Taro Hattori is an interdisciplinary installation and social practice artist. His recent work creates relationships between physical settings and people with specific socio-political backgrounds by featuring their performances, conversations, and singing.
Hattori has received grants from Creative Work Fund, Phyllis C Wattis Foundation, California Arts Council, Art Matters Foundation, Zellerbach Foundation, Center for Cultural Innovation, and others. He has been awarded Fellowships from Headlands Center for the Arts, Montalvo Arts Center, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, The de Young Art Museum, Kuandu Art Museum in Taiwan, and others.
While at MacDowell, Hattori worked on drawings of brick structures which responded to his earlier project “Exinclusivity - Space of Inclusion,” a participatory video installation working with five refugees in the Bay Area. He also worked on the administrative aspect of his future project “Pedaling Point,” another participatory project with refugee communities in Bay Area which focuses on their life experiences through their storytelling and singing.
Portrait by Tina Case