A virtual studio visit and talk with Minoru Nomata, with live translation by Toyoko Ito.

On the occasion of his solo exhibition, ‘Windscape’ at the De La Warr Pavilion, join artist Minoru Nomata for a virtual studio visit and talk live from Tokyo. This will be a unique opportunity to experience a virtual tour of the artist’s studio and to hear about more about his practice. This is a bilingual (Japanese/English) event that will include live translation by art historian, Toyoko Ito.

Minoru Nomata (born 1955, Tokyo) lives and works in Tokyo. He studied design at Tokyo University of the Arts, graduating in 1979 before taking up a position in an advertising agency in Tokyo. After five years Nomata left in order to focus on his painting practice, and in 1986 held his debut exhibition ‘STILL – Quiet Garden’ at the Sagacho Exhibit Space, an alternative gallery in Tokyo run by Kazuko Koike. Further solo exhibitions include Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo (1993); Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2004); The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan (2010) and recently at White Cube, Hong Kong (2021).

Toyoko Ito is a London-based Japanese art historian. She is a Research Associate at the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston School of Art and was in the faculty’s project on contemporary Japanese art The Art for Intervention between 2017 and 2020. She is also working on an AHRC-funded PhD on the Tokyo-based alternative arts space Sagacho Exhibit Space (1983–2000) in relation to post-war cross-disciplinary arts movements in Japan. She formerly worked as a UK-based correspondent and an art critic for Japanese art magazine Bijutsu Techo (BT) for 15 years.

Please note that this event is online and will take place via Zoom Webinar. 

A Zoom link will be contained in your tickets when you book.


This event is kindly supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.