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中島りか/Rika Nakashima

Email: nakashimalika@gmail.com

Statement

都市における公/私の二項対立という近代理性的・資本主義的な機制を問題視し、限界性の概念とその非二元的な関係、すなわち公的なものと私的なものの領域の間となる「閾」を顕現させるような作品制作を行っている。その対立を生/死、可視/不可視にもなぞらえ、その外側と内側を鑑賞者に彷徨わせるようなインスタレーションを構成する。空間の政治的特性を生かした作品の中では、伝統的儀式行為を参照しながら自作した儀式などを通じて、都市空間への公共的介入が企図されている。特に近年のメイン作品となるサウンドインスタレーションは、音という視認することも遮断することもできない媒体を複数重ね合わせることで、鑑賞者を作品内部に巻き込み、カタルシス的な体験に導き、展示上で散りばめられた都市にありふれた記号的イメージから別な指示対象を幻視させる。また、それはポスト資本主義下における反理性・反近代性の身振りの模索でもある。

I critique the modernist rational and capitalist mechanism of the public/private dichotomy in the urban space and, with the concept of marginality, creates works that reveal their non-dual relationship: the threshold between the public and the private. Likening this opposition to life/death and visible/invisible as well, I compose installations in which the viewers wander between the outside and the inside. In my artworks that typically make use of the political specificity of space, I attempt to intervene publicly in urban space through  rituals inspired by traditional ceremonial acts. In particular, my primary focus in recent years have been on the works of sound installation, which engage viewers in a cathartic experience by overlapping multiple sounds together. Neither fully seen nor blocked out, the medium of sound installation allows them to explore the possibilities of signification hidden in the common urban signs arranged throughout the exhibition space, to discover gestures of anti-rationality and anti-modernity under post-capitalism.

Online Archives & Exhibition Reviews 

>Rika Nakashima "Keep out of □", TALION Gallery, Tokyo

>中島りか:□より外 @ タリオンギャラリー, Art iT Asia 

>Art Action UK Residency 2021 artist statement for Bodies On The MatterI tower over my dead body.

>内と外のふたつの視点から解読する。中島水緒評「I tower over my dead body.」展 美術手帖ウェブ

>中島りか 個展「I tower over my dead body.」美術手帖ウェブ

​>TOMO都市美術館 中島りか「Bodies On The Matter」

>Arts in COVID-19「A WAITING ROOM」Goethe institut Tokyo

>ゼロ地点から向かいます──放蕩娘たちのストリーク 松井茂評「都市のみる夢」展 美術手帖ウェブ

Biography 

2022-        founded a project space 脱衣所-(a)place to be naked 

2019-2023  Tokyo University of Arts (MA, GA)

2015-2018  Chelsea College of Arts, UAL (BA, Fine Art) – Distinction

2014-2015  Central Saint Martin, UAL (Foundation course) –Distinction

2014           Central Saint Martin, UAL (Orientation course)

1995     Born in Aichi, Japan 

Exhibitons 

 

2023

Keep Out of □, TALION Gallery, Tokyo *solo show

Geist Enclosure, Studio Ghost, Tokyo

The Whole World Watching, Datsuijo-(a)place to be naked, Tokyo 

2022 

Still Feudal - Yamamoto Handshake, N/A/S/L, Mexico City, Mexico

The Arts of Dissent: Art and Democracy, Chinretsukan, Tokyo

Cherry Blossom Party, eitoeiko, Tokyo

2021

Art Action UK Residency 2021 - online exhibition 

I tower over my dead body. , Gallery TOH, Tokyo *solo show

Bodies On The Matter, Tomotoshi Art Museum, Tokyo

2020  

A City Dreaming, Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Museum, Tokyo

A Waiting Room, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo

2017   

Translations, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, London

Cross Play, White Conduits Project Gallery, London

2016   

Territories, Cookhouse, London 

The Beginning of Truth, Punctum Gallery, London

 

Curatorial Practices

2022   脱衣所-(a)place to be naked, Tokyo 

2021   s.s.s.s., roji-to-hito, Tokyo

2020   A Waiting Room, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo

2020 A City Dreaming「都市のみる夢」, Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Museum, Tokyo

Performances & Events 

 

2023

Supermarket, General Museum, Ramania Halal Supermarket,  Tokyo

2022 

Hauntological Experiment vol.1, Datsuijo-(a)place to be naked, Tokyo 

Awakening and Illusion: Dialogues with the Invisible, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo 

2021  

Stilllive - Performance platform, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo 

s.s.s.s., roji-to-hito, Tokyo

2020  

Maebashi Art Film Festival 2020, Maebashi, Gumma

A Waiting Room, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo

2019   

SGFA(SOUND::GENDER::FEMINISM::ACTIVISM) TOKYO, Chinretsukan, Tokyo

2017   

Cue 2 Cue, Etcetera Theatre, London

2016   

MEETING POINT, Myatts Field Park, London

Writings & books 

 

2024 - coming soon 

Breathe out and breathe in. - Self Publication 

2022 

City /Spirit / Body - Reflective Practices of Ghosts Lingering in Urban “Thresholds” - Master’s thesis, The Graduate School,Tokyo University of Arts 

2021 

A City Dreaming - Exhibition Catalogue 

A Waiting Room - GA Journal vol.2 

2018

At the Threshold: The Space in Between - Chelsea College of Arts Library 

Residency

2024

TOKAS residency program 2024 

2023

6okken - Experimental Camp 2023

2021

Art Action UK Residency 2021 - online 

 

 

 

Grants & Honors

 

2023

Bijyutsutecho - Best 3 Exhibitions in 2023 selected by Mino Nakajima 

Forbes Japan 30 under 30 2023 - Art & Style & Social

2021

TOKYO ARTS COUNCIL - First Startup Grant 

2020

The Kao Foundation for Arts and Sciences

The Asahi Shimbun Foundation

 

 

 

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