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.

Research

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:

2009
Takayuki Kubota, The Laundromat Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2008
Listening to Debussy with reading Wilde, Lim Art Annex, Tokyo
2006
Noisy surface, Gallery Q, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibition:

2022
TBA, soda, Kyoto (Forthcoming)
2016
hohoemigaeshi, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY
2013
Transmissions, Airplane, Brooklyn, New York
2012
Chocolat de Fuchu, Loop Hole, Tokyo
2011
Optional Art Activities, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
2010
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

2022
Exhibition co-curated with Galerie Max Mayer, Nicolas Guagnini and Shizuka Okada, Fig., Tokyo
2021
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
2020
Exhibition co-organized with Fitzpatrick Gallery and The Performance Agency, Hannah Weinberger:
wedidntwanttoleave.live, Fig., Tokyo
2019
Exhibition organized, COBRA: The Museum, Fig., Tokyo
2018
Exhibition curated, Shizuka Okada: Slender and Long My Whistle, Fig., Tokyo
Exhibition co-curated, 2:00, Fig., Tokyo
2011
Exhibition co-organized with Raster and Misako&Rosen, Villa Tokyo, Tokyo