Born 1975 Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in New York, NY
, Roppongi Crossing 2013 at Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Sept 21, 2013-Jan 3, 2014
, Charles Atlas and New Humans for Frieze Sounds 2013 (New York), May 10—13
, Creative Time Global Residency Program
, The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
Selected Project Links
This Long Century
Post Script at Book Machine/Pompidou
Mika Tajima: Beton Brut Typeface
Deep Focus w. Mary Ping at Seattle Art Museum
Mika Tajima in conversation with Richard Linklater
Art21: Mika Tajima Wants to Hire Contortionists
Art21: Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle
Art21: Mika Tajima Versus the Cubicle (Spanish subtitles)
Interview from collaboration with Charles Atlas 2011
Interview with Art-It 2011
Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima print edition
Gallery exhibition, New York 2011
Two-person show with Charles Atlas at New Galerie (Paris) 2011
“The Pedestrians” collaboration with Charles Atlas, New Humans at South London Gallery project (with John Smith, Gaby Agis, Nina Power, and Richard Hornsey) 2011
“The Pedestrians” collaboration at South London Gallery project 2011
Onestar book 2010
Interview Match w. Cecilia Alemani 2009
Group show in Bregenz 2009
“Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal” collaboration with Charles Atlas, New Humans at SFMoMA 2009
Interview with Rhizome 2009
UbuWeb Top Ten 2009
“Dead By Third Act” project at Lingotto Fiat, Turin, Italy 2008
“The Double” at The Kitchen 2008
“The Double” exhibition at the Bass Museum, Miami
“Disassociate” exhibition 2007
“Thin Line” exhibition at Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland 2006
UBU viewable videos
Columbia University, School of the Arts, MFA
Bryn Mawr College, BA (Fine Arts/East Asian Studies)
The Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprentice Training Program, Post-Graduate Apprentice
Galeria Quadrado Azul (Lisbon, Portugal) Total Body Conditioning
Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, CO) Pineapples and Pyramids (commission)
UT Visual Art Center (Austin, TX) The Architect’s Garden
Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA) After the Martini Shot
Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NY, NY) Mika Tajima
Bass Museum, (Miami, FL) The Double
X Initiative (NY, NY) The Extras
Kevin Bruk Gallery (Miami, FL) Deal or No Deal
Artissima 2008 (Torino, Italy)
The Kitchen (NY, NY) The Double
Centre for Opinions on Music and Art (Berlin, Germany) The Double
Circuit (Lausanne, Switzerland) Thin Line
Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NY, NY) New Humans: Disassociate
Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR) “Post Script” for Book Machine organized by Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia
South London Gallery (London, UK) The Pedestrians with Charles Atlas
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA) Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal with Charles Atlas and New Humans
Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NY, NY) New Humans: Disassociate with New Humans, Vito Acconci, José León Cerrillo, Philippe Decrauzat, C. Spencer Yeh
Selected Group Exhibitions
onestar press (Paris, France) two-person exhibition with Jimmy Raskin
Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA) Paint Things
Brand New Gallery (Milano, Italy) Beyond the Object
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA) Stage Presence
Luce Gallery (Turin, Italy) Surface in Volume
Massimo De Carlo (Milan, Italy) New York: Directions, Points of Interest
Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden) Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies
DeCordova Museum (Lincoln, MA) Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art
The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) Blur: Art /Design Cross Pollination
IMO (Copenhagen, Denmark) 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…
Istituto Svizzero di Roma and Swiss Institute New York (Venice, Italy) Flags for Venice
Rachel Uffner Gallery (NY, NY) Summer Whites
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, (NY, NY) Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming
Calder Foundation Project (NY, NY) Maybe I should have called it ‘My Life in Nineteen Minutes’
New Galerie (Paris, France) Transaction Abstraite (two-person exhib. w/ Charles Atlas)
Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club (Miami, FL)
Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NY, NY) Today I Made Nothing
Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool curated by Bob Nickas (Bridgehamptom, NY)
