Born in Japan, started as an artist in 2013. Former veterinarian. Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Azabu University,Tokyo. Ouma started to send animal drawings after her patient’s dying. It became more than 100 pictures. She’s been doing art to complete “healing of heart” which is essence of work as veterinarian. Her motif of art is “Cell”, which is minimum unit of Life in biology. She advocates the thinking way “Life Continuous” and have the exhibition in the world. The chair person of SORA project.
My motivation for creating art is blurring boundaries between Live and Dead or Ownership. I, as former veterinarian, have long been following my quest for " healing of heart" without using any medicines and special equipments. Some Phychological research said that people suffer worst of all when they faced the death of their familiar people. I’ve been thinking if there’s any life which never died and can be found in this world.
Cell is the smallest life vessel in Biology. Humans individual bodies consist of about 37 trillion cells. It means that One human life made up with 37 trillion lives. People gather and make town. Towns make countries. It seems like that cell and society is similar relationship. The world consist of a lot of Lives (Life Continuous), same as human body. I’ve been creating the works which are changing endlessly as embodiment of the world. I define viewers are also part of my works and bluring boundaries between works and outside of works.
Varvara & Mar is an artist duo formed by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar
Canet in 2009. Often duo’s work is inspired by the digital age. In
their practice they confront social changes and impact of
technological era. In addition to that, Varvara & Mar are fascinated
by kinetics, participation, and digital fabrication, which are
integral parts of their work.
Varvara & Mar has exhibited at MAD in New York, FACT in Liverpool,
Santa Monica in Barcelona, Barbican and V&A Museum in London, Onassis
Cultural Centre in Athens, Ars Electronica museum in Linz, ZKM in