Art project "My archaeology",   Secret  2018

Video, photography, installation.

中田一志  Kazushi Nakada  RCA MA


Born in Ishikawa Japan

Member of  Association of Finnish Sculptors





Tokyo Glass Art Institute, postgraduate program, Kawasaki Japan 




Royal College of Art, Ceramics and Glass Dept. MA, London England 



Working experience




Full-time teacher, senior Lecturer

University of Art and Design Helsinki / Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Faculties.





Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design 

Budapest Hungary 


2013 September


Invited artist & lecturer 

Rochester Institute of Technology, 

College of Image Science and Technology, NY USA  


2017 October


Invited Professor 

Wroclaw Academy of Arts, Glass dept, Wroclaw Poland



Selected Exhibition



Solo exhibition, Art project "My archaeology", Art Front Gallery, Tokyo Japan.

The online video project, 60day of lockdown, Luxelakes A4 Art Museum, Chengdu China




Solo exhibition, Art project “Pink Copycat” video & photography installation.  Gallery M space, Shanghai China 

Group exhibition, Objekti 5, Espoo Finland

International symposium Lviv, Lviv Ukraine

Art project, "Please copy me", Shanghai China



Solo exhibition, Art project " My archaeology", Shanghai glass museum, Shanghai China



Ningbo international glass conference, Ningbo, China

Vediet' vidiet´, mal'ovat' (sklo ako plátno), gallery Medium, Bratislava Slovakia

To know, To see, To paint (Glass as a Canvas)



Glass symposium Lviv, Lviv Ukraine

Tianyuan International Glass Art Festival "Glass and Ice", Hebei, China



Art Beijing 2015, art fair, Beijing China



Exhibition “Abandoned house” gallery Makslas Banka, Riga Latvia

Exhibition “glass art” gallery Levant art, Shanghai China



Exhibition “11th International Glass Symposium IGS”,

Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Prague Czech Republic



International Glass Symposium Nobý Bor Czech Republic

European glass exhibition Wroclaw railway station gallery, Wroclaw Poland





Solo exhibition, “Fragments of reality”, The Finnish glass museum, Riihimäki, Finland.

Exhibition “Finnish Glass Lives 4” The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Finland.  

Exhibition “Dialogue” The Danish glass museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark.  

Tour exhibition “Nordic glass 2000” Copenhagen, Denmark and 5 other Nordic countries




Tour exhibition “Finlandia - Vanguardia en Vidrio” FundaciónCentroNacional del Vidrio, La Granjassa SergoviaSpain

The international exhibition of glass Kanazawa, selected artist, Kanazawa Japan 




Exhibition “Liiketila” Arabia Ceramics Factory centre, Helsinki Finland

Exhibition “Emerging Artists from Europe” Glass art society,

International conference 2002, Amsterdam Netherlands

Tour exhibition “Finlandia - Vanguardia en Vidrio”   

Museo do vidro, Marinha Grande, Portugal Franz Mayer Museum Mexico

Helsinki light festival  ”Wall X” installation, Helsinki Finland 





SPAIN”, Espaividre Gallery, Barcelona Spain 

Exhibition “Finnish glass art and design” Ellenshus gallery, Berlin Germany



International competition of glass Kanazawa, selected artist, Kanazawa Japan

Exhibition “Works in Bardibukk 2004”, Kaposbar Hungary 

Solo exhibition “Infinity”, The Finnish glass museum, Riihimäki Finland 

Exhibition “Vetri nel mondo oggi”, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice Italy




Global art glass triennial, Borgholm Sweden

Exhibition “Finnish glass lives” Riihimäki Finland 




L’art du verre Finlandais, Nancy FranceCoburg prize, selected artist, Coburg Germany 

Solo exhibition, Latvian glass centre, Riga Latvia 

International glass symposium “RONA” & Exhibition 

“Unknown forms” Lednické Rovne, Slovakia

Exhibition Glass voice, Latvian applied art museum, Riga Latvia        




Exhibition “Kolme= San”, Jarvenpää Talo, Jarvenpää Finland

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art Istanbul, Turkey

International glass symposium in Lviv, Lviv Ukraine

Exhibition “Finnish glass” National museum, Wroclaw Poland




Exhibition “Finnish glass art & design”

Industrial Museum, Düsseldorf Germany

Glasmuseum Hentrich, museum kunst palast Dortmund Germany 




Exhibition “Finnish glass art” MUDAM, Luxembourg

Demonstration and exhibition glass art society conference,            

Corning Museum, New York USA




Exhibition “Finnish glass lives” Riihimäki Finland

Exhibition “Glass voice” Latvian Academy of Arts, Riga Latvia

Exhibition “25 years anniversary” Ebeltoft glass museum, Ebeltoft Denmark






Group exhibition “TAKE OFF”, Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki Finland


MISUNDERSTANDING”, Gould, London England




The Young Glass Exhibition, Danish glass museum, Ebeltoft Denmark.

Exhibition “GLASS FROM FINLAND”, Contemporary Art Centre,

Utrecht Netherlands




Group Exhibition, Gallery ETT, Stockholm Sweden




Group Exhibition, Gallery ETT, Stockholm Sweden





Honourable mention, Hakone Art Forest, Hakone Japan 1991

The OSARCA-PRIZE, Royal College of Art, London England 1994

Suomen kulttuurirahasto, Project Helsinki, Finland 2003

Honourable degree, Ukrainian Ministry of Education Academy of Arts, Ukraine 2016


Permanent Collection 


The Finnish glass museum, Riihimäki Finland                                 

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft Denmark.

