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, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
Takagi participated in: the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2004); the NYFA IAP Mentoring Program (2008); the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space; Artist Studio Residency (2010); the Engaging Artist residency by More Art (2015); BRIC’s New Media Art Fellowship (2016); Utopian Practice Fellowship by Culture Push (2017); En Foco Photography Fellowship (2018); and KODA Artist Residency: Identity + Justice (2020). Her work has been reviewed in Time Out Tel Aviv, Time Out New York, the New York Times, and the Village Voice. Her Blender project was selected for the Times Square Public Arts Program of the Times Square Alliance 2011 and her Hello, it's me was awarded a Seed Grant by More Art, in 2017. The Bed-Stuy Social Photo Club and Herkimer Street Stoop Interview were awarded the Brooklyn Arts Fund grants in 2019 and 2021 by the Brooklyn Arts Council.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 “Stories” curated by Klaudia Ofwona Draber and Nadine Braquetti, 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 "Footprints on Montague" co-curated by FiveMyles and KODA at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, NY
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)
2021 Brooklyn Arts Council Grants “Brooklyn Arts Fund” 2021
2020 KODA Artist Residency: Identity + Justice
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
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
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)”
2020 Future Fair Holiday Market, KODA, NY, 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
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)
TRUE Africa (2020): This Is Not Your Typical New York City Barbershop Photo Story by Claude Grunitzky.
BK Reader (2019): Despite Social Distancing, ‘The Bed-Stuy Social Photo Club’ Lives On by Yannise Jean
Brooklyn Eagle (2019): With a pop-up photo studio, this Bed-Stuy artist turned her neighbors into stars by Evan N. Brown.
BRIC House (2016): BRIC Biennial Volume II, Bed Stuy/ Crown Heights Edition catalogue.
HEAPS Magazine (2016): What does a Japanese photographer who took photographs of refugees want to convey to America? by Yu Takamichi.
Brooklyn Paper (2016): Face value: Photo exhibit focuses on refugees by Lauren Jill.
Manhattan Times (2012): Foodstuffs, in every language and hue, as art by Sherry Mazzocchi.
Subvertising Magazine (2011): Un Frullatore di Brand Giapponese Atterra Su Times Square by Sabrina Spina
WNYC Culture (2011): Hidemi Takagi Turns Imported Food into Art at Times Square by Julia Furlan
DNA Info (2011): Times Square Exhibit Showcases City’s Culinary Diversity by Tuan Nguyen.
Rub89 (2011): New York racontée par ses emballages alimentaires Pasquesoone Valentine
The Neighborhood Beat Box (2011): Artist brings flavors of immigrant neighborhoods to Times Square by Bogdan Mohora.
Curbed NY (2011): Trash Becomes Art in Times Square; Move-Ins Begin at The Yard by Sara Polsky.
Queens Chronicle (2011): This pudding mix will be a star! Elizabeth Daley.
New York Magazine (2011): It’s Not Junk Food, It’s High Art! By Daniel Maurer.
SOEN (2011): “Who’s Next What’s Next New York by Yasuko Soma.
The Village Voice (2010): Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Don’t Make Work About Being Asian at” Arario Gallery by Robert Shuster. Flavorpill.com (2010): Art’s Island Getaway by Judy Berman.
Nycgo.com, NYC & Company (2010): Building 110: art on the Island by David Sokol.
Nym Photo (2008): Conversation with Hidemi by Rona Takagi Chang.
Time Out Tel Aviv Israel (2007): Taste Buds: Blender Project by Galia Yahav.
Toledo City Paper (2006): Space 237’s RE:surface exhibit by Phillip L. Kaplan.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts (2003): AIM23 Catalogue.
New York Times (2003): A mix of works in the Bronx Museum by Ken Johnson.
Time Out New York (2002): AsianLens by Sarah Valdez.
AsianWeek (2002): AsianLens Captures the Vision of 12 APA Photographers by Adrian Leung.
1999 Attended International Center of Photography (New York, NY)
1999 National Academy of Design (New York, NY)