The Illiterate and The Mute (IAM) is an artist-duo founded in 2016 by Naomi Hirano and Rebecca Williams. Both artists work in separate regions producing creative work that explores the nuances of intimacy and displacement. They are both currently based in Salt Lake City and Tokyo. 

BASHO is a collection of art books and zines across the globe; linking creative minds in various places to connect, critique, and experiment. 

Members of BASHO
Every Thursday, Salt Lake City
Florinda Pamungkas, Copenhagen
Kevin Williams, Salt Lake City
Lane Fujita, Chicago
Mariesa Samba, Los Angeles
Sarah Morton Taggart, Salt Lake City,
Slavko Djuric, New York City
Jocelyn Chuang, New York City
Joey Swerdlin, Boston


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