1936

Born in Nishiwaki, Hyogo Prefecture

1956

Begins working at Kobe Shimbun newspaper (until 1959)

1969

Wins grand prize for prints at 6th Paris Youth Biennale

1972

Holds solo exhibition at Museum of Modern Art in New York

1974

Wins gold prize at 5th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw

1985

Invited to show in 13th Paris Biennale and 18th Sao Paulo Biennale

1986

Participates in Japanese Avant-Garde 1910-1970 exhibition at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris

1993

Participates in special exhibition at 45th Venice Biennale

1994

Participates in Japanese Art After 1945 exhibition at Yokohama Museum of Art and Guggenheim Museum Soho in New York

1997

Holds solo exhibition at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura

2000

Elected to ADC (Art Directors’ Club) Hall of Fame in New York

2001

Holds solo exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, Toyama and Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo

2002

Holds solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

2003

Holds solo exhibition at National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

2005

Holds solo exhibition at Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto

2006

Holds solo exhibition at Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain

2008

Holds solo exhibition at Setagaya Art Museum and Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Awarded 36th Izumi Kyoka Prize for his novel Blueland (originally serialized in Bungakukai magazine) 

2009

Holds solo exhibition at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

2010

Holds solo exhibition at National Museum of Art, Osaka

2011

Holds solo exhibition at Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art and Museum of Art, Kochi Awarded Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette by Japanese government Awarded Asahi Prize

2012

Participates in Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan at Moscow Museum of Modern Art in Russia and Haifa Museum of Art in Israel

2013

Receives the Kobe Shimbun Peace Prize
Awarded the title of the first honorary citizen of Nishiwaki City
Teshima Yokoo House opened

2014

Receives the Yamana Award
Holds solo exhibition at Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima

2015

Receives the 27th Praemium Imperiale Awards In Honor of Prince Takamatsu

2016

Holds solo exhibition at Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima
Holds solo exhibition at State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

2017

Holds solo exhibition at Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
Holds solo exhibition at Towada Art Center

2019

Holds solo exhibition at Nishiwaki Okanoyama Museum of Art

2020

Awarded the title of Tokyo Honorary Citizen