Nurturing Nodes in the Nook of an Odd Sock (English ver.)

20 April 2024 - 30 June 2024

International Exhibition and Global Networking Project Featuring 19 Artists from the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, China, Colombia, Germany, and Japan

“Nurturing Nodes in the Nook of an Odd Sock” presents an international exhibition and global networking project, curated by artist-curator Yutaka Inagawa. This exhibition showcases 19 artists, each chosen through a distinctive curatorial approach. These artists originate from a broad spectrum of countries and regions—namely the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, China, Colombia, Germany, and Japan—and are actively engaged in various locales globally.

In an experimental quest, the exhibition seeks to dismantle and reconfigure the familiar architecture of exhibition-making. Infused with Inagawa’s artistic perspectives and multi-axial structures, the project aspires to cultivate an unconventional exhibition environment. This “manipulative” curation not only rearranges environmental, behavioral, and contextual dynamics surrounding artworks but also acts as a conduit for various reactions, including the artists’ endorsement, material resonance, and configurational interconnectedness. This initiative is envisioned as a collective endeavor to navigate beyond the existing boundaries of societal frameworks.

Throughout the exhibition, a series of talk sessions and workshops will be conducted to delve into the experimental potential and the formation of a cross-boundary community. The goal is to foster a fluid, multi-layered network that extends beyond mere singular points of connection.

Networking Projects

I. Preview

19 April, 2024 (Friday) from 17:00 – An engaging social gathering where participants can converse with the exhibiting artists and view the artworks in a relaxed setting.

from 19:00- “Bill and Hayley : SEE LIKE A BEE” – Performance by The Portland Inn Project

Please find the registration form in the Basic Information section at the bottom of this page.



20 April 2024 (Saturday) / 8 June (Saturday) / 15 June (Saturday) / 16 June (Sunday) *Tentative

The sessions highlight artists from four diverse countries, engaging in discussions on coexistence, codependency, resonance, co-creation, and co-prosperity to explore network building opportunities.


I. Portland Palissy Session

Date: 21 April 2024 (Sunday)
Facilitator : The Portland Inn Project
more (japanese only)

II. The Everyday Mindfulness

Date: 14 June 2024 (Friday)
Facilitator: Sai and Wang Ruobing


Currently in planning, with program details to be announced.


*Includes images of reference works as well as exhibited works.
*Countries and regions are listed in the order of BIRTHPLACE / BASE (omitted if birthplace and base are the same).

Yu Araki "FUEL" 2019, Video, 00:16:00, Courtesy of the artist and MUJIN-TO Production
Wang Ruobing "Three Planks" 2021, kinetic-boat
Kara Chin "Awakening Ceremony" 2021, animation, Image credit: Film Still courtesy of the artist
Anthony Chin "The incomplete Momotaro Sacred Sailor (II) " drawing , 2023
Gary Clough, "Blue Repair Vessel" 2024, Ink, paper and cotton
Kong Chun Hei "Feedback (step by step)" 2022, Mechanical scales, rubber ramps, Collection ownerTKG+, Image courtesy of TKG+ Photo credit: Chong Kok Yew
Rikako Kawauchi "partner" 2023, oil on canvas, ©Rikako Kawauchi, courtesy of the artist and WAITINGROOM
Bouie Choi "My sedimentary rock" 2022, Acrylic on upcycled pew
Kyung Hwa Shon "39N 125E 22" 2024, CNC Engraving on PU240 Polyurethane Model Board
Alma Tischlerwood “Ooh” 2024, screenshot of the site-specific video installation
Tang Kwok Hin "Critical Vacancy" 2023, Remnants of previous artwork, digital printings on photopaper, acrylic panel, plastic bowls, garbage bags, plywood, wooden battens, F-clamps and mixed media
South Ho Siu Nam "Mythical Shelter" 2023, Canvas print installation
Ryo Uchida "carnite landowner" 2021, acrylic on canvas
Daniel Silva "Mycelium Holons" 2023, Mycelium roots grown in wood chips, rubber and iridescence stainless steel fixtures
Guanyu Xu "RK-08282018-01142022" (Series: Resident Aliens) 2022, Archival Pigment Print, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie du Monde.
The Portland Inn Project "Portland Palissy Eco Report July 2023" A collaborative eco-report method, to make biodiversity visible with clay.
Sai "当我们同在一起 (Together) No. 2" 2023, Brass
Ayaka Ura "multitasking" 2023, exhibition focusing on participatory performance, Photo:Takafumi Sakanaka
Taro Izumi "Secret Service(Eyes growing from the Scales)", reference image, 2024 ©︎Taro Izumi

Yu Araki (JP)

Artist / filmmaker. Born in 1985, Araki graduated with a major in sculpture from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis in 2007, and received his master’s in Film and New Media Studies from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2010. Araki is fascinated by the transmission of culture and encounters between different cultures, and the possibilities he perceives in the mistranslations and misunderstandings that occur in the process. 



