(Born in Kagoshima, 1968. Lives and works in Akita, Japan)
Tadasu Takamine began his career as a member of the influential Japanese multimedia-performance group Dumb Type, which has been existed since the 1980s. Currently, he works in diverse media such as installations incorporating video and audio, photography, video, sculpture, and self-directed performances.
Takamine reveals the latent oppression and the control of a social system and collective conscious critically and ironically through his own body. Takamine participated in prominent international art exhibitions including Venice Biennale, Busan Biennale, and Yokohama Triennale. His works also have been the subject of solo exhibitions at prestigious museums such as "Too Far To See", Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan / Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan / Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan / IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2011-2012); "Japan Syndrome - Utrecht Version" CASCO, Utrecht, Netherlands (2013). He was also invited by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to do a one-year residency in Berlin in 2013.
- Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, USA
- Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
- Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
- Miyakonojo City Museum of Art, Miyazaki, Japan
- National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
- National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
- Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
- Samso, Seoul, Korea
- Takahashi Collection
- Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
- Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
- 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
"Reincarnation of Media Art"
July 21 - October 28, 2018
Foyer Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi, Japan
Limited edition of 'Cuban Chugs' Frottage T-Shirt exhibiting at current Japan Cuba Contemporary exhibition is now available on NADiff online store.
10 kinds of Frottage patterns /10 different colors each, limited edition of 200
* Comes with a picture of the shipwreck at Key West (autographed)
Price: ¥5,500 (excl. tax)
God Bless America is currently exhibiting at collection exhibition in The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
June 5 - September 24, 2018
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 2F room12, Japan
"Going Away Closer - Japan, Cuba Contemporary Art Exhibition"
March 9 - April 28, 2018
Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Japan Syndrome - Mito Version has been included in the KADIST Collection.
Japan Media Arts Festival Regional Exhibition
"Ghost- Bodiless Theatre Space"
January 14 (Sun), 2018 17:00 - 19:00
January 15 (Mon) - 24 (Wed), 2018 10:00 - 17:00
January 25 (Thu), 2018 10:00 - 17:00
ROHM Theatre Kyoto (B2F North Hall), Kyoto, Japan
"Building Romance - Blindness and Insight"
Sophie Calle, Ryan Gander, On Kawara, Meiro Koizumi, Tadasu Takamine
January 20 - April 8, 2018
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
Moving Images from Asia"
September 29 - December 17, 2017
Dallas Contemporary, Texas, USA
Invisible Cities Exhibition
November 21 - December 17, 2017
Dallas Contemporary, Texas, USA
“AA 2017 Exhibition”
October 29 - November 5, 2017
Akita Museum of Art 1F Public Gallery, Akita, Japan
OK. Video - Indonesia Media Arts Festival 2017"
July 23 - August 16, 2017
Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Nice to meet you Artechnik"
November 3 - December 24, 2017
6F Gallery 4200, sendai mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan
The Japan Media Arts Festival Special Exhibition in Singapore
"Landscapes: New vision through multiple windows"
February 3 - 18, 2017
Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan, Singapore
He will be participating in the traveling exhibition throughout four countries;
Korea, Taiwan, China and Japan, made in a collaboration with curators from each country.
July 22 - September 18, 2016
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
"Brothers: A Solo Exhibition by Tadasu TAKAMINE"
July 16 - September 11, 2016
TKG+ Projects, Taipei, Taiwan
- 2017 "Unclear nuclear"