Born in 1946 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa.
Haraguchi began his career in the late 60s.
In 1977, Haraguchi was selected as a Japanese artist for the first time in the international art exhibition "Documenta 6" held every four years in Kassel, Germany. He exhibited a giant steel pool filled with waste oil, which had a great impact on Western art world.
Then, participated in the "10th Paris Youth Biennale" at the Museum of Modern Art Paris.
In 1978 he achieved his first solo exhibition abroad at Galerie Alfred Schmela in Düsseldorf.
Recently in 2009, for the first time in Japan, a large-scale retrospective "Noriyuki Haraguchi: Society and Matter", including new work at Studio NYK of BankART 1929 in Yokohama.
In 2012, “TOKYO2012 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde" (The Museum of Modern Art, New York), and more.