artists

Yuko Mohri

mother’s exhibitions:
Yuko Mohri
slower than slowly 
mother’s tankstation, Dublin
11 September – 14 December 2019

exhibitions:
Yuko Mohri
Assume That There is Friction and Resistance 
Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
27 October 2018 – 24 March 2019

Born 1980, Kanagawa, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

Education

2006 MA Fine Art, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Inter-Media Art
2004 BA Fine Art, Tama Art University, Department of Information Design

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2020
Atelier Nord, Oslo 
2019
slower than slowly, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
summer rains, Two-person exhibition with David Horvitz, SCAI the Bath House, Tokyo, Japan
Moré Moré [Leaky]: Cabinet, Geidai Shokudo, Tokyo University of the Arts, Ibaraki, Japan
Matsutake Gallery presents Yuko Mohri, Yvon Lambert Bookshop, Paris
Tokai Tokyo Securities, Tokyo, Japan
2018   

Assume That There is Friction and Resistance, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
Same as It Ever Was, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
Voluta, Camden Arts Centre, London
Curatorial Studies 12: The 100th Anniversary of Duchamp’s Fountain Case 5: Dissémination,
The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2017     
Grey Skies, Fujisawa City Art Center, Kanagawa, Japan
 Moré Moré (Leaky), White Rainbow, London
2016 
Form of the Daze, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
Circus without Circus, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
Pleated Image, Waitingroom, Tokyo
The Beginnings (or open-ended) [2nd period] with P. Fischli & D. Weiss, Potluck Building, Aichi, Japan
2015
The Beginnings (or open-ended) [1st period] with P. Fischli & D. Weiss, Potluck Building, Aichi, Japan
Observation of the Senses, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo
2013        
Ribbon / Reborn, Musashino City Place, Tokyo,
Sauvage: Wild in the City, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
Tokai Polyrhythm, Kawaguchi Media Seven, Saitama, Japan
Show Case, Bakuon Film Festival vol.6, Baus Theater, Tokyo
Orochi (Snake), Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Waitingroom, Tokyo
2012 
Circus, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
Circuits, Adanda Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Circles, Agencia de Apoyo a la Arquitectura, Barcelona
2011
Moré Moré Tokyo(Leaky Tokyo), SNAC, Tokyo
2010
Holiday Bikini, Uplink Gallery, Tokyo
One Day Dallas, Roji to Hito Gallery, Tokyo
Everyday Laos, 20202 Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
Seeing Sound, Touring exhibition curated by Barbara London, 2020 -2024
Tokyo Stories 2020, Ashmolean Museum, London
Glasgow International 2020, Glasgow
2019
U40, yu-un, Tokyo, Japan
Immortality, 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Publicness of the Art Center (Phase II), Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Weavers of Worlds: A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern/Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
MOT Collection Part II: Pleased to meet you. New Acquisitions in recent years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Publicness of Art Center (phase I) Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Visible Soul: Around the Asia Collection of Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Fukutake House, Okayama Japan.
2018
The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Sensory Agents, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Childhood, Parais de Tokyo, Paris
Going Away Closer, Spiral, Tokyo
New Japan, Solyanka VPA, Moscow
Rehearsal, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Going Away Closer, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
2017     
Japanorama: Nouveau regard sur la création contemporaine
, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
14th Biennale de Lyon, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
Sapporo International Art Festival 2017, Hokkaido, Japan
Takahashi Collection: Mindfulness 2017, Yamagata, Japan
MOT Satellite Spring 2017: by the Deep Rivers, Tokyo
2016
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: Forming in the Pupil of an Eye, Aspinwall, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), India
Digital Design Weekend 2017, London Design Week 2017, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Regeneration Movement, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
The Way Things Go, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2015   
Nissan Art Award 2015, BankArt Studio NYK, Kanagawa, Japan
Jaguar Asia Tech Art Prize, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
 Spectrum, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
Mirror Mirror, Kate Werble Gallery, New York
2014 
Unseen Existence, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Some Like It Witty, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong
Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014, Red Bull, Tokyo
Dommune University of the Arts, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
PICA Salon 2014, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth
Yokohama Triennale 2014, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Media Art/Kitchen Aomori, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan
Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Seika-Tei & Chikaho, Sapporo, Japan
Summer Group Show, Waitingroom, Tokyo
Causality: Kinetic expressions, 1335Mabini, Manila
Casette & Radio-Casette-Deck Diffusion Project, TENSAI-SANSUJUKU, Tokyo
Transmediale 14, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Another Side of Isozaki Arata’s Solaris, Tokyo University of the Arts, Art Media Center, Tokyo
2013
Future Musical Instrument Library, Otoufuya, Tokyo
Media Art/Kitchen, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta
Art DJ KATA-000, Kata Liquidroom, Tokyo
The Things We Have Overlooked, Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan
2012
Anonymous Life, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
Shibukarusai (Shibuya Cultural Festival), Parco Museum, Tokyo
X_Sound, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea
2011
Alternating Currents, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth
Tokyo Art- Power Plant, Tokyo University of the Arts Gypsum Gallery, Tokyo
Shibukarusai (Shibuya Cultural Festival), Parco Museum, Tokyo
Azumabashi Dance Clossing 2011, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo
2010
Occult Technics, Akiba Tamabi 21 Gallery, Tokyo
2009
Coded Cultures, Museums Quartier Wien, Wien
Re-Reproduction / Senses in Contemporary – for Awazu Kiyoshi, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Radiator Festival 2009, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham
2008
Extended Senses, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Extended Senses, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul
AV Festival 08: Broadcast, Discovery Museum Newcastle Gateshead, Newcastle, United Kingdom
2007
Experimental Show, Kinki University International Center for Human Sciences, Tokyo
2006
Connecting World, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, Japan
Ars Electronica, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Technopolitan Museum: DENXhibition, Osaka, Japan
Dislocate, Koiwa Project Space, Tokyo
Transmediale 06, Die Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2005 
The DigitalInterconnection V, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo
Sun & Escape, Harbor Red Brick Warehouse, Osaka
Exploration of Time, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), Yamaguchi, Japan
2004
Ex-, Tama Art University Media Center Hall, Tokyo
2003
Media Select 2003, Warehouse No.20 NorthHall, Port of Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Frontiers of Communication, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo

