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Hidemi Takagi
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

ARTIST STATEMENT: Since leaving Osaka, Japan in 1997, I have been translating my personal vision of New York City into photographs and videos. The candy-colored, saturated playground of images that I create is how I have imagined New York would look like since I was a child, having grown up with Old American television Programs from the 1950s and 60s in Japan. Despite the reality of the at times gritty city, my art work has allowed me to preserve my memories of my imagined America and explore the melting pot that is my new home.

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Hidemi Takagi was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Takagi has exhibited both nationally and internationally (London, Madrid, Tel Aviv and Paris).

Takagi was selected in the AIM program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (2004), NYFA IAP mentoring Program (2008), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space (2010), Engaging Artist residency by More Art (2015) and and BRIC New Media Art Fellowship (2016). Her work has been reviewed in Time Out Tel Aviv, Time Out New York, NY Times and Village Voice. Her 'Blender' project was selected for "Times Square Public Arts 2011" and her "Hello it's me, This is my Story" was awarded a Seed Grant By More Art.


2016 "The Journey Home" at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity (Brooklyn, NY)
2012 "Blender Project" at Le Chéile Art Space (New York, NY)
2011 "Blender Project" at The homefront gallery (LIC, NY)
2010 "Blender Project" at Hudson Guild gallery (New York, NY)
2007 "Blender Project" at The Dollinger Art Project (Tel Aviv, Israel)


2016 "The Journey Home" By St. Ann & the Holy Trinity (Brooklyn, NY)
2011 "Blender" Times Square Art By Times Square Alliance, Public Art (Times Square, NY)


2015 "Of Gentle Birth" at Repair the World (Brooklyn, NY)

2015 "Face to Place" by NYFA Curatorial 60 Wall Gallery at Deutsche Bank's Americas (New York, NY)

2015 “Back to Life” by NYFA Curatorial at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity (Brooklyn, NY)

2015 “Face to Place” at NYFA (The New York Foundation for the Arts) Galley (Brooklyn, NY)

2015 “Open (C)All” at BRIC Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2013 "Immigrant Too" at NoMAA (The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) Gallery (New York, NY)

2012 "LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) Downtown Dinner 2012" (New York, NY)

2012 “ReImagine: Ourselves” at The Ukrainian Institute (New York, NY)

2011 "Mobility" at Momenta Art (Brooklyn, NY)

2011 "See You on the Flip Side!" at AC Institute (New York, NY)

2010 “You are here: at Flaere Gallery (London, UK)

2010 “Floating World” at LMCC exhibition space at Building 110 (Governors Island, NY)

2010 “Irrelevant” at Arario Gallery (New York, NY)

2009 "Dream Sequence" at Longwood Art gallery (Bronx, NY)

2006 "3rd Wave" at BAC gallery, Brooklyn Arts Council (Brooklyn, NY)

2006 "RE: Surface" at 237 Space Gallery (Toledo, OH)

2005 "Movement in Art" at Hudson Guild gallery (New York, NY)

2005 "Celebrating Color" at Hudson Guild Gallery II (New York, NY)

2004 "Fake Rolex" at HDC gallery (New York, NY)

2003 "AIM23"at The Bronx Museum of the arts (Bronx, NY)

2002 "In Pursuit of Visual Pleasures" at DUMBO ARTS CENTER (Brooklyn, NY)

2002 "AsianLens August 2002 Exhibit" at CHAMBERS FINE ART (New York, NY)

2002 "Face Value" at WHITE COLUMNS (New York, NY)

2001 "Swing Space" at Gallery Dam, Stuhltrager (Brooklyn, NY)

2011 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Flaere Gallery, London, UK
2011 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, Flaere Gallery, London, UK
2010 CHIC Art Fair, Flaere Gallery, Paris, France
2010 Madrid Foto 3, Flaere Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2009 "Blender" at The 13th DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
2009 "ArtBridge2009: First Exposure" Public Exhibition (23rd St bet 9th & 10th Ave, New York, NY)
2005 "ACURRENT" Rider Project 2005 Art Happening in a moving truck (New York)


