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  • Ishu Han
  • Sachiko Kazama
  • Souichirou Mihara
  • Nobuko Tsutiya
  • Ei Wada
Ei Wada
Ei Wada

Born in Kanagawa, Japan, where she continues to live, Nobuko Tsuchiya completed a postgraduate study in fine arts at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2001. She creates sculptural works that combine familiar objects with discarded materials the artist has collected, which bring to mind alternative civilizations that transcend time and space or strange worlds reminiscent of science fiction.
The exhibitions she took part in include solo exhibition "30ways of go to the moon" (Mostyne, Wales, 2019), "De(s)Rivers#2" (Garerie Aline vidal, Paris, 2019), solo exhibition "30ways of go to the moon-Studio project" (Leeds art gallery, Yorkshire, 2019),“Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019”, “Souvenirs de voyage” (Musée de Grenoble, 2019), “Roppongi Crossing 2019: connections” (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019), "singing in the rain" (R16 Studio + BankART Station, Yokohama, 2019), “De(s) Rives” (La Maison Rouge, Paris, 2018), “Museum of Together” (Spiral Garden, Tokyo, 2017), “MATTER FICTIONS” (Museum Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, 2016), “Busan Biennale 2016”,“Quiet Attentions – Departure from Woman” (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, 2011) “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century” (New Museum, New York, 2007), The 50th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2003) and many others.
Her works has been added to the collection of Leeds Art Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Omar Benjelloun Foundation and others.

Comment as a Selected Finalist

Putting aside the expectation of meaning in spending time and energy in the studio, over the last few years this is what I have done. Sometimes to the point of feeling that I might die a bit. I feel a great possibility to develop my method in this way, and find some small pleasure in the process.
I will endeavor to put on a wonderful exhibition in the same fashion I always do.
Thank you all for your continuing support.

Comment on the Finalists Exhibition

For this show, I had to squeeze out extra energy, both physically and mentally, to get over some difficulties because of this particular situation in our society. To be quite honest, it was really hard. But as a result, I probably discovered something new -things and fragments that allow me to develop and give me a tingle of excitement for my future works.
I just…really just want to say big "thank you" to everyone who strove so hard to make this award happen.

P.S. Before talking about my next work, allow me to whisper you… My work this time is not so bad!

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