living library of becomings

I participate in the exhibition living library of becomings in Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKÖ).

living library of becomings

March 1 – April 10, 2024

Opening: Thursday, February 29, 7 pm

Opening times: Wed – Sat 14:00-18:00
and by appointment (

Paloma Ayala, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Kyungrim Lim Jang & Hannah Sakai, Tina Omayemi Reden, Salma Shaka, Kanako Tada, Sophie Utikal, Volume Archive, and diverse publishing practices

Curated by Miwa Negoro
Exhibition design by Shi Yin

living library of becomings is a group exhibition derived from a performative library project dedicated to multiple narratives of intersectional, decolonial, queer feminist spirits. It draws inspiration from influential writings, Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s DICTEE, and Audre Lorde’s Uses of the Erotic that challenge the binary confines of destructive colonial modernity to transcend geopolitical, linguistic, and spiritual boundaries while nurturing an emancipatory power from within. Weaving together the resonating voices, the exhibition features the works that explore the shape-shifting bodies of water, thoughts, languages, and feelings as the fluid, transformative agency. It embraces the margin, the liminal, and its relation as an assemblage, recognizing the affects of proximity, displacement, and (dis)orientation in the moment of grief, loss, and liberation.

living library of becomings is a portal of encounters, bridging the past, and the present, to the future of intergenerational and transcultural feminist imaginations. Taking a library, as a living archival practice of voices, it transfers and shares the process of (un)becoming through knowing, listening, and touching, as something plural. The visitor is invited to spend their time reading a selection of textual materials from the library, including various artistic zines and collective publishing practices. During the exhibition, the space will be activated by a talk, performative interaction, somatic reading session, and reading performance.

The library includes the selection from VBKÖ Archive, Kunstraum Niederösterreich Library, VOLUMES Archive, and Mai Ling Library.

The performative library started in 2020, and its research phase is supported by the School of Commons (SoC), a community-learning space, located at the Zurich University of the Arts, in 2023-2024. The exhibition is supported by Culture Moves Europe, a project funded by the European Union.


Wednesday, March 13, 7 – 8:30 pm
Online talk “Decolonial Curatorial Practice as Collective Care
and Solidarity
” by Kathy-Ann Tan
[Hybrid via zoom and onsite, in English]

Thursday, March 21, 7 – 8:30 pm
Activation “Preserving / Persevering: Food Containers
by Salma Shaka
[in English]

Tuesday, March 26, 6 – 7:30 pm
Somatic Reading Session by Daliah Touré
[in English]

Sunday, April 7
Reading Performance of Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s Work by Auro Orso, with an Introduction by Verena Melgarejo Weinandt
[in German, English]

*Detailed information will be announced


Link: living library of becomings









My solo exhibition sentencestress at Lavender Opener Chair in Tokyo.
2023.5.August – 2023.17.September
opening party 5.Augst 19:00-
, 5-2-18 Nishiogu, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo Japan

Migrazine 2023/1

I contribute a poetry Love is Considerable (2022) and an illustration One Day I Met the Rubber Duck on The Shore (2022) at Migrazine2023/1.

Link: AUSGABE 2023/1

Crossing Uncertainty

Die Ausstellung läuft bis 21.4.2023 und ist zu den Öffnungszeiten jeden Mittwoch und Freitag von 15-18 Uhr geöffnet.
Die Galerie KRAS, Stumpergasse 16, 1060 Wien Vernissage der KünstlerInnen Shuvo Rafiqul, Swarnaly Mitra Rini, Sagar Sarkar und Kanako Tada am Montag den 3.4.2023 von 19-21 Uhr.





Visionen der Medienkunst 11

Ann Cotten und Tada Kanako / Nikolaus Gansterer /
Martina Menegon / Jörg Piringer

Eröffnung: Freitag 11.11.2022, 19:00 Uhr
mit einer Performance von Ann Cotten und Tada Kanako

Ausstellungsdauer 12.11.2022 – 26.11.2022
MO/FR/SA 14:00 – 18:00 Uhr
Medienwerkstatt Wien, Neubaugasse 40a, 1070 Wien
In Kooperation mit FLUSS – NÖ.Initiative für Foto- und Medienkunst

Die Ausstellungsreihe Visionen der Medienkunst stellt Ideen und Haltungen historischer Künstler:innenfiguren aktuellen künstlerischen Positionen zur Seite. 2022 ist Oswald Wiener die programmatische Leitfigur für dieses Projekt. Der Schriftsteller/Kybernetiker/Sprachtheoretiker/Gastronom begriff seine Arbeit als eine Synthese aus Kognitionswissenschaften und künstlerisch-philosophischer Literatur. Aus Ansätzen und Bruchstücken linguistischer und kybernetischer Denkexperimente entwickelte Wiener ein Modell des durch die Kybernetik bewusstseinsveränderten Menschen. Für die Ausstellung AN DER TAFEL treten Ann Cotten und Tada Kanako, Nikolaus Gansterer, Martina Menegon und Jörg Piringer in Dialog mit seinen Arbeiten.

Kuratiert von alien productions, Gerda Lampalzer








Yukie Yoshizaki presents “My Collection and Me”

Yukie Yoshizaki presents “My Collection and Me”


This exhibition presents an art collection of Yukie Yoshizaki who had worked at Art Center Ongoing for more than 10 years and has purchased many artworks from its exhibitions. In addition to the collection, Mariko Aoki and Maiko Jinushi will make new artworks as commission for this exhibition.
For more details of this exhibition, please read here.

New artworks by
Marico Aoki, Maiko Jinushi

Artworks (from collection) by
Akinori Shimodaira, Daisuke Samejima, Itaru Ogawa, Keisuke Sagiyama, Haruka Saito, Akiko Kinugawa, Tetsushi Higashino, Mineki Murata, Koichi Enomoto, Kenji Ide, Yoshiki Tanaka, Kanako Tada, Yusuke Saito, Akira Takaishi, Takuya Yamashita, Eri Yagi, Miho Fujii, Koko Kashiko, Constance Hinfray, Tomohiro Nagahata (and more)

Exhibition installation by
Taketo Kobayashi



Art Center Ongoing