MIKA TAJIMA

Born 1975 in Los Angeles, CA; lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION

2003                 MFA, Columbia University, School of the Arts
1997                 BA, Bryn Mawr College (Fine Arts/East Asian Studies)
1997                 Post-Graduate Apprentice, The Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprentice Training

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018                Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Lauren Cornell (forthcoming)
2017                Taro Nasu, Tokyo, Japan (forthcoming)
                        Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT (forthcoming)     
2016                 Meridian(Gold), Sculpture Center, New York, NY 
                         Embody, 11R, New York, NY
                         Emotion Commune, Protocinema, Istanbul, Turkey
2015                 Taro Nasu, Tokyo, Japan
2014                 Total Body Conditioning, Art in General, New York, NY
                         Negative Entropy, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY
2013                 Total Body Conditioning, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, Portugal    
2011                 Pineapples and Pyramids, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
                         The Architect’s Garden, UT Visual Art Center, Austin, TX
                         After the Martini Shot, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
                         Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
2010                 The Double, Bass Museum, Miami, FL
2009                 The Extras, X Initiative, New York, NY
2008                 Deal or No Deal, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL
                         The Double, The Kitchen, New York, NY
                         The Double, Centre for Opinions on Music and Art, Berlin, Germany
2007                 Thin Line, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
                         New Human: Disassociate, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
2005                 Echoplex, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY

COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2015                  “Post Script” for Book Machine, Organized by Christophe Boutin and Melanie
                          Scarciglia, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2011                  The Pedestrians, with Charles Atlas, South London Gallery, London, UK
2009                  Today is Not a Rehearsal, with Charles Atlas and New Humans, San Francisco
                          Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2007                  New Humans: Dissociate, with New Humans, Vito Acconci, José León Cerrillo,
                          Philippe Decrauzat, C. Spencer Yeh, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017                  COLORI, Castello di Rivoli and GAM, Torino, Italy
                          All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2016                  Kanye Corcoran Griffin, Los Angeles, CA 
                          Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY 
2015                  University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
                          Office Space, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
                          Incorporate Me, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2014                  Pier 54, High Line Commission, New York, NY
                          New Generation, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, France
                          Soft Shock, Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York, NY
                          Display, University of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, CT
2013                  New Humans, Bureau, New York, NY
                          Roppongi Crossing 2013: Out of Doubt, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
                          The Fruit Loop, Soloway, New York, NY
                          Midori Mambo Black Russian (w. Sam Moyer), Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
                          Negative Entropy (w. Jim Raskin), onestar press, Paris, France
                          Paint Things, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
                          Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy
2012                  Stage Presence, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
                          Surface in Volume, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy
                          New York: Directions, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy|
                          Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konshall, Stockholm, Sweden
2011                  Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
                          Blur: Art/Design Cross Pollination, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
                          I don’t know if it makes any sense – I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow.
                          I will return with more info shortly…, IMO, Copenhagen, Denmark
                          Flags for Venice, Instituto Svizzero di Roma and Swiss Institute, New York, NY
                          Summer Whites, Rachel Uffner, New York, NY
                          Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming, Miriam and
                          Ira D. Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY                         
                          Maybe I should have called it ‘My Life in Nineteen Minutes,’ Calder Foundation Project, New York, NY
                          Transaction Abstraite (w. Charles Atlas), New Galerie, Paris, France                         
                          Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami, FL
2010                  Today I Made Nothing Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, curated by Bob Nickas,
                          Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
