Exhibitions and Performances (*Commission)

* Asia Triennial Manchester, Manchester (October 2018)

Manchester Contemporary (Represented by Asia Triennial Manchester), Manchester (October 2018)

Moonlight Sonata (Gramophonica)for In Praise of Shadows(by Junichiro Tanizaki) BBC Radio 3 documentary (April 2018)


Algomech (Algorhythmic and mechanical movement festival), Sheffield (2017) - Fever (Variations for Gramophone and Turntables)

PLAY (Samarbeta), Islington Mill, Salford (2017) - The Blues (Gramophonica Remix)

Fever (Variations for Gramophone and Turntables), LEGROOM (Castlefield Gallery), Manchester (2017)

Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Delia Derbyshire Legacy, John Rylands Library, Manchester (2017) - The Blues (Gramophonica Remix) and Fever (Variations for Gramophone and Turntables)

*T R A C E S (Solo exhibition), All The Shapes, Manchester (2017)


Fever (Gramophonica Remix, Manchester Jazz Festival, Manchester  (2016)

DRK MATTA, The Three Minute Theatre, Manchester (2016)

Reform Radio, Old Granada Studios, Manchester (2016)-  Gramophonica performance


Fever (Gramophonica Remix),  Premierentage: Wege zur Kunst, the Soap Room , Innsbruck, Austria (2015)

Fever(Gramophonica Remix)with live double bass improve, The Green Lampshade, the Whitworth (2015)

Inside Out, K11 art village, Wuhan, China (part of the UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange (2015)

Call & Response: Chinese Whispers, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (2015) 

Pankhurst in the Gallery (part of Wonder Women Festival), Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (2015) – Pankhurst (Gramophonica Remix)


*Playtime, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2014) – Swingtime and Puffin Crossing Carousel

*Late Junction, BBC Radio 3 (2014) – Fever (Gramophonica Remix)

*Noises, sounds and sweet airs, LitPop (2014): Writing and Popular Culture- front cover image 

*Ada Lovelace Day, the Royal Institution, London (2014) - Gramophonica (Lovelace Remix) - Live!

Northern Art Carbooty, Manchester (2014)

*Clifford Owens: Better the Rebel You Know, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2014)- Amplified Livingand Harmonic Breathingperformance scores realised, performed and documented by Clifford Owens and exhibited in Clifford Owens: Better the Rebel You Know

Power Ball, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2014) –  Gramophonica performance


* Innsbruck International: Festival of the Arts, Innsbruck, Austria (2013)

 If Not Here Where, Didsbury Parsonage, Manchester (2013)

Project Andriod, Piccadilly Place, Manchester (2013)


*SOUNDWORKS, ICA, London (2012) - Decomposing Loops,

*Bunford & Kashiwagi In The Mix, Manchester Museum, Manchester (2012)

*Bunford & Kashiwagi In The Mix, the Whitworth, Manchester (2012)

*Bunford & Kashiwagi In The Mix, John Rylands Library, Manchester (2012)

Div/sion of Power, Institute of Temporary Art, Didsbury Parsonage, Manchester (2012)

Glitchphonic(part of iKast- Castlefield Gallery & FACT commission for, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2012)


Re-covering, Untitled Gallery, Manchester (2011)*Stationery Orchestra, Kendal Library (Lanternhouse commission, Kendal (2011)

Shoppinghour Magazine presents: Hejira / Florian Lunaire / Naomi KashiwagiCafe Oto, London (2011) – Gramophonica performance

Fabrica, Brighton (2011) – Gramophonica performance

Kazimier Jazz Club Presents…, Kazimier, Liverpool (2011) - Gramophonica performance


Paperworks: Paper Art in the 21st Century, Bury Art Gallery, Bury (2010)

*Krysko & Kashiwagi In The Mix, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (2010) 

*Krysko & Kashiwagi In The Mix, the Whitworth, Manchester (2010)

*Krysko & Kashiwagi In The Mix, Unconvention Music Conference, Manchester (2010)

*Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2010)

Craft Salon, Mechanics Institute, Coniston (2010) 

Salon Night, Lanternhouse, Ulverston (2010)

Haiku, Anatomy Projects (2010 – ongoing)

Progress Reports: Art in an era of diversity, INIVA, London (2010)


*Radical ObsolescencePrint Portfolio Launch, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool (2009)

Manchester Central Library, Manchester (2009) – Wind-Up performance

The Kiss of a Lifetime, Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester (2009)

Between Tracks, Nextex, St Gallen, Switzerland (2009)


The Intertwining Line: Drawing as Subversive Art, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2008)

*The Art of Sound: The Sound of Art, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2008)

The House of Viktor & Rolf, Barbican, London (Sept 2008) – Wind–Up performance

The Best of Manchester 2008, Urbis, Manchester (2008)

Cloth and Culture NOW, the Whitworth, Manchester (2008) – Wind-Up performance

Unplugged, Herald St Gallery, London (2008)


ArtRadio, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2007)

Meeting Point, Axel Lapp Project, Berlin (2007)


Notions of Drawing, CIP House, Chelsea, London (2006)Duet, The British Art Show Sideshow, Southwell Art Space, Nottingham (2006)

Obsolete Technology, Here Gallery, Bristol (2006)

Paperworks: Paper Art in the 21st Century, Bury Art Gallery (2006)

Manchester Central Library, Manchester (2006) - Wind–Up performance

Sonic Arts Expo, Victoria Baths, Manchester (2006 ) - Wind–Up performance


From Manchester With Love, Kuvataideakatemian Galleria, Helsinki (2005)

