Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist born in Kagoshima, Japan. He frequently combines performance and object in his practice, developed out of everyday interactions with people on the street. His recent exhibitions include Transportation, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, NY; Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Queens International 2013, Queens Museum, Queens, NY; Tina, SPIKE, Berlin; and Statements, Tokyo. Aozaki’s recent publications have been included in Spike Art Quarterly, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, ArtAsiaPacific, and Cabinet Magazine. Aozaki’s residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME (2015); the Queens Museum Studio Program, Queens Museum, Queens, NY (2014-2016); Artist Alliance Inc, New York, NY (2017). He has been awarded the Artist Files Grant, A Blade of Grass Foundation (2013), and the Artists’ Fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts (2015). Aozaki holds an MFA from Hunter College.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist
Transportation, Public bike sharing system and bank account, dimensions variable, 2016
Clocks For Immigrants, altered Clock with two hour hands, 12 inch diameter, 2013
Value Added, canned corn and receipts, 3 in x 9 in x 3.5 in, 2012–2016
From Here To There (Manhattan), various pens and paper, map pins, 11 ft x 4 ft (dimensions variable), 2012–2016