2016 BRIC New Media Art Fellowship

2015 Project "Seed Grant" By More Art

2015 More Art "Enagaging Artists Residency"

2010 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council "Swing Space" residency

2007 NYFA IAP The Immigrant Artist Mentering Program.

2003 1 of 18 Artists selected in the Artists in the marketplace program 2003 at The Bronx Museum

2002 AsianLens: 1 of 12 photographers selected in national Asian American photography juried exhibit

Mazzocchi, Sherry. "Foodstuffs, in every language and hue, as art", Manhtattan Times, (Video Interview) (Jan, 2012)
Spina, Sabrina. “Un Frullatore di Brand Giapponese Atterra Su Times Square” , Subvertising Magazine (Nov, 2011, Published in Itatly)
Polito, Tiziano. “New York la "multiculturelle" se reflète dans ses emballages”, Emballages Magazine (Nov, 2011, Published in France)
Furlan Julia. "Hidemi Takagi Turns Imported Food into Art at Times Square ", WNYC Culture (Aug, 2011)
Nguyen, Tuan. "Times Square Exhibit Showcases City's Culinary Diversity", DNA Info (Aug 2011)
Pasquesoone Valentine. "New York racontée par ses emballages alimentaires", Rub89(Aug, 2011, Published in France)
Mohora Bogdan. "Artist brings flavors of immigrant neighborhoods to Times Square", The Neighborhood Beat Box (Aug, 2011)
Polsky Sara. "Trash Becomes Art in Times Square; Move-Ins Begin at The Yard", Curbed NY (Aug, 2011)
Daley, Elizabeth. “This pudding mix will be a star!”, Queens Chronicle (March 2011)
Maurer, Daniel. “It’s Not Junk Food, It’s Hight Art!”, New York magazine (Feb 2011)
Soma, Yasuko. “Who's Next What's Next New York”, SOEN Japanese magazine (Sep 2011, Published in Japan)
Shuster, Robert. “Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Don't Make Work About Being Asian at Arario Gallery”, The Village Voice (July 2010)
Berman, Judy. “Art’s Island Getaway” (June 2010)
Sokol, David. “Building 110: art on the Island”, NYC & Company(June 2010)
Zeldin, Jordana. "Featured artist Hidemi Takagi", ArtBridge Blog (Sep 2009)
Chang, Rona. "conversation with Hidemi Takagi" Nym Photo (Aug 2008)
NYFA Current Featured artist "Blender Project" Hidemi Takagi NYFA Current(Nov 2007)
Yahav, Galia. "Taste Buds: Blender Project", Time Out Tel Aviv Israel (Sep 2007)
Perfect 8 Magazine, "Blender Project" article By Hidemi Takagi (Nov 2006)
Phillip L. Kaplan "Space 237's RE:surface exhibit" Toledo City Paper OH (Feb 2006)
AIM23 catalogue The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY (July 2003)
Johnson, Ken. "A mix of works in the Bronx Museum", NY Times (Aug 15. 2003).
Rosenberg, Karen. "Market Share", The Village Voice (Aug 22. 2003)
Cowing, Julia. "Feature Photographer" Monolid Magazine, Vol. 3 (Jan 2003)
Valdez, Sarah. "AsianLens," Time Out New York (Aug 29-Sept. 5, 2002)
Leung, Adrian. "AsianLens Captures the Vision of 12 APA Photographers,"
AsianWeek, Vol. 23, No. 50 (August 2002)

Chambers Fine Art, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, Private Collectors

Guest Panelist, Brainstorm! Selling Work Online, A presentation of the Asian American Arts Alliance, co-produced by the Queens Council on the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts. (March 2010)


1999 Attended International Center of Photography (New York, NY)
1999 Attended National Academy of Design (New York, NY)

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