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Nobutaka Aozaki

Image courtesy of the artist.

Winter Workspace 2019
Glyndor Gallery | Feb 19–March 31

Originally from Kagoshima, Japan, artist Nobutaka Aozaki joins the 2019 Winter Workspace with a focus on artmaking as it relates to participation, performance, migration and the temporality of life. Aozaki has participated in residences at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Artists Alliance and the Bronx Museum of Art. He has exhibited work at the Sculpture Center, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the Queens Museum and the Brooklyn Museum, among others.

While at Wave Hill, Aozaki will expand on his explorations of the memory and knowledge of strangers and those he meets through chance encounters (such as Wave Hill visitors), in addition to his interventions with typical economic and capitalist systems of consumption. He also plans to engage with nature in the garden and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and create his own personal archive of flora drawings during his residency at Wave Hill.

"From Here To There (Detail)", 2012 – present, various pens and paper, map pins. To create a contiguous map of Manhattan, the artist collected and combined small individual maps provided by strangers.

Learn more about the artist here.

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.