Zai Nomura  野村在

Born in Japan

Lives and works in New York and Tokyo



2010-2013  Ph.D. at Musashino Art University

2007-2009  MFA  at Goldsmiths University of London



Residencies and Awards 

2019-20 ISCP  (International Studio and Curatorial Program), Brooklyn, NY

2019-20  The Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs Grant, Tokyo, Japan 

2016  Lagos Art, Private Artist’s Residency, Hamburg, Germany 

2013  MMM First Prize 

2005  Musashino Art University, Laboratory Prize



Selected Exhibitions


2021  ULTERIOR, Solo exhibition, NY, USA 

2020  "333", Japan Society Gallery, NY, USA

2019  "IHI Innovation center", permanent installation, Yokohama, Japan

2018  "MMM-10th annual exhibition", Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan

2018  "Mirror Behind Hole ‒ Photography into Sculpture"  Curated by Yuri Mitsuda, at gallery αM, Tokyo, Japan

2017  "can't rewind it", solo exhibition at Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016  Hamburg Private Residency, Hamburg, Germany

2016  Aichi International Triennale 2016 ”Rainbow Caravan”,  Okazaki, Japan

2015  "Mortal" as Continuous Temporality Vol2 at COEXIT-Tokyo Gallery with Yosuke Bandai and Mari Katayama, Tokyo, Japan

2015  "Color (Non-allegiance) Silhouette" at Soh Gallery with Manami Seki and Takahiro Kamimura, Tokyo, Japan

2014  "Accumulation 1", Solo exhibition at Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2014  "MMM: Minato-Media-Art Museum" at MMM, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan

2014  "Continuous Temporality" Duo exhibition with Takaaki Akaishi at COEXIST-Tokyo gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2014  "Dynamics of expression" Group exhibition at Harmas Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013  “Taipei Art Fair”, Taipei, Taiwan

2013  “additional fugitive” Solo exhibition at Harmas Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013  “The Dry Land” Solo exhibition at gFAL, Tokyo, Japan

2012  “Galley x Hikarie” Group exhibition at Shibuya Hikarie 8, Tokyo, Japan

2011  “ULTRA03” Group exhibition at Aoyama Spiral, Tokyo, Japan

2011  “Art Court Frontier 2011” Group exhibition at Art Court Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2010  “Zai Nomura Solo exhibition” at Harmas Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010  “Beyond the Transform” Solo exhibition at gFAL, Tokyo, Japan

2009  “GROUP/GROPE” Group exhibition at Area 10, London, UK

2007  “10th Istanbul Biennale-MULTIPLE INTIMACY” Group exhibition at Osham Hamdy Bey Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

2007  “The Fall-In-Theatre Interim” Group exhibition at Ashwin Street Gallery, London, UK

2006  “Sevrin Contemporary Art Exhibition” Group exhibition at Sevrin Contemporary Art Museum, Romania


Public Collection

RICOH, 3L building, Tokyo, Japan (Upcoming)

The Beige, Siem Reap, Cambodia

IHI Innovation Centre, Kanagawa, Japan



Published Essays


2012  “Time and Form-Three practices of Sculptural Photography”, in MAU Ph.D. Annuals,

2011  “Consideration Form and Embodiment in Interpretation of Eva Hesse” in MAU Annuals, MAU press,