Miyanaga Aiko was born in Kyoto in 1974. She graduated with a BA in sculpture from Kyoto University of Art and Design and then completed an MA in intermedia art at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. She stayed in Edinburgh from 2007 on the Agency for Cultural Affairs’ Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists. She has attracted attention for her work visualizing time by tracing the signs of its presence, such as through installations using naphthalene, salt, the sounds of ceramics cracking, and the veins of leaves. She won the Grand Prix at the first Nissan Art Award in 2013. Major exhibitions include “Nissan Art Award 2013” (BankART Studio NYK, Kanagawa), “house” (Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2013), “MIYANAGA Aiko: NAKASORA—the reason for eternity” (National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2012), “beginning of the landscapes” (Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2011), “Aichi Triennale 2010” (Aichi Arts Center), and “Rowing Style, Public Offering” (Kyoto Art Center, 2008).