Hiromi Tango

The art of Hiromi Tango evolves organically from one project to the next, developing complex dialogues with environment and audience. Tango’s large-scale ‘performative installations’ are premised on the notion of interactivity, forging individual, social and cultural connections. Reacting to an age in which human relationships are being eclipsed by the globalisation and virtualisation of communication, the artist’s practice is often collaborative, performative and site-specific. Her immersive installations comprise vibrant sculptural accumulations of donated objects, materials and stories. They become mnemonic traces of feelings and interactions, and the ensuing catalysis of emotion and recognition forms the affective crux of her art. In this way, although Tango’s works are highly personal and autobiographical, they can also be read as universal tropes of collective experience.

Hiromi Tango's recent solo exhibitions include Healing Chromosomes, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney (2017); Art Magic Climbing Tree, Cairns Regional Gallery (2015); Fluorescence, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney (2015); Dust Storm, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2014); Hiromi Hotel: Moon Jellies, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (2014) and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney (2013); and HOME, with Craig Walsh, Digital Odyssey, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2011).. 

Other recent projects and exhibitions include Imaginarium: To The Ends of the Earth, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2017); ART|Jog 10: Changing Perspective, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, (2017); Contour 556: Interventions in the Landscape, Canberra Public Art Festival, Australia, (2016); Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab: What Happens Now?, Queen Victoria Market (2016); Magic Object, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia (2016); More Love Hours, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2015); Home - Gwangju, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2012); Hiromi Hotel – Mixed Blood, 'Primavera 2011', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2011); and Behind the Door, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (2010).

Tango is represented in Australian and international public collections including Artbank, Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; University of Queensland, Brisbane; and la Maison Folie, Belgium. 

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