Nobuaki Takekawa (b. 1977, Tokyo, Japan) received his BA in Oil Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2002. In the same year, he presented his first solo exhibition at Ota Fine Arts (Tokyo). In recent years, he has participated in various exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including Art Basel Hong Kong (2015-2018), the Singapore Biennale (2016), the 12th Biennale de Lyon (Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, 2013), and "Portrait Session" (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007). His installation at the exhibition ‘Real Japanesque: The Unique World of Japanese Contemporary Art’ at the National Museum of Art (Osaka, 2012) drew critical acclaim. At the same time, he has participated in street activities, including protest demonstrations. Takekawa always pursues new methods of expression, questioning the relationship between society/ history and individuals and by crossing various boundaries in the field of art.