Kagawa, Japan
ficçào/fotografias e vídeos na coleçào da caisse des dépôts, Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

2000Japan Medium Light, Montevideo, Amsterdam
Sensitive, Printemps de Cahors, Lot, France

1999Neuland, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany
Private Room Ⅱ: Photographs by a New Generation of Women in Japan, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

1998GEL, D’Amelio Terras, New York
Kareidosukopu: 90 Nendai no Joseishashinkatachi [Kaleidoscope: Female Photographers in the 90’s], Shinjuku Park Tower, Tokyo
Tokyo Fashion Story, Parco Gallery, Tokyo
The Special Exhibition for the 10th Anniversary of the Guardian Garden, Gardian Garden, Tokyo

1997Photography Tower, Higashikawa-cho Cultural Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan
The 5th New Cosmos of Photography by Canon, Gallery Raku, Kyoto

1996The 5th New Cosmos of Photography by Canon, P3 and environment, Tokyo
For Your Vision, Morris Gallery, Tokyo

1995The 1st Young Portfolio Exhibition, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan
The 5th 3.3m² Exhibition, Guardian Garden, Tokyo (-1996)


2014The 30th Higashikawa Award, Domestic Photographer Award
2002The 52nd Minister of Education’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists
2001The 13th Annual Prize of Shashin-no-kai
1996The 1996 Grand Prize of New Cosmos of Photography
1995The Grand Prize, The 5th 3.3m2 Exhibition

Public Project

2023“Kunisaki Peninsula Art Guide, New Day,” Organized by BEPPU PROJECT, Published by Kinisaki City, Oita, Japan
2021“Nakanoshima Poster Project”, Art Area B1, Keihan Main Line and Nakanoshima Line stations etc., Osaka
2020“Nishi 2-Chome Chikahodo Video Creation Project,” Nishi 2-chome Underground Walkway, Sapporo Arts Community Center SCARTS, Sapporo
2018-19“Ekimaedori Billboard Project,” Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway, Sapporo Ekimae Street area management co., Sapporo

Public Collection

Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris
Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris
Deutsch Bank, Tokyo
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Yamanashi, Japan
Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
Mongin Art Center, Seoul
Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo
Urawa Art Museum, Saitama, Japan
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan