Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday interactions in order to explore the relationships between artistic labor and non-artistic labor, an artist and their audiences, and art and commodity.  His group exhibitions include Welcome to the Real, {TEMP} Art Space, New York, NY (2013); New Wight Biennale 2012, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2012); and INVITED, Maryland Institute College of Art, MD (2012). Aozaki received the A Blade of Grass Artist Files Grant (2013), participated in “The Artist in the Marketplace Program” at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (2013), and also received the C12 Emerging Artist Award (2012).  His recent publications include Cabinet Magazine (2012).  Aozaki received his M.F.A. from Hunter College.  During his residency on Governors Island, Aozaki will create a map of the island by employing a site-specific way of measuring things. The process will involve walking, observing living things, and talking with people who visit the island.


Image credit: courtesy of the artist