Yuka Oyama

HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design, Gothenburg


Contributes to: Seminar 2 and SAAR Summer Academy for Artistic Research

Yuka Oyama is a visual artist, who employs life-sized wearable sculptures, performance, jewellery, and video to think about what is ‘home’ for nomadic people. The artist’s original training as a jeweller transpires in her fascination for things that are deemed special enough to be carried on the body, as well as thing-person relationship between adorned objects, their wearers, and persons’ subjectivities. Yuka’s sculptures are often worn in public theatrical settings. They encourage participants to feel more imaginative, experience moments of connection to human and non-human actors, and act beyond set conventions. Since 2019, Yuka is Professor of Craft (Jewellery Art) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Read more

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