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Zen Sekizawa has been working as a photographer, director and artist for over two decades in her hometown of Los Angeles, CA. She is second generation Angeleno and fourth generation Japanese American.

Her childhood was spent at The Atomic Cafe, a Los Angeles punk rock institution, owned and operated for over four decades by her family in Little Tokyo. Chaos, music, dark humor and the inclusivity of the cafe guides her to create surreal, funny and beautifully subversive projects based around disruption,community and identity.

Since earning her BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design in 1999, Zen’s practice has grown into exploring, critiquing and acting on the intersection of art, politics and community care.

Zen also works in collaboration with artist Mario Correa, in their arts based project MANO YA. Within this custom object and furniture shop, each piece is informed by legacies of Mexican and Japanese design, woodworking techniques, and art histories.

She is a member of J-Town Action and SolidarityVigilant Love, Diversify Photo, Sustainable Little Tokyo Arts Action Committee, and works directly with community organizations including Chinatown Community for Equitable Development and Nikkei Progressives.


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