Who Miho Tsujii, Art

Performance Artist, Teacher, Cultural Worker, Shamanic Healer

Miho Tsujii’s work is primarily concerned with regenerating life at the foot of destructions, creating a seamless line between her art and social intervention. Featured themes include water, radiation, cross-generational impacts of war, and gendered, dislocated, disrupted and hybrid lives. Miho has worked decade-long with the survivors of war and conflict from around the world. She conceives, directs and performs solo and collaborative performance art. Her performance intersects poetic images, movement, language, sound/vocalization, video and audience interactions. Miho’s work has been presented internationally in art, theater, educational, and public venues (some with and in communities that have survived disasters), e.g. at: Mies van Der Rohe Haus (Berlin), Brooklyn Museum (NY), La MaMa Experimental Theater (NY), New York University (Shanghai), CUNTethics & SQUATconstellation (online feminist intervention, Berlin), Mekong (Vietnamese/Cambodian refugee community, NY), O-Link House (cultural center for tsunami surviving community, Japan.

Miho holds M.A. in Arts Politics from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and is trained in figurative arts at Bigakko experimental art dojo in Tokyo. Her works manifest Western backgrounds in education, experimental arts and music. At the same time, the ancient arts and sacred practices of Japan feed her artistic backbones. She is extensively trained in her family tradition of Ikebana flower art, Noh dance and vocals, tea ceremony, and the underlying conceptual systems.

Miho was born in Osaka, Japan, raised in Germany/Amsterdam, has studied and worked in U.S. Japan and Europe. She currently resides in Osaka, Japan.