NOBUKO WATABIKI NOBUKO WATABIKI

NOBUKO WATABIKI

NOBUKO WATABIKI
NOBUKO WATABIKI

Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany, since 2008. Studies printing at Musashino Art School. While working at the advertising company and the nursing institution for the handicapped, she starts devoting to her art. Watabiki explores the photo collage works at the beginning and gradually establishes her distinctive style that uses washi paper, textile and oil pastel. Her theme extends from self-examination to engagement with others. The intriguing motif and the prosaic title leave unforgettable resonance. Nominated two years consecutive for VOCA Exhibition which is considered as the gateway to success for rising talents in 1997 and 1998. Her exhibitions are highly appreciated not only in Japan but also Europe mainly in Germany, South America, etc. Since 2011 joins the project TEGAMI which delivers letters to encourage and support people in Fukushima.

ARTWORKS

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Fantasia: Go Yayanagi, Nobuko Watabiki and Miyako Terakura

HK H Queen’s 8/F
2024.05.18 – 06.15

Three In One: Art of WATABIKI

Taipei
2023.11.25 – 12.30

NOBUKO WATABIKI: Pie in the Sky

Ginza New Gallery
November 11 - December 03, 2022

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS, COLLECTIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
Pie in the sky (Whitestone Ginza New Gallery, Tokyo, Japan)
“Tagai-ni-tsunagu-mono, Te-de-sasayaku“-things connecting to each other, wispering by hand- (Higashikawa, Hokkaido, Japan)
2021
Folge sanft der Anteilbaren Linie (Hauptkirche St. Jacobi Hamburg, Germany)
2020
PARADIES (Goldbekhof, Hamburg)
2019
Familienportrait (Künstlerhaus Hamburg, Bergedorf, Germany)
2018
The Fox Knows Many Things, but the Hedgehog Knows a Big Thing (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo “Florencio de la Fuente” de Requena, Valencia, Spain)
Facing Each Other is Intended (Galerie Renate Kammer, Hamburg)
2017
Sound of the Void Next to you (Satellite Gallery of Aichi University of the Arts, Japan)
Hase und Igel meet Usagi To Kame (Marschtorzwinger, Buxtehude, Germany)
2016
NOBUKO WATABIKI: Yume Asobi (Whitestone Gallery HK Hollywood Road, Hong Kong)
2013
Versuchsanordnung (Hamburger Rathaus, Hamburg)
2009
Frise Künstlerhaus Hamburg e.V. (Hamburg)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
“SERIES - Prints from Warhol to Wool” (Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg)
ISOLA (GALERIE HENGEVOSS-DÜRKOP, Hamburg)
2020
Spring Accent : Japanese contemporary art (Whitestone Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan)
2019
Art camp in Bercel Kastely (Nógrád, Hungary)
BELVEDERE (Kawahara Krause Architects and Nobuko Watabiki, Planten un Blomen, Hamburg)
Shouts and murmurs by women-the Vulnerable collective will change the World, Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2019 (TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan)
2017
NARRATIV (KulturBäckerei, Lüneburg, Germany)
I Love Taiwan (Whitestone Gallery Taipei)
2013
Skulpturenprojekt Wallanlangen (Stade, Germany)
POESIA, Art works from the Reinking Collection (Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany)
2012
Travelling exhibition “Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984–2012” (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum / Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum / Tochigi Prefecture Art Museum of Fine Arts / Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Japan)
Domani (The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan)
2005
Life Actually-MOT Annual 2005 (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo)
2003
City Net Asia 2003 (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea)
1999
Noontime Meditation (Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan)

 

COLLECTIONS

Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts (Tochigi)  / Collection Reinking (Germany) / Japan Energy Cooperation, etc.

IMAGES

"Pie in the sky", Ginza New Gallery, 2022
"Pie in the sky", Ginza New Gallery, 2022
"Pie in the sky", Ginza New Gallery, 2022

BIOGRAPHY

1958
Born in Tokyo
2008-
Stay in Hamburg (Germany) by Japanese government overseas study program for artists
2018
Atelier Scholarship, GOLDBEKHOF e.V., Hamburg, Germany
2022
Stiftung Kunstfonds: Support NEUSTART KULTUR "Special Support Program Scholarships"

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