Tina Takemoto

Tina Takemoto is an artist and associate professor of visual studies at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her work examines issues of race, queer identity, memory, and grief. Her current project explores hidden dimensions of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) experience in the Japanese American incarceration camps during World War II. She has received grants from Art Matters, James Irvine Foundation, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. She has exhibited at the GLBT History Museum, Sabina Lee Gallery, SF Camerawork, SOMArts, Vargas Museum, and numerous film festivals including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Frameline, and MIX NYC. She has published articles in Afterimage, Art Journal, Performance Research, Women and Performance, and the anthology Thinking Through the Skin. She is a board member of the Queer Cultural Center and co-founder of Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts. On occasion, she makes guerrilla appearances as Michael Jackson and Björk-Geisha.

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