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Yurika Sunada b. 1989 in Tokyo, Japan

It is a long-standing fascination with the intricate mechanisms of human perception that actuates the weaving together of movement, light and sound into the multifaceted installations that compose my work. Ever since I can remember, I have had a curiosity for form and obsessed with its precision. But in this pursuit of perfection, I simultaneously committed myself to continuous and irrefutable failure.

These early toils laid the foundation for the kinetic sculptures I produce today. They had fortuitously fostered a curiosity for the imperfect, my untrustworthy perceptive senses in particular. It is in an attempt to better understand, and finally acknowledge these shortcomings, that most of my sculptures lend shape and movement to the myriad of trifling matters that comprise a daily life. My work situates itself amidst their contradictory gaps - between perfection and acceptance, memory and forgetfulness, perception and misconception. And although they are meticulously cultivated on these introspective ruminations, my ambition is not only to grant an audience the access to my qualia, but to invite a reimagining of one’s own.



2008 - 2012 

B.F.A. in Scenography, Department of Scenography, Space, Fashion, Interior and Environment Design, Musashino Art University

M.F.A. in Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions


ambivalent, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany


TOKAS-emerging: engram, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions


Interspace, ART PROJECT TAKASAKI 2021, Gunma, Japan


Intersection, Gallery 58, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions 

(Yurika Sunada and Hikari Hirakida (b. 1988) form ritmico)


The Research Associate  Exhibition 2016,

Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, Japan


TOKYO artcrossing BERLIN,

Haus Schwarzenberg neurotitan, Berlin Germany


The Research Associate  Exhibition 2015,

Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, Japan

JART4TH, WAH Center, New York, USA

The Research Associate  Exhibition 2014,

Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, Japan

SICF 14, Aoyama Spiral, Tokyo, Japan


The Research Associate  Exhibition 2013,

Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, Japan


artcross project 2012 winter exhibition / Creative snow GINZATokyo, Japan


POLA Art Foundation Residencies

Grants & Awards


Aesthetica Art Prize 2018 Longlist, United Kingdom


Received the incentive award of Final Graduation Project Exhibition graduation from Musashino Art University


Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, POLA Art Foundation



GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany

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