Takahiko Iimura

Born in Tokyo 1937
lives and works New York, NY/Toyko, Japan


Education
Hraduate, Keio University, Tokyo


Selected Solo Exhibitions, Screenings, and Retrospectives

Takahiko Iimura: Seeing Double, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 2016
Exhibition of Lifetime Achievement Award from Cultural Ministry of Japan, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan, 2016
“AIUEONN, Three Dimension”, M2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
“Movie and Performance:, Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014
“Observer/ Observed”, no.w.here, London, UK, 2014
16mm Films by Takahiko Iimura, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013
“Takahiko Iimura: Screening & Performance”, Filmmakers Cooperative, New York, New York, 2013
“Takahiko Iimura: Between the Frames”, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 2011
Film/Video Works by Takahiko Iimura, retrospective, San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, San Francisco, California, 2009
El Huis Gallery, Gent, Belgium, 2005
Art Cinema OFFoff, Gent, Belgium, 2005
agnes b. Skyline, Paris, France & galerie du jour, agnes b. Paris, France, 2005
Galerie Thomas Bernard- Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux, France, 2005
Cinema Spoutnik, Geneve, Switzerland, 2005
Anthology Film Archives, New York, New York, 2004
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004
Kala Art Institute, Berkley, California, 2004
Pacific Film Archive, Berkley, California, 2004
Musashino Art University, Kyoto, Japan, 2004
Kyoto Municipal University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan, 2004
Gallery Surge, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
Kobe Art Village Center, Kobe, Japan, 2003
Lux, London, UK, 2003
Cinema La Clef, Paris, France, 2003
Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 2003
Laboratorio Artealameda, Mexico City, Mexico, 2001
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2001
Dayton Art Center, Dayton, Ohio, 2001
Art Complex, Kyoto, Japan, 2001
Carnegie Mellon University, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2001
University of Cincinati, Cincinati, Ohio, 2001
Nagoya City Archive, Nagoya, Japan, 2001
The Kitchen, New York, New York, 2000
Millennium, New York, New York, 2000
Reina Sofia National Museum of Art, Madrid, Spain, 2000
Barcelona Contemporary Museum, Barcelona, Spain, 2000
The Kitchen, New York, New York, 1999
Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, 1999
Galerie J&J Donguy, Paris, France, 1999
Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 1998
The Lux Centre, London, United Kingdom, 1998
Filmmuseum, Munich, Germany, 1998
Landmark Hall, Yokohama, Japan, 1998
The Institute of Japanese Culture, Rome, Italy 1997
Millennium, New York, New York, 1997
The Kitchen, New York, New York, 1996
Hiroshima Contemporary Art Museum, Hiroshima, Japan, 1996
Landes Museum, Linz, Austria, 1996
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, 1995
Galerie DAAD, Berlin, Germany 1992
Museum of Sound and Image, San Paulo, Brazil, 1992
Arizona State University, Tucson, Arizona, 1992      
Anthology Film Archives, New York, New York, 1990
Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan, 1990
Media Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1987
Ted Greenwald Gallery, New York, New York, 1987
Cinematheque, San Francisco, California,  1987
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1985
Museum Square, Osaka, Japan, 1985
The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983
Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1983
Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 1982
Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan, 1982
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1981
Boston Flm/Video Foundation, Boston, Maryland, 1981
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 1980
Long Beach Museum, Los Angeles, California, 1980
Honolulu Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1980
Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, Austria, 1979
Shigeko Kubota/Taka Iimura: New Video, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1979
Media Art Center, Buffalo, New York, 1979
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 1978
Vehicle Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 1978
Carnegie Art Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1978
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, 1977
Apple Gallery, New York, New York, 1977
Institute of Contemporary Art Center, Antwerp, Belgium, 1977
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1976
Collective for Living Cinema, New York, New York, 1976
U.C.Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, 1976
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1975
Anthology Film Archives, New York, New York, 1975
Millennium, New York, New York, 1974
Galerie 23, Paris, France, 1974
Cinematheque Francaise, Paris, France, 1974
Arsenal Kinematek, Berlin, Germany, 1973
Backer Gallery, Bochum, Germany, 1973
Lenbachhaus Stadtische Galerie, Munich, Germany, 1973
Millennium, New York, New York, 1972
Japanese House, New York, New York, 1972
The Kitchen, New York, New York, 1972
Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco, California, 1971
UCLA Film Center, Los Angeles, California, 1971
Sogetsu Cinematheque, Tokyo, Japan, 1970
Scorpio Theater, Tokyo, Japan, 1970
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom, 1969
Royal Film Archive, Brussels, Belgium, 1969
Canyon Cinematheque, San Francisco, California, 1968
Judson Gallery, New York, New York, 1968
Filmmakers’ Cinematheque, New York, New York, 1967
Gate Theater, New York, New York, 1967
Filmmakers’ Cinematheque, New York, New York, 1966
Black Gate Intermedia, New York, New York, 1966
Sogetsu Cinematheque, Tokyo, Japan, 1965
Naiqua Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1965


