Performative in its origin, NaoKo TakaHashi’s wide-ranging practice incorporates installation, performance, text, moving images, sound, drawing, spoken word and sculpture.
NaoKo was born in Japan, moved to the UK in 1992, lived and worked in London for over 25 years and now based in North East of England (Co. Durham). She has been undertaking a (part-time) practice driven PhD programme, on spoken word practice at Leeds Beckett University, UK, trying to become Dr. NaoKo(!) soon.
NaoKo worked on a collaborative project, Movement Reality with health professionals and people with neurological conditions (2016-2019). Together with Alex Baker, Alexander Costello and Dr. Kit Poulson, she organises experimental events culminating in group shows.
NaoKo's curated/co-curated exhibitions are:
The Marbles Jackson is her collaborative music project with Terry Kirkbride.
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