Artist Bio

Since the late 1990’s Tatzu Nishi has been decontextualising monuments and architectural landmarks across the globe. Nishi’s artistic practice involves spatial and social interventions in which familiar often unnoticed public artworks are enclosed and displaced in foreign, temporary domestic settings, allowing visitors to experience them anew. For the first time, we find ourselves in intimate private settings with an overlooked public artwork; the surreal encounter altering our perceptions of public and private. Born Tazro Niscino the Japanese artist works under a variety of names, including Tatzu Nishi, Tatzu Oozu, and Tatsurou Bashi.