Statement & CV
Tada Hozumi is a spiritualist, philosopher, and artist of the Japanese diaspora who descends from the world's longest documented and continuous line of shamans.
Their current project is Lunmu (龍夢), meaning Dragon's Dream, with artist and psychic Rein Lo.
Together, they remember the lost rites and knowledge of ancient and advanced cultures, whose traces were erased by a global cataclysm thousands of years ago, and transmit them for the benefit of their modern audience, living in times of both a collapsing Earth and an emerging Metaverse, via ritual performance, DJing, visual art, social media art, and other means.
Through their collaboration Lo and Hozumi labor for the (re)creation of Lunmuria (龍夢龍愛・Dragon's Dream Dragon's Love), a civilization that harmoniously interweaves ecologies both online and onland through technology and magick.
BA, Comparative Studies of Religion, University of Toronto, Toronto Canada
Diploma, Sculpture and Installation, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto Canada
Diploma, Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program, Langara College, Vancouver Canada
Exhibitions, Performances, and Residencies
"Algolumu" w/ Rein Lo, Cubitt Gallery, London United Kingdom
"Feedback Series - Workshops, Artist's Talk, and DJ Session", Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver Canada
"Body and Soul", Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago USA
"The Bridge - an Old School Party in Surrey", Surrey City Centre, Surrey Canada
"In Flux - Performance", Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey Canada
"More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s", Ackland Museum of Art, Chapel Hill USA
"How to Do the Friend Dance", Reel Asian Film Festival, Toronto Canada
"Group Affinity", Kunstverein München, Munich Germany
"Proof 18", Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto Ontario
"What's Love Got to Do With it w/ Ashley Neese", The Banff Centre, Banff Canada
"Love Video 2011", Centre d’Art Contemporain de Tbilissi, Tbilisi Georgia
"Know You Got", Nuit Blanche at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto Canada
"Know You Got", Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto Canada
"Confessions of Love", XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto Canada
"Fan Art for Mariah Carey", Lucky's Gallery, Vancouver Canada
"On the Flip Side", Reel Asian Film Festival, Toronto Canada
"Art in Hospital", Okayama Hospital, Okayama Japan
"Hozumi Family Portraits", 2013
"Thinking About Someone While Listening To Mariah Carey", 2008