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