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"I got the flowers from a stranger in Riga."  photo by Caroline Sada

 

 

HIROKO TSUCHIMOTO 


Hiroko Tsuchimoto (b.1984, Sapporo, Japan) is a visual/performance artist, living in Sweden since 2008. She began her career at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and went on to study at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her works are generally manifested as stage performances and social experiments in public spaces. In her performance pieces, she often provides communal experiences to audience members through physical assignments, dialogues, and collective movements. Since 2008, Tsuchimoto has presented her works internationally both inside and outside art spaces. She is also active as an organizer to promote ephemeral art in Stockholm. She is an organizer for PALS, Performance Art Links, and a board member of Fylkingen. In addition, she currently focuses on developing her methods to lead performance art workshops in non-hierarchical and decentralized settings.

 

 

CONTACT 

 

Email: hirokotsuchimoto[at]gmail.com

Phone: +46 70 9587420

 

 

PERFORMANCES/EVENTS/EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

[performance] NEW PERFORMANCE TURKU FESTIVAL 2017 at Tehdas Theatre, Turku, FI: Organized by New Performance Turku

[performanceHULLABALOO festival club at Kåren, Turku, FI: Organized by New Performance Turku

[event] THE PROMISE/THE ROAMING INSTITUTE: FEET IN THE SANDS IN TIME at Index -The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, SE: Collaboration with Louise Stiernström

[performance/eventBETWEEN SKY & SEA international performance event at Lofoten, NO: Organized by Terese Longva & Rita Marhaug (Performance Art Bergen)

[performanceSPRING CLEAN! performance weekend at Marabouparken, Stockholm, SE

[performancePALS Handshake 3-day performance event at Galleri 54, Gothenburg, SE: Organized by PALS & Galleri 54

[performance] Performance event DISCOMFORT: Duo performance with Hans Christian van Nijkerk at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE: Co-production with NKF, Nordic Art Association & Fylkingen

 

2016

[performance] TO VISIT, RESEACH AND TRACE: HOW TO REPRESENT INVISIBLE SPACES at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE: Co-organized with Malin Pettersson Öberg and Valentina Sansone

[performance] FUTU MUHU 2016 at Kuressaare Raegallery Culture Centre Hall, Kuressaare, EE: Organized by MUHU A.I.Residency

[performance] BACK TO CHAOS Printmaking IN Festival: Organized by Non Grata & Grafikas kamera

 -at The Riga Art Space, Riga, LV

 -at Pärnu Town Gallery, Pärnu, EE

[performance] TAGEN PÅ BAR GÄRNING at Slipvillan, Stockholm, SE: Organized by Osäkerhetsprincipen

[performance] Art Festival MOMENT at Strandgatan 20, Åland, FI: Organized by Åland Action Art

[performance] URBAN STORIES: PECH I PRÓŻNIA, spotkanie perfomance at Święty arcin/Gwarna, Poznań, PL: Organized by Marta Bosowska/Performance Art Studio University Art Poznan 

[performance] PERFONAUCI-REZYDENCJE vol.1 at PERFEX, Poznań, PL: Organized by Galeria Raczej 

[performance] uNder_jOrden sTockholm at Stockholm subway-red line between Östermalmstorg and Slussen, Stockholm, SE: Organized by Gustaf Broms

 

2015

[performance] TONIGHT 4.12.2015 at HIAP Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, FI: Organized by TONIGHT

[performance] Performance at Grillska huset, Stockholm, SE: Organized by Stockholm County Council (Kulturförvaltningen)

[performance] PAO Festival 2015 at Atelier Nord/ANX, Oslo, NO: Organized by Performance Art Oslo

[performance] Performance at Technobothnia: Organized by Platform in collaboration with Vaasa Museum of Labour and VAMK: University of Applied Sciences

[performance] PAB OPEN 2015 at Gamle Bergen Kretsfengelsel, Bergen, NO: Organized by Performance Art Bergen

[performance] Performance at Almedalen 2015 at S:t Hansskolan, Visby, SE: Part of the seminar "Konstens och kulturens påverkansmöjlighet" arranged by Folkkampanjen mot Kärnkraft-Kärnvapen, Kvinnor för Fred

[performance] RE FORMAT Vilnius 2015 Performance Festival at Gallery Kalnas, Vilnius, LT: Organized by Bite Vilnius 

[performance] uNder_jOrden sTockholm at T-central, Stockholm, SE: Organized by Gustaf Broms

[performance] Performance at Center Serde, Aizpute, LV: Performance series CO - (LAB) / SERDE: collaboration and collectivity led by Jasmin Schaitl and William "Bilwa" Costa 

