• Youki Hirakawa
  • 平川祐樹

Youki Hirakawa is a video artist presenting the time dwells in places and matter through the method inspired by media archaeology. In the last few years, he has been creating the works particularly through the alchemical process such as combustion, distillation and purification. He produces art pieces by using ashes of vintage film as pigment for his paintings and also by extracting and casting silver from these films. His minimalistic works hold both tranquillity and vanity.

  • biography
  • 略歴

Born in 1983, Nagoya. Lives works in Aichi.

15-16 Overseas Research Fellow | Japanese Government Oversea Research Program, Agency for Cultural Affairs, JP
14-15 Resident Artist | Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, DE

13-14 Overseas Research Fellow | Pola Art Foundation, JP

11-12 Resident Artist | Akademie Schloss Solitude, DE
08 M.A | Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Cinema and Installation, JP

Selected Solo Exhibitions
17 The Better Way Back to the Soil | Double Square Gallery, Taipei, TW
17 Shadow of Film | Standing Pine, Nagoya, JP
16 Solo Project "Shadow of Film" Featured Exhibition in Art Taipei | Taipei World Trade Center, TW
16 Secret Fire | Anima Mundi, St Ives, UK

15 Into a Horizon | White Rainbow, London, UK

15 Close Your Eyes | Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

15 Same Places, Different Phases -Energy, Matter and Time | Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig, DE

15 Unseen/Unscene | Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Wolfenbüttel, DE

14 In remembrance of Disappearance | MOT/ARTS, Taipei, TW

14 Event Horizon | Standing Pine, Nagoya, JP

14 Solo Project "Sculpting the Disappearance" Art Basel Hong Kong | HKCEC, HK

13 Until You Fall into a Deep Sleep | Minokamo City Museum, JP

13 Silence of Nature / Nature of Silence | Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE

12 Timeless and Silentness | Standing Pine, Nagoya, JP

12 Mute Time | Kyoto Arts Center, JP

11 Slight Signs of Something | Standing Pine, Nagoya, JP

09 Unlinked Images | Standing Pine, Nagoya, JP

Selected Group Exhibitions
17 Flashback' 17 | CCI Fabrika, Moscow, RU
16 Yokyerler/Nonspaces | AKBANK SANAT, Istanbul, TR

16 Empathy: Sensory Awakening | MOEA Taichung Software Park, Taichung, TW

16 Domani - The Art of Tomorrow | National Art Center, Tokyo, JP

16 International Contemporary Art Festival "Kaunas in Art" | Kaunas, LT

16 Open Theater 2016 | Kanagawa Arts Theater, Yokohama, JP

16 Pola Museum Annex 2016 | Pola Museum Annex, Tokyo, JP
15 il Fiume | Case Sparse, Malonno-BS, IT

15 Our Eyes | Double Square Gallery, Taipei, TW

14 Nuit Blanche London | White Rainbow, London, UK

14 Sapporo International Art Festival | Sapporo, JP

14 Daily Reflections | Total Museum of Contemporary Art, KR

13 Aichi Triennale 2013 | Nagoya and Okazaki, JP

13 Stranger | National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, TW

13 Subterranean Echoes | Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin, DE

13 Twilight, and we have something in mind | Hsin chu Art Museum the Art Park, TW

12 Ko-in -lights,shadows,time | Okazaki Mind-scape Museum, Okazaki, JP

12 In Our Backyards | Werkschau/Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE

12 Now&After | Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Vyatka Art Museum, RU
10 Raster Noton Japan Tour | Club Mago, Nagoya, JP

Artist in Residence
14-15 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien| Berlin, DE
11-12 Akademie Schloss Solitude| Stuttgart, DE

artist website

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