                          Mixtapes, Lewis Gluckman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
                          Knight’s Move, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
                          Passing Time, 80WSE Gallery NYU, New York, NY
                          Interference, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2009                  Second Look (at the Surface), Kuenstlerhaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria                         
                          Blank/Bosiuk, Marquise Dance Hall, Istanbul, Turkey
                          Learn to Community Like a Fucking Normal Person, Art Production Fund, New York, NY 
                          Model Kits: Thinking Latin America from MUSAC’s Collection, Leon, Spain
                          Superficies del Deseo, The University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico
2008                  Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
                          Broken Plaid and other works, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
                          Some Thing Else, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY
                          One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI
2007                  Sympathy for the Devil: Rock and Roll in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
                          Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX                        
                          Stripes, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
                          Uncertain States of America, Herning Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
                          Uncertain States of America, Center for Contemporary Art Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
2006                  Bunch, Alliance and Dissolve, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
                          One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Blaffer Art Gallery, Houston, TX
                          Uncertain states of American, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
                          Music is a Better Noise, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, NY
                          PICA Time-Based Art Fest, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
                          One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Asia Society, New York, NY
                          Uncertain States of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
                          Uncertain States of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum,
                          Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
                          Interface in Your Face, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2005                  Uncertain States of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum,
                          Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway
                          Music Video Musica, curated by Bob Nickas, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
                          Video in Person, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                          Grass Grows Forever in Every Possible Direction, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
                          Recess: Images and Objects in Formalism, Rush Arts, New York, NY
2004                  Solo Project video installation, United Bamboo Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
                          New Humans: Grass grows forever in every possible direction featuring design collaborationwith
                          United Bamboo, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2003                  Club in the Shadow, Kenny Shachter ConTEMPorary, New York, NY
                          Surface Tension, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
                          New Humans presented by Sherman Magazine, Maccaron, Inc., New York, NY
                          Container Exhibition, Tokyo Design Week, Tokyo, Japan
2002                  Comfort Zone, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
                          Get Out, Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2000                  Foreign Bodies, White Columns, New York, NY
                          My Imaginary Friends, Parlour Projects, Brooklyn, NY
                          A Complement to Love, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

2016          Gottschalk, Molly. “Art World Insiders Select Art Basel in Miami Beach’s Must See 
                  Works.” Artsy, December 2, 2016
                  Loos, Ted. “Important Arts Fair Looks for Balance in Miami Beach.” The New York 
                 Times, December 1, 20116
                “Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker, July 4
                 Embuscado, Rainm, “7 Summer Shows to Relish in Queens,” Artnet.com, July 2
                 Carlson, Jen, “Check Out This Mesmerizing Illuminated Plume Of Water Vapor In 
                   LIC,” Gothamist, July 1
                  Nguyen, Clinton, “The Mists of This New York ‘Hot Tub’ Will Tell You The Price of 
                  Gold,” Business Insider, June 30
                 Jane Hade, Emma, “An Art Installation That Reflects The Price of Gold Has 
                  Instagrammers Very Excited in New York City,” Lonely Planet, June 29
                 Fontana, Rebecca, “This Public Art Installation is the Perfect Instagram Shot,” Time 
                 Out New York, June 28
                 Sarmiento, Astrid, “Have You Seen This Incredible LIC Waterfront Art Exhibit That 
                 Changes Color Based on the Global Value of Gold?,” Spoiled NYC, June 27
                 “Meridian (Gold),” Cultivating Culture, June
                  Halle, Howard, “The Best Outdoor Art in NYC This Summer,” Time Out New York, 
                  June
                 “Meridian: Gold,” Mommy Nearest, June
                   Rosenberg, Zoe, “A Sculpture That Visualizes the Cost of Gold In Hunters Point 