2023-4 LONELY PLANETS, Towada Museum of Contemporary Art, Aomori
2022 Soukaketsuna: Act II, Desert Island Productions, Tokyo

Bouie Choi (HK)

Born in Hong Kong, 1987. Currently live in Hong Kong. Bouie Choi holds a BA in Fine Art from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2009), and an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, (2012). Pushing the possibilities of urban imagery, Choi is interested in giving shape to the perishing impressions of a city through interweaving fragments of memory in her painting. 



2023 We stay up late to behold the beauty of the star, PF25, Basel, Switzerland

2023 Crossing the nights filling the lines, by Bouie Choi Yuk Kuen, Grotto SKW, Hong Kong

Anthony Chin (SG)

The research-driven conceptual practice of Anthony Chin T W (b. 1969, Singapore) grows out of site-specific engagements with the historical, social, and architectural stratifications of a place. Through the articulation of ordinary materials into poetic installations, his work unravel the latent power structures and complex geopolitical narratives that undergird the colonial past and the post-colonial present.



2023-24 NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore’s artist-in-residence Open-studio

2021 S$1,996/- S$831.06/-, Comma Space, Singapore

Kara Chin (SG/GB)

Chin lives and works in Newcastle, UK. She holds a BA in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art (2018). She was featured in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, and has been awarded the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize (2018); The Duveen Travel Scholarship, UCL (2018); The Alfred W Rich Prize, Slade (2017); Max Werner Drawing Prize, Slade (2015). Chin has exhibited at galleries and museums including: The ArtScience Museum, Singapore; The 8th International Triennial of Art and Ecology, Maribor; BALTIC39, Newcastle; South London Gallery, London; Glasgow CCA, Glasgow; DKUK, London; Quench, Margate; VITRINE, London/Basel; Huxley-Parlour, London.



2023 Concerned Dogs, Goldsmiths CCA, London

2022 Showreel, Humber Street Gallery, Hull, UK

Gary Clough (GB)

Born in Leamington Spa, 1965. Currently living and working in Rochester and London, UK. He received an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in 1993 and a BA in Sculpture from West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1989. As a practising artist and academic researcher, Clough’s work is situated in and engages with drawing as a methodology to explore and challenge sculpture and installation as speculation and artefact. Key to these approaches is how they are underpinned by extensive experience, focus on and in the craft industry, and the exploration of its position and role within fine art practice.



2023-24 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Trinity Buoy Wharf Gallery, London/Jersey/Basingstoke/Bournemouth

2023 Drawing Paper Show, Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool Biennial

Taro Izumi (JP)

(Repeated spells (a))

Born in Nara, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo. Starting with the tactile sensations, sense of distance, and discomfort conveyed through video media, he is developing experiments rooted in diverse interests and criticality. In recent years, he has been analyzing taboos and customs in the area spanning from ancient civilizations to contemporary society, conceiving of perpetual machines as systems that could be considered ritualistic, to continuously confront the unknown.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Repeated spells (b))

2023 Sit, Down. Sit Down Please, Sphinx., Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

2020 ex, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland

Rikako Kawauchi (JP)

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1990. Graduated from Tama Art University with the Master’s degree in 2017. Currently lives and works in Tokyo. Taking her interest in food as her starting point, her works are focused on the body and thought, self and others, the indistinctness of their boundaries, and the mythological world in which digestion, excretion, eating, and the body created from it are the starting points for the creation of the world. Her expressive methods range from drawing and painting to wire, rubber tubing, resin, neon tubes, and more.



2023 Even the pigments in paints were once stones, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

2023 The Voice of the Soul, ERA GALLERY, Milan, Italy

Kong Chun Hei (HK)

Born in 1987 in Hong Kong. Currently lives and works in Hong Kong. With a bachelor’s degree from the fine arts department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kong Chun Hei has cultivated an artistic practice galvanized by his keen, unperturbed sense of observation. His work examines everyday objects and their inherent forms, while exposing varying nuances in the relationship between the object and the context where it is found. This has underpinned his practice that stretches intuitively across drawing, installation, and video to accentuate the tension that hovers between reinforcement and offset.



2023 PS, Para Site, Hong Kong

2022 Absent minded, TKG+, Taipei

South Ho (HK)

Ho graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and obtained his Higher Diploma in Social Work in 2006. South Ho’s artistic practice began with photography and has since evolved to the inclusion of performance, drawing, and mixed media installations. His works encompass the wonders and helplessness of living, the spirituality of existence, as well as the socio-political awareness of Hong Kong. Ho currently lives and works in Hong Kong.



