Tina Takemoto is an interdisciplinary writer, theorist, and performance artist whose work explores issues of illness, gender, race, and queer identity. Since 1992, she has collaborated with Angela Ellsworth under the name Her/She Senses. They have presented their installation-based performances nationally and have received numerous grants and awards including Art Matters, Inc. Fellowship and a New Forms Regional Initiative Grant funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Takemoto’s articles appear in Art Journal, Performance Research, Afterimage, Women and Performance, and the anthology Thinking Through the Skin. Her recent book manuscript addresses illness, collaboration, and grief in performance art.
Takemoto currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Queer Cultural Center. She also collaborates with Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens. On occasion, she makes guerilla appearances as Michael Jackson and Bjork-Geisha.
ttakemoto ‘at’ cca.edu. http://www.ttakemoto.com
Associate Professor, Visual Studies, Diversity Studies, Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies, Graduate Program in Fine Arts
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MFA, Rutgers State University of New Jersey; MA and PhD, University of Rochester