Susan and Martin Gould, Philadelphia, private collections in the USA

Private collections in Asian, Europe and USA

Kaj Franck square, Arabianranta, public installation, Helsinki Finland 

National Museum of Art Lviv, Lviv Ukraine  

Decorative Art Museum of Prague, Prague Czech Republic

Shanghai glass museum, Shanghai China

Green wave glass museum, Ningbo China 




Helsingin Sanomat article” Nordic glass 2000”,

New Glass international magazine “New Trend in Finnish Glass        

Design and Glass art” Germany, Fall 2003

Häme Sanomat & local newspapers, “Solo exhibition” fall 2004”                       

Form magazine, article, Sweden, summer 2005 

Glass review, interview and article, Czech Republic, fall 2005

Slovak 2 TV, Slovakia, glass symposium, interview, summer 2006

New Glass international magazine, interview & article/written

by Dan Kline, Germany, fall

Finn Cargo magazine, interview & article, Finland, Sept 2009 

Modern living magazine interview & article Japan, fall 2010

Magyar Nemzet, Hungarian major newspaper, interview, Hungary September 2010

Glass, international magazine, Urban glass, interview & article,

NY USA, fall, 2013

Rūjienas vēstis, newspaper, Luijena Latvia, Summer 2014

Shanghai Daily, newspaper, Winter 2014 

Chinese business news, newspaper                   ----

Migrate to China, magazine VOL 32         -----

Media现场, shanghai Dec 2018

CAFA art info, Beijing, Feb 2019

CHAO culture, Shanghai, March 2019

Ricoh China Ltd homepage article August 2019



International lectures and workshops 2000~


Lecturing subject:

-Glass art and design

-European universities and glass design education

-My art project

-Glass & transparent material as a part of a design tool.

-Concept of Nordic master program “tableware design industry”




Konstfack, ceramics and glass department, Sweden  Lecture




St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design, Russia  Lecture

Cumulus conference                                                                              




Hämmelina Art and Design Institute, ceramics and glass department, Hämmelina Finland  Lecture


Academy of Arts Bratislava, Slovakia  Lecture                                                          

Glass, industrial design department




Latvian Academy of Art, Latvia  Lecture                                                                    

Glass department


Tokyo glass art institute, Japan  Lecture                                                                   

Glass post-graduate department




Wroclaw Academy of Art, Poland  Lecture                                                                 

Glass, fine art department


Cerfav glass institute, France  Lecture                                                                        

Glass art & design postgraduate department




Tokyo Academy of Arts, Japan  Lecture                                                                 

Applied art & Japanese traditional design BA department


Kyoto Seika University, Cumulus conference, Japan  Lecture& presentation


Utatsuyama Craft and Design Institute, Japan  Lecture                                              

Institute student & public audience




IKAGlass department, Belgium  10 days workshop


Estonian Academy of Art, Glass department, Estonia  External examiner


Tokyo Living Centre Ozone, Tokyo designer’s week, Japan  Lecture

Public audience & members




Musashino Art University, Applied art and design department, Japan  Lecture


International Design Centre Nagoya, Japan  Lecture

Public audience                                                                                   




Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Design dept, Hungary  Invited professor


Glass Art Society Conference, Corning Museum, USA  Presentation & demo                                                                                




Anadolu University, Faculty of fine arts, (glass, graphics, sculptures) Turkey 10days workshop


Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule, Ceramics and glass design dept.Halle, Germany  External examiner for MA thesis


Rochester Institute of Technology, American craft, design dept. USA  Lecture & presentation




Danish Academy of Art, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation Ceramics MA program, Denmark  Lecture                               




Estonian Academy of art, Estonia  10days workshop


Academy of Arts Prague, Architecture and design, Czech Republic  External examiner for the Prague Czech Republic                       


Tama University of Art and Design, Glass art dept. Japan  Lecture




Joint course project ”VIP“ Project leader

-Aalto University school art, design and architecture, design BA

-Wroclaw academy of arts, glass and ceramics BA&MA

-Tokyo Academy of arts, glass MA,




Osaka Academy of art Japan  Demo & lecture


Toyama glass art institute Japan Demo & lecture




Asia Institute of Art & Finance (AIAF) China  Lecture


Tokyo Academy of arts Japan  Lecture




Selected academic leading projects




“Light design workshop”

Joint workshop with Latvian Academy of Arts (glass, design     department) & Grzinkalns glass factory, Riga Latvia




“Meeting point 2” European glass & education seminar,

 presentation “glass as a part of the design tool”   Nancy France




“Finnish Drinking Culture” project

 presentation and Exhibition, Corning, New York, USA

Glass Art Society Conference, 2nd prize in the student competition                               




“Glass Design Update” project

Tour exhibition project with Iittala, the Finnish cultural centre Tokyo, Japan,

Participation in Tokyo Designers week, Exhibition at Design living centre OZONE


2010 tour exhibition:

International Design Center Nagoya, Nagoya Japan

Musashino University of arts Tokyo, Tokyo Japan

Design Forum Finland, Helsinki Finland




International workshop and conference “Next 100 years” 

Conference: Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture

Workshop: Fiskars LTD, Nuutäjärvi glass factory                        


2013~ 2014


The nordic master joint program “Glass Design”

Planning director

 -Aalto University, School of Art and Design and architecture, Design Department

 -The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation; School of Design (DK)

 -Linnaeus University, School of Design


2015 March


“Maker X Maker” glass design workshop, London UK

 Royal College of Art, School of material,

 Ceramics and Glass department & EU project “Glass is tomorrow”

 Spatial & product program MA student is invited to participate.




“Design to feed the world” student’s competition, Milan Italy

Cumulus Conference

Spatial & product program, MA students are applying to the competition.