Welcome to "umbilical sites"

"umbilical sites" is the offical web site of the artist KO YAMADA

The site refers to the artist's works, resume, lectures, performance, and projects for college programs.


「アンビリカル サイツ」はアーチスト 山田 亘(やまだ こう)のオフィシャルサイトです。


Ko Yamada, born and raised in Japan, is a photography / media project artist (BFA, MFA photography / Ohio University),Representative of PAC (Photography Art Caravan) . He was recognized at the FotoFest 1994 in Houston, Texas and at the 2nd International Photo Meeting in Sao Paulo 1995, Brazil, before he had shows at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in 1997. After he worked for International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2002 Nagoya as the vise secretary general, he expanded his field as media oriented expressions. His first newspaper project was awarded Prize of Chairman of the Jury of GOOD DESIGN PRIZE 2003 as a part of the Rodchenko Room Project. He combined photography with sound installations, book projects, newspaper projects, and sound installations / performances. His art works and projects are widely exhibited in Japan, Brazil, the U.S.A., Germany, France, Thailand, Malaysia and Serbia. He designed and founded a minimal sized art center and school called [Yojo-Han] Art Center and works as a director. He also teaches media literacy and design or fine art photography at Nagoya University ofArts, Nagoya Zokei University and Nagoya University of Arts and Science.

KO YAMADA 山田 亘(やまだ こう)経歴



名古屋  写真家  カメラマン アーティスト 写真 美術 芸術家 アーチスト 写真作家 作家 contemporary photographer 山田亘 Japanese Photographer artist fine art photography Ko Yamada 山田 亘 やまだこう やまだわたる


News !

Latest Project

2019年1月から約1年間に渡っ名古屋市中区錦2丁目長者町エリアのアート農業プロジェクト「ART FARMing」の運営母体代表を務めました。最初の公募プロジェクト「長者町アートハッカソン」が1月から3月まで行われ、受賞者が決定。6月7月のレクチャー&ワークショップ期間(Farming Season)を経て7月末から10月中旬までビル一棟をフルに使用した展覧会(Exhibition Season)を開催しました!

Ko Yamada is the representative of Chojamachi School of Arts. The organization presented  a year long project of Art & Design & Farming called "ART FARMing" project.

The first project called "Chojamachi Art Hackathon has  selected public urban farming projects in the last March.  There were a lot of  events like workshops, lectures, exhibition from June 2019 to mid Oct. 2019!

Art Projects

名古屋  写真家  カメラマン アーティスト 写真 美術 芸術家 アーチスト 写真作家 作家 山田亘 Japanese  Photographer  artist  fine  art  photography Ko Yamada  山田 亘 やまだわたる  contemporary photographer