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2011 - 2014

    Goldsmiths, University of London by LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore 

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours)



    Finalist - Sovereign Asian Art Prize 


    IMPART Awards Winner, Visual Artist Category


    Young Talent Programme Winner's Solo


    Grand Winner - Kobe Biennale, Shitsurai Art International Competition


    First Class Honours - Bachelor of Fine Arts


    Winston Oh Travel Award



    Gold with Honours - Flautist: Orchid Park Wind Orchestra, Singapore Youth Festival 2005

    Gold with Distinction - Flautist: Orchid Park Wind Orchestra, 21st Century International Band Competition

Solo Exhibitions:


    XOXO Skeleton - Richard Koh Fine Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore


    The Periphery of the Other - Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

     Facebook Open Arts: It Was Here Where We First Kissed - Meta APAC HQ, Marina One, Singapore


    Remember This Place, For We Will Be Back Here Again Someday - Richard Koh Fine Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

    The Camouflaged Man: Invisibility & Mimicry, S.E.A Focus - Richard Koh Fine Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore


    The Light Between Walls, Young Talent Programme Winners’ Solo - ION Art Gallery, Singapore


    Between Places, NMH x Flanuer 5.0 - New Majestic Hotel, Singapore 


Group Exhibitions: 


     Diverse Visions - Richard Koh Fine Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

     ART SG 2023 - Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore


     State of Play - Richard Koh Fine Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

      Gestures of Landscape - Richard Koh Fine Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

      Workshopables: The Exhibition - Supernormal Gallery, Singapore

      WWF - Singapore's AR-mazing Tiger Trail - Raffles Hotel, Singapore


     In Our Own Frame - Richard Koh Fine Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

     Finding the Art in our Heartlands: Important Local Services - Plural Art Mag online, Singapore

     Streets of Hope: An Initiative by National Arts Council - Civic District, Singapore

    Nothing To Hide: Private Collection of Contemporary Southeast Asia Art - Oxley Bizhub, Singapore

    Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary - The Private Museum, Singapore


    The Concerned Citizens Showcase - The Substation, Singapore

    Departure 3 - Ipreciation, Singapore


    AAF: Young Talent Programme - F1 pit Building, Singapore

    VADA: Untapped Emerging - Shophouse 5, Singapore 


    EPHEMERA - The Substation, Singapore


    Art Bounties - Central Public Library, Singapore 

    Art of Our City: Young Singaporean Artist - The Art Space@Suntec, Singapore 

    Affordable Art Fair - F1 Pit Building, Singapore 

    Art Discovered Edition 1 - The Art Fellas Gallery, Singapore


    Lasalle Show 2014 - ICA Gallery, Singapore 

    Dibs Collaboration - Dibs Restaurant, Marine Terrace Blk 55, Singapore 

    Open field: Offbeat@Winstedt - Winstedt Road No. 9, Singapore 


    Art of Giving Exhibition - Scotts Square, Singapore 

    Winston Oh Travel Award 2013 - Praxis Space Gallery, Singapore 

    Lasalle Show 2013 - ICA Gallery, Singapore 


    And the Story Goes - Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Singapore 

    Raw & Craft - Ngee Ann Kong Si Library, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore


    Exhibition With Heri Dono - Critique Room, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

    Beyond Limits - Praxis Space Gallery, Singapore 

Overseas Exhibitons:


    Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists Exhibition - 80 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong


    Guessing Game - Ku Bar, Bangkok, Thailand


    Contemporary Venice: Architectures of Identities - Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, Venice 


    Shitsurai Art International Exhibition, Kobe Biennale 2015 - Meriken Park Kobe, Japan


   “sMall iDeas” - FASS Gallery, Sabanci University, Tuzla - Istanbul, Turkey 


    George Town Festival - Penang, Malaysia

Artist Talks / Open Studios:


    Art SG 2023 Open Studio at Faris’s Studio - Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore


    The Morning Show with Denise  x Faris Nakamura Zoom Artist Talk - Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

    S.E.A Focus Conversation Space: Studio Faris Nakamura - Goodman Arts Center, Singapore


    Safe Spaces: Artist Talk with Faris Nakamura - BlueJeans Online, Meta, Singapore


    In the Works - Artists on Process - ION Art Gallery, Singapore


    loveLASALLE Open Night: Surviving the Brave New (Art) World (Artist Talk) - Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore



    Making Imagined Spaces - ION Art Gallery, Singapore


2020 - 2021

    Facebook Open Arts


Press & Publications:


