Biennial Lab project: WrappedHiromi Tango was born in Japan, and has been living and working in Australia since the late 1990s. In recent years, her solo practice has focused on the role of arts engagement and art-making practices in healthy aging and emotional recovery. Her works have gained significant critical notice nationally, with extensive media coverage and a major sculptural work at the 2016 Adelaide Biennale. Winner of the 2015 Gold Coast Art Prize, 2015 solo exhibitions include Art Magic Climbing Tree, Cairns Regional Gallery, Art Magic Remnant, Lismore Regional Gallery, and Fluorescence, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney. Her work has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne, Art Brussels, Art Basel Hong Kong and la Maison Folie, Mons, Belgium.
Tango's major community engagement works include: The Climbing Plant, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (2015); Monster Hotel at the Out of the Box Festival at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (2014); Pistil, a sculptural site-specific installation that was created for Contemporary Australia; Women, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery Of Modern (2012) and a commission as the 2013 Jackson Bella Room Artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, where she created Dance, an immersive environment for children with specific learning needs.