Lewis Gluckman Gallery, University College Cork (Cork, Ireland) Mixtapes
Sculpture Center (Long Island City, NY) Knight’s Move
80WSE Gallery NYU (NY, NY) Passing Time
Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden) Interference
Kuenstlerhaus Bregenz (Bregenz, Austria) Second Look (at the Surface)
Marquise Dance Hall (Istanbul, Turkey) Blank/Bosluk
Art Production Fund (NY, NY) Learn to Communicate Like a Fucking Normal Person
Whitney Biennial 2008 (NY, NY)
RISD Museum (Providence, RI) Broken Plaid and other works
Peter Blum Chelsea (NY, NY) Some Thing Else
Honolulu Academy of Art (Honolulu, HI) One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, IL) Sympathy for the Devil: Rock and Roll in Art
Ballroom Marfa (Marfa, TX) Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice
Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY) Stripes
Herning Museum (Copenhagen, Denmark) Uncertain States of America
Center for Contemporary Art Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland) Uncertain States of America
Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH) Bunch, Alliance and Dissolve
Blaffer Art Gallery (Houston, TX) One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now
Reykjavik Art Museum (Reykjavik, Iceland) Uncertain States of America
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (Long Island City, NY) Music is a Better Noise
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, OR) PICA Time-Based Art Fest
Asia Society (NY, NY) One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now
Serpentine Gallery (London, UK) Uncertain States of America
Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY) Uncertain States of America
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art (New York, NY) Interface in Your Face
Astrup Fearnley Museum (Oslo, Norway), Uncertain States of America curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain), Musica Video Musica curated by Bob Nickas
Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) Video in Person
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) Grass Grows Forever in Every Possible Direciton
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art (New York, NY) Echoplex
Rush Arts (New York, NY) Recess: Images and Objects in Formalism
United Bamboo Daikanyama (Tokyo, Japan) Solo Project video installation
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art (NY, NY) New Humans: Grass grows forever in every possible direction featuring design collaboration with United Bamboo
Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary (NY, NY) Club in the Shadow
Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA) Surface Tension
Maccarone, Inc. (NY, NY) New Humans presented by Sherman Magazine
Tokyo Design Week (Tokyo, Japan) Container Exhibition
Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA) Comfort Zone
Paley Gallery at Moore College of Art (Philadelphia, PA) Get Out
White Columns (NY, NY ) Foreign Body
Parlour Projects (Brooklyn, NY) My Imaginary Friends
Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) A Complement to Love
Mika Tajima Face A Maurizio Cattelan
.” L’Officiel Art, Issue 6 / Fall-Winter 2012. Interview.
.” LAURA, Issue 8, 2012. Interview.
Maloney, Patricia. “
.” Art Practical, Aug. 2012. Interview.
Graves, Jen. “
All the Trappings
.” the Stranger, May 2012.
Schwarzbart, Judith. “
Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies
.” Art-Agenda, April 2012.
Deitsch, Dina. “Mika Tajima.” Performing Structures, 2011. Exhibition text
Wisniewsk, Lara. “Mika Tajima.” Frieze, Nov-Dec. 2011.
Kunimatsu, Susan. “After the Martini Shot: Mika Tajima at SAM.” International Examiner, Oct. 2011.
Graves, Jen. “
After the Boom
.” the Stranger, Oct. 2011.
Campbell, Andy. “
500 Words: Mika Tajima
.” Artforum.com, Sep. 2011.
Chang, Aimee. “The Architect’s Garden.” Sep. 2011. Exhibition text.
Jeffereis, Misa. “
Mika Tajima: After the Martini Shot
.” Sculpture Center Curator’s Notebook. Sep. 2011.
Sanchez, Marisa. “
After the Martini Shot
,” July 2011. Exhibition text.
Kley, Elisabeth. “
.” ArtNews, Apr. 2011.
Hudson, Suzanne, “
1000 Words: Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima
.” Artforum, May 2011.
Hansen, Rikke, “
.” Art Monthly, May 2011.
Deutsch, Clayton, “Mika Tajima.” Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, 2011. Exhibition text.
Chappa, Kristen, “Fire with Fire.” Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming, 2011. Exhibition text.
Staebler, Claire, “
Transaction Abstraite – Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima
.” 2011. Exhibition text.
Toal, Drew, “
” Time Out New York, Jan. 20-26, 2010.
Maerkle, Andrew, “
Alienation Through Beautification, Engagement After Alienation
.” Art iT, Sep. 2008.
