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Yuko Mohri

Mohri is an installation artist who recasts reconfigured everyday items and machine parts collected in cities around the world into self-contained ‘ecosystems,’ channelling and conducting intangible energies such as magnetism, gravity, temperature and light. Mohri’s installations are like autonomous ecosystems, made of disparate mechanical elements. Household utensils or other everyday objects reconfigured by the artist are combined with machine parts that she has picked up all over the world. Mohri was named in the 2016 40 under 40 Asia Pacific by Apollo Magazine, as well as one of “5 Essential Japanese Artists” by Blouin Artinfo. She is the recipient of the Nissan Art Award 2015 and was selected as a grantee of Asian Cultural Council 2014. In 2016, Mohri participated in a residency with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, as well as at Camden Arts Centre, London. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Childhood, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); summer rains, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo; Yuko Mohri: Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan (2018); Same As It Ever Was, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei (2018); Voluta, Camden Arts Centre, London (2018); Dissémination, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Japan (2018); and her work has been included in group exhibitions such as: The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art: Immortality, Ekaterinburg, Russia (2019); Weavers of Worlds: A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2019); Visible Soul: Around the Asia Collection of Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Fukutake House, Okayama, Japan (2019). Her works are in the collections of Centre Pompidou, Paris; M+, Hong Kong; Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Obayashi Foundation, Tokyo; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia etc. Mohri has held artist residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Camden Arts Centre, London.

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Seeing Sound

Featuring the work of Seth Cluett, Juan Cortés, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Bani Haykal, Yuko Mohri, Marina Rosenfeld, Aura Satz, and Samson Young, the exhibition foregrounds artistic practices that deconstruct, rebuild, manipulate, and visualize audio experience through digital and analog means.

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