Zai Nomura  野村在

Born in Japan

Lives & works in NY and Tokyo





2010-2013  Ph.D. at Musashino Art University

2007-2009  MFA  at Goldsmiths University of London



Grants & Awards 


2020-  Participating with iscp (International Studio and Curatorial Program) in NY

2019-  Sponsored by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs (文化庁 新進芸術家 海外研修制度研修員)

2013   MMM Grand prize

2005   Musashino Art University, Laboratory prize



Selected Exhibitions




2020 "333-One day exhibition", 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 Toriennale 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 Ashyn Street Gallery, London, UK


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


2003  “Ikeda Mitsuhiro, Kobari Yasuhiro, Nomura Zai exhibition” Group Exhibition, Gallery U, Tokyo, 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,