Takahiro Yamamoto's artistic practice takes shape in group or solo performance, installation, photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and writing. At his talk, Yamamoto will elaborate on his recent projects -Direct Path to Detour (2017) and Hanging River (2019)- in parallel to recent collaborative projects such as Say When performance festival by Physical Education and Pidzn Club: an art project centered around Asian diasporic future.
Originally from Shizuoka Japan, Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist and choreographer based in Portland, Oregon. His approach to choreography is interpersonal and observational. He starts conceptual investigations with a question -currently about ontology of performance, mutability of identity, and social implication of gaze- as he invites collaborators to bring their own perspectives into the creation. Yamamoto has received support from National Performance Network, Japan Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and danceWEB Scholarship Program, among others. Both his performance productions and visual art works have been presented at Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), PICA (Portland), Diverseworks (Houston), Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati), GoDown Arts Centre (Nairobi), and others. Yamamoto holds an MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. He co-directs the performance company madhause with Ben Evans, and is part of the Portland-based support group Physical Education with Allie Hankins, keyon gaskin, and Lu Yim.