Ayako Kataoka is an artist originally from Tokyo. She works in sound art, installation, and dance. Her projects often focus on the realm of resonance, sound spatialisation and site ambiance; aesthetics and rituals in modern culture; and semiotics of movement improvisation. Her work has been exhibited, performed, and screened nationally and internationally at venues such as; Electrogals (PDX), High Zero (Baltimore), Opensignal (Providence), San Francisco International Arts Festival (SF), The Stone (NYC), Nowhere Festival (PHI) and Tokyo International Dance Video Festival (JP). Kataoka holds an MFA from Mills College, Oakland, CA, and is a recipient of the Frog Peak Prize.