Nobuhiro Nakanishi

Nobuhiro Nakanishi 

1976 Born in Fukuoka
1999 Completed the Post Graduate Course, Tokyo Zokei University, B.A. Fine Art Sculpture
2002 Completed the Graduate Course, Kyoto City University of Art, M.A. Fine Art Sculpture

The work of Nakanishi (1976, JP) portrays changes that take place in everyday life, like the sun rising or ice cream melting. These ordinary events were photographed at regular intervals, printed on transparent film and assembled in sequence. He captures the accumulation of time and space and transform this into sculptural photography which allows the viewer to experience the ephemerality of time. Walking around his work gives you a new insight and experience of the portrayed event.

“Different from a painting, it is not cut into a frame. It is neither edited like video images. I can incorporate elements of both time and space as one into this work of creation. In short, it is probably an act of closest to the act of looking at an object in our daily life.” – Nobuhiro Nakanishi

The work of Nakanishi is included in several private and museum collections such as Mori Art Museum Tokyo and The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama.

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Layer Drawings, QLICK Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands(2018.9.8-10.20)
2016 Standing on the earth, Looking up into the sky-Contemporary artist’s views of landscape, Gunma museum of art Tatebayashi, Tatebayashi, Japan(2016.10.8-12.4)
Isramic art festival(19thedition)-BUNYAN,Department of Culture and Information,Sharjah,UAE(2016.12.24-2017.1.14)
2015 Memory of smoke,Yumiko chiba associates viewing room, Tokyo Japan(2015.10.3-10.31)
  Vanishment,Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima Japan(2015.10.4-12.6 )
2014 Reticulated time,GALERIE KASHYA HILDEBRAND,London, England(2014.4.2-6.14)
2013 Visible invisible, Yumiko chiba associates viewing room, Tokyo Japan (2013.11.22-12.21)
  Layered Landscape, JOYCE gallery Beijing, Beijing, China (2013.8.12-10.22)
  Eclipse, Gallery Lot10, Brussels, Belgium (2013.4.5-5.31)
2012 Breath of light, GALERIE KASHYA HILDEBRAND, Zurich, Switzerland(2012.12.11-12.8)
2011 Transparent view, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan(2011.4.24-6.19)
2010 TIME+SPACE, GALERIE KASHYA HILDEBRAND, Zurich, Switzerland(2010.6.9-8.10)
  Interference, Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan(2010.5.22-6.19)
  Stripe, Layer Drawing, Yamane Art Lab. Viewing Room, Fukuoka, Japan(2010.1.6-3.20)
2008 Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Halation, nomart project space, cube & loft, Osaka, Japan(2008.3.22-4.19)
2006 Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Inversion Landscape, nomart project space, cube & loft, Osaka, Japan(2006.9.23-10.21)
  Saturation, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Japan(2005.2.26-3,26)
2005 Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Pileup Motif, nomart project space, cube & loft, Osaka, Japan
  INAX Gallery 2,Tokyo, Japan (2005.3.1-3.29)
2004 Supplement, Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan(2004.5.15-5.30)
2003 Cave and Blanc, nomart project space, loft, Osaka, Japan(2003.9.6 – 9.26)
2002 Picture like smoke, Gallery wks., Osaka, Japan(2002.9.9-9.28)
  New Works, Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan(2002.11.26-12.8)
2000 SAI Gallery, Osaka, Japan(2000.8.7-8.26)
Group Exhibitions
2015 CSP The being of painting and sculpture, Kuwasawa Design school, Tokyo Japan(2015.11.23-12.1)
  ACT festival, ACT Center Asia cultual center(ACC), Gwangju, South Korea(2015.11.25-1.28)
2014 Art Stage Shingapore 2014-We are asia-Platfroms, Mrina bay sans expo&competiton center, Singapore, Shingapore (2014.1.16-1.19)
  What is print?-Beyond the Border, Ichihara lakeside museum, Chiba, Japan(2014.6.21-9.15)
2012 Visible / Invisible, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan(2012.1.7-3.25)
  mukiesa?-Art to Wear, Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan(2012.12.22-2013.1.26)
  PEKE,Talk session and Exhibition, Gallery Nomart, (2012,7.28-8.1)
  collection/artist/project Vol.5,Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Fukuoka,Japan(2013.2.5-2.17)
