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Masaya NAKAHARA Solo Exhibition
5/27 (Sat.) - 6/25 (Sun.), 2017
Opening Reception : 5/27 (Sat.) 6-9pm

*We are open on Wednesday to Saturday 12-7pm, and Sunday 12-6pm during the exhibition.
*Opening reception is from 6pm to 9pm on Saturday, May 27th, and the artists will be present.
*We will open the gallery/exhibition from 6pm on the first day and won't be open before the opening reception.

Left : 2017, mixed media on canvas, 530 x 455 mm Right : Untitled, 2016, mixed media on paper, 243 x 351 mm

Tokyo, Japan - WAITINGROOM is pleased to announce Masaya NAKAHARA Solo Exhibition from May 27th to June 25th, 2017 and it is the first time to present the artist’s solo exhibition at our gallery and first time in 5 years to hold his full-scale solo exhibition. Masaya NAKAHARA is well known noise musician named “Violent Onsen Geisha” and “Hair Stylistics” both in Japan and abroad. He is also known as a novelist who won the Yukio Mishima Prize, Noma Literature Prize for New Writers, and Bunkamura Deux Magots Prize as well as a film critic who writes for many different medias. In addition to all these activities, NAKAHARA also works as an artist who creates collage, drawing and painting. This exhibition will showcase these different aspects of NAKAHARA’s multi talented artistic creativities, showing paintings, drawings, collages, videos and sound pieces all together and most of them will be new works.

More about the exhibition is coming soon...

Masaya NAKAHARA

1970 Born in Tokyo, Japan
Currently lives and works in Tokyo.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Into the light guided by Lassen, Pulp, Osaka, Japan

2014
Masaya Nakahara Collage Exhibition, Himitsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012
Masaya Nakahara Painting Exhibition, Machuka Bar, Tokyo, Japan
Masaya Nakahara Solo Exhibition, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, Japan

2011
Died with nothing - Masaya Nakahara's autobiographical Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Masaya Nakahara : Under IQ84! - 100 Drawings -, on Sundays, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Masaya Nakahara=Hair Stylistics - Painting/Painting Show, on Sundays, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
GIVEN / LOST, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, Japan

1995
909, Roentgenwerke, Tokyo, Japan

Left & Right : Untitled, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 180 x 140 mm

AWARDS

2001 Yukio Mishima Award (A novel "bouquet everywhere...", Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd.)
2006 Noma Literature Prize for New Writers (A novel "Graves of Orphans without names, Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd.)
2011 Bunkamura Deux Magots Prize (A novel "Masaya NAKAHARA Working Diary", boid)

ACTIVITIES AS MUSICIAN

Working as a musician named "Violent Onsen Geisha" (1989-1997) and Hair Stylistics (1997-Now), doing lives and releasing CDs. Additionally, he creates remix and lyrics for other musicians.

Left : 2017, mixed media on canvas, 455 x 530 mm Right : Untitled, 2015, mixed media on paper, 243 x 351 mm

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<Exhibition Overview>
Artist : Masaya NAKAHARA
Duration: 5/27 (Sat.) - 6/25 (Sun.), 2017

Opening Reception: 5/27 (Sat.) 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Wed.- Sat. 12-7pm, Sun. 12-6pm
Closed: Mon., Tue., and National Holidays
Venue: WAITINGROOM
Address: Shibuya Hyacca Bldg. 3F 4B&4D, 2-8-11 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0021
Tel/ Fax: +81-3-3476-1010

Inquiry: info@waitingroom.jp (Director: Tomoko Ashikawa)

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