Embassy of Foreign Artists     

Urara Tsuchiya

*1979, Japan, lives and works in Glasgow
Residency period : July until September 2014
Artist, costume designer

My practice explores the disconcertion that can be found between the personal and social worlds. My work includes creating performances, videos, and live events. I often incorporates soft sculptures, costumes, masks, and home cooking. These function as props in an alternate environment that make space for different behavior. I work with the binaries of, for example, animal/human and adult/baby to strange and humorous effect. I am interested in challenging the viewer to negotiate his or her own personal and physical boundaries. For instance, sometimes the audience is not invited to participate; instead they find themselves part of an orchestrated scene. I blurs and removes the neutralizing, distanced aspect of making her work obviously ‘art’.

I grow up in Japan. I completed her BA in fine art at Goldsmiths in 2007, and MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2012. I currently lives and works in Glasgow.


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