Born in 1967 in Kobe, Japan, Miwa Yanagi
studied at the Department of Crafts at the Kyoto City University of Arts. After showing works of photography and other media in domestic and international exhibitions, Yanagi represented Japan at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). Since 2011, Yanagi has also been active in theatre, presenting works in both art museums and theatrical venues. Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape, which Yanagi wrote, directed, and designed, toured five North American cities in 2015. Yanagi’s Wings of the Sun (based on the novel by Kenji Nakagami), an outdoor production performed on a traveling stage trailer, has played in locations throughout Japan since 2016. Most recently, Myth Machines (2019-2020), Yanagi’s solo exhibition featuring new works of both performance and photography, toured five Japanese museums.