Rie Nakajima is a Japanese artist working with installations and performances that produce sound. Her works are most often composed in direct response to unique architectural spaces using a combination of kinetic devices and found objects. Fusing sculpture and sound, her artistic practice is open to chance and the influence of others, raising important questions about the definition of art. She has exhibited and performed worldwide.
Her first major solo exhibition was held at IKON Gallery in Birmingham in 2018. She has also collaborated with Museo Vostell Malpartida (Cáceres), Tate Modern (London), White Cube(London), Serralves Museum (Porto), ShugoArts (Tokyo), Hara Museum (Tokyo), The Hepworth (Wakefield), Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin), Schirn (Frankfurt) and Cafe OTO (London). Her frequent collaborators include David Cunningham, Keiko Yamamoto, Pierre Berthet, David Toop and Akira Sakata among others. She has actively published albums and books, such as ‘Four Forms’ (Consumer Wastes, 2014 / LP), ‘becoming sounds – 30 objects and 10 minutes’ (Cawaii Factory/Trueling, 2018 / book), ‘1 May 2018’ (Ikon Gallery, 2019 / LP). In 2014 she received Art Foundation Award in the category of Experimental Music.