Hidemi Takagi was born in Kyoto, Japan and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Takagi has exhibited both nationally and internationally for several years. She participated in the AIM program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2003. The program led to a group exhibition as well as a catalogue. She also participated in the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Outreach program for New York-based immigrant artists in 2006-2007. Her work has been reviewed in Time Out Tel Aviv, Time Out New York, New York Times, and The Village Voice. Takagi’s ongoing project, Blender, was published on NYFA Current.

Takagi is focusing on Blender while working on Governors Island. Blender seeks to investigate the diverse immigrant cultures in NYC. The project includes photos of the packaging of food products from various neighborhoods with a large immigrant populations accompanied by texts, a wall installation, 3D objects, and a website. Blender is a lens into New York’s immigrant communities and cultures.During the Swing Space residency, Takagi will be building a Near Futuristic International Kiosk and converting it to a Cultural Stand, equipped with multiple imported products including candies, magazines and drinks from around the world all gathered in New York City retail stores.

Check out Hidemi’s Flickr stream here.

Image Credit: Courtesy of the Artist