伊東宣明
Nobuaki ITOH
1981 Born in Nara, Japan
Currently lives and works in Kyoto
profile photo by Yoshitsugu Fuminari
WORKS EXHIBITIONS NEWS STATEMENT CV

WORKS

  • Solo Exhibition “Fiction/The most beautiful moment in my life”
    2018
    Installation view
    Venue: WAITINGROOM (Tokyo)
  • Fiction
    2018
    Single channel video, sound, 12min.23sec.
  • The most beautiful moment in my life
    2018
    Single channel video, sound, 8min
  • Living/Dead (2018.11/Kyoto City Zoo)
    2018
    Single channel video, sound, 10min
  • Living/Dead (2017.6/Shirimi 2)
    2017
    Single channel video, sound, 10min
  • Solo Exhibition “Ato and Artist”
    2016
    Installation view
    Venue: WAITINGROOM (Tokyo)
  • Ato – Art (Japan Ver.)
    2015
    Single channel video, sound, 10min.5sec
  • Ato – Art (Spain Ver.)
    2015
    Single channel video, sound, 10min.5sec
  • Artist
    2013-2014
    Single channel video, sound, 35min.
  • Artist
    2013-2014
    Single channel video, sound, 35min.
  • Living/Dead (2015.7/Asanuma Memorial Hall)
    2015
    Single channel video, sound, 10min.37sec.
  • Living/Dead (2014.8/Ushimado)
    2014
    Single channel video, sound, 9min.32sec.
  • Living/Dead (2012.4.)
    2012
    Single channel video, sound, 7min.59sec.
  • Prophet
    2011
    single channel video with sound,c 3min.45sec.
    installation
  • Dead body of recollection
    2010
    MP3 players, speakers, amplifier, sound installation
  • Dead person/Living person
    2009
    2 channel videos, sound, installation
  • 1+1=1
    2008
    Two postcards made in the 1930-50’s, 360 x 400 mm
  • 1+1=1
    2008
    Two postcards made in the 1930-50’s, 360 x 400 mm
  • BODY SOAP
    2007
    mixed media installation (urine, leftover, olive oil etc.)
  • ≒soy sauce
    2006
    mixed media installation (lambda print, human hair, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide etc.)
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STATEMENT

Nobuaki Itoh has been exploring the issue of body, life / death and spirit, which are not avoidable for human being.

CV

EDUCATION
2016

Kyoto City University of Arts, Ph.D. in Art, Kyoto, Japan

2009

Kyoto City University of Arts, M.F.A. in Concept and Media Planning, Kyoto, Japan

2006

Kyoto University of Arts and Design, B.A. in Fine Art, Kyoto, Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018

Fiction / The most beautiful moment in my life, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

The most beautiful moment in my life, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts Gallery, Kyoto

2017

Alive / Not Alive 2012-2017, Gallery 16, Kyoto

2016

Āto and Artist, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

2015

Animal (STUDY), ART SPACE ZERO-ONE, Osaka

Āto (AM Ver.), Antenna Media, Kyoto

APMoA Project, ARCH vol. 13 : Nobuaki ITOH, Āto, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya

2014

0099, CASO, Osaka *Solo as Itoh+Bak

Artist and Prophet, HAGISO, Tokyo

2013

Artist, Antenna Media, Kyoto

2011

Prophet, Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto

2010

Dead body of recollection, "CUBIC" Gallery Iteza, Kyoto

2009

1+1=1, "CUBIC" Gallery Iteza, Kyoto

a short story, CASO, Osaka

2008

1+1=1, CASO, Osaka

People who is recognizing the phantom image / Questioner and Actor, Gallery16, Kyoto

