Okumura Yuki

  • Born 1978 in Aomori, Japan.
  • Based in Brussels, Belgium and Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Inspired by the peculiar subjectivity of the translator, Okumura Yuki explores the essential parallelity of worlds and the primary interconnectedness between individuals through overlaps and gaps amongst different artists, often including himself, in terms of work and/or life. Rediscovering the methodology of conceptual artists of the ’60s and ’70s to reduce their personality to the limit as a possible way to simultaneously reveal one’s “corporeal self” and regain a state of “self-other unity,” he is now lending his ear to their voice that resonates from behind the horizon. Projects include The Lone Curator (2021); The Man Who (2019); Welcome Back, Gordon Matta-Clark (2017); Hisachika Takahashi by Yuki Okumura (2016); and Away from the Light of Greenwich: I Met On Kawana (2016).

  • The Man Who, 2019
  • Courtesy of MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo and LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS, Brussels