Group Exhibitions and Festival Screenings

“Dreamlands: Expanded – Takahiko Iimura / Joel Schlemowitz”, “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016”, Whitney Museum, 2016
“Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop”, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom, 2016
“Pliure, Epilogue (La bibliotheque, l’univers), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, 2015
“Video Art As Live Performance”, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2015
MoMA Film Screenings: An Evening w/ Yoko Ono and Alexandra Monroe, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015
“Alternate Visions: Avant-Garde Cinema”, PFA Theater: Pacific Film Archive, Berkley, California, 2014
“Words as Doors- in Language, Art, Film”, Kunstlerhaus, Halle fur Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria, 2014
“Japan Film Independents, 1964”, Filmmakers Cooperative, New York, 2014
“Kinema Nippon”, MoMA, New York, 2014
“Tokyo: Experiments in Music and Performance”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013
“Now Japan”, Kunsthal KAdE, Amserfoot, Netherlands, 2013
L.A. Filmforum at MOCA presents “Breaking the Plane”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California 2013
Tomomi Adachi and Takahiko Iimura: Films and Perfomrances, SAIC, Chicago, Illinois, 2013
“Tokyo 1955-70: A New Avant-Garde”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012
“Art Thrill You”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012
“Kinema Nippon- Moving Images from Japan”, Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 2012
“In Other Words”, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Ireland, 2011
“Independence”, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 2010
“Kamrooz Aram and Takahiko Iimura”, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2007
“Vital Signs”, Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, 2005
“Japanese Experimental Film and Video”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, 2005
“Eye and Ear Control”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, 2005
Onion City Experimental Film/ Video Festival, Chicago, Illinois, 2005
New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, 2005
Artist Night, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, 2004
John Cage Film, Video, Music Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, 2004
Onion City Experimental Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois, 2004
Recontres Int’l Paris/ Berlin, Paris France, Berlin, Germany, 2004
Japanese Film and Video, Millennium, New York, 2003
Paris-Berlin Int’l Film/ Video Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2003
New Art Program Video Biennial, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, (Award, Honorable Mention for Seeing / Hearing / Speaking), 2003
Edith-Ruth-fur Medien Kunst. Oldenburg, Germany, 2003
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California, 2003
Okamoto Taro Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
Japan Society Image Art and Sience Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 2002
File 2002 (Electronic Language International Festival), Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002
Cosign02 (Computational Semiotics for Games and New Media), Augsburg University, Augsburg, Germany, 2002
ISEA (International Symposium for Electoronic Arts), Nagoya, Japan, 2002
Golbang Art Film Festival, Ilujun Art House, Seoul, Korea, 2002
Calculated Cinema, Pacific Film Archive, Berkley, California, 2002
Thaw 01, Univ. of Iowa, Idaho, 2001
8mm Film Festival, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, 2001
Underground Archives, Tokyo, Japan, 2001
Digital Media Festival, Philippnes University, Manila, Philippines, 2001
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, United Kingdom, 2001
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, 2001
WRO Int’l Media Art, Wrocraw, Poland, 2001
“Big As Life, An American History of 8mm Film”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2000
“Enclosed and Enchanted”, Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, London, 2000
Netmage, Bologna, Italy, 2000
ISEA 2000, Paris, France, 2000
d’Lux media arts, Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2000
“The American Century, Part II”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1999
Contact Zone, The Art of CD-ROM, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1999
Edison Black Maria Film & Video Festival (Director’s Citation Award, for Observer/ Observed.) Jersey City, New Jersey, 1999
European Int’l Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany, 1998
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1998
Rough and Ruined Festival, Vancouver, Canada, (Award, Grand Prize for AIUEONN Six Features), 1997
Exchange of the Image, Japan & USA, Aichi Prefectural Museum, Nagoya, Japan, 1997
Rio Int’l Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997
Society of Japanese Image and Science, Yamagata, Japan, 1997
Rockefellar Center Degital Video Wall curated by Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1997
Mito Art Museum, Mito, Japan, 1997
Sakura City Museum, Sakura, Japan, 1996
“New Vision”, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1996
Bourges Video Festival, Bourges, France. Kwangji Biennale Kwangji, Korea. MA Performance Festival, Dusserldorf. New York Festival, New York, 1995
“Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky,” Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, 1994
“Mutations de l’Image,” Videotheque de Paris, Paris, France, 1994
“Images du Futur,” La Cite des Arts et des Noubelles Technologies, Montreal, Canada, 1994
“Japanese Art After 1945,” Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1994
“ISEA94,” Helsinki, Finland, 1994
“Body & Image,” Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan, 1994
“00 Collaborations” Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan, 1993
ART ON FILM/FILM ON ART,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, 1993
“Rolywholyover A Circus by John Cage,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, 1993
“Hearing Art”, Center for Contemporary Arts, Wars
aw, Poland, 1992
“Video-New World,” O Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 1992
“Adam and Eve,” The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japanm 1992
“John Cage Memorial,” Ohnoya Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 1992
“Millennium 25 Years,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1991
“Sound & Images in Film,” Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1991
“New Art Film,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Musee de Louvre, Paris, France, 1990
“Video Sculpture,” Kunstverein, Cologne/Kongresshalle, Berlin, Germany, 1990
“Minimalism Now,” I.C.P., New York, New York, 1990
“New Films From Japan,” Japan Society, New York, New York, 1989
“Video From Japan,” Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, 1987
Thomas Edison Black Maria Film & Video Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1986
“History of Video Art,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1983
“1960s,” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 1983
“Experimental Film, 1970s,” Collective for Living Cinema, New York, New York 1983
“Bijyutsu Gekijyo,” Hiyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan, 1982
“Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1981
“Cinema Experimental Japonaise”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1979
“Video Wochen, Essen 79,” Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany, 1979
“Recent Japanese Avantgarde Film,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1978
“New Japanese Avant-garde Film”, Millennium Film Workshop, New York, 1978
Japan, Film, and Video, Media Center, New York State University, Buffalo, NY, 1977
“Video Art”, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA, 1976
Iconologie des Cinema, Athene Francaise, Tokyo, 1976
“Video Week”, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1975
Germain Gallery, Paris, 1975
“Video/Art”, Musee d’Art Modern, Paris, 1974
“Japan: Art and Tradition,” Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, 1974
“Open Circuit”, Everson Museum of Art, New York, 1973
“Aktionen der Avantgarde,” Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, 1983
New Japanese Film, Millennium, New York, 1972
First Video Festival, The Kitchen. New York, 1972
Eighth Avantgarde Fesitval, Armory Hall, New York, 1971
“Mainichi Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, 1971
“Wandering Concert,” Goethe Institute, Tokyo, 1970
Third Crosswald Intermedia, Asahi Shinbun-sha Hall, Tokyo, 1970
“Experiment,” Kunthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1969
New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, 1967
“Japanese Experimental Film”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1966
Japanese Experimental Film, The Movie, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1965
Japan Film Independents, Kinokuniya Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 1964
Brussels International Experimental Film Festival, Brussels (Award, Special Prize for Onan), 1963


