PROFILE


NAKAJIMA HIROYUKI

 Born in Japan in 1956. Nakajima began to learn Japanese calligraphy when just 6 yeas old. He continued to practice even after enrolling for university, where he studied Industrial Engineering with a focus on Architectonics as a post-graduate student at Chiba University. Calligraphy is a traditional art form that is highly developed in Japan, but Nakajima gradually saw the potential to take his calligraphy beyond pure tradition. In his 30's, he began to create contemporary artworks based on his deep knowledge of Japanese calligraphy.
 In 2000, he held a private exhibition in the gallery in Rome, STUDIO SOLIGO which was his first exhibition in Europe. At the same time, he began to do live 'action' performances on large pieces of paper. His physical performance is influenced by Tai Chi, which he has been learning since his 20's. Since the year 2000, Nakajima has continued to hold exhibitions and performances in Italy, France, Germany, Finland, Belgium, the U.K., the U.S. and China. In 2006, he was invited to the 60th Avignon Festival, an international stage art festival in France. In 2008, he set up a new studio in Milan, Italy. In 2009, he started the charity performance: "生/LIFE". He also held an exhibition: "生/LIFE" in Tokyo in 2016, Paris in 2018 and Hong Kong in 2019.
 He was featured in international publications such as LE FIGARO in France and CORRIERE DELLA SERA in Italy.

Private Exhibition

2019     Life/生, Art Projects Gallery -Hong Kong (China) 

2018     Four Seasons, La Mairie du 6ème - Lyon (FRANCE)

2018     Be Here Now, Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery - Paris (FRANCE)

2017     With Nature (with CED ROUZ), Galerie Patrick Bartoli - Marseille (FRANCE)

2016     生/LIFE, Bunkamura Box Gallery - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2014     the form I have never seen, Ikkyo-An - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2013     Forme de Zen, Galerie F. Mansart - Paris (FRANCE)

2012     Kizuna,Gallery Tact - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2012     Shizen, Galleria Nobili - Milano (ITALY) critic: Matteo Galbiati

2011     Ri-Vivere, Arte Giappone - Milano (ITALY)

2009     Gallery Tact - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2008     Gallery Tact - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2007     Gallery Tact - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2006     Lune, 60° Édition Festival d'Avignon - Avignon (FRANCE)

2006     Mond, Siegburg Stadtmuseum - Siegburg (GERMANY)

2006     Gallery Tact - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2005     The beach Associazione Culturale - Torino (ITALY)

2005     Crèations Japon, Centre d'Etudes Japonaises d'Alsace - Colmar (FRANCE)

2004     Siebold Museum - Würzburg (GERMANY)

2003     The International Furniture Fair - Cöln (GERMANY)

2003     Mike Amrta - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2003     Klingspor Museum - Offenbach (GERMANY)

2003     Kreis Museum - Peine (GERMANY)

2003     sho, Galerie Wild - Frankfurt am Main (GERMANY)

2002     Ronald Schmitt tisch - Eberbach (GERMANY)

2001     Sky Gallery, Haneda-Airport - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2001     Sho, Institut D'Arts Visuels - Orléans (FRANCE) critic: Cristian Parisot

2001     Lapin Et Halot - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2001     Sho, Galleria Montmartre Des Arts - Paris (FRANCE) critic: Cristian Parisot

2000     Sho, Studio Soligo - Roma (ITALY) critic: Atsushi Suwa

1999     Gallery Kai - Tokyo (JAPAN)

1997     Gallery Nakazawa - Tokyo (JAPAN)

Performance

2019     Birth, Life and Death, URANIA Berlin - Berlin (GERMANY)

2018    Calligraphies Sonores, MIRY Concertzaal - Gent (BELGIUM)

2018    Calligraphies Sonores, Villa Cavrois - Lille (FRANCE)

2018    One Continuous Motion, Japan House London - London (U.K.)

2018    Auction House Drouot - Paris (FRANCE)

2016    Sun, Moon and Life, Stiftskirche - Kaiserslautern (GERMANY)

2016    Sun, Moon and Life, Suermondt Ludwig Museum - Aachen (GERMANY)

2016    Sun, Moon and Life, Konzertsaal des Kulturzentrums "Hufeisen" - Germersheim (GERMANY)

2015    Festsaal der Karlsburg Durlach - Karlsruhe (GERMANY)

2015    Stadtmuseum - Siegburg (GERMANY)

2015    "Nippon Connection" Die Käs - Frankfurt am Main (GERMANY)

2013    Water, Takeshigerou - Kyoto (JAPAN)

2012    Gratitude and Heritage, La Rochelle - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2012    Carrousel Du Louvre - Paris (FRANCE)

2011    Sonne und Monde, Siegburg Stadtmuseum - Siegburg (GERMANY)

2011    Musicalligrapie with Lê Quan Ninh, Fondation Royaumont - Paris (FRANCE)

2010    Luna, La Casa delle culture del mondo - Milano (ITALY)

2010    Vivere, La Triennale di Milano - Milano (ITALY)

2009    Leben, Siegburg Stadtmuseum - Siegburg (GERMANY)

2009    Leben, Heiliggeistkirche - Speyer (GERMANY)

2009    Vivere, Arte Giappone - Milano (ITALY)

2006    Lune, The 60° Édition Festival d'Avignon - Avignon (FRANCE)

2006    Del Kalligraph der Seele, Siegburg Stadtmuseum - Siegburg (GERMANY)

2006    Ichimura Miami Japan Garden - Miami (U.S.A.)

2006    Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami (U.S.A.)

2005    the beach- Associazione Culturale- Torino (ITALY)

2005    Crèations Japon, Centre d'Etudes Japonaises d'Alsace - Colmar (FRANCE)

2003    Klingspor Museum - Offenbach (GERMAY)

2003    Kreis Museum - Peine (GERMANY)

2002    Santa Claus Forest - Rovaniemi (FINLAND)

2002    Ronald Schmitt tisch, Eberbach (GERMANY)

2001    Lapin Et Halot - Tokyo (JAPAN)

2001    Prèsence Japonaise, Scene Nazionale - Orléans (FRANCE)


Media

2020  "Kyoto Journal" (JAPAN)
2019  "Hong Kong Economic Times" (CHINA)
2018  The documentary feature film : "Traces of the Soul"(U.K.)
2012  "Corriere della Sera" (ITALY)
2011  "Vivi Milano" (ITALY)
2011  "Rein-Sieg Rundschau" (GERMANY)
2011  "Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger" (GERMANY)
2010  "la Repubblica Tutto Milano" (ITALY)
2007  "Plexus" (VENEZUELA)
2006  "LE FIGARO" (FRANCE)
2006  TV "Draw MOON in Provence" (JAPAN)
2006  "GENERAL-ANZEIGER" (GERMANY)
2006  "Rein-Sieg Rundschau" (GERMANY)
2006  "Herald Tribune" (U.S.A.)
2006  "Japan Times" (JAPAN)
2005  "DERNIERES NOUVELLES D'ALSACE" (FRANCE)
2004  "KULTUR" (GERMANY)
2003  "a&a DIE ZEITUNG" (GERMANY)
2002  Lapin Kansa" (FINLAND)
2002  "Eberbach Zeitung" (GERMANY)
2001  TV "Gendai-Nihongaku-Genron" (JAPAN)
2001  "Republique" (FRANCE)
2001  TV "IL DE FRANCE CENTRE" (FRANCE)
2000  "ARCHIVIO" (ITALY)