U r Ó b O r O s 2019
Yupica, basa toda su exposición en una unidad biológica que alude, no solo a la totalidad de su vida, si no a gran parte de la cultura japonesa a la que pertenece. Es de esta manera que Yupica incorpora en u r O b O r O s, al arroz como detonante de un viaje en el que transitamos de forma muy orgánica y que nos permite observar con detenimiento la alucinante transformación de una semilla en un universo que regresa a su estado natural.
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Yuauke (Yupica) Katano
Yupica born in Tokyo, 1982; lives and works in Mexico City.
Yupica’s work utilizes sequential images and materials such as rice and resin to address conceptual ideas about time, structuralism and the dissolution of singularity. Formlessness is explored through the usage of time as a material. Rice portraits illustrate the opposite of individuation; that what it means to be an individual is illusory. In 2013, Yupica founded the interdisciplinary collective ChaMeshiJi which has exhibited in Mexico City: La Quiñonera in 2014; the Museum of the City of Mexico in 2016 and Casa del Lago from 2014 – 2016. Yupica was invited to contribute to the International Festival of Lights, Mexico City in 2016; and Merida in 2017. In addition to working with artistic and public venues, Yupica has created installations for culinary and design platforms, including Millesime, Banamex Center, Mexico City in 2017 and Design House within the event Design Week, Mexico City in 2018.