"ART IN THE OFFICE 2021" Program: About the Winning Artist and Her Work

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About the ART IN THE OFFICE Program

Monex Group, Inc. started the "ART IN THE OFFICE" program in 2008 as part of its social and cultural activities with an aim to support emerging contemporary artists and enhance employee education. And currently Monex, Inc. is sponsoring  the program from 2010. The program seeks applications from artists of works to install on the wall of the press conference room within Monex's headquarters. The winner is also given a cash award and production fee. The program is run in cooperation with the nonprofit art organization, Arts Initiative Tokyo.

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 Yumi Nakata / Near and Far(IN THE OFFICE)/ 2021 /

Inkjet print on tarpaulin, Oil on canvas/ Dimensions variable


Yumi Nakata

Yumi Nakata Profile

Born in Nara in 1984, Yumi completed her doctorate in oil painting at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2016. Her doctoral dissertation, "Impossible Self-Portrait: A Method for Seeing the Invisible Self and the Invisible World," in which she researched self-portraits painted up to the modern era and analyzed the structure of their formation from the perspective of the painter, won the Umehara Prize. Her major exhibitions include "NEW JAPANESE PAINTING" (2020, MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg), "TO SELF BUILD" (2019, BnA Alter Museum SCG, Kyoto), "The Present Place of Painting" (2018, Sapporo Odori Underground Gallery 500m Museum of Art), and NEW INCUBATION 8 Ryusuke Ito & Yumi Nakata "Diorama and Panorama – Diverting Realities" (2016, Kyoto Art Center). She is also an oil painting major part-time lecturer at Kyoto City University of Arts. 


Yumi Nakata website: https://nakatayumi.tumblr.com/