Mariko Hori


Mariko Hori -

Born in Kobe, Japan, Mariko Hori studied architecture and is currently working as an artist between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgrade, Serbia . She has recently participated in Folkestone Triennial, UK and some of her works are in the collection of Verbeke Foundation, BE and Museum Macura, RS.



Her artistic interests revolve around the concept of ‘atmosphere’ and her installations often study alternative atmospheric experiences and communication through modest yet intentional placement of carefully chosen objects to give texture to the space and time between structures. She is particularly interested in the strong sense of an enduring existence that attaches to old buildings and artefacts.
In her practice, she experiments with various materials  such as found objects, especially, which hold some kind of aura, the air, smells, sounds, lights, dust,  as well as individual imagination, in order to find the new potential experience which could be imaginative and real at the same time. Our Olfactory History of Oosterdok project is similarly interested in intangible heritage and embodied ways of knowing. Mariko is currently developing her proposal 'Under The Harbour' selected from our 2019 open call. 

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