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Urara Tsuchiya’s  practice explores the disconcertion that can be found between the personal and social worlds.  Her work includes creating performances, videos, and live events.  She often incorporates soft sculptures, costumes, masks, and home cooking. These function as props in an alternate environment that make space for different behavior.  Tsuchiya works with the binaries of: animal/human and adult/baby among others to strange and humorous effect.  She is 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. Tsuchiya blurs and removes the neutralizing, distanced aspect of making her work obviously 'art'.


Urara Tsuchiya was born in Japan.  She completed a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London in 2007; and an MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2012.   She currently lives and works in Glasgow.


Email: u.tsuchiya@gmail.com