Born in Tokyo. Lives and works in Tokyo, Kochi, and other places in Japan. Oki started creating video works in the late 1980s, while he was studying at the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. In 1990, he won the Special Jury Prize at the Image Forum Festival, and in 1996, the NETPAC Prize at the 46th International Film Festival Berlin. Not limited to video, his work encompasses such formats as live screening, installation, performance, drawing and painting. While traveling around the globe, he explores the correlation between life and philosophy, and depicts in his work a world made of complex dynamic networks. Acclaimed nationally and internationally for his unique and poetic visual style, Oki has participated in numerous international exhibitions and film festivals.
Photo by Tomomi Nishimura