[performance] Performance at Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, SE: With Leif Holmstrand. As a part of the exhibition "Translation Theme Park - Japanese Contemporary Art" curated by Leif Holmstrand

 

2014

[performance] IN THE BETWEEN THE LEGS OF STRANGENESS at Mira-house in Vaasa, FI: Organized by Platform in cooperation with Fylkingen

[performance/eventSITUATIONS OF KEKKO at Konsthall C, Stockholm, SE: Co-organized with Malin Pettersson Öberg 

[performance] KUNSKAP & FRAMTID at Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg, SE: Commissioned by Göteborgs Konstskola

[performance] Performance at PERFEX, Poznań, PL: Organized by Galeria Raczej

[performance] NORDIC TRACKS "COMFORT ZONE" at Katlamaja, Pärnu, EE: Organized by Non Grata

[performance] ... THEY OPERATE FROM A CERTAIN POSITION at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Gavois/Germain

[performance] PERFO! at Tehdassaaren Luova Keskus, Nokia, FI: Organized by T.E.H.D.A.S  

[performance] MANIFESTA SPÅR at Walla Scen, Stockholm, SE: Performance program at the exhibition by Lea Ahmed Jussilainen & Victoria Brännström

[performance] DIVERSE UNIVERSE Performance Festival 2014: Organized by Non Grata

 -Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival 2014, Sofia, BGR

 -at Inex Gallery, Belgrade, RS

 -at Mamü Gallery, Budapest, HU

 -at Alytus Art School, Alytus, LT

 -at Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, LT

 -at Club Chomsky, Riga, LV

 -at Pärnu Art Museum, Pärnu, EE

[performance] Performance at Radio Skanstull, Stockholm, SE: Program of Gallery Detroit

[performance] Performance at New North Studio, Rovaniemi, FI: Curated by Lys-Ange LeBlanc

[performance/group exhibition] FAIRLY NORTH at Arktikum Science Museum, Rovaniemi, FI: Japanese/Scandinavian group exhibition curated by Koji Tada

 

2013

[performance] Performance at Moselstrasse 45, Frankfurt, DE: Curated by Klöfkorn/Lehmann

[performance] Performance event at Verkligheten, Umeå, SE

[performance] !ALIVE!: Organized by Non Grata

 -at Gray Space, Kingston, US

 -at Grace Exhibition Space, New York, US

[performance] NORRTÄLJE BLUES & ROCK FESTIVAL 2014: Organized by Roslagens Initiative för Kultur

[event] FESTIVAL:DISPLAY 2013 at Weld, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Marie Fahlin & Rebecca Chentinell/Koreografiska Konstitutet

[performance] DIVERSE UNIVERSE Performance Festival 2013: Organized by Non Grata

 -at Gallery Detroit Stockholm, Stockholm, SE

 -at Amagertorv, Copenhagen, DK

 -Hausmania Festival at Hausmania Culture House, Oslo, NO 

 -at Stifelsen 3,14, Bergen, NO

 -Perf13 at Radiostation/Sculpturepark & Viikkarin Kyläjuhlilla, Pori, FI

 -at Tikkutehdas, Tampere, FI

 -at Sorbus Gallery, Helsinki, FI

 -at Pärnu Endla Theatre, Pärnu, EE

 -at Tartu Artist House, Tartu, EE

 -at Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, EE

[event] K.R.O.P.P at Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Uppsala, SE: Curated by SU-EN

[performance]FAKE FINNS WANNABE SWEDES at Galeria Augusta, Helsinki, FI: Organized by Fake Finn Festival & PALS International Performance Festival

[performance] (IN THE) COMPANY OF STRANGERS, No°1 at Gallery Detroit Stockholm, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Gavois/Germain

[performance] FAKE FINNS WANNABE SWEDES: Organized by Fake Finn Festival & PALS International Performance Festival 

 -at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE

 -at SUPERMARKET art fair, Stockholm, SE

 

2012

[performance] DIMANCHE ROUGE #20 at Culture Factory Polymer, Tallinn, EE: Organized by Dimanche Rouge

[group exhibition] HEMLIKT at Designgalleriet, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Saga Axberg Svensson & Elin Lundquist

[performance] NORRTÄLJE KONSTFÖRENING Art Week Program at Gustaf II Adolfs park, Norrtälje, SE: Organized by Norrtälje Konsthall

[performance] NAVINKI International Performance Festival at Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, BY

[film screening] BUTOH FESTIVAL DUBLIN at The Back Loft, Dublin, IE

[duo exhibition] SOMEWHERE - NOT HERE at D&Department Project Sapporo by 3KG, Sapporo, JP: Duo exhibition with Malin Pettersson Öberg

