Yuki Okumura

*1978 in Aomori, lives and works in Maastricht and Brussels.

The artist has had solo exhibitions among others in institutions such as the Hedah, Maastricht, the Vita Kuben, Umea (both 2013), the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, the dock, Basel (both 2012), as well as in the Gallery Augusta, Helsinki (2010). Okumura has participated in various international group shows as the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, the CAB, Brussels, the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (all 2013), the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2012), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (2011).

Anatomy Fiction

by Yuki Okumura

In this on-going series of workshops organized by artist Yuki Okumura, children from four to seven years old are invited to make a life-sized drawing of their own anatomy−an »inner« self-portrait visualized through their imagination and interpretation, free from conventions of the anatomical science. Since 2008, it has been held at various institutions in Japan and Europe, such as Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori (2010); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima (2012); WIELS, Brussels (2013); and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2014), among others.