Skin Street / Katsuki Nogami (JP), Photo: Katsuki Nogami

Skin Street

Katsuki Nogami (JP)

Since I moved to Europe, I have often felt like an outsider because of the color of my skin. Advertisements here typically feature only white people, which reinforces my perception of being a foreign object as an Asian.

Public art is an essential medium for finding my place in society.

I used high-resolution images of my skin texture to fill in my silhouette and scattered it throughout the city for people who do not want to see my insides.

After I experienced racism, Skin Street encouraged me to interact with society and expand my comfort zone in this new city.