Takeshi Murata

Born in Chicago, IL, 1974 
Lives in Los Angeles

Education
B.F.A. in Film/Video/Animation, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1997

Solo Exhibitions
2017

Living Room, Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan

Infinite Doors, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2016
1000 Years, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Second Nature, Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2015

Takeshi Murata Survey, Kunsthalle Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY

2014
OM Rider, Salon 94, New York, NY

2013
Midnight, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Mortality, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2012

Synthesizers, Salon 94, New York, NY

2011
Get Your Ass To Mars, Ratio 3, San Francisco

2008
Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

2007
Escape Spirit VideoSlime, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Damage Control, Gallery.Sora, Tokyo, Japan 
Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Black Box: Takeshi Murata, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC 
Lift 02: Takeshi Murata, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Two, The Reliance, The Approach, London

2006
Silver Equinox, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions
2017

Nerve Center, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

Broken Language, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA

After Us, curated by Lauren Cornell, Chi K| |Art Museum, Shanghai, China


2016
At Home, curated by Dan Nadel, Launch F18, New York, NY
The Campaign for Art: Contemporary, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2015
The Metabolic Age, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Private Settings: Art After the Internet, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Poland

2014

Early Man, The Hole, New York, NY
Spaced Out: Migration To The Interior, Curated by Phong Bui, Redbull Studios, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland
Rewritten by Machine and New Technology: Video Art in the 20th and 21st Centuries, University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Speculative Materialism Oo Oo, Leclere-Maison de Ventes aux Encheres, Marseille, France

2013
ANAMERICANA, American Academy in Rome, Italy
The Mother of Design, Marunouchi House, New York, NY
Time Moving and Storage, Loyal, Malmō, Sweden
Empire State. New York Art Now, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2012

We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art, The Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT.
Empire State, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome Time moving and storage, Loyal Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
Transmission LA: AV Club, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA

2011
Chaos as Usual, Bergen Kunstall, Bergen, Norway
Astatic, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Amnesia, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY 
Facemaker, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA
Worng, IMO Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dadarhea, Canada Gallery, New York, NY
New York Minute - Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Moscow, Russia

2010
Free, New Museum, New York, NY 
Borderland Abstraction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
Keep On Moving, Don't Stop, Public Screens, Stavanger, Norway
Deception of the Eye, Special Effects in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Greater New York, PS1

2009

New York Minute, MACRO FUTURE, Rome, Italy
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Suddenly This Summer, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Safe Word, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Straylight Cavern, Cell Project Space, London, UK
MEDIATED, UCR/California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

2008
Fear Minus One, UCSD University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Materialized: New American Video and...., Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen, Norway 
Predrive: After Technology, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA 
Peace and agriculture in a pre-Romantic ideal landscape, without sublime terrors, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany
Mailorder Monsters, Max Wigram Gallery Project Space, London, UK
Mailorder Monsters, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece
Stray Alchemists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Multiplex, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
Two-Fold Faction, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China

2007 
Bitten, Kim Light Gallery/Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA
Animated Painting, San Diego Museum of Art, CA (traveling)
Abstract Action, Gallery W52, New York
Fractured Figure, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Alpha, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Mailorder Monsters, Deitch Projects, New York
Solar Set, Foxy Productions, New York
Automatic Update, Museum of Modern Art, New York 
Red Hot: Contemporary Asian Art Rising, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX 
Silence. Listen to the Show, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy 
Fresh NY, Threshold Artspace, Perth, Scotland

2006
Noorderzon, Groningen, the Netherlands
Sommer, Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany 
Cosmic Wonder, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA 
Redeconstruction, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Take It to the Net, Vilma Gold, London
3, Grimm|Rosenfeld, New York 
Video Artists in Dialogue, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York
Videos in Progress, RISD : Museum, Providence, RI
By Design, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2005
EAI Multiplex 2, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
The Zine Unbound, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
With us against reality, or against us!, Willy Wonka Inc./Galleri S.E., Oslo, Norway 
Tedious Limbs, Deitch Projects, New York, NY 
Disorientation/Reorientation, New York University, NY 
April Fools Only, Anthology Film Archive, New York, NY
L.A. Remixed, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2004
Four Color Pen Show, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
And if you think you see with just your eyes you are mad, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
Reas Presents, 3more Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Panorama, Eyebeam, New York NY 
Territoires Electroniques, Vasarely Foundation, Aix-en-Provence, France 
Video Whoopie Cushion, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY 
FACT Center, Liverpool, UK
Beautiful Losers & Beaver College, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH 
Sound Lab, Brooklyn, NY 

Lectures & Panel Discussions

2015
California Institute of the Arts: Degree Animation, Artist’s talk, screening, and studio visits
Rhode Island School of Design, Artist’s talk, screening, and studio visits
Institute of Contemporary Art, The University of Pennsylvania, Kasten in Context: New Peers: Barbara Kasten in conversation with David Hartt, Takeshi Murata, and Sara VanDerBeek

2014
University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, Artist’s talk and Screening

2013

Rhode Island School of Design, Artist’s talk, screening, and studio visits
Amherst College: Film and Media Studies, Artist’s talk and screening
San Francisco Art Institute, Artist’s talk and screening
Přehlídka animovaného filmu Olomouc, Czech Republic, Artist’s talk and screening

2012
Yale University School of Art: Sculpture MFA, Artist’s talk, screening, and studio visits

2011
Rhode Island School of Design, Artist’s talk, screening, and studio visits

2010
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Artist’s talk and screening
School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Department of Film, Video, and New Media, Artist’s talk, screening, and studio visits.

