takahiro yamamoto

 

 

     
   

Originally from Shizuoka Japan, Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist and choreographer based in Portland. He has received support from National Performance Network, Japan Foundation, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, danceWEB scholarship program, and others. Both of his performance productions and visual art works have been presented at GoDown Arts Centre (Nairobi), Bedlam Lowertown (St. Paul), Fresh Festival (San Francisco), Center on Contemporary Arts (Seattle), Rowan Gallery (Los Angeles), and Disjecta (Portland). As a performer, he has performed for Morgan Thorson, Xavier Le Roy, Mårten Spångberg, Keith Hennessy, Jmy James Kidd, Perseverance Theatre Company and others. He holds MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. He co-directs a performance company madhause with Ben Evans, and a part of Portland-based support group Physical Education with Allie Hankins, keyon gaskin, and Lu Yim.

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CV

PRESENTED WORKS
-Selected Dance Performances / Theatre Productions
2017
-Direct Path to Detour: group performance, at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon
-Direct Path to Detour, Single Focus: solo performance, at TB:A Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon
-Direct Path to Detour: group performance, at DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas
-Direct Path to Detour: group performance, at Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
-Direct Path to Detour, Single Focus: solo performance, at A-Squared Performance Festival, Portland, Oregon
-A World A World by Linda Austin: as a dancer, at Performance Works NW, Portland, Oregon

2016
-Still Life by Morgan Thorson; as a dancer, at TB:A Festival at PICA, Portland, Oregon
-Rules of Engagement: solo performance, at Fresh Festival, San Francisco, California
-Rules of Engagement: solo performance, at danspace, New York, New York

2015
-Rules of Engagement: solo performance, at ShortSpace Gallery, Portland, Oregon
-(Un)Made by Linda Austin: as a dancer, at Performance Works NW, Portland, Oregon
-Fun/Fuck: a collaboration with Lucy Yim: at Performance Works NW, Portland, Oregon
-Three Songs; as a choreographer, at Dance+ Festival, Portland, Oregon
-Bach Overture b-minor; solo performance in collaboration with pianist Mary Sutton, at Disjecta, Portland, Oregon
-Northern Lights + Magnificat; as a choreographer, at Studio II, Portland, Oregon
-Body of Architecture/Architecture of Body; as a choreographer, at Innovation Studio, Portland, Oregon

2014
-Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy; as a dancer, at MoMA PS1, Queens, New York
-Hindsight; solo performance, at Bedlam Lowerton, St. Paul, Minnesota
-Conversations; as a choreographer, at GoDown Arts Center, Nairobi, Kenya
-Objecting; solo performance, at S1, Portland, Oregon
-the Blue Bear: as an actor, at Perseverance Theater, Juneau, Alaska
-Warriors: as an actor, at Perseverance Theater, Juneau, Alaska
-Hindsight: solo performance, at Studio II, Portland, Oregon

2013
-Think Here. Think There.; solo performance, at the Garage, San Francisco, California
-The Ocean by Mårten Spångberg; as a dancer, at Whenever Wherever Festival, Tokyo, Japan
-Light Noise by Lucy Lee Yim; as a dancer, at Disjecta, Portland, Oregon
-Body of Architecture/Architecture of Body: solo performance, at Hadreen Gallery, Seattle, Washington
-In Traveling; as a choreographer, at Studio II, Portland, Oregon
-Solo #14; solo performance, at VideoFest, at Clinton Street Theater, Portland, Oregon

2012
-Turbulence by Keith Hennesy; as a dancer, at PICA’s TBA Festival, Portland, Oregon
-Solo #13; solo performance, at PICA’s TBA Festival, Portland, Oregon
-Three Male Strangers At Japan; solo performance, at Disjecta, Portland, Oregon
-(Un)change; solo performance, at FalseFront Gallery, Portland, Oregon
-The Blue Bear; as an actor, a touring theatre production, at Sydney Laurence Theater, Anchorage, Alaska
-D O T M A T R I X; by madhause, at PLACE Gallery, Portland Oregon

