PROFILE

NAKAJIMA HIROYUKI
Born in Japan in 1956. Nakajima began to learn Japanese calligraphy when just 6 yeas old. He continued to practice even after enrolling for university, where he studied Industrial Engineering with a focus on Architectonics as a post-graduate student at Chiba University near Tokyo. Calligraphy is a traditional art form that is highly developed in Japan, but Nakajima gradually saw the potential to take his calligraphy beyond pure tradition. In his 30's, he began to create contemporary artworks based on his deep knowledge of Japanese calligraphy. In 2000, he held a private exhibition in the gallery in Rome, STUDIO SOLIGO which was his first exhibition in Europe. At the same time, he began to do live 'action' performances on large pieces of paper. His physical performance is influenced by Tai Chi, which he has been learning since his 20's. Since the year 2000, Nakajima has continued to hold exhibitions and performances in Italy, France, Germany, Finland, Belgium, the U.S. and China. In 2006, he was invited to the 60th Avignon Festival, an international stage art festival in France. In 2008, he set up a new studio in Milan, Italy. In 2009, he started the charity performance: "生/LIFE". He also held an exhibition: "生/LIFE" in Tokyo in 2016, Paris in 2018 and Hong Kong in 2019. In 2018 he did a live 'action' performance tour in Europe including at Japan House London and Auction House Drouot in Paris. He was featured in international publications such as  LE FIGARO in France and CORRIERE DELLA SERA in Italy.



(Japanese)

中嶋 宏行(なかじまひろゆき)

1956年千葉県生まれ。6歳から書を学ぶ。千葉大学工学部建築学科を経て、1981年同大学院修了。現代アートとしての書を目指して30代から作品制作を開始する。活動の場を海外に求めるなか、2000年にイタリア・ローマのギャラリー、STUDIO SOLIGO にてヨーロッパ初の個展を開く。同時に20代から続けている太極拳の動きを活かしたパフォーマンスを始める。以後、イタリア、ドイツ、フランス、フィンランド、ベルギー、アメリカ、中国などで個展やパフォーマンスを展開する。2006年には、世界三大演劇祭のひとつである第60回アヴィニョン・フェスティバルに招待され、パフォーマンスと個展『LUNE/月』を発表。夏のバカンスで賑わう南仏の古都アヴィニョンで、 延ベ千人を前にパフォーマンスと個展を二週間続ける。2008年よりイタリア・ミラノにアトリエを構え、ヨーロッパと日本を拠点に活動を続ける。2009年からはチャリティーのパフォーマンス "生/LIFE" を始め、併せて個展 "生/LIFE" を東京(2016)、パリ(2018)、香港(2019)で開催する。仏紙 LE FIGARO、伊紙 CORRIERE DELLA SERA など各国主要メディアに多数紹介される。日本では BS-i「筑紫哲也の現代日本学原論」、BS-i「プロヴァンスに『月』を書く-中嶋宏行の太筆が舞う−」などに出演。