Yasuko Toyoshima (Japan)
Asian Cultural Council


Born in 1967 in Japan, Toyoshima obtained an MFA from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions and international residencies. Since early in her artistic career, Toyoshima has concerend the with various forms of systems and regulated values in a contemporary society that one applies and unconsciously internalizes. By experimenting with various everyday objects, commodities and spaces, she conceptually investigates the social and cultural systems that are taken for granted, such as measurement, finance, color, or counting, in order to reveal how those systems influence the construction of a subject. In doing so, she further explores new realms of meaning and ideas by manipulating and intervening with the contexts and boundaries in various forms and approaches.

Ms. Toyoshima’s residency is made possible by the Asian Cultural Council.