Hiroyuki Oki

Hiroyuki Oki
Born in Tokyo, 1964. Lives and works between Tokyo and Kochi, Japan

Hiroyuki Oki is a rare artist who can grasp, affirm, and update this world of ours by continuing to explore “thinking” seriously through video/film. Oki started to make video work in the late 1980s, while he was studying at the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. From 1991, he was based in Kochi Prefecture, his following key early works such as Tarch Trip (1992-93), and HEAVEN-6-BOX (1995) won the NETPAC Prize at the 46th International Film Festival Berlin in 1996. His work is not limited to video, however: it encompasses live screenings, installation, bodily performance, drawing and painting.

He has taken part in many exhibitions such as, “M+ Moving Image Collection”, M+, Hong Kong, China (2021), “Doing History!”, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (2016), “Aichi Triennale 2016 : Rainbow Caravan”, Choja-machi site, Aichi, Japan (2016), “Hiroshima Trilogy: 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing PartⅠLife=Work”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (2015), “The Door into Summer: The Age of Micropop”, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan (2007), “Out of the Ordinary”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (2007), “The Sharjah Biennial 8” Film Programme, Qanat Al Qasba, Sharjah, UAE (2007), “Roppongi Crossing: New Visions in Contemporary Japanese Art 2004”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2004), “How Latitudes Become Forms”, Walker Art Center, USA / Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2003), “Art/Domestic Temperature of the Time”, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (1999) and more.


Public Collection

Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan
Daisuke Miyatsu Collection
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Kochi Prefectural Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan
M+, Hong Kong
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
Takahashi Ryutaro Collection

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