Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jun 5th 2015 to Jul 31st 2015
  • PRACTICE : Visual Art
  • FROM : USA/Japan

Takayuki Kubota was born in a port city when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers were still alive. 

Kubota works across a variety of media, from painting to video, installation and writing. Kubota often incorporates notions of history (that he knows and doesn't know) and memory (that he has and doesn't have yet). Kubota is currently working on three interrelated projects: New Port, Chain Reaction (tentative)Landowska Keene, New York, 1941(tentative), and Queens (tentative). Each investigation incorporates the history of different places and time periods using diverse figures from the last century, which he has been trying to say goodbye to.

Kubota divides his time between New York and Tokyo. He has shown at limArt, Tokyo; The Laundromat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Airplane, Brooklyn, NY; and Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY.