中島りか/Rika Nakashima

Email: nakashimalika@gmail.com

Statement

 

Rika Nakashima studied Fine Art and graduated from the Chelsea College of Arts in London in 2018. Her work takes multiple forms, ranging from site-specific installations and performances to public interventions in urban space. She is interested in notions of liminality and in-betweenness, she explores the non-binary relation between the public and private and investigates the cathartic function of art through gestures which point towards the social construction of bodies and identities. The use of semiotic tools - texts, signs and symbols, serves as a way of visual storytelling and means to reveal intricate connections between the realms of personal experience and public life, and as the means of approaching the beauty of little acts of resistance against dominant regimes of knowledge and power.

中島りかはロンドン芸術大学チェルシー・カレッジ・オブ・アーツで現代美術を学び、2018年に卒業。作品は、サイトスペシフィックなインスタレーションからパフォーマンス、写真、映像、サウンド、都市空間への公共的な介入、多種多様な専門分野を重ね合わせるような制作手法をとる。限界性と中間性の概念に興味を持ち、パブリックとプライベートの間の非二元的な関係を探り、都市空間内での身体とアイデンティティの社会的構築を指し示す身体を通して、アートのカタルシス的機能を模索する。テキスト、サイン、シンボルといった記号論的なツールの使用は、視覚的な物語の語り方として、公的なものと私的なものの領域の間、《閾》空間上の複雑なつながりを明らかにする手段を用いる。また、支配的な知識と権力の体制に対する小さな抵抗の美しさにアプローチする手段として機能している。

Online Archives & Exhibition Reviews 

>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-        Starting 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)

Exhibitions / Performance Events

2022 Hauntological Experiment - datsuijo's Opening Event, 脱衣所-(a)place to be naked, Tokyo 

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

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

          Cherry Blossom Party「桜を見る会」, eitoeiko, Tokyo

          YAU TEN, YAU COUNTER, Tokyo

          Awakening and Illusion: Dialogues with the Invisible「覚醒と幻惑:見えないものとの対話」, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo 

2021   I tower over my dead body. , Gallery TOH, Tokyo

          Stilllive - Performance platform, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo 

    Bodies On The Matter, Tomotoshi Art Museum, Tokyo

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

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

    Maebashi Art Film Festival, Maebashi, Gumma

          A Waiting Room, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo

2019   SGFA TOKYO, Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo

2018   Chelsea College of Arts Degree Show, London

          Interim show, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, London

2017   Translations, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, London

          Cross Play, White Conduits Project Gallery, London

          Territories, Cookhouse, London

          Cue 2 Cue, Etcetera Theatre, London

2016   Territories, Cookhouse, London 

          The Beginning of Truth, Punctum Gallery, London

          MEETING POINT, Myatts Field Park, London

2015   Synonyms for exploration, Triangle Space, London

          Central Saint Martin Foundation Show, London

2014   JPS Award Exhibition, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo / Kyoto City Museum of Arts, Kyoto

2013   Visual Voice Award Exhibition, University of Arts and Sciences, Nagoya

 

Curatorial Practices for Group Shows

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

2021   I tower over my dead body. , Gallery TOH, Tokyo

    s.s.s.s., roji-to-hito, Tokyo

2020   A Waiting Room, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo

2020   A City Dreaming, Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Museum, Tokyo

2017   Cue to Cue, Etcetera Theatre, London

2016   The Beginning of Truth, Punctum Gallery, London

2016   MEETING POINT, Myatts Field Park, London

 

Papers / Books

2021  "A City Dreaming" Exhibition Catalogue

    "A Waiting Room - 待つものと待たれるものの間” - GA Journal vol.2

     虚像培養芸術論 アートとテレビジョンの想像力 著者:松井茂, FilmArt社 (エピローグに「都市のみる夢」展示批評掲載)

2018  "At the Threshold: The Space in Between" at Chelsea College of Arts Library Collection