Selected Public Collections

American Federation of the Art, New York
Anthology Film Archives, New York
Archivio Storico della Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Donnell Library, New York
Everson Museum of Art, New York
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of the Art, New York
Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
Museumsverein Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Royal Belgique Film Archive, Brussels
Tatsumi Hijikata Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Whitney Museum of American Art, Permanent Collection, New York


Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cultural Ministry of Japan, 2015
Honorable Mention, Video, Seeing. Hearing/ Speaking (2002), New Arts Program (NAP), Lehigh Valley and Berks, Pennsylvania, 2003
Director’s Citation Award, Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2002
Bronze Prize, New York Expo Festival, New York, New York, 2001
Award, Thaw 01 Festival, Iowa, 2001
Award, New Arts Program (NAP), Lehigh Valley and Berks, Pennsylvania, 2001
Director’s Citation Award, Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1999
Grand Prize, Rough and Ruined International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 1997
Honorable Mention Award, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Columbus, Ohio,  1996
Finalists Award, New York Film Festival for AIUEONN Six Features, 1995
Third Place Award, Short Attention Span Film/ Video Festival for AIUEONN Six Features, San Francisco, California, 1994
Director’s Citation Honor, Athens Film/ Video Festival for AIUEONN Six Features, Ohio, 1994
Rusting Ear Prize, WRO Sound Basis Visual Art Festival  for AIUEONN Six Features, Wroclaw, Poland, 1993
Best Five, Festival Mudial do MInuto for AIUEONN Six Features, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1993
Architecture Prize, UNESCO Festival International Du Film D’Art, Montreal, Canada, 1991
Golden Gate Prize, San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, California,1987
Grand Prize, Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1986
Special Prize, Brussels International Experimental Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 1964


Fellowships and Artist Residencies

Kala Art Institute, Berkley, California, 2003
Rockefeller Study & Conference Center, Como, Italy, The Rockefeller Foundation, 2001
Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, New York, 2001
The New York State Council for Arts, New York, 2001
Valparaiso Foundation, Mojacar, Spain, 2000
Asahi Shimbun Foundation, Tokyo, Japan 2000
Pola Art Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 1999
Fondation Franco Japonaise Sasakawa, Tokyo, Japan, 1999
Great Britain-Sasakawa Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 1998
Banff Art Centre, Banff, Canada, 1998
Nomura Cultural Foundation, Tokyo, 1997
Taikou Foundation, Nagoya, 1997, 1999
Japan Art Funds, Tokyo, Japan, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003
Saison Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 1991
Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1999
New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, 1986
Australia-Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 1984
Canada Counsil, Ottawa, Canada, 1981
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1979
Creative Artists Program, New York, 1976
Deutschen Akademischer Austauschdienst(DAAD), Berlin, Germany, 1973-74, 1992
Japan Society, New York, New York, 1969
Asian Foundation/Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Commission, “Ma: Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-ji”, New York, 1989



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