Yuki Kimura


"Yuki Kimura’s work exists both as an elegant, static, physical form with a calmly assertive presence in space, and as an immaterial, wandering, and vibrating force reflective of all that exists around and throughout it—in the negative, so to speak. It initiates processes of transformation and is transformative itself, which may at first appear counterintuitive to its static appearance. The passive, mute, and durable world of objects and physical matter that one encounters in her work becomes a place of dynamic processes and shapeshifting, where the stable appearance and order of things are profoundly transformed. Kimura’s work operates beyond language, occupying an entirely visual sphere, but communicates at a highly visceral and embodied level of perception."—Kathrin Bentele

Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions such as The Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen-Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2022); CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (2016); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis (2011); IZU PHOTO MUSEUM, Shizuoka (2010); Daiwa Press Viewing Room, Hiroshima (2009).

She has been included in several international group shows such as Artists Space, New York (2019); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (2017); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); 30th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo (2012); Le Plateau | Frac Île-de-France, Paris (2012); The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2011); MOT Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo (2010); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2004); 6th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (1999).

Yuki Kimura’s works have joined the collections of Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; IZU PHOTO MUSEUM, Shizuoka; Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka.

Selected works

External exhibitions

Yuki Kimura


May 14th — July 31st, 2022
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen - Düsseldorf — Germany

Yuki Kimura

Danica Barboza, Jason Hirata, Yuki Kimura, Duane Linklater

December 6th, 2019 — February 9th, 2020
Artists Space - New York, NY — United States of America

Yuki Kimura

Inhuman Transformation of New Year’s Decoration, Obso- lete Conception or 2,

December 13th, 2016 — February 25th, 2017
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts - San Francisco, CA — United States of America

Yuki Kimura

Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015

November 7th, 2015 — March 20th, 2016
MoMA - New York, NY — United States of America

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