Born 1967 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Lives and Works in New York, USA

Tam Ochiai’s practice is constantly surprising in terms of his approach and chosen mediums, which to date include film, artist books, drawing, painting, installation, photography, and sculpture. He is also known for eschewing a single personal style. Some of his better-known works are drawings featuring child-like renderings of human, and usually female, forms. When Ochiai installs his drawings, he will use the walls of the exhibition space as a continuation of the picture play. Other works are more research-based—such as a video documentation of his trip between the first and last cities listed in a dictionary—or deconstruct objects and texts in order to rearrange and represent them.(Art SY)