中島りか/Rika Nakashima

Email: nakashimalika@gmail.com

Rika Nakashima studied Fine Art and graduated from the Chelsea College of Arts in London in 2018, prior to which she attended the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2019. 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のチェルシー・カレッジ・オブ・アーツで現代美術を学び、2018年に卒業。2019年に東京藝術大学大学院国際芸術創造研究科に入学。中島の作品は、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、都市空間へのパブリックな介入まで、複数の形態をとっています。彼女はリミナリティと中間性の概念に興味を持ち、公的なものと私的なものの間の非二元的な関係を探りながら、身体とアイデンティティの社会的構築を指し示すジェスチャーを通してアートのカタルシス的機能を模索しています。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、視覚的なストーリーの語り方として、個人的な経験と公的な生活の領域の間の複雑なつながりを明らかにする手段として、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ます。

 

2019-       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) – Diagnosis, Fine Art Practice

 

 

Art Practice

Exhibition / Performance Event

2021  s.s.s.s., roji-to-hito, Tokyo

          Bodies On The Matter, Tomotoshi Art Museum, Tokyo

2020   A City Dreaming, 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 Collage 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

          Chelsea Second Year Show, 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 Practice

 

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

Paper / Book

2021  "A City Dreaming" Exhibition Catalogue  - coming soon

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