Nobuko Tsuchiya, Echo Plantation, 2014, Mixed media h.113 x w.54 x d.76 cm. Courtesy of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE

Nobuko Tsuchiya


Nobuko Tsuchiya is a Japanese artist based in London. Born in 1972 in Yokohama, Japan, she studied art at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Florence and Goldsmiths, University of London. She is known for making sculptures out of found scraps of household objects such as antennae, rags, plastic tubing, and an old pair of shoes.  Her works have been shown at the Saatchi Gallery (London), the Venice Biennale, the Busan Biennale, and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), and La Maison Rouge (Paris).

Speaking about her work, she said, “Not everything is as it appears in my work, not everything is done on purpose. My decisions are made by using what you could call a different form of thinking, and are made to operate between harmony and discord, control and the lack of it. I always try to develop the conversation between the things in my work and myself. Maybe this sounds idiotic, but it is my honest feeling."

At ASIA NOW 2018, Nobuko Tsuchiya will participate in the exhibition Transitional, curated by Reiko Tsubaki and Hirokazu Tokuyama of the Mori Art Museum