2021 Work naming has not yet succeeded, Singapore International Photography Festival

2020 Tommorow, Towarding-The World is Yet to Come, Taipei Contemporary Art Museum, Taiwan

Tang Kwok Hin (HK)

Tang Kwok-hin is a mixed media artist. He was born in 1983 and raised in Hong Kong. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and Bachelor of Arts (major in Fine Arts) in 2006. Tang’s artistic practice originates in his inquiries into his own background as a walled village boy and pieces of life, and which the exploration is developed and closely related to his own life journey and experiences, as well as to the place where he lives.



2022 Rime, Diana Cheung Experimental Gallery, Hong Kong Centre for the Arts

2018 Curtain of Eyes, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China

Kyung Hwa Shon (KR/GB)

Dr. Kyung Hwa Shon (b. South Korea, liv. UK) is a cross-disciplinary artist and researcher. Shon received her PhD in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2019. Prior to this, she undertook an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA between 2009 and 2011, after completing her BFA in Painting from Hong-Ik University, Seoul, South Korea. She was a Starr Scholar supported by the Starr Foundation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011-2012).



2021 Excess of Elsewhere, Meta’s London King’s Cross Offices, London, invited by Meta (formerly Facebook)

2019 Walk with Eyes Closed, Duddell’s, Hong Kong

Daniel Silva (CO/ES)

Daniel Silva’s works reconcile technology and biology, the geometric and the organic, the machine and the human, but they also go beyond this duality and disturb modern representations. He is indeed blurring borders between the western category of nature and an overwhelm- ing techno-scientific narrative that has somehow struc- ture-fixed the world.



2023 Mildly Anxious Beasts, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles

2022 Mildly Anxious Beasts, LOG Hotel, Onomichi, Hiroshima

Alma Tischlerwood (DE/GB)

The artist graduated in Germany at the Munich Academy and briefly studied philosophy at Goldsmiths University of London. Her multimedia work includes abstract painting, sculpture and murals in public spaces using colour itself and concepts where sometimes one can detect a refreshing pinch of irony and humour. Alma is also founding member of foreign investment (FI), which is a work of art and an international artist collective. Her individual work including artist collective, FI have been shown in numerous international exhibitions including the Tate Liverpool, The Bluecoat, 5th Istanbul Biennale(Fringe), 48th and 51st Venice Biennale and at the Freud Museum.
Alma Tischlerwood lives and works in London.



2024 HELLO DALI for Vout – O – Renees private members club, London

2023 I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT, BUT I WANT IT NOW! (as artist curator), Art in Perpetuity Trust (APT Gallery), London

Ryo Uchida (JP)

Born 1989 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, based in Nagano Prefecture and Tokyo since 2023, she graduated from Musashino Art University in 2015 with a degree in oil painting. She works mainly with paintings that are constructed from the starting point of forms created by dripping and blotting of paint. While incorporating indeterminate elements such as chance and otherness, she aims to deconstruct and reconstruct the images that reside in the forms.



2024 Smoke and Mirrors, Kiyosu City Haruhi Art Museum, Aichi, Japan.

2023 Water Cross Snap, Snap Crouse Water, NEWoMan Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Ayaka Ura (JP)

Born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1992. Graduated from the Department of Painting at Musashino Art University in 2015. Ura’s aim is to create artwork that serves as a device for inverting or blending disparate things. She has created a number of participatory performance pieces that were achieved in collaboration with her audience. Ura is also involved in exhibitions and event planning as one of the vehicles for her work.



2023 Roppongi Art Night, The National Art Center, Tokyo

2022 International Art Festival Aichi 2022 STILL ALIVE, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (as a joint project with Tomoya Koyama)

Wang Ruobing (SG)

Dr. Wang Ruobing is an artist, educator, independent curator and academic based in Singapore. She received her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. She was previously a curator at the National Gallery Singapore. At present, she works as a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts. As an independent curator, her recent curated exhibitions include “Alternative Ecology: The Community” (2024), “Artist as Collector” (2021), “12 SOLO” (2020 -2021); “Arts in Your Neighbourhood” (Public Art Trust 2018 and 2019). Ruobing is also the co-founder of the independent art space Comma Space.



2024 Children’s Biennale, Groningen Art Museum, The Netherlands

2024 Articulate Waste, Absolute Space, Tainan, Taiwan

Sai (SG)

Sai is an artist based in Singapore. He graduated from the LASALLE College of the Arts in 1997. In 2007, he received a Master in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. He has received numerous awards including Artist-in-residency Award at Yale-NUS (2020), Knstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany (2015-2016), and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2013); The People’s Choice Award, ‘Mostyn Open 18’, Wales, United Kingdom (2013); The Visiting Artist Program of Earth Observatory Singapore, Singapore (2012).