[performance] DIVERSE UNIVERSE Performance Festival 2012: Organized by Non Grata

 -at Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, NO

 -Dimanche Rouge #16 at Maison de l'Architecture, Paris, FR

 -Dimanche Rouge at Bellastock, Paris, FR

[performance] PALS International Performance Art Festival at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE

[solo exhibition]SWIMMING WITH MY CLOTHES ON at Lilla K, Norrtälje stadsbibliotek, Norrtälje, SE: Organized by Norrtälje Konsthall

 

2011

[performance] THAT'S OK at Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, SE: Project at Royal Institute of Art led by Denis Romanovski

[performance] NO BUDGET PERFORMANCE: A STOCKHOLM ODYSSEY at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Denis Romanovski & Erik Wijkström

[performance] FLUXEE KLUBIT at Tehdas Teatteri, Turku, FI: Curated by Aapo Korkeaoja & Leena Kela

[performance] NO BUDGET PERFORMANCE: A STOCKHOLM ODYSSEY at Parabola Festival, Tensta Träff, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Denis Romanovski & Erik Wijkström

[film screening] 4th VIDEOHOLICA International Video Festival at Varna Puppet Theatre, Varna, BGR: Organized by Videoholica Association

[group exhibition] HOW TO OWN A CORNER at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, Kaohsiung Zuoying, TW: Commissioned by Jimmy S.P.A

[group exhibition] SITE SENSITIVE ACTS at Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, SE: Group exhibition with Malin Pettersson Öberg, Gomfilm, Sofia Törnblad, Vygandas Simbelis

[performance] DIVERSE UNIVERSE Performance Festival 2011 at Platform, Stockholm, SE: Organized by Non Grata

[performance] PERF11 Performance Festival at Gallery 3h +k, Pori, FI: Organized by T.E.H.D.A.S

[performance] SEKTEN at Slakhuset, Stockholm, SE: Student project at Royal Institute of Art & Konstfack

[performance] NO BUDGET PERFORMANCE: A STOCKHOLM ODYSSEY at Mindepartementet, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Denis Romanovski & Erik Wijkström

[performance] CABBAGE MUSIC FOR BENGT AF KLINTBERG at Arclights Studio, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Louise Lindvall

[performance] NO BUDGET PERFORMANCE: A STOCKHOLM ODYSSEY at SUPERMARKET art fair, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Denis Romanovski & Erik Wijkström 

 

2010

[group exhibition] HOW TO OWN A CORNER at Huashan 1914, Creative Park, Taipei, TW: Commissioned by Jimmy S.P.A

[performanceSEEING WHITE HORSES at Skulpturverkstaden, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SE: Project at Royal Institute of Art led by Denis Romanovski

[event] KANGEN – REUNITED WITH NATURE at Fivepoints Arthouse, San Francisco, US: Co-organized with Aoi Yamaguchi & Mika Yanagihara

[film screening] 4th International Video Festival at Gallery Velenje, Velenje, SI

[performanceFRICTION International Performance Art Festival at Västgötaspången, Uppsala, SE

[group exhibition] PENTECOST at Sofia Church, Stockholm, SE: Curated by Per Hasselberg

[group exhibition] Degree Exhibition 2010 at Konstfack, Stockholm, SE

[event] ASIAN BODY AND BEYOND at Moderna Dansteatern, Stockholm, SE: Curated by SU-EN

[group exhibition] SUBVERSIVE HANDICRAFTS – TABOO IN OUR CULTURAL FABRIC at Modra hisa gallery, Ljubljana, SI: Organized by Artevida

[event] CHISEKI - TRACE OF NATURE at 310 Lounge, New York, US: Co-organized by Aoi Yamaguchi & Tokio Kuniyoshi

[group exhibition] Stockholm Furniture Fair FEEL ME, FILL ME, FEED ME at Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, SE: Konstfack student project

 

2009

[event] KÖPSTOPP –ett sätt att kliva ur ekorrhjulet? at Sigtunastiftelsens bibliotek, Sigtuna, SE  

[duo exhibition] VECTOR at Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm, SE: Duo exhibition with Mafune Gonjo

[group exhibition] GRÖNT MODE at So Stockholm, Stockholm, SE: Hosted by Taiwan Textile Federation in cooperation with Stockholm Style.se

[group exhibition] STOCKHOLMS MODEVANDRING at Stationhuset, Stockholm, SE: Organized by Fashionplay

[event] OSC09 at Färgfabriken, Stockholm, SE: Festival focusing on electronic music & art

