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Haruka Yamada 
April 1 – June 29, 2024

Haruka Yamada is an artist based in Tokyo, Japan. Yamada’s art reflects on fluctuating urban society, by re-measuring the relative relationship between the city, nature, and humans through site-specific installations often incorporating performance or spatial aspects. During her residency at 18th Street Art Center, she will be working on a project to reconsider the rules and systems of time and timekeeping, which we unconsciously perceive as correct (but which historically can also be a symbol of power), while contemplating identity and place.

After graduating from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, she studied Art and Space Design at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art et Design in Dijon, France. Among recent exhibitions can be listed: Nocturne, POETIC SCAPE, Tokyo, Japan (2022), OC C U R R ENT, Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippine (2022), Setouchi Triennale 2022, Kagawa, Japan (2022), Koganecho Bazaar 2020 Artists and Communities, Kanagawa, Japan (2020), Widget Factory Annual Art Show, Aparaaditehas, Tartu, Estonia (2019). She has also participated in artist-in-residence programs such as Katsurao AIR, Fukushima, Japan (2022), Tartu Artist in Residence, Tartu, Estonia (2019), VAA Nida Art Colony, Nina, Lithuania (2018). 

This residency was made possible by an artist residency partnership with 18th Street Arts Center through the Call to Dream: The Sam Francis Fellowship and Tokyo Arts Space TOKAS. Please visit to learn more.

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