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Artist as Storyteller – Ken + Julia Yonetani

Ken and Julia Yonetani standing arms folded against dark wall

February 22, 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Supported by the Seattle Colleges Performing Arts Fund, the Artist as Storyteller speakers series welcomes BIPOC artists, performers, and activists to share their work and connect with students about what it means to be an artist in today’s social and cultural climate. The series emphasizes the art-making and storytelling process as it relates to the individual and community.

Ken and Julia Yonetani are a Japanese-Australian contemporary artist duo whose large-scale installations are based on extensive fieldwork and research, often collaborating with scientists. The recent work has focused on microbes, the microbiome, and the breakdown in balance of numerous ecosystems, including the human body. They have an organic farm and studio in Kyoto, Japan. They have exhibited in such venues as the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Singapore (Singapore Biennale 2013), Abbaye de Maubuisson in France, Art Gallery of NSW and Art Gallery of South Australia. Additionally, they have undertaken residencies in Finland, Portugal, Germany, Mildura and Sydney. In 2009 they represented Australia at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art.

Come join the conversation and connect with them on March 8th.