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Born 1963.
Joined the artist group “Dumb Type” in 1984. Has been involved in the creation of performance and installation works utilizing various media, which have been shown in performances and exhibitions at theaters, museums and art centers around the world. Concurrently with his work with Dumb Type, since 1998 he has been operating also as a solo artist. Stage productions include ”La Chambre Claire” (premiered at Theater der Welt 2008, Germany), “CHROMA” (premiered in 2012 at Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Shiga), and “ST/LL” (premiered in 2015 at Le Volcan – Scène Nationale du Havre, France). Has been involved in performances at the Festival de Marseille and at the National Theater and Concert Hall, National Theater (Taiwan); exhibitions at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], ZKM (Germany), Cité des sciences et de l’industrie Paris, and Sharjah Biennial (UAE); and collaborations with such artists as NAKAYA Fujiko, NOMURA Mansai and RAKU Kichizaemon XV. His latest performance “ST/LL” featuring music by SAKAMOTO Ryuichi is scheduled to be staged at the New National Theatre, Tokyo, on February 24 and 25, 2018.



Exhibitions & Events

Artists’ Talk SAKAMOTO Ryuichi, TAKATANI Shiro

SAKAMOTO Ryuichi with TAKATANI Shiro | Installation Music 2 IS YOUR TIME

ICC×New National Theatre, Tokyo
“CHROMA” Special Live + Talk

Open Space 2015

Open Salon ICC×New National Theatre, Tokyo Special Talk TAKATANI Shiro × TAKAGI Masakatsu Image / Memory / Music and “La Chambre Claire”

Series: New ‘Future’ Vol. 2 Thinking Toward the Future

Series: New ‘Future’

Light InSight

dumb type “S/N” Talk Event

Opening Special Live “LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible ...”

Opening Talk

LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible ...

ICC 10th Anniversary Session Series Vol.1Special Symposium “The Future of Media × Art” 2

ICC 10th Anniversary Session Series Vol.1 Special Symposium “The Future of Media × Art”

dumb type “Voyages”

Evolution and Emergence / A New Creative Encounter

Opening Events - Symposium -Towards the Museum of the Future-