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Ayano Hattori is known for her performative approach in her varies range of artworks from painting to video today. She started interested in performance art when she was an art student in Tokyo. Her earliest performance works are Untitled (legs with torch) (2006-2007) and With Father (2006). Such an intangible and one-off experience of the art rose a strong curiosity in post-performance production.

With video and photography assuming a central role in her performative works, such as video-based
Confidences Trop Intimes (Intimate Strangers)(2011-), Look at the Moon (2013), Tour 1-3 (2011) and photography-based I’m a boy. (2011) and /筆談 (Bi Tan/ Hitsudan) (2010), she addresses the issue of authentic experience in mediated actions and post-performance documentation manipulation. Questioning the notion of performance and viewership, her works immerse viewers in participational observation.

Her most famous video series,
Confidences Trop Intimes (Intimate Strangers), has been exhibited at many galleries and art festivals, including the 8th Vladivostok Biennale of Visual Arts, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, and Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, and has been selected for The Top 108 Artists of Art Takes Miami, and The Dr. Winston Oh Travel Research Awards.

Confidences Trop Intimes (Intimate Strangers) has also opened her artistic eyes toward the issue of trauma, remembering and forgetting, social memory, and the sense of boundary. She integrates them into the notion of performance and documentation. Such an attempt is also seen in Tour 1-3, and her latest multimedia project, Fukushima Mon Amour (2012-).

Her works have been exhibited in Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Russia, Egypt, and the United States. She graduated with a BFA Painting at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, and a MAFA at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She was born in Japan and educated in both Japan and abroad. She recently works in Japan after Hong Kong (2013-2015) and Singapore (2009-2013).





CV

Solo exhibitions
2016
Fukushima Mon Amour: You Saw Nothing in Fukushima. (Pure Art Foundation, Hong Kong)

2013
Ayano Hattori: Intimate Strangers (Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore)

2011
Savouring Time (SunnyHills at Raffles Hotel, Singapore)

2007
The White Window (Musashino Art University, Japan)


Selected group exhibitions

2014
6th Cairo Video Festival curated by Medrar (Gezira Art Centre, Egypt)

2013
5th Cairo Video Festival curated by Medrar (Medrar for Contemporary Art, Egypt)
A Thousand Times Fairer… curated by Lisa Botos, 8th Vladivostok Biennale of Visual Arts (The Theater of Youth, Russia)
Cross Encounters: A Collaboration of Artists from Singapore and Japan (Japan Creative Centre, Singapore)

2012
International Multimedia Art Festival in Myanmar (Alliance Francaise de Yangon, Myanmar)
Current 2012: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival (El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, USA)
Drive curated by Kent Chan (The Substation, Singapore)
Come Away with Me: Master of Arts Fine Arts
(Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore)
Performance in Frame: Video in Mobiles (The Substation, Singapore)


2011
The Dr. Winston Oh Travel Research Award (Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore)
Now! (ADM & Dahlia Gallery, SIngapore)
Future of Imagination 7 (Goodman Art Centre, Singapore)

2009
Musashino Art University Degree Show (Musashino Art University, Japan)

2006

MIND VITAMIN (Super Deluxe, Japan)
Taiwan Japan 10 Artists Performance Art Event (Taichung and Taipei, Taiwan)
The 3
rd TUPADA International Action Art Event TAMA’06 (Quezon City and Lingayen, Philippines)
The 13
th Nippon International Performance Art Festival (Tokyo, Nagoya, Maebashi and Nagano, Japan)

Awards
2011
The Dr. Winston Oh Travel Research Awards
The Top 108 Artists of Art Takes Miami 2011

Academic
2011-2012
M.A. Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2005-2009

B.F.A. Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan