Kentaro Kumanomido (he/him; they/them) is a queer-identified mixed-race artist whose work addresses the conjunction between reality and fiction.
Kentaro's artistic projects have been presented at Onassis Stegi, Athens, Greece (2019); Aphrodite Film Festival, Athens, Greece (2019), qFest, Split, Croatia (2019); Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (2018); Bandits Mages, Bourges, France (2018); Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, IL (2017); Northwestern University's Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL (2017); Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (2016); The Woods Cooperative, Brooklyn, NY (2015), SALTA, San Francisco, CA (2015). Kentaro's work has been developed at artistic residencies at Onassis Stegi, Athens, Greece (2018); Phoenix Gallery, Athens, Greece (2018); Massia, Massiru, Estonia (2018); Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen, Germany (2013 and 2015); and Earthdance, Plainfield, MA (2014). In December 2020, their writing was published in Issue 02 of Response: a journal of new work.
Kentaro holds a BA in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2013 with a Minor in Architecture, as well as an MFA (2017) in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University. In 2018, they were co-awarded a European Media Art Platform/Residency Exchange at Onassis Stegi in Athens, Greece where they began work on the performance film and installation Faster Than Light.
Kentaro is currently a 2020-21 Pearl Hogrefe Fellow in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University.