Hiromi Tango: sculptural and performative practices
The art of Hiromi Tango evolves organically from one project to the next, exploring neuroscientific concepts through sculptural and performative practices. Often using metaphors from nature to represent brain processes, her works arise through a combination of research, reflection and ritual.
Deeply personal narratives often inform the need to explore specific ideas and areas of research, including experiences with dementia and aging, child development or traumatic emotional experiences. In this way, her work creates a bridge between scientific concepts and individual realities.
In recent years, Tango’s solo practice has grown, enabling her to focus more intentionally on areas of personal interest such as the role of arts engagement and art-making practices in healthy aging and emotional recovery.
Her solo works have gained significant critical notice nationally, with extensive media coverage and a major sculptural work to feature at the 2016 Adelaide Biennale. Winner of the 2015 Gold Coast Art Prize, 2015 solo exhibitions include Art Magic Climbing Tree, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Art Magic Remnant, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, and Fluorescence, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.
Images courtesy of Hiromi Tango