Born in 1982 in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan. lives and works in Manila, Philippines and Japan. Atsuko Yamagata has started her career as a visual artist since 2006 when she lived in Tokyo. She moved to Philippines in 2012 and her activities have expanded more and more in the art scene in Metro Manila. She has been participating in numerous exhibitions mainly in Philippines, also in Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.