Takashi Makino


Installation view, Cinéma Concret, 2016

Image courtesy of the artist and Empty Gallery

Installation view, Documenta 14, 2017

Image courtesy of the artist and Greek Film Archive

“cosmos”, 2016

Image courtesy of the artist and London Gallery West

Performance, Cēsis Art Festival, 2018

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Performance, URANO, 2018

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After graduating from the Cinema Department of Nihon University College of Art in 2001, Makino relocated to London to study under the Quay Brothers. His film No is E won the Terayama Shuji Prize at the Image Forum Festival 2007, and he was prominently featured at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008, where Elements of Nothing was nominated for the Tiger Award. Since then, Makino has participated in more than 30 international film festivals and video art festivals. His work has recently been shown at Tate Modern, BFI London, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

“cinéma concret” ITO Project Room, Stuttgart, Germany
“5th MAKINO TAKASHI SCREENING TOUR EXP 2017” Cine Nouveau, Osaka / Clover Hall, Kanbaikan at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
“Recombinant Festival” Grand Theater, San Francisco, USA
“Expanded Abstraction” Hollywood Theater, Portland, USA
“Spot Light Makino Takashi” Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, Austria
“Endless Cinema” Performance & Screening, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“Endless Cinema” World Premiere, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
“cinéma concret” Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
“collages” Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan
“cosmos” London Gallery West, London, UK
LA Film Forum “Enter the Noisy Cosmos” Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, USA
Performance and retrospective at Issue Project Room, New York, USA
“collages” Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan
3D Installation “Space Noise” Capsule, Tokyo, Japan
“Aichi Triennale” Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan
“Retrospective Makino Takashi - International Film Festival Rotterdam” Rotterdam, Netherlands
“Elements of Nothing” PRINZ, Kyoto, Japan
5 month Solo Screening/Performance, Uplink, Tokyo, Japan
Film Collage Exhibition “The Intimate Stars” Art Space mirage, Tokyo, Japan
“Makino Takashi Film Collage Exhibition The Intimate Stars” Plan B, Tokyo, Japan
'Memento Stella", URANO, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

“Takashi Makino & Rei Hayama” Kunst Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
“Takashi Makino & Ryota Aoyagi - Article Left by the Departed” Capsule, Tokyo, Japan
“UNATTAINED LANDSCAPE” Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Palazzetto Tito, Venice, Italy
“Media/Art Kitchen – Reality Distortion Field” Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
“Emaki/Lght - Takashi Makino + Takashi Ishida” Galleria Finarte, Aichi, Japan
“While we are here-with Ryota Aoyagi” Ayumi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Japanimation, The Abstract” ASPEX Gallery café, Portsmouth, UK
“New Silence Series” RHIZOME New Museum, New York, USA
“Imagination” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
"New Japan", Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow