Sadaharu Horio

1939
Born in Kobe.
 
1956-60
Participated in several exhibitions at Ashiya City Museum of Art and History.
 
1965
Joined Gutai Art Association (until 1972).
 
1968
Held a personal exhibition at Gutai Pinacotheca in Osaka.
 
1970-76
Held several exhibitions and performances in Osaka, Hyogo, etc..
 
1975
Visited Paris.
 
1977
Had an operation of an acute cataract.
Produced the series Things Taken for Granted.
 
1985
Took part in the Kyoto Independent Exhibition.
 
1992
Participated in the Second Gutai Exhibition at Ashiya City Museum of Art and History.
 
2000
Exhibited in Shinsai and Art -What 1.17 Produced- at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art.
 
2002
Held a solo exhibition Things Taken for Granted.
 
2003-4
Presented the Museum of Air Project in Hyogo Canal.
 
2005
Participated in the Yokohama Triennale and directed a temporary group "Air" to draw walls within the biennial venue all through the session for 83 days.
 
2009
Gave a performance during the opening of the exhibition In-finitum at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice.
 
2011
Held a three day performance at Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium.
Launched his first monograph, published by Axel Vervoordt.
 
2012
Participated in Explosion! Painting as Action, a group exhibition held at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden and travelling on to the Fundació Juan Miró in Barcelona, Spain. Horio also does a performance during the exhibition in Stockholm, involving the audience in his creative process.
 
2013
Gave a performance at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on the occasion of the exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground.

Today
Lives and works in Kobe, together with his wife and artist Akiko Horio (°Tokusima City, 1937).