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, University of London in 2014.
As a visual artist living in an urban cosmopolitan environment, Faris is constantly curious about the tectonics of space in relation to its functional uses and architectural design. Faris is interested to study the spaces of liberation and freedom as well as concealment and shame and how architecture plays a part in it. His artistic practice often refracts the layers of history, and their relationship to the wider socio-political environment.
Faris is the Finalist of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, 2023 and the Winner of the IMPART Art Prize, 2020. He was awarded the Young Talent Programme Winners’ Solo, 2017/2018, the Grand Winner at the Shitsurai International Art Competition, Kobe Biennale, 2015 and the Winston Oh Travel Award, 2013.
Faris has exhibited in shows both locally and internationally. He has showcased at venues such as Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre (Singapore), Gillman Barracks (Singapore), The Substation (Singapore), ION Art (Singapore), Facebook APAC HQ (Singapore), Georgetown Festival (Penang, Malaysia), Ku Bar (Bangkok, Thailand), FASS Art Gallery (Turkey), Kobe Biennale (Japan), and Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi (Venice, Italy).
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).