Kaori Tazoe’s recent mixed-media works explore the role of theater and entertainment in people’s lives. From 1995 to 2002, she collaborated with artist/fashion designer Junko Ito in “Suit”, a series of conceptual art projects exploring the relationship between the individual and the collective mind, and the ways that the act of wearing a uniform affects both the individual and the group.

Kaori Tazoe graduated from a two-year program at the Ohtsuka Textile Design Institute in 1993 and worked in an architectural firm for several years. She began designing costumes and stage sets for theater and performance art projects in Tokyo and in Yokohama, where she co-founded Scratch Tile Art Space in 2001, one of the first alternative spaces in the city. In 2005 she was selected as one of the few Yokohama artists included in the Yokohama Triennale.

Kaori Tazoe’s residency at Location One is supported by the Asian Cultural Council.

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