[group exhibition] HUMAN REALITY at Form/Design Center, Malmö, SE: Konstfack textile student exhibition

[group exhibition] YODEX 28th International Young Designers' Exhibition at World Trade Center, Taipei, TW: Organized by Stockholm Style.se

[group exhibition] COLORLESS SPECTRUM at Space Gallery, San Francisco, US: Organized by Surreality In Reality

 

2008    

[duo exhibition] Exhibition at Bruno Gallerian, Stockholm, SE: Duo exhibition with Simon Key Bertman

[solo exhibition] THE DAWN at Gallery Monma ANNEX, Sapporo, JP

[group exhibition] Graduation Works Exhibition at AXIS Gallery, Tokyo, JP

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2017

-c.off residency with Hans Christian van Nijkerk in Stockholm, Sweden (22-23 July)

-Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula, CA, USA (16-30 April)

-Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2-10 April) 

-Warm Heart Art Tanzania in Arusha, Tanzania (26 March-2 April)

 

2016

-MUHU A.I.Residency in Nõmmküla, Estonia (19 July - 20 August)

-Galeria Raczej in Poznań, Poland (7-14 May)

-Warm Heart Art Tanzania in Arusha, Tanzania (3-17 February)

 

2015

-Platform in Vaasa, Finland (30 September - 31 October)

 

2014

-Galeria Raczej in Poznań, Poland (1-31 October)

 

 

TEACHING / WORKSHOPS

 

2017

-Performance workshop EMOTIONAL MANAGEMENT at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan: Organized by Department of Sociology conducted by prof. Masayuki Okahara

-Performance workshop TILLSAMMANS? with Sonia Hedstrand at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE: Organized by Museum Museum

-Performance workshop SITUATIONAL FEELING with Sonia Hedstrand at Valand Academy, Gothenburg, SE

-Performance workshop SITUATIONAL FEELING with Sonia Hedstrand at Österlenskolan, Simrishamn, SE

-Performance workshop PROBLEM(S) x PERFORMANCE at Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam, TZ

-Performance workshop DISCOMFORT with Hans Christian van Nijkerk at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE: Co-production with NKF, Nordic Art Association & Fylkingen

 

2014 

-Performance workshop "PERFORMANCE ART & STORYTELLING" at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, PL

-Performance workshop at Alytus Art School, Alytus, LT

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

2017

-Organizer for PALS Speed Dating at SUPERMARKET Art Fair, Stockholm, SE

-Artist talk with Hans Christian van Nijkerk at NKF, Nordic Art Association, Stockholm, SE

-Co-organizer for MODERNIST LEGACIES AND CONSTRUCTIONS OF WHITENESS symposium at Kungl.Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Art), Stockholm, SE

 

2016

-Project assistant for Sonia Hedstrand in Tokyo, Japan

-Organizer for a three-day performance festival HEJ HEJ PALS! at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE

-Curator for Fylkingen exhibition booth at SUPERMARKET Art Fair, Stockholm, SE, together with Marie Gavois and Geraldine Hudson

-Artist talk and presentation at Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam, TZ

 

2015

-Organizer of Japanese book circle together with Malin Pettersson Öberg at Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm, SE

-Writer for web magazine PARTNER, JP

-Organizer for an international cultural exchange project PALS PLAY TAG! at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE 

-Guest artist at Co (lab) / Serde: collaboration & collectivity led by Jasmin Schaitl and William "Bilwa" Costa in Aizpute, LV

-Lecture at Sapporo Odori University / 8% åtta project, Sapporo, JP

-Participant at workshop PERFORMANCE AS SCULPTURE: ECSTASY OF THINGS run by Benjamin Valenza in Stockholm, SE

 

2014

-Participant at workshop STAGING NORDIC TABLE 2024 hosted by New Nordic Food II in Stockholm, SE

-Artist talk at University of Arts in Poznań, Poznań, PL

-Organizer for DIVERSE UNIVERSE Performance Festival 2014 at Gallery Detroit Stockholm, Stockholm, SE   

-Scenographic installation for IT PULSE (project by Mirko Guido) in Stockholm, SE

 

2013

-Organizer for DIVERSE UNIVERSE Performance Festival 2013 at Gallery Detroit Stockholm, Stockholm, SE    

-Artist talk SALONAIR at stopmotion.jp, JP

 

2012

-Lecture at Sapporo Odori University, Sapporo, JP

 

2009    

-Product offering to Visavis in Taipei, TW

 

2008    

-Workshop DAICHI-WO-KAZAROU at Hokusen Gallery Ivory, Sapporo, JP

 

 

FELLOWSHIP

 

