Fehily Contemporary is excited to announce that Ken + Julia Yonetani have joined the gallery.
Ken + Julia Yonetani’s work explores the interaction between humans, nature, science and the spiritual realm in the contemporary age, unearthing and visualising hidden connections between people and their environment. Their installations operate within an interdisciplinary field, inspiring responses through all five senses. They incorporate performance and prompt the viewer through immersive interaction at the most fundamental of levels. The connection between audience and environment is undeviating within a powerful aesthetic. Their work attracts international acclaim and widespread attention for its combination of aesthetics and nuanced expression of contemporary issues.
They have exhibited together at Artereal Gallery, Campbelltown Arts Centre, La Trobe University Museum of Art, Art Gallery of NSW, National Museum of Singapore (Singapore Biennale 2013), Art Gallery of South Australia, Object Gallery, Gold Coast City Gallery, Jan Manton Art and Sydney College of the Arts. In 2009, they represented Australia at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art. They have undertaken residencies in Finland, Portugal, Germany, Mildura and Sydney and have received numerous grants, including Creative Australia (New Work), Visual Arts New Work (established), NSW Arts Creation and Promotion Grant, NSW Artist Grant (NAVA), a Synapse Residency and an Inter-Arts Creative development residency grant. They have been a finalist in the Sulman Prize, Blake Prize, Fishers Ghost Price, Hazelhurst Prize on Paper, Willoughby Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.