Griffin, Tim. “Today I Made Nothing.” Artforum Dec. 2010.
Chamberlain, Colby. “Today I Made Nothing”. Artforum.com, Aug. 2010.
“Knight’s Move.” The New Yorker, June, 12, 2010.
Ryan, Bartholomew, “
.” Knight’s Move, 2010. Exhibition text.
Mika Tajima: The Double
.” Revista Exclama, Edition 9, 2010.
Austin, Tom. “Mika’s World”. Miami Herald, Apr. 4, 2010.
Deal or No Deal: Mika Tajima
.” One Star Press, 2009.
Stone Sonnenborn, Katie. “
.” Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation. Phaidon Press Unlimited, 2009.
“Nasce la X Foundation a New York”. Domus Web. Mar. 15, 2009.
Moss, Ceci. “
Breaking Things to Make Things: An Interview with Mika Tajima
.” Mar. 6, 2009.
Launay, Aude. “
“. Zero Deux, issue no. 49, 2009.
Taubman, Lara. “Mika Tajima.” Modern Painters, March 1, 2009.
Carrion-Murayari, Gary. “
.” Domus Magazine, issue 915, June 2008.
Everrtt Howe, David. “
Mika Tajima: The Double
.” Art Review, issue 23, June 2008.
Momin, Shamim and Huldisch, Henriette, “
Whitney Biennial 2008
.” Yale University Press. Exhibition text.
Currie, Nick. “
Partition: The Spatial Logic of New Humans
.” May 6, 2008.
Hnilicka, Jeff. “
Mika Tajima/New Humans
.” May 28, 2008.
Kley, Elisabeth. “
Gotham Art and Theater
.” Artnet. Apr. 18, 2008.
Cotter, Holland. “Art’s Economic Indicator.” New York Times, Mar. 7, 2008.
Molon, Dominic, “Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967.” Yale University Press. Exhibition text.
Vogel, Carol. “Whitney Biennial Stretches to Armory.” New York Times, Nov. 16, 2007.
Egan, Maura. “Performance Upstart.” New York Times T Magazine, Dec. 2007
Stone Sonnenborn, Katie. “
.” Frieze Magazine, June 2007.
Ventur, Conrad. “New Humans.” Useless Magazine, issue #5, Spring 2007.
Smith, Roberta. “Dissociate.” New York Times, March 30, 2007.
Bentley, Kyle. “Associative Property.” Artforum, Feb. 2007.
Smith, Roberta. “Menace, Glitter and Rock in Visions of Dystopia.” New York Times, Dec. 29, 2006.
Sennert, Kate. “The Art of Noise.” V Magazine, vol. 43, Fall 2006.
Smith, Roberta. “A Melange of Asian Roots and Shifting Identites.” New York Times, Sept. 8, 2006.
Shearer, Linda, et al. “Bunch Alliance and Dissolve.” Public-Holiday Projects with Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati.
Smith, Roberta. “Endgame Rules: Borrow, Sample, Multiply, Repeat.” New York Times, July 7, 2006.
Morton, Tom. “Uncertain States of America.” Frieze, March 2006.
Ridge, Tom. “New Humans (review),” Wire, 9/2005.
Kvaran, Gunnar. “Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium”, Astrup Fearnley Museet.
Baumes, Ben. “New Humans (review).” Repellentzine, June, 21, 2005.
“The Museum as Amplifier.” Domus, issue 881, May 5, 2005.
Giattino, Gabrielle.”Ones to Watch: New Humans.” Artkrush, Issue #04.
Armetta, Amoreen. “Along for the ride.” Time Out New York, March 11-18.
Sculpture Magazine. “Comfort Zone.” April, 2002.
Sozanski, Edward. “Art in the Bag.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March, 1, 2002.
Philadelphia Weekly, “Safety Pants.” Feb. 20, 2002.
Architecture, March, 2002.
Fallon, Roberta. “Zone-ing Out.” Philadelphia Weekly, Apr. 10, 2002.
Foreign Body, Time Out New York, Nov. 9, 2000.
Sozanski, Edward. “The Art of Decoration.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 2000.
R.F. “Department of the Interior.” The Philadelphia Weekly, Oct. 4, 2000.