Awards

2018   
East Asian Cultural Exchange Envoy, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
Arts Council Tokyo Fiscal Year 2018 (Single Grants), Arts Council Tokyo
Asahi Group Arts Foundation, Japan
Grants in Support of Art-Related International Exchange, Pola Art Foundation, Japan
Contemporary Art Support Program, Terumo Foundation for Life Sciences and Arts
2017   
Bvlgari Avrora Award 2017
Grants in Support of Art-Related International Exchange, Pola Art Foundation, Japan
The New Artist Award, the 67th Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts, Japan
2016       
Support, Japan Foundation, New Delhi
Culture and Future Prize, the 65th Kanagawa Culture Award, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
2015
Grand Prix, Nissan Art Award 2015, Nissan Motor Corporation
Shortlisted for 2015 Jaguar Asia Tech Art Prize, Jaguar Land Rover Corporate
Granted for Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Foundation
Arts Council Tokyo Fiscal Year 2015 (Single Grants), Arts Council Tokyo
2014
The Fellowship Grants to Individuals 2014, Asian Cultural Council (ACC)
Grow Up Artist Project 2014, Asahi Art Square
Award ‘The Bacon Prize’, Art Fair Tokyo
Research of Arts and Cultural Exchange for ASEAN, Japan Foundation
2011      
Barcelona Exchange Residency Program, Tokyo Wonder Site
2006
Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica (Interactive Art Category), Ars Electronica 06
2nd Prize, Transmediale Award, Transmediale 06

Residencies

2019   
Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
2016       
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2015
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, US
2014  
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori Public University (ACAC), Aomori, Japan
2011
Hangar, Barcelona, Spain
2008       
s/lab Sunderland University, Sunderland, UK
2007
s/lab Sunderland University, Sunderland, UK

