Born in Osaka in 1978, Hiroe Saeki graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art, Kyoto Seika University in 2001.
Making her debut at the exhibition held at Taka Ishii Gallery in 2004, Saeki won the VOCA Encouragement Prize and held her first overseas solo exhibition at Galerie Almine Rech in Paris, in 2006.
After 2007, she widened her appeal by participating in major group shows such as:
2007 Labyrinth of Lines II: Meguro Museum of Art in Tokyo,
2008 Artist File 2008: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art at The National Art Center in Tokyo,
2009 NEOTENY JAPAN Contemporary Artists after 1990’s: from Takahashi Collection at Kirishima Open-Air Museum in Kagoshima,
2009 Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art (curated by Midori Matsui): Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo,
2010 The 242nd Summer Exhibition 2010: Royal Academy of Arts in London,
2013 Now Japan Exhibition with 37 contemporary Japanese artists: Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort, the Netherlands,
2016 DOMANI The Art of Tomorrow: at The National Art Centre in Tokyo,
2016 It’s Our Permanent Collection!: at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
In 2007 she published her first book, Hiroe Saeki, Works designed by S.O.L.
After the early recognition, Saeki took part in her first artist’s residency in Berlin through Daimler Foundation in Japan’s Art Scope program in 2010.
With the support of Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artist by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan (2012) and as a grant recipient of POLA Foundation grants (2014) she has been based in London and Berlin and currently lives and works in Berlin.