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Urara Tsuchiya

Urara Tsuchiya (b. Japan) lives and works in Glasgow/London, UK. Tsuchiya’s practice explores the disconcertion that can be found between the personal and social worlds. Tsuchiya’s work includes creating performances, videos, and live events. They often incorporates ceramics, soft sculptures, costumes, and home cooking. These function as props in an alternate environment that make space for different behavior. Tsuchiya work with the boundaries of, for example, animal/human and adult/baby to strange and humorous effect. Tsuchiya is interested in challenging the viewer to negotiate his or her own personal and physical boundaries. For instance, sometimes the audience is not invited to participate; instead they find themselves part of an orchestrated scene. Tsuchiya blurs and removes the neutralizing, distanced aspect of making her work obviously ‘art’. Solo Shows include: Frieze London, with Union Pacific, 2019, Liste,with Union Pacific, 2018, TRADE gallery, Nottingham, 2017,  Room Service, Union Pacific,2016, Chataux Double Wide, collaboration with Zoe Williams, GI festival 2016. For more information visit https://unionpacific.co.uk/artists/urara-tsuchiya/

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