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Takatoku NISHI | Constructor・Phenomenon Creator・Ph.D.

The scenes created by nature, which are constantly changing, are fleeting, powerful and beautiful. Takatoku creates spaces of light, reconstructing optical phenomena extracted from these fascinating scenes using materials and structures. His work is characterised by knowledge of optics, meteorology and mechanics, from which the geometric forms and the forces of nature, such as the sun and wind, are incorporated. Another thing that his motto has in mind is the atmosphere that is created by the work. he interprets the unique qualities of space, as being caused by a sense of atmosphere, and he places importance on achieving harmony between the artwork and the surrounding environment. His art becomes a medium, making the power of nature more palpable to the viewer.

- Experience -

2022 - Pres.  OSOTO lab.

2020 - Pres.  OPO inc.

2018 - 2022 The Institute of Environmental Art and Design  (Officers)

2016 - 2022 Space Production Lab.  ​(Representative)

- Education -

2021 - Pres.  Ph.D. program in Architecture, Tokyo University of the Arts

2018 - 2021 Ph.D. in Design, Tokyo University of the Arts  (The top graduated)

2016 - 2018 M.A. in Design, Tokyo University of the Arts

2012 - 2016 B.A. in Environmental Design, Tama Art University  (The top graduated)

2008 - 2010 Diploma in Interior Design, TOKYO DESIGNER GAKUIN

- Artist-in-residence Program -

2024. 05 - 08 Ateljé Stundars, Finland

2023. 08 - 11 HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Finland

2018. 09 - 03 Institute of Art Malta -language program-, Malta of European Republic

- Exhibition -

2024 "40×40 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXHIBITION", A' SPECIAL DESIGN EXH.

            FEATURING DESIGNERS FROM (ALMOST) 40 COUNTRIES, Academic Design             Center of Academy of Fine Arts in Lódz-Ksiezy Mlyn13/15, Lodz, Poland

2023 "HIAP Open Studios / Autumn 2023", HIAP Studio building (Suomenlinna

            B 34), Suomenlinna, Finland

2023 "INTERNATIONAL DESIGN / EXHIBITION", MOOD MUSEUM OF DESIGN,

            Como, ITALY

2023 'JID AWARD winners Panel Exhibition', Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Aichi

2022 'JHOMON ART - INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ART FES in ONAHAMA             2022',  Environmental Aquarium Aquamarine Fukushima, Fukushima

2022 'THE WAY',  Valletta IAM Contemporary Art, Malta

2021 'TOKYO GEIDAI ART FES BY AUGMENTED REALITY IN Zentsuuji', Former 

            Zentsuji Kaikosha, Kagawa

2020 'Tokyo University of the Art Doctoral Program Final Exhibition 2020', Tokyo

2019 'SUTTEN - Is that design?- ',  Aoyama Spiral Garden, Tokyo

2019 'Land Politics',  Valletta Contemporary, Malta

2018 'Transnational Tokyo', 138 STChristopher Street Valletta, Malta

2018 'Tokyo University of Arts Completed Work Exhibition 2018', Tokyo

2016 'JID AWARD winners Panel Exhibition, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Aichi

2016 'Winter Vista Illumination 2016', Showa Memorial Park, Tokyo

2016 'MITSUKOSHI×GEIDAI DESIGN AWARD', Nihonbashi MITSUKOSHI, Tokyo

2015 'TAU Department of Environmental Design Graduation work', Tokyo

2015 'Shinjuku Creators Fes, Category of Space', Shinjuku Center Building, Tokyo

2013 'JIA・DAIKO Architecture Lighting Design', Chi-Ka-Ho, Hokkaido

- ​Art Project -

2021 'ART SEASIDE NAOETSU', Coast around Funami Park, Niigata

2018 'European Capital of Culture - Valletta 2018',  Valletta Sea,  Malta

2017 'TOKYO SUKI FES 2017', Ueno Cultural Park , Tokyo

2017 'Night wedding', Oriental Hotel, Chiba

2016 'UENO PARK NIGHT EVENT SERIES', Ueno Cultural Park,  Tokyo

2016 'Light workshop', Machiya-kindergarten, Tokyo

2016 'TOKYO SUKI FES 2016', Ueno Cultural Park , Tokyo

- Partial Design -

2020 KYOCERA Museum of Art, KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Fes –              2020: Weaving Water, Structural Design & Exterior Design & Development of              sound - dampening equipment & Construction & Install, Kyoto