2007

BODY SOAP, "CUBIC" Gallery Iteza, Kyoto

2004

delusive skin, "CUBIC" Gallery Iteza, Kyoto

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018

Cross-border Museum, Kushino Terrace, Hiroshima, S-HOUSE Museum, Okayama

CANCER THE MECHANISM OF RESEMBLING, EUKARYOTE, Tokyo

2017

NEWSPACE, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

Exchange of the landscapes Project, Aichi University of the Arts, Satellite Gallery & STANDING PINE, Aichi

FUNAHASHI WATASU, Nara Prefectural University, Nara

The 3rd Ushimado Asia Triennale, Shirimi Area, Okayama

Melting Point 2, MEM, Tokyo

2016

S-HOUSE Museum Opening Exhibition, S-HOUSE Museum, Okayama

2015

GRAVEDAD CERO, Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Art Week in front of school 2015, Asanuma Memorial, Nara

Still moving @KCUA, Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto

2014

Ushimado Asia Triennale, Setouchi City Museum of Art, Okayama

Hairy Soy Source, Soap and Ten Statements for an Artist, MIACA, Hong Kong

egØ - Reexamining the Self -, punto, Kyoto

2013

Cho-Kyoto 2013, Today's Machiya in Kyoto, Kyoto

Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2013, Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto

Ogaki Biennale, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Science[IAMAS], Gifu

Transfiguration of Aesthetic Sense, Osaka City Central Public Hall, Osaka

2012

Transmit Program #3 Metis -fighting art-, Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto

2011

DONATIONS!! - For the stricken area of Great East Japan Earthquake -, GURA, Kyoto

2010

WAKUWAKU Kyoto, Rissei Elementary School, Kyoto

Small Museum 2010, Gallery Yuragi, Kyoto

RESONANSE, Suntory Museum, Osaka

2009

NONAME-KYOTO, Rissei Elementary School, Kyoto

NONAME-YOKOHAMA, Yokohama ZAIM, Kanagawa

2008

Group Exhibition of Art Universities ~ART UNIV.2008~, Rissei elementary school

Graduation Exhibition, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto

2007

Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa

Shijo Street Gallery, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Kyoto

2006

STAIRS, CASO, Osaka,

Graduation Exhibition, Gallery RAKU, Kyoto

2005

FRAME PLUS Hisao MATSUURA, CASO, Osaka

2004

Kyoto Art Annual, Kyoto University of Arts and Design, Kyoto

PERFORMANCE
2019

Last Party, ARTZONE, Kyoto

2018

Ningen Restaurant, Kabukicho Book Center, Tokyo

VIDEO SCREENINGS
2017

Melting Point, Aichi University of the Arts, Satellite Gallery & STANDING PINE, Aichi

2016

Screening “Melting Point”+TEGAMI Project from Hamburg, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka

Melting Point, FRISE, Hamburg, Germany

Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival 2016 Official Selection, UPLINK, Tokyo

2015

13e Festival international Signes de Nuit : FOCUS JAPAN, Maison du Japon, Paris, France

Image Forum Festival 2015, Theater Image Forum, Tokyo, Kyoto, Aichi, Fukuoka, Yokohama, *Invited Work

