NaoKo TakaHashi is an artist and musician, working with multi-media installations, performance, books, films, drawings, spoken words, sound and sculpture.
Performative in origin, NaoKo's work deals with issues of translation and confusion of identity played out through language. She often use “documentation” to explore spaces both physical and social and reveal the ambiguities and inconsistencies of communication and identity, in a highly information-saturated society, through which we create multiple identities, confusion and distortion of reality, inventing “alternative” realities.
NaoKo has exhibited and performed widely in the UK, Europe and the Middle East including Tate Modern, Raven Row, the Whitechapel Gallery, IMT Gallery in London; the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Riso Contemporary Art Museum of Sicily, Palermo (Italy); Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen and Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde (Denmark); The Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (Belgium); Darat Al Funun, Amman (Jordan); the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (Greece); La Triennale 2012, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France) and the 3rd AiM International Biennale, Marrakesh (Morocco), 10th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris (France) and 24th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala (Sweden).
NaoKo is represented by IMT Gallery, London.