Nationwide Mercury Art Prize 2005, Air Gallery (Shortlisted), London (2005


Public Collections

The Whitworth, Manchester



Vinyl Weekender(awarded a place on 3 day Vinyl Weekender course), Brighter Sound, Manchester (2017)

The Artists Fund grant - Artquest, DACS, a-n the Artists Information Company grant (2016)

Longlisted for Dazed and Converse Emerging Artist Award, 2015


Shortlisted for the Women in Art award; part of Manchester's International Women's Celebrations 2013 (Winner: Dr Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of the Whitworth & Manchester Art Galleries, currently Director or TATE)

Awarded Women Make Music funding from PRSF (Performing Rights Society Foundation) for Delia Derbyshire Day (Co-Founder and Co-Producer) (2013)


Awarded Investing in Success funding from University of Manchester for Cultural Wonders In The Mix: Animating Cultural Wonders Through New Commissioned Music and Art(2012)

Awarded Umbro Creative Industries Grant for Krysko & Kashiwagi: Whitworth In The Mix– a music, art and architecture mashup (2010)

Winner of Arts Council North West prize, art08 Individual Artist Award, (2008)

Winner of Best of Manchester (Art), (2008)

Shortlisted for the Nationwide Mercury Art Prize (2005)

AHRC Professional Preparation Masters Scheme Award (2004)



Longing for Analogue, Kobra (the premiere arts and culture feature program on SVT (Swedish National TV) and is shown across Scandinavia (2013). Longing for Analogue featured interviews with Naomi Kashiwagi, Chris Ware, Chris Burden, Malik Bendjelloul.



Pankhurst in the Park , centenary edition of NYC based Art 511 Mag (2018)

Naomi’s Story: 8 (Cornerhouse) & 9 (Vivarium, Manchester Museum): Stories from the Road, The Manchester Urban Institute (2015) 

Interview: Naomi Kashiwagi, M-Magazine (Performing Rights Society Foundation for Music magazine) (2014)

Women & machines, M- Magazine (Performing Rights Society Foundation for Music magazine) (2014)

Peter Saville Selects: Naomi Kashiwagi, Dazed (2012)

Analogue artists defying the digital age, the Guardian (2011)


Naomi’s response to “what can art do” was selected by Arts Council England to be included in their 10 year vision, Great Art for Everyoneand also in their 10 year strategic framework Great Art and Culture for Everyone 2010 - 2020.’:


The arts have the potential to show that the everyday can be reinvented and that the ordinary is usually extraordinary and that the extraordinary can become part of, or intervene and wonderfully interrupt everyday life.

- Naomi Kashiwagi  (2009)


This quote was also cited in the European Policy document, TILLTEUROPE: Creative Clash: Transforming Organisations with the Arts: Artistic Interventions to stimulate innovation, sustainability and inclusivity (2011)


Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art, TRACEY, I.B.Tauris (2007)


Boards and Panels

On the Judging Panel, Pankhurst in the ParkArtist in Residence 2018, Alexandra Arts (2018)

Wonder Women in the Cultural Sector, Manchester Museum (part of Wonder Women Festival) (2017)

Long listed Sound Design and Sound Installation submissions for NOISE FESTIVAL (Shortlisted by Brian Eno) (2014)

The Oxford Road Corridor (Manchester) Part of the Culture on the Corridor group as a Student Engagement Consultant and Creative Producer

On the Judging Panel for North West for Arts Council Cultural Olympiad project, Artists taking the lead, (2009-2012)

On Advisory Board for Manchester School of Art extension, Manchester Metropolitan University (2009 – 2012)



Symposium on Unmaking,  Algomech (Algorhythmic and mechanical movement festival), Sheffield (2017)

Sound Art Lecture Masterclass, Manchester School of Art (BA Fine Art), MMU (2017)

Sound Art Lecture, University of Salford (BA TV & Radio) (2017)

Gramophonica (Lovelace Remix) - Live!,The Royal Institution, London  – part of Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in STEM (2014)

Re-inventing the Reel: Reclaiming the Everyday, part of Old Media / New Work: Obsolete Technologies & Contemporary Art Conference, University of Westminster, London (2010)


Creative Producer Roles

Creative Producer, The Green Lampshade (a food, music and performance event inspired by Delia Derbyshire), the Whitworth, Manchester (2015)

Creative Sidekick, Pankhurst in the Park, Alexandra Arts, (2014-2015)

Co-Producer and Co-Founder, Delia Derbyshire Day, Band on the Wall, Manchester (2013)

Creative Producer & Founder: Cultural Wonders in the Mix: Animating cultural wonders through new commissioned soundscapes, music, performances and art (University of Manchester’s cultural institutions: the Whitworth, Manchester Museum, John Rylands Library, Jodrell Bank, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama) (2011-2013)

Host Producer at the Whitworth for Performing Rights Society Foundation (PRSF) for Music, 'New Music Plus' (2010 - 2011)


Clore Emerging Leader (2016)

Learning and Engagement Roles

Student Engagement Coordinator, the Whitworth, 2010 – ongoing

Student Engagement Coordinator, Manchester Museum, 2012 – ongoing

Secondary and Post-16 Learning Coordinator, the Whitworth (2009-2010)

TACTILE Textile Handling Collection Project Manager and Conservator



MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies, University of Manchester (merit) (2007-2008)  

MA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University (distinction) (including a 1 month exchange to Tokyo University of Art and Music, Tokyo, Japan) (2004-2005)

BA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University (First class honours) (including a 3 month exchange to Venice Academy of Art, Venice, Italy) (2001-2004)