Public Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
M+, Hong Kong
Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo, Japan
The Nissan Art Collection, Yokohama, Japan
Obayashi Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
S-House Museum, Okayama, Japan
Takahashi Collection, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Publications 

2019   
Lavigne, Emma, Koike, Kazuko, Hatanaka, Minoru, Kanazawa, Kodama, Shimanuki, Taisuke. ‘Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance’, Exhibition catalogue, Tokyo: Getsuyosha, February
Shuppan, Bijutsu, ‘Weavers of Worlds: A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art’, March
2018 
Sakaguchi, Chiaki, ‘After the Echo Document’, Tokyo: Private Edition, November
The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, November
Palais 27: Another Banana Day for the Dream-fish, Paris: Palais de Tokyo, August
Going Away Closer, Tokyo: Japan Foundation
Belinfante, Sam, ‘Yuko Mohri’, Exhibition catalogue, London: Camden Arts Centre, July
Sugimoto, Satoko, Nakano,Hitoshi, ‘Grey Skies’, Exhibition catalogue, Kanagawa: Fujisawa City Art Space, February
2017
‘Japanorama’, Exhibition catalogue, Metz: Centre Pompidou-Metz, October
‘14th Biennale de Lyon: Mondes Flottants’, Exhibition catalogue, Dijon: Les Presses du Réel, September
Wentworth, Richard, Rappolt Mark, Ball, Edward, ‘Yuko Mohri’, London: White Rainbow, April
2016  
‘Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: Forming in the Pupil of an Eye’, Exhibition catalogue, India: KMB 2016, December
‘Digital Design Weekend 2017’, Exhibition catalogue, London: Victoria and Albert Museum, September
Rappolt, Mark, ‘How Art Appropriates Life’, ArtReview Asia. London: ArtReview, September
‘Nissan Art Award 2015’, Exhibition catalogue, Tokyo: Nissan Art Award Project Office, March
‘Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice’, Exhibition catalogue, Tokyo: Film Art, May
‘Regeneration Movement’, Exhibition catalogue, Taichung: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, March
‘The Way Things Go’, Exhibition catalogue, Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, January
2015 
‘Media/Art Kitchen Reality Distortion Field Aomori: Politics of Humor and Play.’, Exhibition Catalogue, Aomori (Japan): Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori Public University (ACAC), March
2014
‘Document Sapporo International Art Festival 2014: Echoes of Urban Form – People/Nature.’ Tokyo: Heibonsha, December
‘Unseen Existence: Dialogues with the Environment in Contemporary Art’, Exhibition catalogue, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Centre, December
‘Yokohama Triennale 2014: ART Fahrenheit 451 – Sailing into the sea of oblivion’, Exhibition catalogue, Tokyo: Heibonsha, October
‘Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014,’ Exhibition catalogue, Tokyo: Redbull, October
‘Sapporo International Art Festival 2014’, Additional Volume of Switch, Tokyo: Switch Publishing, July
‘Media/Art Kitchen Reality Distortion Field 2013-14’, Exhibition catalogue, Tokyo: The Japan Foundation, March
‘Buch: The Book of Art Hack Day – Transmediale’, Tokyo: BCCKS, January
2012 
‘Art & Music: Search for New Synesthesia.’, Tokyo: Film Art, November
Mohri, Yuko, ‘Moré Moré Tokyo (Leaky Tokyo)’, Exhibition catalogue, Tokyo: BCCKS, October
‘Girls Are Alright! : Tokyo Culture Now.’, Tokyo: Parco Publishing, October
‘X_Sound: John Cage, Nam June Paik and After.’ Exhibition catalogue, Yongin (Korea): Nam June Paik Art Center, October
‘Omnilogue: The Document’, Tokyo: The Japan Foundation, March
2011
‘This Is Me!!: 100 Creator of the Future.’,Tokyo: Parco Publishing, November
‘Documentation: Otomo Yoshihide Ensembles 2010: Resonance.’, Ibaraki (Japan): Contemporary Art Center – Art Tower Mito, March
2009       
‘Extended Senses’, Exhibition catalogue, Seoul: Loop Press, October
‘Coded Cultures: Exploring Creative Emergences.’,Vienna: 5uper.net, May
2008
‘The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale: Turn and Widen’, Exhibition catalogue, Seoul: Seoul Museum of Art
2006
‘CyberArts 2006: International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica.’, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, December
‘Connecting World.’, Tokyo: NTT Publishing, September
2005
‘Exploration of Time Navigation Guide.’, Yamaguchi (Japan): Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
2004 
‘MediaSelect 2003.’, Nagoya (Japan): MediaSelect, April

