Yoshio Nakajima

Yoshio Nakajima was born in 1940 in the village of Kawamoto in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. He is a world famous Japanese visual and performing artist. He began studying arts at the Musashino Art Academy in Tokyo. He graduated from the Valand Art Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden in 1972. Many of Nakajima’s works are part of the permanent collections in over 40 art museums and more than 60 official collections around the world. He has organized more than 500 performances, including one with Yoko Ono, John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg.


  • Stediijk Museum (The Netherlands), Antwerp Kunst Museum (Belgium), The Modern Museum (Sweden), Malmo Museum (Sweden)
  • Oakland Museum (USA)
  • Nichido Museum (Japan)
  • New York University Art Collection (USA)
  • Silkeborg Kunst Museum (Germany), Oslo Sonja Heine-Onstad Museum (Norway)
  • Saitama Modern Museum (Japan), Rotterdam Boymans Museum (The Netherlands)
  • Departs Museum (Japan)
  • Aarhus Museum (Denmark)
  • Blekinge Läns Museum (Sweden), Lanskrona Museum (Sweden), Herning Art Museum (Denmark), Sudo Museum (Japan)

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