Maiko Yamamoto is a Vancouver-based artist who creates new, experimental and intercultural works of performance. Many of these works are built through a practice of collaboration and include theatre projects, public art works, and performance installations.
Since 2003, Maiko has been Co-Artistic Director of the Vancouver-based performance company, Theatre Replacement, founded with James Long. With the company she has created over 20 new works, many of which have toured to festivals and venues around the world. Lately in her work, she has been exploring creating structures for performances that are made and performed with local participants. These include projects such as Town Choir (2017) and MINE (2018). MINE was the recipient of the UK/Canada Commission facilitated by Future Arts Centres, and was presented at artsdepot and Cambridge Junction in 2019.
Maiko also teaches performance and mentors artists for a range of different companies and organizations, both in Canada and abroad. She occasionally works as a curator and writes about performance for a variety of publications. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts, and a Masters of Applied Arts in Visual Art from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. In 2019, Maiko was the recipient of the largest award for theatre in Canada, the Siminovitch Prize in Directing, with James Long.
Maiko Yamamoto is an artist participating in LIFT’s Concept Touring commissioning programme.