2020 Narita International Airport, Open Space: Wall greening with wind, 

           Wind operation & Structural Design & Construction & Install, Chiba

2017 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Design Gallery: Sight,                

           Space Design & Object Production & Construction & Install, Kanazawa

2016 Midland Square, Midland Christmas Stage, Phenomena & Stage Design & 

           Construction & Small tree design & Install, Aichi

- Jury -

2023 JID AWARD 2023, Guest jury

2022 IEAD23, Akita Conference 'Excellent Presentation Award'Judging members

- Special Lecture -

2023 Musashino Art University, Department of Architecture, Lecture

​       "Basic Formation", Guest lecturer

2023 JID Forum,  Organised by: Japan Interior Designers Association,                                Tokyo Midtown Liaison Centre, Tokyo

​2023 Design Student Exchange Programme "Interior Design Today"

       Organised by: Nagoya City, International Design Centre Inc,  

       Co-organised by: Japan Interior Designers Association,

         Council of Chubu Design Organisations, Nagoya Innovators Garage

         Annex (Garage 3F), Aichi

- Awards -

2023 Gold Award, 4 Future awards 2023, Architectural & Art category (Canada)

2023 Gold Award, 4 Future awards 2023, Light Art category (Canada)

2023 Gold Award, 4 Future awards 2023, Daylight project category (Canada)

2023 Honorable Mention, 4 Future awards 2023, Architectural Design-Conceptual

           Architecture category (Canada)

2023 Best of Best (Student Prize), ARCHITECTURE MASTERPRIZE AWARDS 2023, 

         Categories ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / Conceptual Architecture (USA)

2023 EMERGING ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR,

         LIT LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS 2023,  Categories ARCHITECTURAL

         LIGHTING DESIGN / Daylighting (Swiss)

2023 Winner, LIT LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS 2023, Categories

       ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN / Visitor Experience & Museum    

     Exhibition (Swiss)

2023 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF THE YEAR (Emerging Architect of the Year),              BLT Built Design Awards 2023, Categories Architectural Design (Swiss)

2023 Special Mention, Architizer: Vision Awards, Category of Student Creator

           Of The Year 2023 (USA)

2023 Winner of Red Dot, Red Dot Design Award: Design Concept, Category of

           Architecture (Germany, Singapore)

2023 Finalist, Red Dot Design Award: Design Concept, Category of Exhibition 

           and Events (Germany, Singapore)

2023 Special Mention, A + Awards, Category of Architecture + Art (USA)

2023 SILVER A' DESIGN AWARD, A' Design Award and Competition, Category of

           Architecture / Building and Structure Design (Italy)

2022 Grand Prix, JID AWARD 2022 (Japan) 

2022 Guest Jury Special Prize of Hiroshi Nakamura, JID AWARD 2022 (Japan) 

2021 Guest Jury Special Prize of Kengo Kuma, TOKYO GEIDAI Art Fest (Japan) 

2021 Art Renaissance Prize, TOKYO GEIDAI Art Fest (Japan) 

2021 Nomura Art Prize,  Nomura Foundation (Japan) 

2018 Award of Design N,  Tokyo University of Arts (Japan) 

2017 Shortlist, 17th ART MEETS ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION (Japan) 

2016 Category of NEXTAGE Prize,  JID AWARD 2016 (Japan) 

2015 Grand Prize Graduation work, TAMA ART UNIVERSITY,

           Department of Environmental Design (Japan) 

2015 Grand Prize,  Shinjuku Creators Festa, Category of space design (Japan) 

2013 Grand Prize,  JIA・DAIKO Architecture Lighting Design Competition (Japan) 

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- Grants, Scholarship -

2024 Arts and culture grants,  Nomura Foundation

2023 TOKAS, Exchange Residency Program (Japanese Creators sent abroad)

2022 Japan Arts Foundation

2021 Repayment Exemption for Students with Excellent Grades, JASSO 

           (Exemption of all of the loan)

2020 HIrayama Ikuo Cultural Arts Foundation

2018 Repayment Exemption for Students with Excellent Grades, JASSO

           (Exemption of all of the loan)

2015 Scholarship, The alumni association of Tama Art University

2015 Prize fellowship,  TAMA ART UNIVERSITY

2015 THE MORITANI SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

2014 First place, Japan Student Services Organization 

2014 Honors Scholarship, TAMA ART UNIVERSITY

2014 Prize fellowship, TAMA ART UNIVERSITY

- Thesis, Conference Presentation -

2021 光が織りなす現象と空気感 - Phenomena of Light and Atmosphere -

2020 Academic journal: Institute of Environmental Art and Design,    

           No24.  (Published)

2019 Academic journal: Institute of Environmental Art and Design,    

           No23.  (Published)

2019 20th Anniversary Convention " Environmental Art 1964 TOKYO 2020",      

           Tokyo, Japan. (Panel and Oral presentation)

2018 Academic journal: Institute of Environmental Art and Design,      

           No21.  (Published)

2018 3rd Fujian Province Taiwan Culture & Creative design forum, China.

           (Panel presentation)

Links

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OSOTO lab.

OPO inc.

Tokyo University of the Arts Repository

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