Hidemi Takagi was born in Kyoto, Japan and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Takagi has exhibited both nationally and internationally (London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Berlin and Paris). Her notable selected exhibitions include The Bronx Museum of the arts, Queens Museum, BRIC Media art center, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, etc. 


Takagi participated 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), BRIC New Media Art Fellowship (2016), Utopian Practice Fellowship by Culture Push (2017) and En Foco Photography Fellowship (2018). 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" was awarded a Seed Grant By More Art and "The Bed Stuy Social 'Photo' Club" was awarded Brooklyn Arts Council Grants "Brooklyn Arts Fund 2019"


2020 “Stories” organized by KODA at FiveMyles Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2019 “The Bed Stuy Social ‘Photo’ Club” at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration (Brooklyn, NY)

2017 "Hello, it's me" at Hudson Guild Gallery (New York, NY)

2016 "Facing America: Portraits of Refugees Resettling in the U.S. " at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity (Brooklyn, NY)

2012 "Blender Project" at Le Chéile Art Space (New York, NY)

2011 "Blender" Times Square Art By Times Square Alliance (Times Square, 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)


2020 “Re-Tooling” Curated by Culture Push at Clemente Gallery (New York, NY) 

2018 "En Foco Photography Fellowship 2018" Group Exhibition at the Andrew Freedman Home (Bronx, NY) 

2016 "BRIC Biennial" Volume II, Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Edition" curated by BRIC Media Arts at Brooklyn Public Library (Brooklyn, NY) 

2016 “Borderless: In Perspective” curated by NYFA Curatorial at Lite-haus Galerie + Projktraum (Berlin, Germany) 

2016 "Home(Ward)" curated by More Art at The Nathan Cummings Foundation (New York, NY) 

2016 “No Place like home” at Repair the World (Brooklyn, NY) 

2016 “Engaging Artists Exhibition” By More Art at The Queens Museum (Queens, NY) 

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

2015 "Face to Place" by NYFA Curatorial at 60 Wall Gallery (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 Media Arts House (Brooklyn, NY) 

2013 "Immigrant Too" at NoMAA (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" curated by Herb Tan 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)


2019 Brooklyn Arts Council Grants “Brooklyn Arts Fund” 2019 

2018 En Foco Photography Fellowship 2018 by En Foco Inc 

2017 Culture Push "Utopian Practice" Fellowship 2017 Fall 

2017 BRIC (Brooklyn Information & Culture) “Media Art Fellowship” 

2015 Seed Grants for Engaging Artists residency Project to fund development by More Art” 

2015 More Art "Engaging Artists Residency" 

2010 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council "Swing Space" residency” 

2007 NYFA(New York Foundation for the Arts) IAP “The Mentoring Program” 

2003 “The Artists in the marketplace program” 

2003 at The Bronx Museum 

2002 AsianLens: National Asian American photography juried exhibit


2011 "Blender" Times Square Art By Times Square Alliance (Times Square, NY) 

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, NYC)”


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


2016 Artist Talk, "MoMA Prime Time Exchange" How can we bring different generation together? Co-produced by MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) at The Museum of Modern Art

2016 Artist Talk, "Art + Inter-generational Exchange", co-produced by More Art and Artist Volunteer Center and a part of the ArtsEverywhere/Musagetes Artist Round Table series, moderated by Queens Museum Staff. At Queens Museum

2010 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. At New York Foundation for the Arts


2016 Guest Review Panel for “2017 BRIC Arts Fellowship”


2018 NURTUREart’s Single Channel: Video Art Festival at Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY) 2016 BRIC Media Arts Fellowship Video Screening at BRIC Media Arts House (Brooklyn, NY)


Brown, Evan Nicole “With a pop-up photo studio, this Bed-Stuy artist turned her neighbors into stars”, Brooklyn Eagle (October, 2019)

"BRIC Biennial" Volume II, Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Edition" catalogue By BRIC Media Arts (November, 2016)
Takamichi, Yu “What does Japanese photographer who took photographs of refugees want to convey to America?” HEAPS MAGAZINE (April 2016)

Jill, Lauren "Face value: Photo exhibit focuses on refugees", Brooklyn Paper (Feb, 2016)

Mazzocchi, Sherry. "Foodstuffs, in every language and hue, as art", Manhattan Times, (Jan, 2012)
Spina, Sabrina. “Un Frullatore di Brand Giapponese Atterra Su Times Square” , Subvertising Magazine (Nov, 2011, Published in Italy)

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 High 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) 
Chang, Rona. "conversation with Hidemi Takagi" Nym Photo (Aug 2008)

Yahav, Galia. "Taste Buds: Blender Project", Time Out Tel Aviv Israel (Sep 2007)
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)
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)


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

1999 National Academy of Design (New York, NY)


Hidemi Takagi

Brooklyn 11216

©2020 by Hidemi Takagi

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