Keiken is an artist collective, co-founded by Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori and Isabel Ramos in 2015. Based between London and Berlin, they come from mixed diasporic backgrounds (Mexican / Japanese / European / Jewish).
Keiken’s collective title is taken from the Japanese word for experience; the lived experience being an idea at the core of their practice. They are collaboratively building and imagining speculative futures to simulate and test-drive new structures and ways of existing. Tethered to the idea of experience, Keiken explore the nature and future of consciousness in every facet of their practice.
They do this through filmmaking, gaming, installation, Extended Reality (XR), blockchain, and performance. Along the way, they also develop their own tools and technologies.
Keiken are currently working on their ongoing worldbuilding project, Morphogenic Angels. It is a video game series, set in an ever-evolving universe 1000 years from now, unfolding in a radically different time and space that transcends our current political, societal, financial, and subjective reality.
Keiken are a winner of the inaugural Chanel Next Prize and are residents at Somerset House, London. Recent selected exhibitions include: Helsinki Biennial (FL), HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE) (2023), CO Berlin (DE); Wellcome Collection, London (UK); ARKO Art Centre, 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); 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).