                   South,” Curbed, June
                   Budds, Diana, “Vaping Makes Its Way Into Public Art,” Fastco Design, June
                   Korman, Sam, “All Gold Everything: Mika Tajima’s Public Art,” Art in America, June
                   Halperin, Julia, “Kids Commission The Darnedest Things: New York High-Schoolers 
                   Choose Public Art For Long Island City,” The Art Newspaper, June 15
                   Inoa, Christopher, “Meridian (Gold) Shows You The Price of Gold in Real-Time in 
                   Long Island City,” Untapped Cities, June
                  “Newest Public Art Project on LIC Waterfront Changes Color Based on Global Value 
                    of Gold,” Qns.com, June
                     Battaglia, Andy, “In a Queens Park, Art Rises From the Mist,” The Wall Street Journal, 
                     June 13
                     Kinsella, Eileen, “Mika Tajima’s Pink Hot Tub Is The Summer’s Hottest Public 
                     Artwork,” Artnet.com, June
                      Graeber, Laurel, “Spare Times for Children Listings for June 10 – 16,” New York Times, 
                      June 13
                     “It’s in Queens,” Queens Gazette, June
                     “Bustler’s Editor Picks For Architecture & Design Events: New York City, June 6 – 13,” 
                      Bustler, June
                     “Sit In A Sculpture Of Mist And Light At Hunters Point South Park This Summer,” 
                      LIC Post, June  
                      Testado, Justine, “This Week’s Picks for NYC Architecture and Design Events,” 
                      Archinect, June
                      McDermott, Emily, “Mika Tajima’s Intangible Tangibility,” Interview Magazine, June 21
                       Kinsella, Eileen, “Mika Tajima’s Pink Hot Tub Is the Summer’s Hottest Public
                       Artwork,” artnet.com, June 10
                       “Dis-play / Re-play,” The New Yorker, May 4
                        Smith, William S, “Ambient Aesthetics,” Art in America, June 
                        Smigiel, Frank, “Mika Tajima,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Views on the 
                        Collection
                        Cohn, Don J, “Profile: Mika Tajima,” ArtAsiaPacific, May/June 
                         Larmon, Annie Godfrey, “Mika Tajima ‘Embody’,” Artforum, April 
                         Zion, Amy, “ Critic’s Guide New York: Mika Tajima “Embody.” Frieze, March
                         Vogel, Wendy,  “Critics’ Pick,” Artforum, February 26
                          Laster, Paul, "Weekend Edition: 12 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before February 15," Observer, January 29               
                          Steadman, Ryan, "Is the ADAA Secretly New York City's Best Art Fair? " Observer, January 29
                          Gopnik, Blake, "At Invisble Exports, Mika Tajima Weaves Sound," artnet news, January 14
2015                  Tan, Lumi, “Real Time, Screen Time: Abstract Video: The Moving Image in
                          Contemporary Art.” University of California Press, CA
                          Dawson, Jessica, “Hot Tubs Get The Spa Treatment at Art in General – Plus: A
                          Bauhaus Bonus,” The Village Voice, October
                          Greenberger, Alex, “From Brushstroke to Keystroke and Back Again: Six Artists Talk
                          Contemporary Painting at the New Museum,”ARTnews.com, July 28
                          Dawson, Jessica, “Art Stars,” Cosmopolitan, June
                          Hudson, Suzanne, “Painting Now,” Thames & Hudson
                          Sarabeth Tenney, Martha, “Mika Tajima’s Hot Tub Time Machine,” Tubs About Town Zine, February
                          Lyons, Matthew, “Islands in the Data Stream: Mika Tajima:
                          Total Body Conditioning catalog,” Black Dog Publishing, January
2014                  Dawson, Jessica, “Mika Tajima: Total Body Conditioning,” Village Voice, October 22
                          Estefan, Kareem, “Mika Tajima,” Bomb, Summer
                          Wallace, Ian, “Artist Mika Tajima on Shaping the Human Body Through Sculpture (Interview),” Artspace, June 3
                          Halle, Howard, “Mika Tajima, ‘Negative Entropy,’” Time Out New York, March 27–April 2
                          “Critics’ Picks: Mika Tajima,” Time Out New York, March 27–April 2
                          Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review: Mika Tajima,” The New York Times, March 27, p. C28
                          Warner, Emily, “Eleven Rivington Focuses on the Late Moira Dryer,” The Village Voice, February 19
                          Saltz, Jerry, “Seeing Out Loud: Jerry Saltz on the Brief, Great Career of Moira Dryer,” New York Magazine, January 30
                          Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review: Moira Dryer Project,” The New York Times, January 16                         
                         “Moira Dryer Project,” The New Yorker, January
2013                  Kataoka, Mami, et al., “In Search of Something Fundamental – Beyond Complexity, Contradiction, and Ambiguity,” 
                          exhibition text, in Out of Doubt: Roppongi Crossing, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2012                  “Mika Tajima Face A Maurizio Cattelan,” L’Officiel Art, Fall/Winter
                          “Mika Tajima,” LAURA, Issue 8
                          Maloney, Patricia, “Dress Rehearsal,” Art Practical, August
                          Graves, Jen, “All the Trappings,” The Stranger, May
                          Schwarzbart, Judith, “Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies,” Art-Agenda, April
                          Wisniewsk, Lara, “Mika Tajima,” Frieze, January / February
2011                  Deitsch, Dina, “Mika Tajima,” exhibition text, Performing Structures
                          Kunimatsu, Susan, “After the Martini Shot: Mika Tajima at SAM,” International Examiner, October
                          Graves, Jen, “After the Boom,” The Stranger, October                         
