Yuka Oyama was born in Tokyo in 1974 and grew up in Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, USA and Germany. Oyama has participated in numerous international exhibitions. Recently she has exhibited at Ajavahe. Time Difference, The 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial 2017, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn; After Wearing: A History of Gestures, Actions and Jewelry, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY. In 2015, Oyama mounted a solo exhibition Encapsulation Suits at Oslo Kunstforening. In 2014, she participated in a two-person exhibition, Faces to Hide, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio and further group exhibitions, EMBRACED, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg. In fall 2017, Oyama is appointed to perform in MEDUSA – Jewellery and Taboo, The Musee d’Art modern de la Ville de Paris. In spring 2018, she will exhibit in Material Matters, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, New Zealand.
Stipendiatprosjekt: The Stubborn Life of Objects
In Yuka Oyama’s artistic research, “THE STUBBORN LIFE OF OBJECTS” Oyama has been exploring how and why certain objects grow beyond their intended function, triggering our imagination as if to demand from us a different set of rules. In short how can these objects perceive to us that they take a life on their own? What do these animated objects reflect?
Oyama explores to understand the following issues:
- Which type of domestic objects do people develop strong emotional attachments?
- How can the physical and psychological impact of objects be transformed into wearable sculptures and performance?
- How to communicate the stories of objects to further audience using film, photography and installations?
The following aspects are also of great importance to Oyama’s overall research:
- Developing an understanding for materials and methods to construct wearable sculptures
- Investigating how to deploy inclusive and collaborative art projects that provide meaningfulness to the participants
Evaluation Committee: Prof. Nina Malterud, University of Bergen ; Prof. Suska Mackert, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg ; Prof. Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Supervisors: Prof. Sunniva McAlinden, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2013-2017) ; Dr. Jennifer Allen, art critic (2014-2016) ; Olafur Gislason, artist/lecturer, Icelandic Academy of the Arts (2013-2014) ; Dr. Karmenlara Ely, Associate Professor and Artistic Director Acting, Norwegian Theatre Academy (2013-2014).
Arbeider som arkiveres/publiseres i KHIODA reguleres av Lov om opphavsrett til åndsverk. Opphavsmannen beholder opphavsretten til materialet i KHIODA, men gir brukerne tillatelse til å sitere fra verket, samt videreformidle det til andre, i henhold til åndsverkslovens regler. En forutsetning er at navn på utgiver og opphavsmann angis. Kommersiell bruk av verket er ikke tillatt uten etter skriftlig avtale med opphavsmannen.
(Doctoral thesis, 2017)Reflection on an artistic research project 2012-2017.
(Others, 2016-04-15)Utstilling med fotografier, skisser, videovisninger og performance. "The Stubborn Life of Objects" er en del av Yuka Oyamas stipendiatarbeid ved avdeling Kunst og håndverk. Utstilling i resepsjonsgalleriet og auditoriet ...