     Richard Koh Fine Art (Dec 2023) - "XOXO Skeleton" by Faris Nakamura
     ONE FM 91.3 (Radio/Podcast) Nights with Simon (Dec 2023) - Visual Artist, Faris Nakamura Fourth  Solo Exhibition: XOXO SKELETON
     MutualArt (Dec 2023) - Faris Nakamura : XOXO Skeleton
     TQPR (Nov 2023) - “XOXO Skeleton” by Faris Nakamura
     ChillandFin (Nov 2023) - “XOXO Skeleton” Exhibition by Artist Faris Nakamura
     Art World Database (Nov 2023) - Spotlight on Faris Nakamura: Sovereign Asian Art Prize Artist  Highlights
     S.E.A Focus (May 2023) - Finalists for the 2023 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Announced
     SAM x Shentonista (Jan 2023) - What’s In A Name All-Encompassing
     Art & Market (Jan 2023) - ART SG 2023 Report: Is Singapore the next art world destination?
Sotheby’s (May 2022) - WWF Tiger Trail 2022 : Ghost Tiger
     TQPR (May 2022) - Gestures of Landscape

     WWF Tiger Trail Auction Broucher (Apr 2022)- Ghost Tiger by Faris Nakamura
     WWF (Feb 2022) - THE TIGERS ARE HERE: WWF-Singapore’s AR-mazing Tiger Trail is Unveiled


     Plural Art Mag (Nov 2021) - M is for Minimalism

     Men's Folio (October 2021) 

     Richard Koh Fine Art (Sep 2021) - "The Periphery Of The Other" by Faris Nakamura

     TQPR Thailand (Sep 2021)- A Solo by Faris Nakamura

     S.E.A Focus 2021 (Feb 2021) - Artist Studio Visits: Faris Nakamura & Melissa Tan


     Art & Market (December 2020) - 10 Years On with Richard Koh Fine Art

    Shentonista (November 2020) -  SAM x Shentonista: Novel Ways of Dressing - Open Mind

    NuYou Singapore (November 2020) - 15 Faces to Watch: Artist Faris Nakamura Wants To Change Your Perception Of Space Through His Sculptures 

    Our Heartlands (August 2020) - From Now On You Will Not Be Alone, Faris Nakamura at Shaw Lodge Dormitary

    Art Outreach Singapore (August 2020) - Streets of Hope: A Conversation with Artist, Faris Nakamura

    Plural Art Mag (July 2020) - Finding the Art in our Heartlands: Important Local Services

    Time Out Singapore (April 2020) - Faris Nakamura aims to change the perception of contemporary art in Singapore

    FEMALE Magazine Singapore (January 2020) - Of Nooks And Crannies: Faris Nakamura’s Structures Play On His Fascination With Space

    Richard Koh Fine Art (Jan 2022) - Faris Nakamura – Nothing To Hide : Private Collection of Contemporary Southeast Asian Art


    Object Lessons Space (December 2019) - Faris Nakamura on White Spaces, Documenting Architectural Changes and A Working Format for Awkward Negotiations

    Richard Koh Fine Art (Oct 2019) - Faris Nakamura – Remember This Place For We Will Be Back Here Again Someday

    Cartellino (October 2019) - Faris Nakamura On Spaces Of Once Comfort

    Art & Market (October 2019) - Faris Nakamura solo at Richard Koh Fine Art

    Singapore Art & Gallery Guide (October 2019)- Remember This Place, For We Will Be Back Here Again Someday

    Berita Harian (February 2019) - Kenangan zaman kanak-kanak jadi corak kerja seni tentang ruang (Childhood memories turned into artistic works about space)

    Richard Koh Fine Art (Jan 2019) - Faris Nakamura – The Camouflaged Man: Invisibility & Mimicry

    Singapore Tatler (Jan 2019) - 5 Artists to watch at Singapore Art Week 2019

    The Straits Times (Jan 2019) - Community spirit on show at Singapore Art Week: National Arts Council


    Lianhe Zaobao (Oct 2018) - The Mysterious Art Of The Void  

    Berita Harian (Sep 2018) - Malay Artist with Japanese blood Opens Up About Issues On Isolation


    CulturePulse (Jul 2017) - Artist Highlight


    Invisible Photographer Asia (Nov 2016) - EPHEMERA Highlight: What would have been - Reviving an 

    abondaned past


    Kobe Biennale 2015 Artworks Catalogue (ISBN978-4-568-50623-5, 2016)

    Kobe Biennale 2015 - Shitsurai International Art Competition Kobe Biennale Grand Winner

    The New Paper (Dec 2015) - Metal of Honour: SG artist wins at Kobe Biennale 2015

    Berita Harian (Dec 2015) - Seniman arca bertaraf dunia (World Class Sculptor)


    Berita Harian (Apr 2014) - Bebas bertukang, 'menanam' seni (Independant Artist's 'Planted' Art)


    12th International Conference WASBE (2005) - Flautist of Singapore Youth Wind Orchestra

Music Performances:


    12th International Conference WASBE: Singapore Youth Wind Orchestra - Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore


2005 - 2006

    Singapore Youth Wind Orchestra

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