Nobuko Tsuchiya

Nobuko Tsuchiya, 63, 2020, aluminum, steel, cotton, wool, paper, digital video, media player, 133 x 80 x 130 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Mission, 2020, latex, pigment, plaster, cotton, metal, 21 x 58 x 28 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Lake Tail, 2020, wool, brass, silicone, acrylic plastic tube, resin, stainless steel, 65 x 59 x 17 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Cockpit Truffle, 2019, polystrene, plaster, traditional Japanese plaster (lime and plant fibres), pigment, steel, silicone, 143 x 140 x 113 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Shhhhhhhhhh, 2019, silicone, 128 x 110 x 145 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Helicopter, 2020, steel, leather, wool, 78 x 58 x 45 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Mayfly, 2019, wool, resin, steel, wood, silicone tube, 33 x 130 x 88 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Urchin Compass, 2019, silicone, polyester, steel, 32x 98 x 16 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Faster than lights, Absinthe machine, 2011, wool, steel, 78 x 58 x 45 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Plop, 2020,polyester, metal, silicone tube, resin, 90 x 6 x 9 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow. thumbnail
Nobuko Tsuchiya, 63, 2020, aluminum, steel, cotton, wool, paper, digital video, media player, 133 x 80 x 130 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, 63, 2020, aluminum, steel, cotton, wool, paper, digital video, media player, 133 x 80 x 130 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Mission, 2020, latex, pigment, plaster, cotton, metal, 21 x 58 x 28 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Mission, 2020, latex, pigment, plaster, cotton, metal, 21 x 58 x 28 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Lake Tail, 2020, wool, brass, silicone, acrylic plastic tube, resin, stainless steel, 65 x 59 x 17 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Lake Tail, 2020, wool, brass, silicone, acrylic plastic tube, resin, stainless steel, 65 x 59 x 17 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Cockpit Truffle, 2019, polystrene, plaster, traditional Japanese plaster (lime and plant fibres), pigment, steel, silicone, 143 x 140 x 113 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Cockpit Truffle, 2019, polystrene, plaster, traditional Japanese plaster (lime and plant fibres), pigment, steel, silicone, 143 x 140 x 113 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Shhhhhhhhhh, 2019, silicone, 128 x 110 x 145 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Shhhhhhhhhh, 2019, silicone, 128 x 110 x 145 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Helicopter, 2020, steel, leather, wool, 78 x 58 x 45 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Helicopter, 2020, steel, leather, wool, 78 x 58 x 45 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Mayfly, 2019, wool, resin, steel, wood, silicone tube, 33 x 130 x 88 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Mayfly, 2019, wool, resin, steel, wood, silicone tube, 33 x 130 x 88 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Urchin Compass, 2019, silicone, polyester, steel, 32x 98 x 16 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Urchin Compass, 2019, silicone, polyester, steel, 32x 98 x 16 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Faster than lights, Absinthe machine, 2011, wool, steel, 78 x 58 x 45 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Faster than lights, Absinthe machine, 2011, wool, steel, 78 x 58 x 45 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Plop, 2020,polyester, metal, silicone tube, resin, 90 x 6 x 9 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Plop, 2020,polyester, metal, silicone tube, resin, 90 x 6 x 9 cm. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Born in Yokohama, Japan. Lives and works in Japan.

With her intuitive use of materials, Tsuchiya builds delicate elements and layers that become part of the landscape that make up the entirety of an individual sculptural work. Tsuchiya’s visual language reflects her intense understanding of the characteristics of different materials. In her work she approaches the parameters of their physical limitations to create the sensitive and challenging sculptural works. Tsuchiya precisely transforms ubiquitous objects and detritus materials into curious microcosms. Each fragment of her uninhibited and instinctive assemblages – every material surface, component and form – are in poetic dialogue with one another and the surrounding environment.

Selected solo exhibitions

2020
,,, , Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany

2019
30 Ways to Go to the Moon, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales, UK
30 Ways to Go to the Moon,Yorkshire Sculpture International, Leeds City Art Gallery, UK

2018
30 Ways to Go to the Moon, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2017
Cactus Triple-Meter Cave, Soko Komagome, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Performance:Parking fish project –Vol. Tora-san, Benito Juarez Market, Mexico

2013
Do white walls dream about a paler shade of white, CAPSULE, Tokyo, Japan
Nobuko Tsuchiya x kumagusuku “Ace of heart vol.7”, kumagusuku, Kagawa, Japan

2011
We are living in a time machine, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris, France

2008
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2007
Dialogue I, Galleria Enrico Fornello, Prato, Italy
Once upon a time, in a distant place there was a parking fish project, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2005
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2003
Nobuko Tsuchiya, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

Selected group exhibitions

2021
Strange Attractor, curated by Margarida Mendes, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, Portugal.

2020
Nissan Art Award, Yokohama, Japan

2019
De(s) Rives#2Art Takes Over the Market, Galerie Aline Vidal on l’île Saint-Louis, Paris, France
Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Souvenirs de Voyage, Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Singing in the rain, R16 Bank Art, Yokohama, Japan

2018
De(s) Rives, Galerie Aline Vidal on l’île Saint-Louis, Paris, France
L’envol ou le rêve de voler, la maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France

2017
Museum of Together, Spiral by AIT, Tokyo, Japan
Spring Fever, Soko Komagome, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2016
Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude, Busan Biennale, South Korea
Matter Fictions, Museu Colecao Berardo, Portugal
Two Persons Show, Gallery Hiramine, Tokyo, Japan

2015
Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster, Betonsalon, Paris, France
Invisible Energy, St. Paul StGallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2014
Visions of Proximity, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
What’s In and What’s Not, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Unseen Daily Life, Tokyo wonder site, Tokyo, Japan

2013
Interpenetrate, Goyan Art Studio Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2012
The Cosmos as Metaphor, Hotel Ante Room Kyoto, Taka Ishii Gallery, London, UK

2011
Souvenirs, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK
Quiet Attentions -Departure from WomenArt Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

2010
Shef-fish fuck, Se-project, London, UK

2009
How to change your life in a day, Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris, France

2007
Unmonumental: The Object in the 21stCentury, New Museum, New York, USA

2006
Beauty and Beast, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK
Dialogue, Galleria Enrico Fornello, Prato, Italy
Sculpture/Object, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on -Trent , Hanley, UK
Exhibition #1, Dreamworks, Haas and Mayer, Gallery Zurich, Switzerland

2005
Bidibibodibiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
This storm is what we call progress, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
The Wonderful fund, Marrakech Museum, Morocco
Spot, Unit Seven, London, UK

2004
Non Toccare La Donna Bianca –Arte Contemporanea fra diversità e liberazione, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
Britannia Works, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre & Renos Xippas Gallery, Athens, Greece
New Blood, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2003
50 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Dream and Confliction, Clandestine, Venice, Italy

2002
Opening exhibition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK