WorkInfo
Mika Tajima

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

Contact
mikatajimastudio[at]gmail.com

News
  • Solo Exhibition, Negative Entropy at Eleven Rivington (New York), Mar 2-Apr 13, 2014
  • Group Exhibition, Roppongi Crossing 2013 at Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Sept 21, 2013-Jan 3, 2014
  • Group Exhibition, Display at Contemporary Art Galleries at University of Connecticut (Connecticut), Feb 4-Apr 14, 2014
  • Residency, Creative Time Global Residency Program
  • Residency, The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
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
  • 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
  • Artissima 2008 (Torino, Italy)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2012
  • Mika Tajima Face A Maurizio Cattelan.” L’Officiel Art, Issue 6 / Fall-Winter 2012. Interview.
  • Mika Tajima.” LAURA, Issue 8, 2012. Interview.
  • Maloney, Patricia. “Dress Rehearsal.” 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.
  • 2011
  • 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. “Mika Tajima.” ArtNews, Apr. 2011.
  • Hudson, Suzanne, “1000 Words: Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima.” Artforum, May 2011.
  • Hansen, Rikke, “The Pedestrians.” 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, “Mika Tajima.” Time Out New York, Jan. 20-26, 2010.
  • 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, “Mika Tajima.” 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.
  • 2009
  • Deal or No Deal: Mika Tajima.” One Star Press, 2009.
  • Stone Sonnenborn, Katie. “Mika Tajima.” 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. “Mika Tajima“. Zero Deux, issue no. 49, 2009.
  • Taubman, Lara. “Mika Tajima.” Modern Painters, March 1, 2009.
  • 2008
  • Carrion-Murayari, Gary. “Production Anxiety.” 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.
  • 2007
  • 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. “New Humans.” 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.
  • 2006
  • 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.
  • 2005
  • 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.
  • 2004
  • Armetta, Amoreen. “Along for the ride.” Time Out New York, March 11-18.
  • 2002
  • 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.
  • 2000
  • 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.