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Keiko Uenishi

Program Administrator

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Keiko Uenishi is a sound artist, socio/environ composer and core member of She holds an LLB in International Law from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, an MS in Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and is a PhD candidate at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien (Austria). Uenishi is known internationally for her performances and sound works formed through experiments in restructuring and analyzing one's relationship through sounds in sociological, cultural, and/or psychological environments.

At, she helped create a platform for artists to explore expression in a variety of art forms by providing an open and free space for real-time electronic/acoustic and audiovisual experimentation, real-time visual projections (e.g. video, film, slides, shadow puppets), and/or other performative activities in the “openjam” format where open-source programmers, reverse-engineers, and hacktivists alike also come together. Besides the regular local gatherings, she initiated and helped the on/off-site logistics of special international events and workshops at ClubTransmediale, Berlin, FutureEverything Festival, Manchester, and Ultrahang Festival, Budapest.

Uenishiʼs sound works have been presented at locations including Whitney Museum of American Art, P.S. 1, DIA: Beacon, Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, Eyebeam, Skolska28, Museu Serralves, ICA London, Tate Britain, Maebashi Bunka Cultural Laboratory, Treasure Hill Artist Village, The Bamboo Curtain Studio Taipei, Research Pavilion Venice, and Farm Residency Andore Village, India. She has collaborated with artists including Ricardo Arias, Klaus Filip, Miguel Frasconi, HC Gilje, Takehisa Kosugi, Katherine Liberovskaya, Christian Marclay, Kaffe Matthews, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Ikue Mori, Kurt Ralske, and Marina Rosenfeld.