Hiroko Nakajima and Yuyu Wang


Hiroko Nakajima
Hiroko Nakajima is a visual artist working in the field of sculpture. As much as the visual, the physical qualities of the pieces and the experience with them comprise an important part in her work. As a result, her works are often hand-held objects, inviting the audience to touch and interact with them. Nakajima's works are inspired by events and thoughts which have remain unresolved in her everyday life. The making and creating inform and help the artist to understand the reactions and questions around the subjects and to discover new .

In recent years, Nakajima has started projects inviting others to join this process of 'discovering through making'; a workshop project where the artist is the moderator and gives series of exercises (writing, drawing and 3D making) for others to experience the creative process and an interview project where the artist makes an object inspired from the interview on the topic chosen by the interviewees and returns the object them. Nakajima is currently taking her masters degree at Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK.

1991 Yuyu was born in Shanxi, China; now she studies and works in London, UK

2014- Now MFA Fine Art Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, University Collage London, UK
2011- 2014 1st Class, BA (Hons) Fine Art, School of Art, Birmingham Institution of Art and Design, UK
2010- 2011 China Central Academy of Fine Arts, International Foundation Course, Beijing, China

Exhibition and Event
02/ 11/ 2015-15/ 11/ 2015 Beadle Box, UCL, London
02/ 10/ 2015-07/ 10/2015 Slade MA/MFA Interim Show, UCL, London 25/ 08/ 2015-Present Baserange SS16 Collection Lookbook, Paris, London
17/ 12/ 2014 'New Life', NN Contemporary Art, Northampton, UK
07/ 11/ 2014 'Monster Club', Works Gallery, Jubilee Trade Centre, Birmingham, UK
09/ 06/ 2014 BA Degree Show, Margaret Street, School of Art, Birmingham, UK
03/ 2014 'What's the Agenda, Side View', Foyle Studio, MAC Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
02/ 2014 ‘LIMIT THE EXPANSION’, PS1, Margaret Street, School of Art, Birmingham, UK
2013 ‘VOLUME, Birmingham’s Art, Book and Pint Fair’, Library of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
2011 CAFA IFC Year Show, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2014 ‘The Object Collection’, Artist book, Self-publish
2011 Illustration ‘Another kind of you’ for Nadja Magazine, issue 5

2015 Herbert Seaborn Memorial Scholarship, UCL, London
2011 China Central Academy of Fine Arts, IFC, Scholarship, Beijing, China