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Moré Moré [Leaky]: The Falling Water Given #4-6, Installation view at White Rainbow, London, 2017 Wood frames, found objects, water pump system

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Shinjuku Station 02.11.15, 2015 Inkjet print on paper, 59.8 x 44.2 x 2.5

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Yuko MOHRI Moré Moré (Leaky): The Falling Water Given #1-3, Nissan Art Award 2015 Photo: Keizo Kioku

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Yuko MOHRI Moré Moré (Leaky): The Falling Water Given #1-3, Nissan Art Award 2015 Photo: Keizo Kioku

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I/O, Sendai Mediatheque 2013, Installation View, Photo: Sendai Mediatheque

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Form of the Daze (installation view), Jane Lombard Gallery, NYC, 2016

Yuko Mohri

Yuko Mohri (b. 1980) lives and works in Tokyo. The recipient of the prestigious Nissan Art Award 2015, Mohri is an installation artist who recasts reconfigured everyday items and machine parts collected in cities around the world into a self- contained ‘ecosystems’, channelling and conducting intangible energies such as magnetism, gravity, temperature and light.

With a background in new-media art, Mohri’s practice engages with circuits and connectivity. Her current focus is on developing two long-term research projects.

Moré Moré [Leaky] is an assemblage of reconfigured everyday items, junk, and machine parts collected in London, set within a frame. Inspired by makeshift repairs to water leaks in the Tokyo metro, the kinetic installation forms a circuit, with found materials ‘wired’ together to contain flowing water. Urban Mining is a series of smaller sculptures comprised of materials recycled from the built environment. Electrified crushed aluminium cans are wired up to model street lamps that illuminate only irregularly; the recycled wires can only complete the circuit when pushed by air currents.

Both projects are inspired by the artist’s experience of the built environment. In each work, Mohri recasts systems – leak repairs and streetlights – into new, idiosyncratic circuits where found objects act as intermediaries, persuading environmental forces such as light and air currents to act upon them.

Mohri was selected as a grantee of Asian Cultural Council 2014. Her recent major exhibitions include: Yokohama Triennial 2014 (Yokohama Museum of Art, 2014), Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 (Seikaitei and Chi-Ka-Ho, 2014), Unseen Existence (Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2014) and Orochi (Gallery waitingroom, Tokyo, 2013). Mohri’s upcoming exhibitions include THE BEGINNINGS (or Open-Ended) (Minatomachi Potluck Building, Nagoya), The Way Things Go (Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2016) and Roppongi Crossing 2016 (Mori Art Museum).

Mohri undertook a residency at the V&A in Summer 2016, and has recently completed a two-month residency with Camden Arts Centre in October 2016. These two residencies were geared towards the production of new work. In February 2017, Yuko Mohri will have her first UK solo exhibition at White Rainbow.

Yuko Mohri

Born in Kanagawa, Japan, 1980.

Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Solo Exhibitions

2017

White Rainbow, London, United Kingdom (forthcoming)

2016

Form of the Daze, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY, United States

Circus without Circus, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

Pleated Image, waitingroom, Tokyo, Japan

The Beginnings (or open-ended) [2nd period], Potluck Building Gallery, Nagoya, Japan [two-person exhibition with Peter Fischli & David Weiss]

2015

MA-Chine-GIC, 2015 Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Meta Gallery, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Observation of the Senses, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan

2013

Ribbon / Reborn, Musashino City Place, Tokyo, Japan
Sauvage – Wild in the City, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan
Yuko Mohri, Art Taipei 2013, waitingroom, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Tokai Polyrhythm, Kawaguchi Media Seven, Saitama, Japan
Show Case, Baus Theater, Bakuon Film Festival vol.6, Tokyo, Japan
OROCHI (Snake), Gallery Waitingroom, Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo, Japan

2012

Circus, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo, Japan
Circuits, Adanda Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Circles, Gallery Waitingroom, Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo, Japan
Circles, Agencia de Apoyo a la Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain

2011

Moré Moré Tokyo (Leaky Tokyo), SNAC, Tokyo, Japan

2010

Holiday Bikini, Uplink Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
One Day Dallas, Roji to Hito Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Everyday Laos, 20202 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2017

Sapporo International Art Festival 2017, Sapporo, Japan (forthcoming)

2016

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Kochi, India

Digital Design Weekend 2016, Victoria and Albert, London, United Kingdom

Roppongi Crossing 2016, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Regeneration Movement, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

