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Nobutaka Aozaki

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Lives in
New York

Works in
New York


Current Exhibitions and Events
Mar, 2015 2013-2015 Queens Museum Studio Program Exhibition
Queens Museum of Art

My work is often made or activated by other people. This method questions the dichotomy, as well as creates an opportunity for a covert exchange between what is considered artistic and non-artistic labor. By making with others I also seek to complicate the notion of authorship, and escape the solid identity of a mere author of an artwork. I am interested in the tension between how much an artist makes and how much an artist doesn't make in production of an artwork.

Production of my art works happens simultaneously with the most mundane everyday interactions in New York City life, such as grocery shopping, passing by a street portraitist, or buying a cup of coffee and my works becomes like diaries or measuring devices of my everyday life.


Nobutaka Aozaki is an artist based in New York. He was born in Kagoshima, a southern prefecture in Japan. Since his arrival to New York in 2005, Nobutaka attended School of Visual Arts for two years and is now completing Hunter College’s MFA Program. His recent exhibitions include Play It Again at Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, Art in Odd Places 2011, New York, and New Filmmakers at Anthology Film Archives, New York.


2012 MFA Hunter College, Studio Art, New York, NY

2005-2007 BFA School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts Department, New York, NY

Recent Exhibits

Nobutaka Aozaki participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2014 Small Goods
Sep, 2014 Aljira Emerge 11 Exhibition
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
Nov, 2013 Queens International 2013
Queens Museum of Art
Jun, 2013 Bronx Calling, The Second AIM Biennial
May, 2013 C12 Emerging Artist Award
Marianne Boesky Gallery 64th Street
Mar, 2013 Welcome to the Real
{TEMP} art space
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