Selected Bibliography

2019  
Jaaniste, Luke,“Yuko Mohri’s Sound Art Is Inspired by Decay”, QAGOMA, April
Yoshimura, Eiichi, “Professor’s Now no.10: Ruichi’s March, ‘No Nukes 2019’ and ‘Reunion with Friends”, GQ Japan, March
Tromans, Cheslea, “The Right Way to Spend 72 Hours in Brisbane”, Travel Nine, March
Hill, Wes, “Review: 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art”, Artforum, vol. 57, March
Tanaka, Yukari, “Publicness of the Art Center Phase Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito”, Japan Times, March
Boddington, Ruby “Ones to Watch 2019: What Does Gravity Look Like? Artist Yuko Mohri’s Installations  Make the Intangible Visible”, It’s Nice That, February
Wan, Weiwei, “Best Exhibition in 2018”, Artforum, February
2018     
Fairley, Gina, “Review: The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAGOMA”, Visual Arts Hub No. 28, November
Lanigan, Roisin, “Meet Yuko Mohri: The Artist Challenging Our Perceptions of Light, Sound and Sculpture”, MutualArt, November
Araki, Natsumi, “Yuko Mohri: Flexible Revolution”, Artscape, November
Zhang, Xin, “Taipei: Yuko Mohri”, Artforum, November
Moldan, Tessa, “Shows to See in Taipei: The Lowdown”, Ocula, October
Ong, Jyni, “Artist Yuko Mohri Creates Improvised Ecosystems Through Found Objects”, It’s Nice That, October
Bourton, Lucy, “The Must See Dates For Your Diary Across The Globe This October”, It’s Nice That, October
Kanazawa, Kodama, “Alchemist in Contemporary: Yuko Mohri”, Monthly Art Collectors’ no.116, October
Nonaka, Momo, “From History to Herstory: Interview Yuko Mohri”, i-D Japan no.6, October
2018  
Khan, Tabish, “The Top 7 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week”, FAD Magazine, September
Khan, Tabish, “A Dystopian Hotel and Optical Wizardry: The Biggest Exhibitions To See In London Right Now”, Londonist, August
“The Living Spaces Of Yuko Mohri At The Camden Arts Centre”, Bulgari Hotels,
Masterson, Piers, “Voluta: Recap of Yuko Mohri and Akio Suzuki’s Performance”, ArtAsiaPacific, July
“Camden Arts Centre Opens a New Installation by the Acclaimed Japanese Artist”, art daily
ArtAsiaPacific Podcast No. 2 by Ned Carter Miles, iTunes, December
2017 
“Four-Dimensional Art Exhibitions”, Harpers Bazaar Japan, December
“World’s Spotlight, Yuko Mohri’s Installation”, Madame Figaro, December
Ter, Dana, “Past and present converge at Art Basel”, Taipei Times, December
Stooke, Andrew, “Floating Worlds: Highlights from the 14th Biennale de Lyon”, ArtRadar, December
“BVLGARI AURORA AWARDS”, Vogue Japan, October
“Return of Yuko Mohri: Solo Show on Fujisawa City Art Space”, Bijutsetecho, October
Soulez, Juliette, “Art, Language and the Lyon Biennale”, Elephant, June
Sardesal, Abhay, “The Writing on the Wall and Other Stories”, Art India, June
“Women Artists of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016”, Google Arts & Culture, April
Szehin Ho, Daniel, “Art Basel Hong Kong”, art agenda, March
Le Brun, Lily “FT Weekend: How Yuko Mohri found inspiration in ‘leaky situations’”, Financial Times, March
Dhar, Jyoti, “Reviews: Kochi-Muziris Biennale”, Artforum, March
Nakai, Chihiro, “Tomoko Konoike, Tsuyoshi Tane the Architect and Yuko Mohri…Win the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts”, Tokyo Art Beat, March