2011
-Body of Architecture/Architecture of Body; solo performance, at BODYBOX North Wing, Portland, Oregon
-Male-Identified; solo performance, at Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium, Portland, Oregon
-Tonight by MGM Grand; as a dancer, at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
-Tighty Righty; solo performance, at @937 Gallery, Portland, Oregon
-Inner Sunset by Jmy James; as a dancer, at Pieter, Los Angeles, California
-The Blue Bear; as an actor, at Perseverance Theater, Juneau, Alaska

2010
-D O T M A T R I X; by madhause, at Rowan Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2009
-(Un)change -Postal Experience; solo performance, at Rowan Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2008
-Hamlet by Independent Shakespeare Company; as an actor, at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
-myselves; madhause, at Found Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2007
-Usual Day for Cats; by madhause, at Boulder Public Library, Boulder, Colorado
-365 Days/365 Plays; by madhasue, at the Daily Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado
-Tosca Jumps! by Shamka Dance Theatre; as a dancer, at Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, California

-Solo Exhibition
2014
-Past Ephemera; (sculpture) at Albina Press, Portland, Oregon

2011
-Meet Somebody; (sculpture, video, installation) at PLACE Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2009
-Postal Experience; (sculpture, video, performance installation) at Rowan Gallery, Los Angeles, California

-Group Exhibition
2015
-Unintended Connection, NPN/VAN Annual Meeting Exhibition; (photography) at Disjecta, Portland, Oregon

2014
-VISIONS; (performance art) at East End, Portland, Oregon

2013
-Closer Quarter; (performance art) at Multiplex Gallery, Portland, Oregon
-MFA Thesis Exhibition; (drawings) at Vigor Industrial, Portland, Oregon
-CoCA Annual Exhibition; (photography) at Center on Contemporary Art, Georgetown Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2012
-MFA First-Year Exhibition; (video) at Disjecta, Portland, Oregon
-Eye on Eye; (sculpture) at Washington State University, Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington

2011
-Rhizome; (sculpture) at Lodge Gallery, Portland, Oregon
-Pulp; (sculpture) at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
-Paper Cuts; (video and sculpture) at Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, California

EDUCATION
Pacific Northwest College of Arts: Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies, June 2013
University of California, Los Angeles, Extension: Digital Photography, May 2010
California State University, Northridge: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies: Minor in Theatre Arts, May 2004

TEACHING / LECTURE
Mills College, Artist Lecture, February 2018, Oakland, California
Portland State University, School of Art TIME-CORE, adjunct instructor; Winter, Spring 2018, Portland, Oregon
Dance Studies Association Inaugural Conference: Direct Path to Detour workshop, October 2017, Columbus, Ohio
Portland State University, School o Art, Performance and Art; Spring 2016, Portland, Oregon
Portland State University, School of Art, Performance workshop; May 2015, Portland, Oregon
GoDown Arts Centre; Contemporary Performance, guest artist; August 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
Portland State University, School of Art, Time-Art, guest artist; Spring 2014, Portland, Oregon
Pacific Northwest College of Art; Beginning Video, Teaching Assistant; Fall 2012, Portland, Oregon
Open Flight Studio; “Weak Ground” Dance Workshop; November 2012, Seattle, Washington
Pacific Northwest College of Art; Video Installation, Teaching Assistant; Spring 2012, Portland, Oregon
Fullerton College; Artist Lecture; March 2011, Fullerton, California
Juneau Community Charter School; Experimental Dance Movement; February 2011, Juneau, Alaska
Mercer County Community College; Suzuki Acting Method Workshop; October 2008, West Windsor, New Jersey

PROFESSIONAL
Physical Education, support group; co-founder & co-artistic director, 2013 - Present
Whenever Wherever Festival in Tokyo; interpreter, stage manager, October 2013
madhause, performance duo based on long-distance collaboration; co-founder & co-artistic director, 2006 - Present
Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles; official photographer, March 2010 – July 2011
Independent Shakespeare Company, Los Angeles; actor/assistant stage manager, 2004 – 2008