2021 Sensory Grammar, Busan Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea

2013 If the World Changed, Singapore Biennale 2013, Singapore Art Museum

Guanyu Xu (CN/US)

Guanyu Xu (b.1993, Beijing) is an artist currently based in Chicago. Influenced by the production of ideology in American visual culture and a conservative familial upbringing in China, Xu’s practice extends from examining the production of power in photography to the question of personal freedom and its relationship to political regimes. He negotiates this from the perspective as a Chinese gay man. In his work, Xu migrates between mediums like photography, new media, and installation. These movements operate similarly to his displaced and fractured identity.



2023 solo exhibition: Duration of Stay, Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong.

2024 ICP at 50, International Center of Photography, New York, USA.

The Portland Inn Project (GB)

The Portland Inn Project is an artist and community led arts organisation in Stoke On Trent, England established in 2016 by artists Anna Francis and Rebecca Davies with residents within a residential neighbourhood. Our mission is to create an arts and community led organisation that makes vital change in our area. We galvanise and deliver community cohesion, economic, social and cultural development in the streets where we live. In 2023, The Portland Inn Project became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Anna Francis

Anna Francis (co-director) Artist and researcher. She aims to create spaces to discuss and reimagine urban resources through participatory art interventions.

Rebecca Davies

Rebecca Davies (co-director) Born in London and lives in Stoke-on-Trent. Rebecca Davies is a deeply engaged collaborative practice, working across illustration, design, performance and events.


Yutaka Inagawa, artist and curator, born 1974 in Tokyo, graduated in oil painting from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1997 and completed the CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (London, MA FINE ART) in 2004. Currently lives and works in Onomichi, Hiroshima, and is an associate professor at Onomichi City University.

solo exhibition "符と思う|eASY mECHANISM" 2022, MOU Onomichi City University Museum, Hiroshima
the exhibition curated in 2017 "Floating Urban Slime/Sublime"
"Floating Urban Slime/Sublime", Art Gallery Miyauchi

Yutaka Inagawa

A contemporary Japanese artist and artist-curator, Inagawa delves into the complex relationships between digital and immaterial realms, remapping timestamps and constructing holistic landscapes in his work. By demonstrating an immaterial logic, Inagawa weaves together cultural misinterpretations and multiple logics, embracing a multi-core, porous structure in rhizome.
As an artist-curator, Inagawa has organized various experimental exhibitions, using the exhibition format as a collaborative space that reflects his intentions, those of other artists, and the material and spatial reality. By incorporating elements of illogicality, he challenges conventional understandings of our reality and encourages us to reevaluate our connections to the ever-changing fabric of existence.



Friday 19 April 2024, from 17:00 to around 21:00.
19:00- Performance by The Portland Inn Project

An engaging social gathering where participants can converse with the exhibiting artists and view the artworks in a relaxed setting.

  • Participation Fee: ¥1,000 (snacks + 1 drinks) + admission fee (Adults ¥600, University & College Students ¥400)

    *Payment can be made in cash or PayPay at the registration desk on the day.
    *It is not necessary to arrive at the start time. You are free to come and go as you please.
    *Please refrain from coming if you have a fever or are otherwise unwell on the day.

    Friday, 19 April 2024 participate form

    メールアドレス / Email
    氏名 / Name
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  • Exhibition Period

    20 April through 30 June 2024

    Opening Hours

    10:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)


    Tuesday, Wednesday


    Adults ¥600 (480), University & College Students ¥400 (320)
    *Group rates in brackets ( ) are for groups of 10 or more.
    *Free for high school students and younger, those under 18 years old, and holders of various disability certificates and one carer.

  • Free admission on 18 May: International Museum Day
  • Venue

    Art Gallery Miyauchi 2 and 3 floor


    Yutaka Inagawa (Artist and Curator)


    The Miyauchi Art Foundation


    The Great Britain SASAKAWA FOUNDATION, Toshiaki Ogasawara Memorial Foundation,

    In Cooperation with

    BAERT GALLERY, Blindspot Gallery, Galerie du Monde, Grotto Fine Art, LINSEED Projects, MUJIN-TO Production, Take Ninagawa, WAITINGROOM

    Aided by

    Hatsukaichi Municipal Board of Education, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Hiroshima Broadcasting Center, FM Hatsukaichi 76.1MHz, The Chugoku Shimbun, RCC Broadcasting CO., LTD., TSS-TV CO., LTD., Hiroshima FM Broadcasting CO., LTD., Hiroshima Television Corporation, Hiroshima Home Television CO., LTD.

    Assisted by