Mika Tajima

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Gymnopedies (1), 2009 Silkscreen, Cnc Cut Plywood, Cotton Rag, Wood 34.75 X 26.75 Inches (88.3 X 67.9 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Tiny Displacements , 2008 Silkscreen, Woodcut, Cotton Rag, Cnc Plexiglas, Wood And Paint H: 60.9 X W: 45.9 In © Kevin Bruk Gallery
Limbo , 2008 Silkscreen, Woodcut, Cotton Rag, Cnc Plexiglas, Wood And Paint H: 40.9 X W: 30.9 In © Kevin Bruk Gallery
Philosophers and Idlers 5 , 2008 © Kevin Bruk Gallery
© Photo: Mika Tajima, Courtesy of the artist and The Kitchen
The Double” at the Kitchen. NYC, 2008 Acrylic, Silkscreen, Wood, Polished Aluminum, Paper, Gold Leaf © Courtesy of the Artist and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NY
Ad Hoc #2, 2009 Silkscreen, Birch Plywood, Formica, Polished Aluminum 24 X 36 X 1" © courtesy of thje artist and Petra Projects
Installation view from Knight's Move © Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Phase Shifter, 2008 Birch Plywood, Canvas, Silkscreen, Paint, Gold Leaf, Paper And Pins 71.5 X 46.875 X 36 Inches © Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Whitney Biennial , 2008 Installation View © Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Gymnopedies (3) , 2009 Silkscreen, Woodcut, Cotton Rag, Wood 34.75 X 26.75 Inches © Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Focus Group, 2008 Silkscreen, Woodcut, Paper, Plexiglas, Frame, Paint 40.875 X 30.875 Inches © Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Installation view , 2011 © Elizabeth Dee
Knight's Move © Courtesy of the artist & Seattle Art Museum
Negative Entropy (Langhorne Carpet Mill, quad), 2014 Cotton, Wood, Acoustic Baffling Felt; Made In Collaboration With The Fabric Workshop And Museum, Pa 78 X 54 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Eleven Rivington
Jacuzzi hot tub © digital rendering courtesy the artist, Eleven Rivington
© Courtesy of the Artist and Eleven Rivington
Negative Entropy (Philadelphia Technology Park, Server Room, Hex), 2016 Cotton, Wood, Acoustic Baffling Felt 108 X 53 1/2 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Quick Facts
Los Angeles, California
Birth year
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Representing galleries
mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, sculpture
Mika Tajima Biography

1975 Born in Los Angeles, California

1997 Bryn Mawr College, BA (Fine Arts/East Asian Studies)

1997 The Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprentice Training Program, Post-Graduate Apprentice

1997 Barbara Rubin Prize

2003 Columbia University, School of the Arts, MFA

lives in New York, New York

Selected Exhibitions

2009 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Forthcoming) (solo)

2009 SECOND LOOK (AT THE SURFACE) Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz

2009 Tajima, Jarman, Holstad, Flavin, Debord, Kunstler X New York

2008 - 2009 ME(N)TAL ILEANA TOUNTA Athen

2008 Deal or No Deal, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)

2008 Artissima 15, Torino, Italy (solo)

2008 Mika Tajima: Broken Plaid/Holding Your Breath (taking the long way), RISD Museum, Providence, RI (solo)

2008 The Double, The Kitchen, New York, NY (solo)

2008 The Double, COMA, Berlin (solo)

2008 Some Thing Else, curated by Simone Subal, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2008 One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Sympathy for the Devil, curated by Dominic Molon, MCA, Chicago, IL, traveling to Miami Art Museum (catalogue)

2007 One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California

2007 A Roll of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance, curated by Bob Nickas, Ballroom Martha, TX

2007 Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2007 Uncertain States of America, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

2007 Mika Tajima, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)

2007 New Humans: Disassociate, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York (solo)

2006 Bunch, Alliance and Dissolve, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH)

2006 One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Blaffer Art Gallery, Houston, TX

2006 Uncertain States of America, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2006 Music is a Better Noise, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

2006 One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Asia Society, New York, NY

2005 Video in Person, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2005 Uncertain States of America curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

2004 Solo Project, video installation, United Bamboo Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

2004 I’d rather jack, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK

2003 Container Exhibition, Tokyo Design Week, Tokyo, Japan

2003 25 Hrs, The Video Art Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

2002 Mondo Cane, Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

2000 Foreign Body, White Columns, New York, NY

1998 Rrose Selavy, Jefferson Bank Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1997 I Enjoy Being a Girl: Investigating Femininity in Women and Men, Nexus: Center for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA