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Yuko Edwards

Yuko Edwards is a Bristol-based visual artist who works primarily in the media of video and photography. Her work is research-led and addresses concepts of self and social identity. She situates her subjects in a historical context to explore social, political, and economic realities. Archival material, including family photographs, are often used as a starting point in the work as a way to retell stories and interrogate existing social structures. She is interested in how one’s identity is shaped by time and place.


Viewpoint (Buena Vista Ave)

A private personal collection of birds holds deep personal meaning and captures the unique social reality in the life of the collector. The film explores the concept of inheritance, touching on the many ways we hold on to the past.

Notes From Far

A first generation Londoner’s attempt to bring back the closeness he had with his brothers before mental health and geographical barriers interfered. Music (and musicians) become a stand-in for himself and a way forward. A mixtape with personal notes reveal life’s highs and lows and the way music brings back childhood feelings.


BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass (1997)

Contemporary Portraiture, The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (2019)

EmBEDded Stories, Kosar Contemporary, Bristol (2019)

Taking Flight, Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga, NY (2017)

Artist Fellowship, New York Foundation of the Arts (2000)

University West of England, Bristol (2020) The Scientific Construction of Race: The “Hottentot Venus” to the Present Day

Politics From A Black Woman’s Insides (film) Yale University, UMass-Amherst, Vanderbilt University, Emory University, University of the West Indies, The Harvard Library

Third World Newsreel, New York