Using words and images derived from literature, Yumiko creates unique video and sculpture installations and performances, which serve as a bridge between literature and visual arts.

Yumiko attended the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo with a scholarship from the Japan Foundation and obtained her MFA in 2002. In 1997, she was awarded the prestigious “Kume Keiichiro” award followed by the “Takahashi Geiyukai” award in 2003.

Her work has been shown extensively and she has participated in various international art events: in 2003, at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (Nigita); “Good Luck” exhibition at Tama City Cultural Foundation (Tokyo) in 2003, and in 2000, “The Future of Art” curated by Manabu Goto at the Kitakata Museum (Fukushima), Japan.

Projects and Exhibitions at Location One:
Tent for Poet Multimedia Installation :: Residents’ Exhibition Spring 2005

Video Interview with Yukie Kamiya, Associate Curator of New Museum of Contemporary Art.


Yumiko’s residency at Location One is supported by the Asian Cultural Council.