Areas of Expertise

Contemporary art, exhibition practice, sculpture methods and cross-disciplinary practices

Teaching Interests

Assistant Professor Kubota teaches a range of studio art and other non-studio art courses, including; Post-studio practice and upper-level drawing courses, a senior capstone Art Seminar, and foundation and introductory-level courses such as 2D Design, Computer Imaging, and Drawing I and II.


Assistant Professor Kubota works across various media, from painting to video, installation, and writing. His works often incorporate notions of history (that he knows and doesn't know) and memory (that he has and doesn't have yet). Assistant Professor Kubota is currently working on multiple assignments under the working title, hohoemigaeshi, the title borrowed from a last-released song by the Japanese idol trio, Candies. Each investigation incorporates the history of different places and periods using diverse figures from the last century, which he has been trying to say goodbye to. The resulting 'work' appears as an installation in an exhibition venue, while it also realizes as a (performative) lecture and publication. The artist's book consists of his writings, and the encyclopedic collection of cited texts will be published in 2024-25. Along with those activities and practices, Assistant Professor Kubota is interested in critical discourses surrounding the professionalization of an exhibiting practice. He investigates it through the practices of running an art space in Tokyo, where he organizes exhibitions and publishes artists' books.

Solo Exhibition:

Takayuki Kubota, The Laundromat Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Listening to Debussy with reading Wilde, Lim Art Annex, Tokyo
Noisy surface, Gallery Q, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibition:

TBA, soda, Kyoto (Forthcoming)
hohoemigaeshi, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY
Transmissions, Airplane, Brooklyn, New York
Chocolat de Fuchu, Loop Hole, Tokyo
Optional Art Activities, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
Unspecific Objects, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York
Cocktails and Dreams, The Laundromat Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Selected Bibliography

Bonnie Rosenberg, Unspecific Objects, cityArts, April 2010
Joseph Akel, Unspecific Specificities: Objects at Thierry Goldberg, IDIOM, March 2010
Satoru Nagoya, Takayuki Kubota, Flash Art, January/February 2006
Saito Hiromi, Have an exhibition at the gallery, BT Magazine, November 2006

Exhibition (co-)Curated / organized

Exhibition co-curated with Galerie Max Mayer, Nicolas Guagnini and Shizuka Okada, Fig., Tokyo
Exhibition/Art Fair, participated, NADA Miami, Ice Palace Studio, Miami, FL
Exhibition/Art Fair participated, Art Week Tokyo, Tokyo
Exhibition co-curated with Galerie Max Mayer, Interference, Fig., Tokyo
Exhibition co-organized with Fitzpatrick Gallery and The Performance Agency, Hannah Weinberger:, Fig., Tokyo
Exhibition organized, COBRA: The Museum, Fig., Tokyo
Exhibition curated, Shizuka Okada: Slender and Long My Whistle, Fig., Tokyo
Exhibition co-curated, 2:00, Fig., Tokyo
Exhibition co-organized with Raster and Misako&Rosen, Villa Tokyo, Tokyo