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Tomonari NishikawaTomonari Nishikawa
Installation artist / filmmaker / educator.

Tomonari Nishikawa started filmmaking in 2001 at Binghamton University. His works have been screened at film festivals worldwide, including Berlinale, Hong Kong International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Media City Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. His film, Market Street, received Film Award at EXiS: Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, South Korea. In 2010, he showed a series of Super 8 and 16mm films at MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.

Nishikawa also works on installation projects, and such works have been exhibited at Disjecta Art Space, Headlands Center for the Arts, and San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. One of his installations, Building 945, received the 2008 Grant Award from the Museum of Contemporary Cinema. Since 2006,

Nishikawa has been curating screening programs for various venues, including Early Monthly Segments in Toronto, Segal Centre in Montréal, and Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in Tokyo. He is one of the co-founders of KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival in Malaysia.  Nishikawa is a recipient of 2008-09 Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship, spending one year in Malaysia and Thailand to research about personal filmmaking scenes in the region.