WorkInfo
Mika Tajima

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

Contact
Gallery Van Doren Waxter and Taro Nasu
Studio mikatajimastudio[at]gmail.com

News
C.V./Education
  • 2003
  • Columbia University, School of the Arts, MFA
  • 1997
  • Bryn Mawr College, BA (Fine Arts/East Asian Studies)
  • 1997
  • The Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprentice Training Program, Post-Graduate Apprentice
Solo Exhibitions
  • 2017
  • Taro Nasu (Tokyo) TOUCHLESS (forthcoming)
  • Raster (Warsaw) AIR
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Connecticut) After Life
  • Three Star Books (Paris) Force Touch
  • 2016
  • Protocinema (Istanbul) Emotion Commune
  • 11R (New York) Embody
  • 2015
  • Taro Nasu (Tokyo) Human Synth
  • 2014
  • Art in General (New York) Total Body Conditioning
  • Eleven Rivington (New York) Negative Entropy
  • 2013
  • Galeria Quadrado Azul (Lisbon, Portugal) Total Body Conditioning
  • 2011
  • 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
  • 2010
  • Bass Museum, (Miami, FL) The Double
  • 2009
  • X Initiative (NY, NY) The Extras
  • 2008
  • Kevin Bruk Gallery (Miami, FL) Deal or No Deal
  • The Kitchen (NY, NY) The Double
  • Centre for Opinions on Music and Art (Berlin, Germany) The Double
  • 2007
  • Circuit (Lausanne, Switzerland) Thin Line
  • Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NY, NY) New Humans: Disassociate
  • 2005
  • Swiss Institute Contemporary Art (NY, NY) Echoplex
Collaborative Exhibitions
  • 2013
  • Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR) “Post Script” for Book Machine organized by Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia
  • 2011
  • South London Gallery (London, UK) The Pedestrians with Charles Atlas
  • 2009
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA) Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal with Charles Atlas and New Humans
  • 2007
  • Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NY, NY) New Humans: Disassociate with New Humans, Vito Acconci, José León Cerrillo, Philippe Decrauzat, C. Spencer Yeh
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2017
  • Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (Turin) L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte
  • Palais de Tokyo (Paris) All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
  • 2016
  • 11th Gwangju Biennale (Korea) The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?) (forthcoming)
  • Austrian Cultural Forum (New York) DIS-PLAY / RE-PLAY
  • 2015
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) Office Space
  • University of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries (Storrs, CT) Painting@ The Very Edge of Art
  • CCS Bard Galleries and the Hessel Museum of Art (New York) Incorporate Me
  • 2014
  • High Line Art (NY, NY) Pier 54
  • Frac Nord-Pas de Calais (Dunkirk, FR) New Generation
  • Eli Ping Frances Perkins (NY,NY) Soft Shock
  • University of Connecticut Contemporary Art Galleries (Storrs, CT) Display
  • 2013
  • Bureau (New York) New Humans
  • Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) Roppongi Crossing 2013: Out of Doubt
  • Soloway (NY,NY) The Fruit Loop
  • Halsey McKay Gallery (East Hampton,NY) Midori Mambo Black Russian (two-person exhibition w. Sam Moyer)
  • onestar press (Paris, France) (two-person exhibition w. Jimmy Raskin)
  • Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA) Paint Things
  • Brand New Gallery (Milano, Italy) Beyond the Object
  • 2012
  • 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
  • 2011
  • 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)
  • 2010
  • 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
  • 2009
  • 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
  • 2008
  • Whitney Museum of American Art (NY, NY) Whitney Biennial 2008
  • 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
  • 2007
  • 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
  • 2006
  • 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
  • 2005
  • 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
  • Rush Arts (New York, NY) Recess: Images and Objects in Formalism
  • 2004
  • 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
  • 2003
  • 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
  • 2002
  • Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA) Comfort Zone
  • Paley Gallery at Moore College of Art (Philadelphia, PA) Get Out
  • 2000
  • White Columns (NY, NY ) Foreign Body
  • Parlour Projects (Brooklyn, NY) My Imaginary Friends
  • Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) A Complement to Love
Selected Bibliography