Born in Nagano in 1990. Lives and works in Yokohama.
Sato obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Film and New Media from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2018.
Making use of a lecture format, Sato’s practice focuses on narratives. By linking issues that arise in the process of investigating historical facts in a multifaceted way, Sato constructs a story that interweaves fiction and documentary. Sato’s works are the product of her interest in Japan’s pursuit of a distorted form of modernization and the plurality conveyed by events that have fallen through the cracks of History with a capital H as well as her attraction to legends and ruins that survive in various places.
2018 Tokyo University of the Arts, Master of Film and New Media, Department of New Media
2016 Tokyo University of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Intermedia Art
2023 "Index for Obake Tokyo: Chapter 2", Theatre Commons'23, Tokyo
2022 "Song of the Fox, August 2022 Version", Japan Association for Arts Management, Tokyo
2022 "Song of the Fox, August 2022 Version", Nagano Prefectural Art Museum, Nagano
2022 "Index for Obake Tokyo: Chapter 1", Theatre Commons'22, Tokyo
2021 "Index for Obake Tokyo: Introduction", Theatre Commons'21, Tokyo
2020 "The Reversed Song, A Lecture on 'Shiro-Kitsune (The White Fox)'", TPAM Fringe 2020, Yokohama
2019 "Museum", theca (honkbooks), Tokyo
2019 "The Double Tsuburaya", SHIBAURA HOUSE, Tokyo
2018 "The Debris and Tower", Asakusa Public Hall, Tokyo
2018 "The Reversed Song, A Lecture on 'Shiro-Kitsune (The White Fox)'", BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama
2022 "Public production vol.2 Tomoko Sato White fox, Antigone, Centaurus", Nagano Prefectural Art Museum, Nagano
2019 "MINE EXPOSURES", BIYONG POINT, Akita
2019 "Centaurus on Route 103", Gallery Saitou Fine arts, Yokohama
2022 14th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo
2022 Random Walk on the Multi-layered World, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo
2020 Emergency Call, Online(https://euskeoiwa.com/2020emergencycall/)
2018 MEDIA PRACTICE 2018, Tokyo University of the Arts, Yokohama
2016 The 64th Graduation Works Exhibitions, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2023 RAM PRACTICE 2023, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art Lecture Room, Kyoto
2019 RAM PRACTICE 2019, Shibuya Euro Live, Tokyo
2023 "Benchi no Tameno PLAYlist 2023" reading in voice for Natumi Aoyagi "MoshiMoshi no Hoshi".
2021 Kuan-Jou and Yi-Chin × Tomoko Sato "The Nyu Shu Movement − Female Resonance Across Generations", Collaboration, BUoY, Tokyo
2019 Allergen Theatre "NOT IN KANSAS", Text Contribution
2018 "Letter on the Blind" with Kyle Yamada, Performance, Wakabacho WHARF, Yokohama
2018 "Utaitakunakute-shinda-ohimesama-no-hanashi" with Reina Kimura and Daisuke Kishii, Performance, Kitasenju, Tokyo
2022 Kinosaki International Art Center, Hyogo, Japan
2019 ARCUS Project/Hospitalfield Exchange Residency Program 2019, Scotland, UK