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 an associate professor 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.
Tommaso Gorla is an Italian artist and researcher. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. 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. He is a lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at London MET, and teaches Visual Anthropology at Accademia Santa Giulia.
Nicole Lenzi is an American artist and researcher. Lenzi takes an interdisciplinary approach to expand the concept of drawing that includes installation, photography, and works on paper. She has exhibited in the United States, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. She was a Trawick Prize finalist in the Washington D.C metro area. Lenzi has a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art. She lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.
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”
Akari Fujise /Born in Tokyo. She obtained her BA majoring in cognitive science at Keio University and studied contemporary drawing at Camberwell College of Arts. Using her drawings as the core approach, she mainly produces works that manifest overlooked marks in life by applying physical movements such as embroidery. She attempts to understand and draw out the silence of the things that such human intentions do not intervene in through a process of tracing that is distinct from the usual cognitively biased way of seeing.