Maiko Bae Yamamoto

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Life and Career

Maiko Bae Yamamoto holds a BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and an MAA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Since 2003, she has been one of the artistic directors of Theatre Replacement, a company she formed with fellow artist James Long. In addition to her work with TR, Maiko directs, writes, teaches and creates performance for a diverse range of companies and venues, including The Elbow Theatre, Ryeberg Live, National Theatre School and Company 605. [1]


"Maiko Yamamoto makes performances using space, time, the body — and sometimes things — as materials. Through a personal and embodied investigation of these materials these performances attempt to explore an intimacy with the viewer that engages with questions of individual and collective identity. Including performative acts or gestures, the work aims to challenge the ways we relate to each other physically, emotionally and conceptually inside the spaces we occupy in order to create moments of tangible co-existence with each other. The artworks are a means to open up family histories, everyday experience and cultural and socio-political perspectives with the viewer in order to examine how this exchange shifts our interaction with the world and offers new ways of seeing and identification." [2]


Town Criers (2016) Kate Bowie (2014) Dress me up in your love (2011) WeeTube (2009) Train (2008) Yu-Fo (2007) BIOBOXES (2007) Sexual Practices of the Japanese (2006) The Empty Orchestra: a love story powered by karaoke (2005) [3]

Thought Residency

Maiko Bae Yamamoto did Thought Residencies with SpiderWebShow. Click HERE to listen to her thoughts!

Social Media

‎ Twitter and Instagram: @maikobae

Name:Maiko Bae Yamamoto