2008
Maryland Institute College of Art, Artist talk and screening
Rhode Island School of Design, Artist’s talk, screening, and studio visits

2007
Syracuse University, Department of Transmedia, Artist talk and screening
Pomona College, Artist talk and screening

Selected Screenings
2015
Sundance Film Festival
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Rooftop Films NYC

2014
Street Views, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO

2013
Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL

2011
The Art Of Fear, Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn, NY
Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot, Poland
Pure Logo, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
BLITZKRIEG - Art Athina, D.ART, Athens, Greece
Superclub Gallery and Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT 
Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI 
Kinetic Histories, Fundaciòn La Laboral. Centro de Arte y Creaciòn Industrial, Asturias, Spain
Play Ground, New Walk Museum and Gallery, Leicester, UK
Betwixt and Between, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2010
Gene Siskel Film Center’s Conversations at the Edge, Chicago, IL
Migrating Forms, Anthology Film Archives, NY
The American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
From Aniconism to Bliss: Media art shows its Islamic roots, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, CA
FACT, Liverpool, UK
Abstract Dissolve, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2009
Video Journeys, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

2007
53rd Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany

2005
New York Underground Film Festival, NY

2004
DOTMOV Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Digital Showcase at The Austin Museum of Digital Art, Austin, TX 
44th Cracow Film Festival, Poland
New York Underground Film Festival, New York NY 

Bibliography
Cornell, Lauren; Nadel, Dan. Takeshi Murata. Salon 94/Ratio 3/Kunsthall Stavanger. 2016.
Gartenfeld, Alex. “Takeshi Murata.” Cura, October 2014.

Cochrane, Peter. “Takeshi Murata.” San Francisco Arts Quarterly May 2014.
Baker, Kenneth. “Bay Area visual art picks.” San Francisco Chronicle Dec 2013.

Masters, Marc. “Robert Beatty: Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata.” Pitchfork Dec 2013.

McKinney, Kathryn. “SFAQ Review: Takeshi Murata solo exhibition, “Midnight” at Ratio 3, San Francisco." SFAQ Dec 2013.

Bad at Sports. “Interview with Takeshi Murata.” Art Practical Dec 2013.

Moss, Cici. “Critic's Pick.” Artforum Dec 2013.


Baker, Kenneth. “'Takeshi Murata: Midnight,' animated allegory.” San Francisco Chronicle Nov 2013.

Walsh, Brienne. “Takeshi Murata.” Art in America Feb 2013.

Melendez, Franklin. “Takeshi Murata.” Artforum Sep. 2011.
Sommer, Danielle. “Get Your Ass To Mars: Takeshi Murata at Ratio 3.” Daily Serving May 2011.
Sussman, Matt. “Slick.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian 18 May 2011.
Andrews, Brian. “Review: Takeshi Murata – Get Your Ass to Mars.” Art Practical May 2011.
Quick, Genevieve. “Review: Takeshi Murata – Get Your Ass to Mars.” Art Practical May 2011.
Baker, Kenneth. “Eye-popping Murata.” The San Francisco Chronicle May 2011.
“The Creators Project | Takeshi Murata.” The Creators Projects Jun. 2010.
Pollack, Barbara. “Suddenly This Summer.” ARTnews Oct. 2009.
Pfeiffer, Alice. “At Last, Artists Harness the Internet.” The New York Times Sep. 2009.
Huston, Johnny Ray. “Kinda Kink.com.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian Jul. 2009.
Farrell, Katie. “A New Voyeurism.” Artslant.com Jun. 2009.
Taft, Catherine. “Video Journeys.” Artforum Jun. 2009.
Quadrio, Davide. “Best of 2008: Davide Quadrio.” Artforum China Jan. 2009.
Frieling, Rudolf. “Subjective Projections: Takeshi Murata.” Bielefelder Kunstverein May 2009.
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Animated Painting. San Diego: San Diego Museum of Art, 2008.
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Helfand, Glen. “The Reel World: Takeshi Murata at Ratio 3.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian Nov. 2007.
Wolin, Joseph. “Solar Set.” Time Out New York Aug. 2007.
Gordon, Kelly. “Essay from brochure for 'Black Box'.” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Feb. 2007.
Feldman, Melissa. “Takeshi Murata at Ratio 3.” Art in America Nov. 2006: 220.
Higgs, Matthew. Redeconstruction. New York: Gladstone Gallery, 2006. 
Silence. Listen to the Show. Torino, Italy: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 2006.
Jones, Kristin M. “Dereconstruction.” Frieze Oct. 2006.
Velasco, David. “Dereconstruction.” Artforum Sep. 2006. 374. 
Kutz, Katie. “Big Bang. Artists embrace spirituality and their many selves at “Cosmic Wonder.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian 16 Aug. 2006: 54.
Baker, Kenneth. “Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' 'Cosmic Wonder' exhibition reaches across a generational gap.” The San Francisco Chronicle Aug. 2006.
Helfand, Glen. “Critic's Picks: Takeshi Murata.” Artforum Jan. 2006.

Collections
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, FL
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC

Residencies
Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC