Tatlo is a collaboration between Sara Jimenez and Jade Yumang. Sara was born in the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron (Neutral), and Wendat peoples of London, Ontario and raised in Bethesda, MD. She received her BA in Semiotics and Communication Theory from the University of Toronto with departmental honors in 2008. Jade was born in Quezon City, Philippines, grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, immigrated Vancouver, British Columbia, which is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. He received his BFA Honours in University of British Columbia as the top graduate in 2008. The two met in New York City while completing their MFA at Parsons the New School for Design and started to make work together in 2012.

Tatlo is concerned with how the body adapts or fails to certain strict criteria through performance endurance, social interventions, and sculpture. Often times these are framed through cultural expectations, personal experiences, systems of restraints, and bodily fatigue.