Okumura’s artistic practice predominantly departs from a kinship with works and lives of other artists, resulting in conceptual, yet deeply personal works presented in a wide array of media.

Okumura refurbishes himself in a surprisingly artistic way, opposite the “self-searching”.

Okumura says, "By shuffling identities and names there are many aspects of the physical condition against which I am gesturing," of which economic repression ( he often works with abandoned, forgotten structures) and the property motive ( he takes over an artwork with and without permission from the originator) are but two.

Yuki Okumura (born 1978, lives and works in Brussels and Maastricht) is an artist who revisits the history of art and takes various starting points for projects, including interpretations of others’ works, creating art rooted in contemporary art issues such as the nature of authorship and collaboration. Each of his personal yet conceptual projects can be seen as extending chains of events that occur in the course of his intense research

Yuki Okumura is an artist whose practice resembles that of a translator, ghostwriter or mediator, subjectively interpreting, reenacting or sometimes radically rewriting works by other artists that tackle the issue of the artist's selfhood. While his work is presented in the media of video, text, curatorial and workshop projects, its underlying form is performance, where his behind-the-scenes gestures catalyze or manipulate visible narratives.

Yuki Okumura’s art making, a surrogate sort of practice, has a long tradition in the history of performance-based art.

奥村は「身元や名前をシャッフルすることで僕のジェスチャーが相対しているのは、フィジカルな条件のさまざまな側面なのです」と述べていますが、経済的な抑圧( 彼はしばしば見捨てられた、忘れられた構造に取り組みます)や所有権をめぐる動機( 彼は他者の芸術作品を引き継ぐにあたって原制作者からの許可を得ることも得ないこともあります)はそのうちのたったふたつに過ぎません。

Interview by Zoe Gray & Devrim Bayar