Daisuke Takeya

Daisuke Takeya is a Toronto-Tokyo based interdisciplinary artist, and ofttimes curator, collector, art educator and community advocator. Takeya’s praxis is comprised of the exploration of nature and plausibility in contemporary society, and hinges on all kinds of double meanings. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, including shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto; the Japan Foundation, Toronto; Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche, Toronto; SVA Gallery, New York, US; Wagner College Gallery, New York, US; and the Chongqing Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, China. Takeya has had work exhibited across Japan, including at the Fukushima Contemporary Art Biennial; the Saison Art Program/ Saison Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Roppongi Art Night, Tokyo; and the Prince Takamado Gallery, Embassy of Canada, Tokyo. He is the representative and the curator of Field Trip Project/ Field Trip Project Asia, POWER TO THE PEOPLE, Fukushima NO ALICE, Multi Layered Surfaces, and DAICHI Projects. In 2018-2019 season Takeya participated in the Yamagata Biennale, Yamagata, Japan; Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali, Indonesia; SIPAF (Solidarity in Peace Performance Art Festival), Manila, Philippines; ZERO PLATFORM: A FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE ART 2018, Yangon, Myanmar; undisclosed territory #11, Solo, Indonesia; Canon New Cosmos of Photography 2018 (Honorary Mention Award Winner), Tokyo Photographic Museum; 9th Tam-Awan International Arts Festival 2019, Baguio, Philippines; and erected and directed the inaugural Responding: International Performance Art Festival and Meeting.