(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
"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"