Tabaimo debuted in 1999 with the animation-incorporating installation “Japanese Kitchen,” her graduation project at Kyoto University of Art and Design, which won the Kirin Contemporary Art Grand Prize. She has displayed her work at several international art exhibitions, from the inaugural Yokohama Triennale in 2001 to the 2011 Venice Biennale, where she was the representative artist at the Japan Pavilion. She has worked on stage-related collaborations in recent years, and in 2016 held an extensive solo exhibition themed on the concept of “Utsushi” at the Seattle Art Museum. Tabaimo provided the illustrations for Shuichi Yoshida’s novel “Kokuho” (“National Treasure”), which was serialized in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper from January 2017 to May 2018, and displayed her first oil paintings at a 2019 solo exhibition held at the Pola Museum Annex in Ginza. “Sabi kara deta mi” (“Fruits borne out of rust”), a work of performance and video art conceived and directed by Tabaimo, toured the United States in February and March 2020. She is currently working on another piece of performance art together with a circus performer based in France.