Exhibition & Residency:
July 1 – September 30, 2014
Yukako Ando born in Osaka, Japan, currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. She is a visual artist who focuses on the everyday phenomena from which the fundamental questions of life are configured.
The point of departure for Ando’s work is her personal experience of the real world as a complex living environment, in which truth and fiction blend as equal parts of our consciousness to form a unified platform for our subjective experience. This personal existential foundation provides the substance and historical context for Ando’s works, which consists of experimental actions and instructions for actions that exist as multimedia installations.
Ando earned her MA from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2001. She was awarded the Overseas Study Programme for Artists Fellowship by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2013. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes for sculpture.
Yukako Ando’s residency at 18th Street Arts Center has been generously funded by: