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- Rie Nakajima is a Japanese artist working with installations and performances that produce sound. Her works are most often composed in direct response to unique architectural spaces using a combination of kinetic devices and found objects. She has exhibited and performed widely both in the UK and overseas and has produced ‘Sculpture’ with David Toop since 2013. With Keiko Yamamoto she has a music project 'O YAMA O' which explores music with no genre. She also has a collaborative project ‘Dead Plants/Living Objects’ with Pierre Berthet.





exhibitions / solo:

‘Wind Touch’, Le Bruit De La Musique, August 2016, Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx

'Throw', Borealis Music Festival, Lydgalleriet, March 2016, Bergen

'becoming sounds', ShugoArts Gallery, December 2015, Tokyo

'Leave', Around Sound Festival, Karin Weber Gallery, November 2015, Hong Kong

'Fall', noshowspace, November 2014, London

'Fall' in collaboration with a text Flowers Fall by David Toop, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, July 2014, Tokyo

'Unwind', Void+, May 2009, Tokyo



exhibitions / group:

Dead Plants & Living Objects, cuba, March 2017, Münster

'sound here', Bucharest Biennale 7, 2016, Bucharest

'Field Minus' by David Cunningham and Rie Nakajima, DYAD, Room Artspace, 16 October 2014, London

'Five Compositions',No Music Was Playing, Instants Chavirés, September 2014, Montreuil

'Pendulum / Gradient', Zen and Konkret, June 2009,Quilow



performances / solo:

‘here’, ShugoArts, 25 December 2016, Tokyo

Le Bruit De La Musique, 20 August 2016, Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx

‘Low’, Serpentine Gallery, 30 July 2016, London

'Windows', Borealis Music Festival, Lydgalleriet, 10 March 2016, Bergen

'becoming sounds', ShugoArts, 20 December 2015, 31 January, 2016, Tokyo

The Wire Listening Room, Design Week, Vitsoe, 17 September 2015, London

Meteo Festival, 28 August 2015, Mulhouse

'Over the Fence', Camden Arts Centre, 6 May 2015, London

'Surface and Evaporation', Performance Nacht, Zero, Martin Gropius Bau, 11 April 2015, Berlin

'A hollow or a bump', Performatik, QO2, 25 March 2015, Brussels

'With Many Many...', Christian Marclay Exhibition, White Cube Bermondsey, 21 February 2015, London

Dear Serge, curated by Cafe OTO, De La Warr Pavilion, 14 September 2014, Bexhill

Offering Rites: Archive Breathing, curated by David Toop, Central Saint Martins, 5 April, 2014, London

Audiograft, The old fire station, 15 March 2014, Oxford

'Naisho', The New Experimentalist, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 14 January 2014, London

'As Far As Your Turtoise Goes', Tunedcity, 29 June 2013, Brussels

Counterflows Festival, April 2013, Glasgow

Cafe Oto, Festival Fukushima!, 22 August 2012, London

Hamburger Bahnhof, für julius, 28 October 2011, Berlin

'A lot of pedals', A lot of pianos..., curated by David Cunningham, at Markson Piano, 4 November 2010, London (concert)



performances / with people:

Dead Plants & Living Objects : Pierre Berthet & Rie Nakajima, Sonic Protest, 11-16 March, France

Keith Rowe, David Toop, Phil Durrant, Rhodri Davies, Rie Nakajima curated by David Sylvian, On the Edge Festival, 1 December 2016, Oslo

Dead Plants & Living Objects : Pierre Berthet & Rie Nakajima, Galleria Poggiali e Forconi, 8 April 2016, Firenze

Murai Keitetsu, Tetsuzi Akiyama, Rie Nakajima, ftarri, 27 January 2016, Tokyo

Akira Sakata+Rie Nakajima, Kissa Sakaiki, 22 January 2016, Tokyo

Akio Suzuki + Rie Nakajima, becoming sounds, ShugoArts, 17 January 2016, Tokyo

Boundary Music by Mieko Shiomi with David Toop, Angharad Davies, Rie Nakajima and UAL students, Whitechapel Gallery, 19 September 2015, London

Clive Bell and Rie Nakajima, Cafe OTO, 25 May 2015, London

Ute Kanngiesser and Rie Nakajima, RE/WOT, St Augustine’s Tower, 16 May 2015, London

Table Manners David Toop & Rie Nakajima, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, 13 May 2015, London

Shuichi Chino and Rie Nakajima, Ausland, 12 April 2015, Berlin

David Toop and Rie Nakajima, Borderline Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre, 6 March 2015, Athens

Phill Niblock and Rie Nakajima, Cafe OTO, 21 September 2014, London

Miki Yui and Rie Nakajima, The noise which cannot be bit off, Shichoshitsu, 12 July 2014, Tokyo

David Cunningham and Rie Nakajima, Approximation Festival, 27 November 2013, Düsseldorf

Pierre Berthet, Guy De Bièvre, Johan Vandelmaelen, Rie Nakajima, QO2, 24 November 2013, Brussels

Blue, Yellow, Red, Junko Wada+Miki Yui+Rie Nakajima, South London Gallery, 28 July 2013, London

Lau Nau+Rie Nakajima, Cafe Oto, 23 February 2013, London

Miki Yui + Rie Nakajima, Accompaniment for A-O-I-E-U, Experimental Intermedia, 17 December 2012, NYC

David Cunningham+Rie Nakajima, Slade School of Fine Art, 17, 31 August 2011, London




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