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


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Latest Project

2022年度は国際芸術祭あいち2022連携企画事業として、ART FARMing TVという参加型放送局のプロジェクトをプロデュース&ディレクションしています。アーティストコレクティブが作るテレビ局として参加型の番組制作や、テレビ局企画の展覧会やイベントなども行っています。 https://artfarming.jp/

I am working as a producer & director of a collaborating project with Aichi Triennale 2022, International Art Festival in Japan in 2022.  Me and fellows of our artist collective are running a TV station like community which you can participate. We also present a photography exhibition and events. https://artfarming.jp/

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