2009

New Design of the Narration, Image Forum Cinematheque, Tokyo

2006

KATARIHA – experimentation of storytelling -, Image Forum Cinematheque, Tokyo

2005

Young Perspective 2005, Image Forum, Tokyo

2004

BIWAKO Biennale, Tokiwa-kan Project, Tokiwa-kan, Shiga

Video Sarcasm, Kansai German Culture Center, Kyoto

AWARDS
2012

The 12th Gunma Biennale for Young Artists

2009

Encouragement Prize at Graduation Exhibition, Kyoto City University of Arts

2007

Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art

1999

Shortlisted for Bungakukai Shinjinsho

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2015 Tokyo Wonder Site Exchange Residency Program, Madrid, Spain
CATALOGUES AND BROCHURES
APMoA Project, ARCH vol.13 Nobuaki ITOH “Āto”, Brochure, Feb. 2015, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Gifu Ohgaki Biennale 2013, Catalogue, Jan. 2015, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Science [IAMAS]
document ego, Apr. 2014, ego exhibition documentation catalogue association
Kyogei Transmit Program #3 Metis - Fighting Art -, May 15 2012, Kyoto City University of Arts ART GALLERY @KCUA
RESONANSE, Apr. 2010, Suntory Museum (Tempozan)
ARTICLES
Daisuke Miyatsu, “CAN - Contemporary Art Now, Daisuke Miyatsu selection New Media Art FILE15: Nobuaki ITOH”, Art Collectors, No.116, Nov. 2018, p.112, Seikatsu no Tomo Sha
“Exhibition and Artist 3 ",GALLERY”, Sep.2018, p.34, Gallery Station
Yoko Nose, “5 Years of APMoA Project, ARCH”, AAC vol.93, Sep.2017, p.5, Aichi Arts Center
Nakako Hayashi, “G’s ART Nakako Hayashi’s What’s Art?”, GINZA No.235, Jan.2017, p.180, Magazine House
Chiaki Noji, “Nobuaki ITOH Interview. Reality and fiction fluttering in the Āto”, Web Bijutsu Techo, Nov.17 2016, https://bijutsutecho.com/magazine/interview/18255
“MEETING THE ARTIST/Nobuaki ITOH”, Bijutsu Techo No.1046, Dec.2016, ART NAVI p.9, Bijutsu Shuppan Sha
“TO DO LIST/Nobuaki ITOH Āto and Artist@WAITINGROOM, POPEYE No.836, Dec.2016, p.188, Magazine House
Takafumi Kobuki, “Art Week in front of School” Review, Lmaga.jp, Nov. 11 2015,
https://www.lmaga.jp/news/2015/11/645/
Kazuo Amano, "APMoA Project, ARCH Vol.13”, Review, REAR No.35, Sep. 2015
Takafumi Kobuki, “Āto " (at Antenna Media), Review, artscape, Jun. 1 2015,
http://artscape.jp/report/review/10111280_1735.html
Yasuyuki Nakai, “Āto " (at Aichi Prefectural Museum), Review, artscape, Apr. 15 2015,
http://artscape.jp/report/curator/10109252_1634.html
What’s up in Japan, Seoul Art Guide vol.159, Mar. 2015
“Best 3 of the year selected by the writers”, Kyoto Newspaper, Dec. 2013
Momokofu Yoshida, “Nobuaki ITOH, Artist” (at Antenna Media), Review, HAPS Exhibition Review, Nov. 5 2013, http://haps-kyoto.com/haps-press/exhibition_review/review_14/
Takafumi Kobuki, “Nobuaki ITOH, Artist” (at Antenna Media), Review, artscape, Jul. 1 2013, http://artscape.jp/report/review/10088825_1735.html
Yasuyuki Nakai, “Nobuaki ITOH, Artist” (at Antenna Media), Review, artscape, Jun. 15 2013, http://artscape.jp/report/curator/10088446_1634.html
Takafumi Kobuki, “To ask human system and relation -Nobuaki ITOH”, Review, Kyoto Newspaper, May 25 2013
Megumi Takashima, “Mètis - Fighting Art -”, Review, HAPS Exhibition Review, Feb. 4 2013, http://haps-kyoto.com/haps-press/exhibition_review/review_003/
Takafumi Kobuki, “RESONANCE Vol.4 Nobuaki ITOH (Participating Artist) Interview”, Interview, Art no Kobujime, Apr. 24 2010, http://blog.livedoor.jp/artkobujime/archives/1361419.html
Megumi Takashima, “Another RESONANCE - When a place for dialogue and sympathy opens”, Review, PEELER, Apr. 2010, http://www.peeler.jp/review/1006osaka_2/index.html
“To ask a sense of physical sensation by exhibit a soup made from urine- a graduate student exhibit in Chukyo”, Kyoto Newspaper, Apr. 25 2007
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
S-HOUSE Museum, Okayama
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