“Kochi Biennale 2017: Visual Art Beyond Seeing”, The Tribune, March
Miles, Ned Carter, “Moré Moré [Leaky] Yuko Mohri”, ArtAsiaPacific, March
Woodhouse, Alice, “A Leak In This Old Building: Yuko Mohri At White Rainbow”, The Quietus, March
Franklim, Alice, “Snapshot: ‘Moré Moré [Leaky] Yuko Mohri: The Photographs Are Based on the Makeshift Repairs Found on the Tokyo Metro System”, Financial Times, February
Palomar, MK, “Yuko Mohri: I’m Very Curious About Organic Ecosystems”, Studio International, February
Steer, Emily, “5 Questions with Yuko Mohri”, Elephant, February
Olbrich, Suze, “Yuko Mohri’s Imaginative Interpretations of Leaky Tokyo”, AnOther, February
“Influential Names from Art World Praise ‘Special’ Nature of Biennale”, News Experts, February
“Must-See Artworks from Kochi-Muziris Biennale”,The Week, January
2016       
Ghoshal, Somak, “5 Works Of Art That Called Out To Us At The Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016”, The Huffington Post, December
Mason, Isabella, “Yuko Mohri’s ‘Form of the Daze’ at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York”, Blouin Art Info, November
“The Complete In Out Review 2017”, Harper’s Bazaar Japan no.27, November
“Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Is Going to the Town While They Are on Vacacion: Yuko Mohri, Taiji Matsue, Gozo Yoshimasu at MOT Satellite”, Art Annual Online, November
Pini, Gary, “11 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week”, Paper, November
“40 Under 40 Asia Pacific: The Most Inspirational Young People in the Asia Pacific Art World”, Apollo, August
Wu, Ying-Hui, “Circus without Circus: Nobody But Not Silence”, Chinatimes, July
Chu, Daphne, “Critics Picks: Taipei – Yuko Mohri”, Artforum, June
Wee, Darryl, “5 Essential Japanese Artists”, Blouin Art Info, March
“Creative Art: Newest Scientific Field”, Chinatimes, March
2015   
Pastore, Jennifer “Our Favorites: Exhibitions and Events in 2015”, Tokyo Art Beat, December
Wee, Darryl, “Top New Art Spaces in Asia 2015”, Blouin Art Info, December
Interview by Shimanuki, Taisuke, “Nissan Art Award 2015: Yuko Mohru”, www.magcul.net
“Nissan Art Award 2015 Grand Prix Winner: Yuko Mohri”, art agenda, December
Kruhly, Madeline, “What’s on This Week Around the World”, The New York Times, November
“Yuko Mohri receives 2015 Nissan Art Award”, ArtReview, November
2014 
Batten, John, “Diverse works reflect humanity’s impact on the environment”, South China Morning Post, December
Custen, Sarah, “A Trio of Artists Breathes New Life into a Stravinsky Masterpiece”, Tokyo Weekender, November
Chan, Dawn, “Road to Oblivion”, Artforum, August
Interview by Hashizume, Yusuke, “Relationship between Artifact and Nature: Yuko Mohri”, Art Annual Online, June
Wee, Darryl, “Yuko Mohri Wins Bacon Prize at Art Fair Tokyo, Blouin Art Info, March
Wee, Darryl, “Yukiko Shikata on Japan’s New Media Talents at Art Fair Tokyo”, Blouin Art Info, March
2013  
Interview “Yuko Mohri”, www.art4dasia.asia, September
“Please Show Me Your Collection!: Mr. Ichiro Fukano, Monthly Art Collectors no.56, November

 

 

 

 

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