2011 Invisible City-Anatomy of Toponym, Operation Table, Fukuoka, Japan (2011.10.1 – 12.11)
  BOX, Gallery Nomart, Osaka (2011.12.22 – 2012.1.21)
  Art Museum in Summer Vacation, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan(2011.7.2-8.25)
2010 The7th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China (2010.12.14-2011.1.14)
  The Doors of Perception II, Kirakutei/ Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan(2010.2.20-3.14)
  The Doors of Perception I, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan(2010.1.9-3.28)
2009 SIPA2009-Asia Belt Artist Project, Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Korea(2010.9.9-9.16)
  30 years of Fukuoka Art Museum:Collection/Connection, Nobuhiro Nakanishi : Layer Movies, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  From Home to Museum: Tsuneko Tanaka Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan
  Floating Strokes, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland(2009.7.2-8.22)
  METAMORPHOSIS – Objects Today Vol.2 Motohiro Tomii x Nobuhiro Nakanishi “Transmutable Objects”, Gallery αM, Tokyo, Japan(2009.6.13-7.18)
  Reborn, Gallery Nomart, Osaka, Japan(2009.5.25-30)
  Transmutation-The 5th Zokei Contemporary Artists Show, Tokyo Zokei University Yokoyama Memorial Manzu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan(2009.4.4-4.25)
2008 The exhibition of the seminar, Gallery Monma, Sapporo, Japan(2008.9.6-9.28)
  Senjiru – Infusion, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland
  The Vision of Contemporary Art (VOCA) 2008, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  Iwano Masahito Tokushima, Rediscovery By Fine Art, The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan
2007 Exhibition as media, Kobe Art Village Center, Hyogo, Japan(2007.11.9-11.29)
  Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan(2007.10.13-2008.1.14)
  Arts&Tecnology, Riverwalk Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
2006 Material: White Book, nomart project space, cube&loft, Osaka, Japan
  Freeing the Mind, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
  Wonderland in Museum, Memories of Summer, 9 contemporary artists living in Japan now, Azumino municipal museum of modern art, Toyoshina, Nagano, Japan
2005 Drawings 2005, Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan
  Premonition -I-, , Kyoto, Japan
  The Exhibition of Artists in Residence Program 2005 / Autumn, transformation / metamorphosis, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan
2004 Jahresgaben, nomart project space, cube & loft, Osaka, Japan
  multiples, nomart project space, cube & loft, Osaka, Japan
2003 Art Court Frontier 2003, Artcourt Gallery, Osaka, Japan
  trans-, Kyoto Art Center, Japan
  Drawing and .., SAI Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2002 Drawings 2002, Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan
2001 Kobe Art Annual 2001, Kobe Art village Center, Hyogo, Japan
  Summer Vacation of Museum, Azumino municipal museum of modern art, Toyoshina, Nagano, Japan
  Drawings 2001/part1, Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan
  Omnipresence of motion, O Gallery eyes, Osaka, Japan
  Boomerang Art Project in Bremen, Saw You, GAK, Bremen, Germany
2000 Wool in Wool IWATE, Koiwai Farm, Iwate, Japan
  Boomerang Art Project, First Throw, Galerie WeissRaum, Kyoto, Japan
  Ego Berry, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan
  FEEDBACK, Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan
  Boomerang Art Project in Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Japan

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

2012 Installation works, coproduce with Phillip Lim, SAKS, NY
2010 Sculpture works, coproduce with COMME des GARÇONS, Tokyo
2007 Video program works, coproduce with COMME des GARÇONS , Kyoto, Hong Kong
Commission Works
2014 Office building in London. “Layer Drawing-Azumino forest” , London
  Office building NEW Time crwon design. “Stripe Drawing-Celestal sky” Ille de la Jatte, Paris
2013 Air Water shinano omachi factry monument “Reflection of aqua”
2010 Produced a monument “Aomori Reflection” for JR Shin-Aomori station at Aomori city
  Blue archtects office Wall drawing ”Celestal air”, Zurich, Swizzerland
2009 SKYPerfecTV! Tokyo Media Center ART WORKS , “Stripe Drawing / Aqua”