Yurika Sunada

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.

2014

2013

2012

Education

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions (ritmico)

Awards

Grants

Born in Tokyo, Japan

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

 

Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

 

 “ambivalent” , Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

TOKAS-emerging  “engram”, Tokyo, Japan

 

“Intersection” Gallery 58, Tokyo, Japan

“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 GINZA”  

Tokyo, Japan

Aesthetica Art Prize 2018 Longlist, United Kingdom

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

POLA Art Foundation Residencies 

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, POLA Art Foundation

GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany

1989

2009

2018                  

2019-2020     

2008 - 2012 

2020

2019

2018

2016

2015

 2012                  

2019-2020       

2018     

 © Yurika Sunada 2018

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