Artist Profiles

Tatzu Nishi

Born 1960, Nagoya, Japan

He studied at Musashino Art University, Tokyo from 1981-84 and later at Kunstakadamie Munster, Munster, Germany from 1989-1997.  He has exhibited internationally including The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA, Den Haag, Netherlands and Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium.  His practice focuses on creating environments for sculptures and monuments in the public realm that pose questions and invent new contexts through the transformation of space. He presents his provocative projects outside of a museum or art context in order to engage with the widest possible public and to enable his structures to be encountered within ‘normal’ reality.  Nishi’s work deals with ideas about contexts for works of art, history and the present, the spaces that surround things, about urbanity and, ultimately, the social fabric.   

All Projects