takahiro yamamoto

 

Originally from Shizuoka Japan, Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist and choreographer based in Portland. He has received support from Bogliasco Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, MacDowell, National Performance Network, Japan Foundation, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, danceWEB scholarship program, and others. Both of his performance productions and visual art works have been presented at PICA (Portland), Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), Diverseworks (Houston), Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati), GoDown Arts Centre (Nairobi), Holding Contemporary (Portland), Bedlam Lowertown (St. Paul), Links Hall (Chicago), Fresh Festival (San Francisco), Rowan Gallery (Los Angeles), and others. As a performer, he has performed for Morgan Thorson, Xavier Le Roy, Mårten Spångberg, Keith Hennessy, Jmy James Kidd, Linda Austin, 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.

In 2020, he was a Full-Time Visiting Artist at Performance Department at the School of Art Institute of Chicago.

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photography by James Arzente

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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


GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship; Oct-Nov 2019, Bogliasco, Genova, Italy
Creative Heights Grant for Opacity of Performance, Oregon Community Foundation; 2019-2020, Portland, Oregon
Mt Tremper Arts, Watershed Lab organized by Jaime Shearn Coan & Tara Willis, Catskill Park, New York
MacDowell Colony Fellowship; Nov-Dec 2018, Peterborough, New Hampshire
Project Grant for Hanging River, Regional Arts and Culture Council; October 2018, Portland, Oregon
Career Development Grant, Oregon Arts Commission; November 2017, Portland, Oregon
Paradise Air Residency; February 2017, Matsudo-city, Chiba, Japan
Collaboration Grant for Direct Path to Detour, Japan Foundation, PAJ program; 2016, New York, New York
Creation Fund for Direct Path to Detour, National Performance Network; 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Artists-in-Residence, Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, PNCA; 2016-2017, Portland, Oregon
Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council; December 2015, Portland, Oregon
Creative Exchange Lab, Portland Institute for Contemporary art; September 2015, Portland, Oregon
Project Grant for Fun/Fuck, collaboration with Lu Yim, Regional Arts and Culture Council; 2015, Portland, Oregon
N.E.W. Artist Residency, New Expressive Works; 2014-2015, Portland, Oregon
Creative Exchange with Opiyo Okach, Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium; August 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
Caldera Residency 2012 with Gregg Bordowitz and Julie Ault; October 2012, Portland, Oregon
danceWEB Scholarship Programme, ImPulsTanz; July 2012, Vienna, Austria
Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium, Grand Jury Prize for Male-Identified; November 2011, Portland, Oregon
Pacific Northwest College of Arts, Laura Russo Memorial Scholarship; August 2011, Portland, Oregon


PRESENTED WORKS - Performance Productions
2019
-Property of Opaqueness: trio performance, Henry Art Gallery/Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, Washington
-Property of Opaqueness: duet performance, Lumber Room, Portland, Oregon

2018
-Body of Architecture / Architecture of Body; five-hour group performance, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, Washington

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

2016
-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
-Fun/Fuck: a collaboration with Lu 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
-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
-Hindsight: solo performance, at Studio II, Portland, Oregon

2013
-Think Here. Think There.; solo performance, at the Garage, San Francisco, California
-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
-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
-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
-Tighty Righty; solo performance, at @937 Gallery, Portland, Oregon

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
-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


PRESENTED WORKS -Visual Art Solo Exhibition
2020
-Hanging River; glass installation in collaboration with Andy Paiko, Parrish Gallery at Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR

2019
-Hanging River (commission); glass installation in collaboration with Andy Paiko, Holding Contemporary, Portland OR

2017
-Direct Path to Detour; Artist book and visual art exhibition, Compliance Division gallery, Portland OR

2015
Body of Architecture/Architecture of Body (performance installation); director/performer, Innovation Studio, Portland OR

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


PRESENTED WORKS -Visual Art Group Exhibition
2018
-Futility of Preparedness, Physical Education, Linfield Gallery, McMinnville, Oregon

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 & installation) at Vigor Industrial, Portland, Oregon
-2013 CoCA Annual Exhibition; (photography) at Center on Contemporary Art, Georgetown Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2012
-MFA First-Year Exhibition; (video & live performance) 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


TEACHING / LECTURE
Full-Time Visiting Artist,School of Art Institute of Chicago - Performance; Jan-Dec 2020, Chicago, Illinois
Artist Lecture, Art & Design Department, George Fox University, January 2020, Newberg, Oregon
Visiting Artist Lecture, School of Art Institute of Chicago - Performance; September 2019, Chicago, Illinois
Artist-led Discussion,Property of Invisibility; Henry Art Gallery, October 2019, Seattle, Washington
Adjunct Professor, TIME –CORE (Foundation). Portland State University, School of Art; Spring 2019, Portland, Oregon
Adjunct Professor, Professional Practice, Pacific Northwest College of Art; Spring 2019, Portland, Oregon
Adjunct Professor, TIME –CORE (Foundation), Portland State University, School of Art; Winter/Spring 2018, Portland, Oregon
Guest Artist/Lecturer, Reed College -Dance Department; March 2018, Portland, Oregon
Artist Lecture, Mills College, February 2018, Oakland, California
Adjunct Professor, TIME-CORE (Foundation). Portland State University, School of Art; Winter, Spring 2018, Portland, Oregon
Workshop Panel, Dance Studies Association Inaugural Conference: Direct Path to Detour; October 2017, Columbus, Ohio
Adjunct Professor, Performance and Art. Portland State University, School of Art; Spring 2016, Portland, Oregon
Performance Workshop, Portland State University, School of Art; May 2015, Portland, Oregon
Guest Artist. GoDown Arts Centre; Contemporary Performance; August 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
Guest Artist, Portland State University, School of Art, Time-Art; Spring 2014, Portland, Oregon
Artist Lecture,Fullerton College; March 2011, Fullerton, California


PROFESSIONAL
Physical Education, support group; co-founder & co-artistic director, 2013 - Present
Pidzn Club, collective; co-director, 2018 - Present
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