Akiko & Masako Takada

Akiko and Masako Takada

Born Tokyo 1978, Work and live in Tokyo, Japan

Education

2005 – 2007
The Slade school of Art, U.C.L, Research Development Program
2003 – 2005
The Slade school of Art, U.C.L, M.F.A in Sculpture
2002 – 2003
Goldsmiths College, L.C.U, Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art
2001 − 1997
(Akiko) Tama Art University, BA in Sculpture
2001 − 1997
<(Masako) Tokyo Zokei University, BFA

Solo exhibitions

2017
Dissonance, void+ (Tokyo/Japan)
2016
Mapping, Kawaijyuku Bijyutsu Kenkyuujyo Gallery Kart (Tokyo/Japan)
2015
Four seasons, GALLERY TAGA2 (Tokyo/Japan)
2011
Magic Carpet, Radium Roentgen Verke (Tokyo/Japan)
2010
Akiko and Masako Takada – curated by Takao Okamura, Ayumi Gallery (Tokyo/Japan)
Criterium 78, Art tower Mito (Mito/Japan)
2009
Setagaya Art Award – Akiko and Masako Takada, Setagaya Art Museum (Tokyo/Japan)
2008
Setagaya Art Award – Akiko and Masako Takada, Setagaya Art Museum (Tokyo/Japan)
The little land, Metis_NL (Amsterdam/Holland)

Selected Group exhibitions

2017
Decoration never dies anyway, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (Tokyo/Japan)
2016
Saitama Triennale 2016 (Saitama/Japan)
2015
Spectrum, Spiral (Tokyo/Japan)
Listening to the line Ginza Maison Hermes(Tokyo/Japan)
Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after Paradigm Shift. The Museum of Fine Arits Gifu(Gifu/Japan)
Waiting for spring — Towards a landscape changing color — Towada Art Center(Aomori/Japan)
Korin’s Art / Korin & Japanese Modern Art MOA museum of Art(Shizuoka/Japan)
2014
Taguchi Art Collection TAG-TEN That is what we would love to see in contemporary art! Matsumoto City Museum of Art(Nagano/Japan)
MOT Annual 2014 Fragment-Incomplete Beginnings Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo(Tokyo/Japan)
2013
Being-in-the-Wired-World, Kawasaki City Museum (Kanagawa/Japan)
2012
Hidden Treasures, Metis_NL (Amsterdam/Holland)
Seen with other eyes drawings in the Sanders Collection, Teylers Museum (Haalem/Holland)
Unknown surface, Ayumi Gallery (Tokyo/Japan)
2011
Kakawari no iroiro, Centre of Contemporary Art, Art Tower Mito (Mito/Japan)
Topophilie, University of Tokyo, (Tokyo/Japan) Tanagokoro, Radium Roentgen Verke (Tokyo/Japan) Tedare, Spiral (Tokyo/Japan)
2010
Bigminis, CAPC musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (Bordeaux/France)
Landschaft V, Radi-um von Roentgenwerke AG (Tokyo/Japan) MusraraMix 10, Various places in Musrara (Jerusalem/Israel) Ko-jyutsu, Spiral (Tokyo/Japan)
2009
Higher Ground curated by Astrid Honold, Metis_NL (Amsterdam/Holland)
Moglichkeit 2, Radi-um von Roentgenwerke AG (Tokyo/Japan) Baby Shoes Never Worn, G39 (Cardiff/U.K) Tanagokoro 9, Radi-um von Roentgenwerke AG (Tokyo/Japan)
2008
59seconds, ARTPROJX (London.U.K)
2007
Night comers, 10th Istanbul Biennial (Istanbul/Turkey)
The world around you, Airspace gallery (Stoke-on-trent/U.K)
10th Anniversary show, Gallery Side2 (Tokyo/Japan)
Someone else’s house (London/U.K)
Mapping, Bury Art Gallery and museum (Bury/U.K)
The perfect real, The CCA, Glasgow (Glasgow/U.K)
2006
The Wonderful Fund: Art for the New Millennium, Pallant House Gallery (Chichester/U.K)
Culture Bound: The Seventh East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute of Art (London/U.K)
Still/Sparkling, Metis_NL (Amsterdam/Holland)
Invisible city, The Grande Bibliotheque of the Quebec national library and archives (Montreal/Canada)
Broomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial, Rochelle School (Liverpool,London/U.K)
Projektor, Café Gallery project (London/U.K)
Blink, Gasworks (London/U.K)
Visions in The Nunnery (NODE.London), The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust (London/U.K)
Big screen Liverpool: 37seconds (Liverpool/U.K)
2005
The Wonderful Fund collection, Le Musee de Marrakech (Marrakech/Morocco)
About Space, mac (Birmingham/U.K)

Residency

The ArtHouse Residency, London/UK
West Dean College, The Edward James Foundation, Chichester/UK

Award

Setagaya Art Award 2009
Boise Travel Scholarship 2005
RBS Bursary 2004

Commission

‘LIFT Arts and Health Program: Print Project’ Hull Teaching PCTs, Hull/U.K
‘The Waiting project’ Arts for Health Cornwall and Isle of Scilly, Cornwall/U.K

Public Collections

University College of London Art collection
The Wonderful fund Collection
Ernst and young collection
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation
Hull LIFT Health Care Center
City of Hull

Works are held in several private collections