Riko Yasumiya 安宮 理子


Riko Yasumiya 安宮 理子 was born in Ōsaka 大阪 (b. 1993), graduated from Kyoto Seika University 京都精華大学 in 2015, subsequently in 2019 she undertook Art & Science in Central Saint Martins in London and obtained a master’s degree in Arts.

Yasumiya produces visual artworks and artefacts related to human anatomy, her research lies in how these could better inform and encourage greater awareness and understanding of our body, by using a variety of media appropriate to teaching and presentational requirements, including textile, mixed media, 3D construction and installation. SYNONYM worked with Yasumiya for her first commissioned installation work titled [neuro−muscular interaction 神経−筋 機能] during the first phase of project GROWING SPACE at LALALA Batting Centre バッティングららら in March 2021.

1993年大阪生まれ。2015年に京都精華大学を卒業後、2019年にロンドンのセントラル・セント・マーチンズ校でArt & Scienceを学び、芸術学の修士号を取得。

人体解剖学に関連したビジュアルアート作品や工芸品を制作。安宮の探求は、その作品がいかに身体に関するよりわかりやすい情報を提供することが出来るか、その認識や理解を深めることが出来るか、ということに依拠しており、教育や展示がより効果的に伝わるよう、テキスタイル、ミクストメディア、3Dコンストラクション、インスタレーションなど様々なメディアを用いて表現をしている。SYNONYMは、2021年3月にバッティングセンターらららで開催されたプロジェクトGROWING SPACEの第一段階において「neuro-muscular interaction 神経-筋機能」と題した安宮の初のコミッションワークに協力した。

Photo: Courtesy of Riko Yasumiya

“As an artist I felt that my role is to ease the communication between doctors and patients via artworks. Medicine became more transparent and there are fewer mysteries surrounding it nowadays. Throughout the course of history, as human beings progressed further, we were able to cure more diseases but the barrier in communication between medical workers and patients would always exist because pain and suffering are always subjective, so this would probably be an eternal challenge.”

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Photo: Courtesy of Riko Yasumiya
Photo: Courtesy of Riko Yasumiya
Photo: Courtesy of LALALA
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