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Yukiko Nagakura, born in Shizuoka, Japan, currently works and resides in Berlin, Germany. As an interdisciplinary and counter-disciplinary artist, Nagakura explores themes of ecology and gender issues through her practice in installation art and performance art. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture from Tokoha University in Shizuoka, Japan, in 2006, and also studied art history and theory at Kinki University’s Yotsuya Art Institute in Tokyo.

Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, Nagakura relocated to Europe and furthered her academic knowledge and artistic skills through auditing Hito Steyerl’s course at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK). In 2017, she completed a Master’s degree in Art and Political Theory at the Weißensee School of Art in Berlin under the guidance of Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann. During her graduate studies, she participated in the Erasmus Exchange Program in 2015, studying photography at Edinburgh College of Art.

Nagakura’s art reflects her multidisciplinary and holistic approach, addressing social, political, and cultural issues, with a particular focus on gender inequality in Japan. Described as a creative international visual artist, she has participated in various exhibitions across Europe, including both group and solo exhibitions. She also collaborates with other performance artists interested in contemporary interpretations of social, political, and cultural issues in modern art.

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