2018 

-IASPIS studio grant in Johannesburg, South Africa (Bag Factory)

 

2017

-IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee - international cultural exchange grant (Nida, LT)

-Nordic Culture Point - mobility funding grant (Bergen, NO 

 

2016

-Swedish Arts Grants Committee - two-year working grant

-IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee - international cultural exchange grant (Nõmmküla, EE)

-Nordic Culture Point - mobility funding grant (Nõmmküla, EE

 

2015

-Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation - travel grant (Tanzania, Japan)

-Nordic Culture Point - mobility funding grant (Vilnius, LT) 

-IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee - international cultural exchange grant (international collaborative project)

 

2014

-IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee - international cultural exchange grant (Poznan, PL)    

-IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee - international cultural exchange grant (international collaborative project)

 

2013    

-Nordic Culture Point - mobility funding grant (Rovaniemi, FI)

-IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee - international cultural exchange grant (Rovaniemi, FI)

-Swedish Arts Grants Committee - one-year working grant

-IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee - international cultural exchange grant (New York, US)

-IASPIS/Swedish Arts Grants Committee - international cultural exchange grant (Estonia, Finland, Norway, Denmark)

 

2011    

-Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation - travel grant (Japan)

-Fredrika-Bremer-Association - study grant

 

2010  

-Ulla Fröberg-Cramér Foundation - degree scholarship from Konstfack

 

2009  

-Ulla Fröberg-Cramér Foundation - project scholarship from Konstfack

 

 

PRESS

 

2016

-Maaleht - newspaper (15/9) (EE)

-Saarte Hääl - newspaper (24/8) (EE)

-Meie Maa - newspaper (22/8) (EE)

-Meie Maa - newspaper (19/8) (EE)

 

2015

-Billedkunst Magasin - magazine (7/2015) (NO)

-Berlin Art Link - online news (26/11) (DE)

-Pohjalainen - newspaper (28/10) (FI)

-Vasabladet - newspaper (27/10) (FI)

-Kulturkoftan Studentradion 98,9 -radio (14/4) (SE)

 

2014

-Łazarz.pl - online news (26/10) (PL)    

-Meno Propaganda - online news (31/3) (LT)

-Helilaine - online news (25/3) (EE)

-Meno Propaganda - online news (23/3) (LT)

-ERR (Estonian Public Broadcasting) - TV (21/3) (EE)

-Pärnu Postimees - online news (21/3) (EE)

-Lapin Kansa - newspaper (28/1) (FI)

 

2013    

-Expressen - online news (14/6) (SE)

-Danstidningen - magazine (2/2013) (SE)

 

2012    

-Наша Ніва - online news (6/9) (BY)

-Euroradio - online news (3/9) (BY)

-Konstpunkt - magazine (1/2012) (SE)

 

2011    

-Satakunnan Kansa - newspaper (22/5) (FI)

 

2010    

-Taiwan Today - online news (22/12) (TW)

-SF-Weekly - online news (19/11) (US)

-Cacao Magazine - magazine (1st issue) (SE, TW, CHN)

-Upsala Nya Tidning - newspaper (14/6) (SE)

-Upsala Nya Tidning - newspaper (10/6) (SE)

-Dagens Nyheter - newspaper (17/5) (SE)

 

2009  

-Svenska Dagbladet - newspaper (10/10) (SE)

 

 

CATALOGUES

 

2014

-FLUXEE performance decade (FI)

 

2013    

-T.E.H.D.A.S (FI)

 

2012    

-DIVERSE UNIVERSE Nomadic Performance Tour 2012 (EE)

-BUTOH FESTIVAL DUBLIN (IE)

-SU-EN Butoh Company 1992-2012 (SE)

 

2011    

-FRICTION International Performance Art Festival (SE)

 

2010    

-SUBVERSIVE HANDICRAFTS - TABOOS IN OUR CULTURAL FABRIC (SI)

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2010-2011  

Royal Institute of Art (Kungl.Konsthögskolan), Stockholm, SWEDEN 

(Guest Student program)

 

2008-2010 

Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design, Stockholm, SWEDEN 

(Textile in the Expanded Field: MFA)

 

2004-2008

Musashino Art University, Tokyo, JAPAN 

(Industrial, Interior, and Craft Design /Textile: BA)

 

 

OTHER EDUCATION

 

2016-2017

MODERNIST LEGACIES AND CONSTRUCTIONS OF WHITENESS, postgraduate course at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SWEDEN (15 ECTS)

 

2011    

Ruaha Community Development Gender and Children institute, Iringa, TANZANIA

(Research program)