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Fujiko NAKAYA

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Fujiko Nakaya is a internationally known Japanese artist who works with pure-water fog extensively to create fog installations, performances, fog stage sets, and environmental park designs. Her first fog sculpture was commissioned by Experiments in Art and Technology for the Pepsi Pavilion at Expo '70 in Osaka Japan. There are permanent installations of her work at: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Foggy Forest in Showa Kinen Park, Tokyo; and Greenland Glacial Moraine Garden in the garden of the Museum of Snow and Ice, Kaga, Japan (architect, Arata Isozaki), a museum in honor of her father, a snow and ice scientist who created the first artificial snow crystal. She has collaborated on dance and performance works with video artist Bill Viola, composer David Tudor, choreographer Trisha Brown, installation works with Shiro Takatani; and media artists group doubleNegatives Architecture. Among her most recent works Nakaya created a huge waterfall-like fog installation under one of the city's main bridges for the Singapore Biennale, an interactive fog landscape controlled by wind for the Yokohama Triennale, "MU: Mercurial Unfolding" at I'institut Franco-Japonais in Tokyo; and a Fog Garden for Japan Industry Pavilion at Shanghai Expo.

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