Takeshi Murata


Untitled (Pink Dot), 2007, color, sound, SD, 5’08, 16:9. Image courtesy of Empty Gallery

Multi video loop (Timewarp Experiment, No Match, Infinite Doors), 2007 – 2011, color, sound, SD, various durations, 4:3. Image courtesy of Empty Gallery

Flag, 2017, digital video, continuous loop. Image courtesy of Empty Gallery

Escape Spirit VideoSlime, 2007, single channel video, DVD, color, sound, SD, 6’39, 16:9. Image courtesy of Empty Gallery

Melter 2, 2003, color, sound, HD, 4’13, 4:3. Image courtesy of Empty Gallery

[left] Om Rider, 2013-14, color, sound, HD, 11’39, 16:9. [right] Night Moves, 2012, color, sound, SD, 6’02, 16:9. Image courtesy of Empty Gallery

Untitled (Silver), 2006, B&W, sound, SD, 10’31, 16:9. Image courtesy of Empty Gallery

Takeshi Murata graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 with a B.F.A. in Film/Video/Animation. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, The Kitchen, Eyebeam, New York Underground Film Festival; Smack Mellon, Deitch Projects, Anthology Film Archive, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Peres Projects, Los Angeles, United States; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; FACT Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, among many others. Early solo exhibitions include Black Box: Takeshi Murata at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. in 2007. Other recent solo exhibitions were held at Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia; Salon 94, New York; and Ratio 3, San Francisco, United States.


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

Solo Exhibitions

Living Room, Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan
Infinite Doors, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong
1000 Years, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Second Nature, Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Takeshi Murata, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Takeshi Murata: OM Rider, Salon 94, New York, NY
Takeshi Murata: Midnight, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Takeshi Murata: Mortality, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
Synthesizers, Salon 94, New York, NY
Get Your Ass to Mars, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
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
Silver Equinox, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions

Nerve Center, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
Broken Language, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA
After Us, curated by Lauren Cornell, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
At Home, curated by Dan Nadel, Launch F18, New York, NY
2015 - 2016
The Metabolic Age, curated by Chus Martínez, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentin
HQTBD | Still/Life, Basilca Hudson, Hudson, NY
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
ANAMERICANA, American Academy in Rome, Italy
Empire State: New York Art Now, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pantin, France
the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things, Presented by Artprojx. Verbier 3-D as part of its ‘Mutations’ programme, Verbier, Switzerland
The Cat Show, White Columns, New York, NY
The Mother of Design, Marunouchi House, New York, NY
How Things are Made, Spot Welders, New York, NY
Time Moving and Storage: Takeshi Murata, James Ferraro, Ben Jones, Loyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden