Takashi ISHIDA

"Billowing Light", 2015, HD video (silent), 2'40"

Born in 1972, Takashi Ishida is a painter and film artist. He is also Associate Professor at Tama Art University. He received the Most Promising Young Talent Prize of the Goto Commemorative Culture Award in 2007. His work “Gestalt” won the Award for Excellence at Image Forum Festival 1999. He uses a technique of drawing animation, which consists in drawing lines and shooting them one frame at a time. By interposing multiplying lines, moving points or some other mobile element, Ishida’s installations produce various changes in the quality of the space. His recent major exhibitions include “Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawuj” in Sharjah in 2017, “BILLOWING LIGHT: ISHIDA Takashi” at Yokohama Museum of Art and Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum in 2015, “Dojima River Biennale” in 2013, “Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan” at Moscow Museum of Modern Art in 2012, “MOT Collection Silent Narrator: On Plural Stories Special Feature: Takashi Ishida” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2011; “Artist File 2010: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art” at the National Art Center Tokyo in 2010, “Meditations Biennale: Beyond Meditations” at Poznan in Poland, and “Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual Vol. 01: Another Carnival” at the Takamatsu City Museum of Art in 2010; and “Quest for Vision Vol.2: Ishida Takashi and Genealogy of Abstract Animation” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in 2009.

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