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SaiakuNana

Contemporary artist
Born in Japan in 1992 Currently based in London. 

 

When SaiakuNana first started working as an artist in Japan, she went by her real name “Nana”. However, after a colleague at her job described her paintings as "Saiaku" which means “Terrible”, Nana decided to add "Saiaku" to her real name, thus becoming the artist known as “SaiakuNana”. Beginning in 2015, she began holding solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Japan. 

As a music lover, her works are not limited to the field of art but belong to a wide range of the contemporary art scene, including collaborations with musicians.
In 2018, she won the grand prize at the 21st Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art. Afterwards, she used all her prize money to move to New York and held her first solo exhibition. 

Her first art book "Art Rock Manifesto" (DLE Publishing) was published in April 2019, followed by her first solo exhibition in London. Her largest solo exhibition to date titled "NO REASON" was held at Gallery KATA in Ebisu Liquid Room in Tokyo in 2020. 

For the past 10 years SaiakuNana has never belonged to a gallery, nor has she been invited to join one. Therefore, she decided to set up her own gallery in London
in 2021, "SAIAKUNANA GALLERY" which will be completely founded and owned by herself through self-financing and will exclusively sell her work. 

“Life is art, people, rock and roll, and a gamble.
I'm not satisfied with existing contemporary art, so I want to create a new one.” 

by SaiakuNana 

 

2013  

Studied graphic design at technical design school in Tokyo

 

First solo exhibition 「strawberry violence!!!!!!!」design festa gallery/tokyo

 

Solo exhibition 「10,000yen in love」design festa gallery /tokyo

 

「Darty Pink」design festa vol.38 /tokyo

 

2014 

Solo exhibition「If my drawing becomes rock 'N’ roll」Muryokumuzenji/tokyo

 

2015  

Changed name to 「Saiaku Nana-chan」

 

Solo exhibition 「When the ‘dream’ word becomes uncool」

 

Muryokumuzenji/tokyo

Solo exhibition「Fuji and Pink」hair room aoi /yamanashi

 

Prized at「Shibukaru-hai」/Shibuya Parco gallery

 

Live paint at Sasakure Festival 2015 /tokyo 

 

2016  

Solo exhibition tour 「Rock 'N’ Roll Star」/tokyo, kyoto, yamanashi

 

Live paint at Sasakure Festival 

 

2016 

tokyo Finalist for NYLON JAPANxsonny music 「JAM audition」

 

2017 

Solo exhibition tour「Saiaku Nanachan」/tokyo.osaka

 

2018 

Won the Taro Okamoto Award at the 21st Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art/Taro Okamoto Museum of Art 

 

Solo exhibition「Saihaku Nanachan New York 」/ExhibitionCafe grumpy /NY

 

2019 

Published first work book 「GEIZYUTU ROCK SENGEN」(DLE Publishing)

 

Special exhibition「ALIVE」Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum/tokyo

 

Solo exhibition「GEIZYUTU ROCK GIG」on sundays(The Watari Museum of contemporary Art) /tokyo

 

Solo exhibition「First Punk」 TSURU +LIM / LONDON

 

2020 

Solo exhibition「NO REASON」/ KATA (LIQUD ROOM 2F)

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