Keisuke YUNOKI (Selected from open call)
Born in Kagoshima Prefecture in 1978; lives and works in Tokyo.
Yunoki engages in projects that revolve around the theme of engaging with people, visiting the areas regularly in person. His activities have covered a wide area, for example his involvement in the Setouchi Triennale (2013) with “the Island House Project” and “the Shodoshima High School Souvenir Club”, and his “Barter Project at Thailand + Daigo” (2015). The latter is part of a series that he has been continuing since 2009, in which he travels around in Japan and overseas, bartering goods everywhere he goes. For KENPOKU ART 2016, Yunoki is running another Barter Project, bartering goods with people he meets in six cities and towns in the Kenpoku region, over a period of around two months. He will record the story woven by chance, which will involve residents, tourists as well as artists, and create art out of the experience.