Yuko Mohri (b. Kanagawa, 1980) lives and works in Tokyo. Mohri is an installation artist. Her kinetic sculptures, using reconfigured everyday objects and machine parts, highlight various facets coming from the encounter between objects and invisible energies such as magnetism, gravity, wind, or light. She authorizes uncontrollable and nonhuman elements to conduct within their networks, which are often compared to a self-contained “ecosystem”, incessantly channeling the surrounding environment.
Solo exhibitions include: “Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance”, Towada Arts Center (Aomori, Japan, 2018); “Voluta”, Camden Arts Center (London, 2018); “Dissémination”, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan, 2018); amongst others. She participated in: “Weavers of Worlds - A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art -”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo, 2019); “Japanorama: New Vision on Art Since 1970”, Centre Pompidou-Metz (Metz, France, 2017); “Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art” (Ural, Russia, 2019); “14th Biennale de Lyon” (Lyon, France, 2017); amongst many others.
Mohri is the recipient of the Grand Prix, Nissan Art Award (2015), The 67th Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists (2017). In 2018, she was selected as Asian Cultural Exchange Envoy and visited four cities in China.