Drawing Tube is set up as a collective, starting with artists Hiraku Suzuki (Tokyo) and Kazuki Nakahara (Berlin).
On the “Wall” page of the renewed website, we share information about drawing exhibitions, and emerging artists, as well as featuring articles and essays regarding the potential of drawing as a medium. We also hold experimental “dialogue events” featuring engagement between drawing and writing/performance, with reports published.
Through connecting multiple points via such tubes, we hope to contribute to more open platforms for thought and practice, exploring the essence and potential of the drawing art, in anticipation of the emergence of new dialogues and activities from all over the world.
Hiraku Suzuki /Artist (b. 1978) currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan, and obtained M.F.A. at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 2008. In 2011, Suzuki completed a residency at Chelsea College of Art, London, and received a grant from the Asian Cultural Council for a residency in New York. From 2012 to 2013, he lived and worked in Berlin as a grantee of the Pola Art Foundation. Currently he is a lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts.
Kazuki Nakahara /Artist (b. 1980, Kagawa,Japan) lives and works in Berlin. Studied Fine Arts at The Berlin Weissensee School of Art and obtained M.F.A. in 2011. In 2013 he worked in London as a grantee of the Pola Art Foundation. He received the Christine Perthen Prize, Berlinische Gallery, Museum of Modern Art Berlin in 2017.
Tae Judith Mizuno/Architect of Letters (b.1978, Japan) Based in Tokyo.
B.A. in French Language and Litterature, Language and Information Sciences, the Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo and M.S. in Architecture the Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
Works in the policy of “Archive/Architecture As Letters/Language”
Tommaso Gorla is an Italian artist and researcher. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris and is currently a member of LAS – Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, France. He is founder and chief editor of the visual culture journal Anima Loci, as well as founding member and curator for El Cocuy Projects, an itinerant curatorial project focused on contemporary music and sound art. His interests mainly revolve around topics of image agency and psychology of perception, which he explores through a variety of means, in particular drawing. He accompanies his artistic practice with theoretical research and curatorial activities that include talks, publications and exhibitions. He lives somewhere in Northern Italy.