Can Tamura is an artist, filmmaker, and audiovisual anthropologist whose artwork explores the relationships between the contemporary art system, money, and power; digital data production as embodied practice; sensory perception; and visual/material culture in Japan and Mongolia. Current work in progress incorporates the use of digital video in the context of ritual in Noto Peninsula of Japan and 16mm black and white film in sensory-ethnographic engagement with urban development and memory in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
1988-1993 B.A. in Communications at Antioch College. Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA.
2017-2019 M.A. in Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices at the University of Münster, Germany.
2002: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, March 1 to 31, with the cooperation of the Contemporary Art Center (Кон Арт Тов) and the Mongolian Theatre Museum in the Palace of Culture.
Selected Solo Exhibitions and Presentations
Shoveling Ishikawa, film screening and lecture in connection with im/pulse: Vincent Moon, contact Gonzo, and the Anthro-film Laboratory, Kyoto City University of Art Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto, June 20, 2018.
The Supper Gaze, Gallery Muku, Kanazawa, October 13 to 18, 2017.
Electric Yen Zone, Gallery Muku, Kanazawa, June 3 to 8, 2016.
In Flight Art/Landing, Cafe Foodelica, Kyoto, October 9 to 25, 2015.
Ninjin Jyanai, Gallery Muku, Kanazawa, February 6 to 11, 2015.
Ninjin Jyanai, Cafe Foodelica, Kyoto, February 14 to March 16, 2014.
Zen Art Machine, Jam Sake Bar, Kyoto, July 6 to August 31, 2013.
Ninjin Jyanai, Jam Sake Bar, Kyoto, August 19 to November 10, 2012.
Nostalgia For Nationalist Squid and Other Tales, Mongolian Theater Museum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, March, 2002.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Fotografika 6: Emotion, SoHo Art Gallery, Osaka, September 10 to 15, 2013.
White Heat, Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Gallery Yokohama, April 1999.