Born in Singapore, 1988, Faris Nakamura graduated with Bachelor in Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from LASALLE College of the Arts in partnership with Goldsmiths, College of London in 2014.
Through sculptures, installations and site-specific works, Faris investigates the way people navigate and orientate themselves as they encounter space. He desires to understand the attachment and detachments people have towards spaces, how these relationships develop and the impact; these utilitarian spaces that we so often see as what they are and not what they could potentially be.
Faris was most recently announced as the IMPART Awards Winner for the Artist Category, 2020. He was awarded the Young Talent Programme Winners’ Solo, 2017/2018 and the Grand Winner at the Shitsurai International Art Competition, Kobe Biennale, 2015. He was also the Winston Oh Travel Award recipient, 2013.
Faris has exhibited both locally and internationally. He has showcased at venues such as Gillman Barracks (Singapore), The Substation (Singapore), ION Art (Singapore), Scotts Square (Singapore), Georgetown Festival (Penang, Malaysia), FASS Art Gallery (Turkey), Kobe Biennale (Japan), and Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, (Venice).
It is also notable that Faris is a flautist and has performed at venues such as the Esplanade Concert Hall and the Victoria Concert Hall (Singapore).