Tadaaki Hozumi

Tad Hozumi is a video and performance artist, based in Toronto, Canada.

Hozumi was born in 1977 in Basel, Switzerland and grew up in Toronto, Canada. He has completed a BA in Religious studies at the University of Toronto, and an AOCAD diploma in the sculpture and installation program at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Hozumi has screen and exhibited his work locally at XPACE, Reel Asian Film Festival, Manifesto, Pleasuredome, Video Rental & New Media Land, Gallery 44, nationally at Lucky’s Gallery (Vancouver), and internationally at Art In Hospital (Japan) and Love Video 2011 (Georgia, France, and England).
Hozumi is currently working on a body of photo, installation, social intervention, and performance work that explores the history of struggle coded into the subversive vocabulary of street style dances. Hozumi is also working hard on his poppin’, a west coast originated funk dance style that is characterized by the use of explosive muscle contractions to the sound of the beat.

Hozumi sits on the Board of Directors at Gendai Gallery, an Asian Canadian art organization devoted to a critical discussion of diaspora issues.


Performative Renovations

2011, 10:33 minutes, colour

6-ON-6 Battle 2010

2010, 21:35 minutes, colour