Invisible Machinery 1
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Invisible Machinery 1
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2012
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Invisible Machinery 2
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Invisible Machinery 2
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2012
editions:
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Invisible Machinery 3
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Invisible Machinery 3
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2012
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Invisible Machinery 5
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Invisible Machinery 5
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2012
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Invisible Machinery 6
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Invisible Machinery 6
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2012
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Invisible Machinery 9
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Invisible Machinery 9
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2013
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Invisible Machinery 14
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Invisible Machinery 14
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2012
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medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Invisible Machinery 16
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Invisible Machinery 16
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2013
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medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Invisible Machinery 21
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Invisible Machinery 21
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2013
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medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Baroque for Life 1
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Baroque for Life 1
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2012
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Baroque for Life 2
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Baroque for Life 2
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2012
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Baroque for Life 8
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Baroque for Life 8
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2012
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Elegies 1
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Elegies 1
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2013
editions:
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Elegies 8
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Elegies 8
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2013
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Prewar Days 01
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Prewar Days 01
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2014
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Prewar Days 02
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Prewar Days 02
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2014
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Prewar Days 03
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Prewar Days 03
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2014
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Prewar Days 05
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Prewar Days 05
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2014
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Prewar Days 15
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Prewar Days 15
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2014
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medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Prewar Days 19
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Prewar Days 19
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2015
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medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Theater Degree Zero 3
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Theater Degree Zero 3
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2014
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Theater Degree Zero 5
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Theater Degree Zero 5
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2015
editions:
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Theater Degree Zero 6
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Theater Degree Zero 6
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2015
editions:
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small: 27 x 40.5 cm: edition of 9
medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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Theater Degree Zero 8
artist(s):
TORU UKAI
title:
Theater Degree Zero 8
medium:
inkjet print
date created:
2015
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medium: 39 x 58.5 cm: edition of 9
​large: 82 x 123 cm: edition of 4
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biography

Toru Ukai graduated from the University of Tokyo, the faculty of literature, Japanese literature studies in 1985. In 1998 Toru was awarded with the encouragement prize in 7th “New Cosmos of Photography”. From 2000 until 2006 Ukai’s work was shown within Japan on several occasions. From 2002-2006 a series of Toru’s photographs and essays were published in the magazine of NHK Publishing, Inc. In 2011 he had a solo-exhibition in Shanghai and as of 2013 his work has been exhibited regularly in Europe: in Poland, Ireland, Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

According to Ukai his main interest lies in the ‘hidden and invisible structure in our modern society. The structure is working everywhere we live. Originally it’s born out of the whole desire of us, though it could often suppress and depress ourselves. I call the structure “Invisible Machinery”. Sometimes it’s embodied in the social systems, the law and the architecture. Sometimes it appears in our own behaviour, gestures and figures. So “Invisible Machinery” is in the outside and even in the inside of us. It’s invisible but the signs are everywhere among us. And I think a photograph could capture the invisible structure so well.’

selected exhibitions