Kanako Hayashi (b. 1981) is a Tokyo-based visual artist born in Osaka, Japan. Hayashi gathers historical traces and fragments of memory in urban space in attempt to make these invisible things visible by means of actions and setups.

Hayashi’s solo exhibitions include Kanako Hayashi, AIT/ Arts Initiative Tokyo, Japan (2013); Portfolio 2013, island-medium, Tokyo, Japan (2013); and The daughter of Time, αM Project 2011, Gallery αM, Tokyo, Japan (2012). Group exhibitions include Rans Arts Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2012, 2013); Skin & Map, Competition of Aichi Triennale 2010 Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan (2010); and Hiroshima Art Project, Hiroshima, Japan (2009). Publications include Art in America (2010) and αM Project 2011, Stratosphere (2013). Hayashi received her M.F.A. from Tokyo University of the Arts (2013), attended Chelsea college of Arts and Design University of the Arts London (2011), and received her B.F.A. from Kyoto Seika University (2004).

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