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Tatsumi Orimoto

Born in 1946 – Kawasaki City, Japan. Lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan


Boxing Partner”, photography, 2003.
Venues: National Center of Dance

“ART MAMA (Small Mama + Big Shoes)”, performance-video, 25’, 2000
Venues: Museum of Geology


Orimoto’s activities as a performance artist date back to the seventies. Since then he has elaborated his own approach to personal action, where humor and irony plays a key role.
In all of his performances around the world he used understandable symbols of life.
His latest photo documentation of the "home made” performances gives a new approach to the actions itself. His interest in sick and disabled people turns his humor to dramatic scenarios.(Zsolt Petrányi)

Recent Solo Exhibitions
2005  Mother and Son DNA Die Neue Aktionsgalerie, Berlin, Germany
2004  Performance+Document Photo (27Selling Bread-People “Punishment”) Kawasaki city Museum, Kawasaki-city, Japan

Recent Group Exhibitions
2003  Shrjah, ARAB Biennale U.A.E.
2002  BALTIC Museum Newcastle, U.K.
      Sao Paulo Biennale
      The Biennale of Venice
      Triennale of Yokohama