                          Campbell, Andy, “500 Words: Mika Tajima,” Artforum.com, September
                          Chang, Aimee, “The Architect’s Garden,” exhibition text, September
                          Jeffereis, Misa, “Mika Tajima: After the Martini Shot,” Sculpture Center Curator’s Notebook, September
                          Sanchez, Marisa, “After the Martini Shot,” exhibition text, July
                          Kley, Elisabeth, “Mika Tajima,” ArtNews, April
                          Hudson, Suzanne, “1000 Words: Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima,” Artforum, May
                          Hansen, Rikke, “The Pedestrians,” Art Monthly, May
                          Deutsch, Clayton, “Mika Tajima,” exhibition text, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club
                          Chappa, Kristen, “Fire with Fire,” exhibition text, Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming
                          Staebler, Claire, “Transaction Abstraite – Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima,” exhibitionText
                          Toal, Drew, “Mika Tajima,” Time Out New York, January 20–26|
2010                  Maerkle, Andrew, “Alienation Through Beautification, Engagement After Alienation,” Art iT, September
                          Griffin, Tim, “Today I Made Nothing,” Artforum, December
                          Chamberlain, Colby, “Today I Made Nothing,” Artforum.com, August
                          “Knight’s Move,” The New Yorker, June 12
                          Ryan, Bartholomew, “Mika Tajima,” exhibition text, Knight’s Move
                          “Mika Tajima: The Double,” Revista Exclama, Edition 9
                           Austin, Tom, “Mika’s World,” Miami Herald, April 4
2009                  Mika Tajima: Deal or No Deal, One Star Press, Paris, France
                          Stone Sonnenborn, Katie, “Mika Tajima,” Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in
                          Sculpture and Installation, Phaidon Press Unlimited
                          “Nasce la X Foundation a New York,” Domus Web, March 15
                          Moss, Ceci, “Breaking Things to Make Things: An Interview with Mika Tajima,” March 6
                          Launay, Aude, “Mika Tajima,” Zero Deux, no. 49
                          Taubman, Lara, “Mika Tajima,” Modern Painters, March 1
2008                  Carrion-Murayari, Gary, “Production Anxiety,” Domus Magazine, Issue 915, June
                          Everett Howe, David, “Mika Tajima: The Double,” Art Review, Issue 23, June                                        
                          Momin, Shamim, and Henriette Huldisch, “Whitney Biennial 2008,” exhibition text, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT
                          Currie, Nick, “Partition: The Spatial Logic of New Humans,” May 6
                          Hnilicka, Jeff, “Mika Tajima/New Humans,” May 28
                          Kley, Elisabeth, “Gotham Art and Theater,” Artnet, April 18
                          Cotter, Holland, “Art’s Economic Indicator,” New York Times, March 7
2007                  Molon, Dominic, “Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967,”exhibition text,
                          Yale University Press, New Haven, CT
                          Vogel, Carol, “Whitney Biennial Stretches to Armory,” New York Times, November 16
                          Egan, Maura, “Performance Upstart,” The New York Times T Magazine, December
                          Stone Sonnenborn, Katie, “New Humans,” Frieze, June
                          Ventur, Conrad, “New Humans,” Useless Magazine, Issue 5, Spring                                                       
                          Smith, Roberta, “Dissociate,” The New York Times, March 30
                          Bentley, Kyle, “Associative Property,” Artforum, February
2006                  Smith, Roberta, “Menace, Glitter and Rock in Visions of Dystopia,” The New York Times, December 29
                          Sennert, Kate, “The Art of Noise,” V Magazine 43, Fall
                          Smith, Roberta, “A Melange of Asian Roots and Shifting Identites,” The New York Times, September 8
                          Shearer, Linda, et al., “Bunch Alliance and Dissolve,” Public-Holiday Projects with Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati
                          Smith, Roberta, “Endgame Rules: Borrow, Sample, Multiply, Repeat,” The New York Times, July 7
                          Morton, Tom, “Uncertain States of America,” Frieze, March
2005                  Ridge, Tom, “Review: New Humans,” Wire, September
                          Kvaran, Gunnar, “Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium,” Astrup Fearnley Museet
                          Baumes, Ben, “Review: New Humans,” Repellentzine, June 21
                          “The Museum as Amplifier,” Domus, Issue 881, May 5
                          Giattino, Gabrielle, “Ones to Watch: New Humans,” Artkrush, Issue 4
2004                  Armetta, Amoreen, “Along for the ride,” Time Out New York, March 11–18
2002                  Sculpture Magazine, “Comfort Zone,” April
                          Sozanski, Edward, “Art in the Bag,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 1
                          Fallon, Roberta, “Safety Pants,” Philadelphia Weekly, February 20
                          Fallon, Roberta, “Indoor Outdoor,” Philadelphia Weekly, April 10
2000                  “Foreign Body,” Time Out New York, November 9
                          Sozanski, Edward, “The Art of Decoration,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, October
                          Fallon, Roberta, “Department of the Interior,” The Philadelphia Weekly, October 4

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
The Fabric Workship & Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Library and Archive of Bard CCS, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, Williamstown, MA
The New York Public Library Collection, NY