Yuko Mohri

Yuko Mohri was born in 1980 and currently lives and works in Tokyo. She completed her MA at the Department of Inter Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2006.

Mohri has presented installation works whereby ready-made articles, found objects, and self-made devices are combined to give rise to phenomena that is susceptible to change depending on various conditions such as the environment in which it is exhibited. The energy produced by the electronic circuits is transmitted here and there throughout the composition of the work, and taps into the visual, auditory, and at times tactile sensations of the viewer to convey unpredictable phenomena that occur within the everyday and shed light on the fragments of complexity that are latent in the much larger world structure.

Mohri’s has presented her work numerously both within Japan and overseas, with recent solo exhibitions including, Parade (a Drip, a Drop, the End of the Tale), Japan House São Paulo, 2021; SP. by yuko mohri, Ginza Sony Park, Tokyo, 2020; Voluta, Camden Arts Center, London, 2018; and Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance, Towada Art Center, Aomori, 2018; as well as participating in group exhibitions such as the 23rd Bienniale of Sydney (2022); the 34th Bienal de São Paulo (2021); Glasgow International 2021 (2021); The 9th Asia Pacific Trienniale of Contemporary Art, Brisbane (2018); 14th Biennale de Lyon (2017); and Yokohama Triennale 2014 (2014).

Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane); Centre Pompidou (Paris); and M+ (Hong Kong).

In 2015, Mohri received a grand from the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) for a residency in the United States. In 2018, she undertook a residency in China having been appointed as an East Asian Cultural Exchange Envoy by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan. In 2022 she traveled to France as a Cité international des arts: Lauréats 2020 of Institut français. In 2015 she received the Grand Prix at the Nissan Art Award, followed by her receipt of the Culture and Future Prize at the 65th Kanagawa Culture Award. In 2017 Mohri was awarded The New Artist Award at the 67th Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts.