Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
Life-long art and music patron, Y started her career as an art dealer in San Francisco working for American watercolorist Dennis Hare, then later moving to Lowell at prestigious auction house Skinner in Boston. As an entrepreneur and businesswoman, Y has owned a number of successful businesses including three Cambodian restaurants located in Manchester UK. She has been involved in XFest since day one, organizing food and accommodation for traveling artists. She brought XFest to Manchester UK in 2017, and hopes to continue to do so in exotic, off-the-beaten-track places. (Manchester UK)
Yuko Otomo is a visual artist & a bilingual poet/writer of Japanese origin. She writes poetry; haiku; art criticism; travelogues & essays. Her publications include Garden: Selected Haiku (Beehive Press), Genesis (Sisyphus Press), Small Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Hand of The Poet (UDP), STUDY & Other Poems on Art (UDP), Elements (Feral Press), KOAN (New Feral Press) & FROZEN HEATWAVE: a poetry collaboration project with Steve Dalachinksy (Luna Bisonte Prods). She lives in New York City. lithicpress.com