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Keiken is an artist collective co-founded in 2015 by Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori and Isabel Ramos, who are based between London and Berlin. Keiken’s collective title is taken from the Japanese word for ‘experience’, lived experience being an idea at the core of their practice. Keiken creates speculative worlds through filmmaking, gaming, installation, Extended Reality (XR), blockchain and performance.

Through these varied mediums they explore the nature of consciousness and how societal introjection governs the way we feel, think and perceive.

For Helsinki Biennial 2023, Keiken are designing a new multimodal installation that will act as a portal between Vallisaari Island and the metaverse they are building in their practice.

Keiken, Morphogenic Angels and the Bubble Theory, 2022 (video still). Courtesy of the artist. Co-commissioned by Arko Art Centre & Tetem.

Keiken’s recent exhibitions have been staged at venues including ARKO Art Center, Seoul (KR); Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (DE); Onassis, Athens (GR); Photographers Gallery, London (UK) (2022); 2nd Thailand Biennale, Korat (TH); House of Electronic Arts HEK, Basel (CH); Francisco Carolinum, Linz (AU); 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice (IT); Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo (JP) (2021); FACT, Liverpool (UK);

HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (DE); transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW, Berlin (DE) (2020); Institute of Contemporary Arts ICA, London (UK); Jerwood Arts, London (UK) (2019).

Keiken are winners of the inaugural Chanel Next Prize and they recently began a residency at Somerset House, London.