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Midori Yamanaka (she/her) is a social practice artist and educator 

born and raised in Japan, currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. Her practice explores ways to harness creativity based on common values in diverse societies and their respective cultures. She has been working on many international projects as a creative and cultural hub, including Virtual Playdate (2022), World Friendship Online (2020), Asia Winter Game in Sapporo (2017), Esin Creative Workshop in Sapporo (2015), and many others. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design, and currently is studying and practicing Art and Social Practice at Portland State University.


About Me: Through My Friends' Eyes

This video, created in 2022, was part of my application for the prestigious MFA Art and Social Practice program at Portland State University, a top 15 art school in the USA. It represents a unique approach to demonstrating my talents as required by the assignment.

© Midori Yamanaka


Portland, OR. USA

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