update: 2022.3.30


Born in Aichi, Japan. Exchange program in USA, 1999.
Since 2000, lives and works in Düsseldorf (Germany) and Japan. Diploma from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. 
Projects by the artist collective nüans (with German artists, 2006-2016)

Recent exhibitions
“Nakanojo Biennale” Group exhibition, Nakanojo, 2019
“Pola Museum Annex 2012” Group exhibition, Pola Museum Annex, Tokyo, 2012
“A Festival of Choices” Solo exhibition, Gallery Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, 2012
“Emerging Artist Award of the City of Düsseldorf” Two-persons Show, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 2010
“Sport in Art” Group Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, other venues in China, 2007-2008

Recent awards and grants
“Kunststiftung NRW Artist in Residence, Mumbai, India”, 2010, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Mumbai
“Lexus Award New Talents-Crossover”, New Talents Cologne Biennale, project by nüans, 2008
“Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artist, Agency for Cultural Affairs”, 2002-2005

About works / performance

Since I began to work outside of Japan in 1999, I became interested in the topic of “moving”. What specifically I was interested in was to observe the interaction between working itself and the context of artworks; and the experience of the works with heterogeneous elements. The works question the existence that we are surrounded with diverse media and all kinds of imagery in our private space and in the public space, leading to shifts in awareness and meaning. By linking various elements, I compose passing points and circulating aspect of things through installations and languages, and explores the works that are connected with art history and art networks.

Mediated Landscape, 2012, H. 210cm x 188cm x 15cm, silkscreen printing, wood, fabrics 

Coloured Batik, 2012, H. 230cm x 178cm, silkscreen printing, wood, African print(made in Holland, Indonesian Batik)

"Hayy", publication by nüans, 2014, Revolver Publishing

Hayy, Insel Hombroich, project by nüans, 2014, Mixed Media
photo: Maki Umehara, Hayy: David-Marlo Conrads