Motohiro Takeda (b.1982) was born in Hamamatsu, Japan. He primarily works in photography, ceramics, and sculpture to create site-responsive installations. By utilizing abstraction through the distillation of the medium’s materiality and magnifying their inherited metaphors, Takeda’s work explores the ephemeral and transient nature of time and memory, life and death, and the space between man and nature on a personal and universal scale.
Takeda was awarded the Tierney Fellowship in 2008. He participated in the Artist in Residency program at Baxter St. CCNY in 2011 and at Woodstock Center for Photography in 2015. His photographic work has been exhibited in various venues, including Unseen Photo Festival in Amsterdam, PhotoLondon, New York Photo Festival, Photo España in Madrid, Ibasho Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium, Camera Club of New York, Houston Center for Photography, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, among others.
He received his BFA in photography from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008 and his MFA in studio art from Columbia University in 2023. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.