S-House Museum, Okayama, Japan

The Way Things Go, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2015

Nissan Art Award 2015, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2015 Jaguar Asia Tech Art Prize, Art Taipei 2015, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
The Beginnings (or Open-Ended), Potluck Building Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Spectrum, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Mirror Mirror, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY, United States

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, Japan
DOMMUNE University of the Arts, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
PICA Salon 2014, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth, Australia
Yokohama Triennale 2014, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Media Art/Kitchen Aomori, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori, Japan
Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, SEIKA-TEI & CHIKAHO, Sapporo, Japan
Summer Group Show, Gallery Waitingroom, Tokyo, Japan
Causality: Kinetic expressions, 1335MABINI, Manila, Philippines
Art, Media and I, Tokyo, Art Fair Tokyo 2014, waitingroom, Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Casette & Radio-Casette-Deck Diffusion Project, TENSAI-SANSUJUKU, Tokyo, Japan
Transmediale 14, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Another Side of ISOZAKI ARATA’s Solaris, Tokyo University of the Arts, Art Media Center, Tokyo, Japan

2013

Future Musical Instrument Library, Otoufuya, Tokyo, Japan
Media Art/Kitchen, Gallery National Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art DJ KATA-000, Kata Liquidroom, Tokyo, Japan
The Things We Have Overlooked, Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan

2012

Anonymous Life, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, Japan
SHIBUKARUSAI (Shibuya Cultural Festival), Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan
X_Sound, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea

2011

Alternating Currents, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth, Australia
Tokyo Art- Power Plant, Tokyo University of the Arts Gypsum Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
SHIBUKARUSAI (Shibuya Cultural Festival), Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Azumabashi Dance Closing 2011, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan

2010

Occult Technics, Akiba Tamabi 21 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2009

Coded Cultures, Museums Quartier Wien, Wien, Austria
Re-Reproduction / Senses in Contemporary – for Awazu Kiyoshi, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Radiator Festival 2009, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, England

2008

Extended Senses, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, Japan
The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (Media City Seoul), Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Extended Senses, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea
AV Festival 08: Broadcast, Discovery Museum Newcastle Gateshead, Newcastle, England

2007

Experimental Show, Kinki University International Center for Human Sciences, Tokyo, Japan

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, Japan
Transmediale 06, Die Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2005

Sun & Escape, Harbor Red Brick Warehouse, Osaka, Japan
Exploration of Time, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), Yamaguchi, Japan

2004

Ex-, Tama Art University Media Center Hall, Tokyo, Japan

2003

Media Select 2003, Warehouse No.20 NorthHall, Port of Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Frontiers of Communication, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, Japan

Collaborative Projects

2015

Grow Up Artist Project 2014 Report, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan

2014

The Rite of Spring, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo, Japan

2012

Art and Music, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo, Japan

2011

John Cage Variations VII, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan

2010

Otomo Yoshihide Ensembles 2010: Resonance, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

2009

Otomo Yoshihide Ensembles 09 Rest-ful Musical Devices, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Residencies

2016

Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

2015

Lower Manhattan Cultural Counsel, New York, NY, United States

2014

Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori Public University (ACAC), Aomori, Japan

2011-12

Hangar, Barcelona, Spain

2008

s/lab Sunderland University, Sunderland, United Kingdom

2007

s/lab Sunderland University, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Public Collection

M+, Hong Kong

The Nissan Art Collection, Yokohama, Japan

Grants and Awards

2016

Culture and Future Prize, the 65th Kanagawa Culture Award, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

40 under 40 Asia Pacic: The Most Inspirational Young People in the Asia Pacic Art World, Apollo Magazine

2015

2015 Jaguar Asia Tech Art Prize, finalist, Jaguar Land Rover Corporate
Granted for Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Foundation
Arts Council Tokyo Fiscal Year 2015 (Single Grants), Arts Council Tokyo (for the exhibition, Observation of the Senses)
Nissan Art Award 2015, finalist, Nissan Motor Corporation

2014

The Fellowship Grants Individuals 2014, Asian Cultural Council (ACC)
Grow Up Artist Project 2014, work grant, Asahi Art Square
The Bacon Prize, Art Fair Tokyo 2014
Research of Arts and Cultural Exchange for ASEAN (18th to 23rd Feb), Japan
Foundation Barcelona Exchange Residency Program, Tokyo Wonder Site
Daiwa Foundation Small Grant, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Granted for Arts & Culture, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Asia-Europe Foundation Award
Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention (Interactive Art Category), Ars Electronica 06
Transmediale Award, 2nd Prize, Transmediale 06

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