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b. 1980, Japan

Yuna Yagi Biography

In 2004, Yagi graduated from Parsons School of Design, New York, Faculty of Architecture. After working at Shigeru Ban Architectural Design New York branch office, she moved to Berlin in 2007. In 2010, she moved to Kyoto to pursue the truth of things through the experience of the act of 'seeing', he has created works and installations using vision and phenomena that make use of the characteristics of photography.

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In recent years, The World of One (2015), a group of three-dimensional works in which photographs taken while traveling the world are bound in acrylic blocks, and The Crumbling World (2016), in which photographs are distorted by applying algorithms. Prayer Space (2017), which considers the Japanese view of life and death from Japanese funeral halls, and BLANC / BLACK (2019), which has the theme of light and shadow. In 2018, she held a solo exhibition NOWHERE at Pola Museum Annex Ginza, and presented a group of about 35 works, including old and new works.

She received the 'KYOTOGRAPHIE Kyoto International Photo Festival' Portfolio Review for Best Hasselblad Award (2016). Yagi participated as an invited artist in FOTOFEVER (2017), the Paris International Contemporary Photo Art Fair, and was nominated for the Eberhaard Awards in 2019. At DESIGNART 2019, she won the BIG EMOTIONS AWARDS, an exhibition production at Okurayama Studio with designer Teruhiro Yanagihara.

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1980. Lives in Kyoto.

Text courtesy √K Contemporary.

Yuna Yagi Featured Artworks

Collapsing World by Yuna Yagi contemporary artwork sculpture, print
Yuna YagiCollapsing World, 2016Installation, digital c-print, acrylic frame, water
√K Contemporary Contact Gallery

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