Akiko & Masako Takada

Akiko and Masako Takada

Born Tokyo 1978, Work and live in Tokyo, Japan


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
2001 − 1997
(Akiko) Tama Art University, BA in Sculpture
2001 − 1997
<(Masako) Tokyo Zokei University, BFA

Solo exhibitions

Unknown Sculpture Series No.7 #5 Akiko and Masako Takada「Dissonance」[culation:Chika Kato] void+ (Tokyo/Japan)
Mapping, Kawaijyuku Bijyutsu Kenkyuujyo Gallery Kart (Tokyo/Japan)
Four seasons, GALLERY TAGA2 (Tokyo/Japan)
Magic Carpet, Radium Roentgen Verke (Tokyo/Japan)
Akiko and Masako Takada – curated by Takao Okamura, Ayumi Gallery (Tokyo/Japan)
Criterium 78, Art tower Mito (Mito/Japan)
Setagaya Art Award – Akiko and Masako Takada, Setagaya Art Museum (Tokyo/Japan)
Setagaya Art Award – Akiko and Masako Takada, Setagaya Art Museum (Tokyo/Japan)
The little land, Metis_NL (Amsterdam/Holland)

Selected Group exhibitions

Pleased to meet you. New Acquisitions in recent years, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo/Japan)
Sarashina Diary Kou, Ichihara Lakeside Museum (Chiba/Japan)
Sense of Scale, Yokosuka Museum of Art (Kanagawa/Japan)
Through the looking glass, Cob Galler (London/U.K)
CSP5 CREATIVE SPIRAL PROJECT VOL.5, Tokyo Zokei University Art Museum (Kanagawa/Japan)
VOCA the vision of contemporary art 2018, The Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo/Japan)
Decoration never dies anyway, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (Tokyo/Japan)
Saitama Triennale 2016 (Saitama/Japan)
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)
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)
Being-in-the-Wired-World, Kawasaki City Museum (Kanagawa/Japan)
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)
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)
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)
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)
59seconds, ARTPROJX (London.U.K)
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)
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)
The Wonderful Fund collection, Le Musee de Marrakech (Marrakech/Morocco)
About Space, mac (Birmingham/U.K)


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


Setagaya Art Award 2009
Boise Travel Scholarship 2005
RBS Bursary 2004


‘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
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Works are held in several private collections