Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Taro Hattori

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: Richmond, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

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 that responded to his earlier project “Exinclusivity - Space of Inclusion,” a participatory video installation involving 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 the Bay Area that focuses on their life experiences through their storytelling and singing.

Portrait by Tina Case



Taro Hattori worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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