Selected Works

Curriculum Vitae



Selected Publications by Tina Takemoto

"Muscles, Mash Ups and Warning Shots," Queering Asian American Contemporary Art, ed. Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017)

"Sab Shimono: On Camp, Asian American Visibility, and Gay Bars," Hyphen, (2017)

""David Hammons's Dak'Art 2004 Sheep Raffle," with Jacqueline Francis, The Wattis Institute, (2017)

"David Hammons? The Wattis Research Group Has Some Questions About David Hammons," authored with members of the Wattis Research Group, Flash Art 308 (May 2016)

"Triple Threat: Queer Feminist of Color Performance Art," with Jennifer Gonzalez Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories, eds. Amelia Jones and Erin Silver (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016)

"Queer Art/Queer Failure," Art Journal 75.1 (Spring 2016)

"Beyond the Numbers Game: Diversity in Theory and Practice," with Jordana Moore Saggese, Camara Dia Holloway, T'ai Smith, and Tobias Wofford, Art Journal 75.1 (Spring 2016)

“Keep Them Sweet," Journal of Visual Culture 15.1 (2016)

"Towards a Butch Poetics: A Conversation with Jenni Olson," Millennium Film Journal 63 (2016)

"Drawing Complaint: Orientalism, Disidentification, Performance," Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas 1 (2015)

"Performance Art and Orientalism: The Intersection of Ethnicity and Gender," Okinawa Gender Studies: Law, Society and the Regulation of the Body, eds. Ikue Kina and Emi Yano, trans. Megumi Chibana (Tokyo: Kabushiki Kaisha Otsuki Shoten, 2015)

"Immemorial: The Poetics of AIDS: A Conversation with Rudy Lemcke," Art Journal Open (June 22, 2015)

"Jiro Onuma,"Densho Encyclopedia 25 (August 2015)

“Precarious Skin: The Photography of June Yong Lee," Skin: June Young Lee (San Francisco: California Institute of Integral Studies, 2014)

"Looking for Jiro Onuma: A Queer Meditation on the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II," GLQ 20.3 (2014)

"Love/Sick: A Dialogue," with Angela Ellsworth, Auto/Pathographies ed. Tamar Tembeck (Sagamie edition d'art, 2014)

"Skin Matters: A Conversation with June Yong Lee," Afterimage 41.5 (2014)

"Notes on Internment Camp," Art Journal 72.2 (Summer 2013)

"Love/Sick: A Conversation with Angela Ellsworth," Theatre Survey 53.1 (April 2012)

“Looking for Jiro and Gentleman's Gaman,” Radical Teacher 5 (2011)

“Desperately Seeking LGBT Memories of World War II Incarceration,” Nichi Bei Weekly 88 (May 5-11, 2011)

"Remembering Jo Spence," Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 36.5 (2009)

"Love Is Still Possible In This Junky World," Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 19.1 (March 2009)

"Looking Through Hannah’s Eyes," Art Journal 67.2 (Summer 2008)

"(Un)natural Naturalism: Interview with Jennifer Parker," (Un)Natural Naturalism: Jennifer Parker, Civil Engine (2007)

"Specular Correspondence," Performance Research 9.1 (2004)

"The Melancholia of AIDS," Art Journal 62.4 (Winter 2003)

"Arm's Length," Artist Pages, Performance Research 5.3 (2001)

"Open Wounds," Thinking Through the Skin, ed. Jackie Stacey and Sara Ahmed, Routledge (2001)

"Introduction," with Allyson Polsky, Oral Fixations, a special issue of College Literature 28.1 (Winter 2001)

"Performativity and Difference: The Politics of Illness and Collaboration," Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society 27.1 (Spring 1997)

Confronting Cancer Through Art, Artist Pages, ed. Kathryn Hillegass, Arthur Ross Gallery and University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center (1996)


Selected Publications about Tina Takemoto

Abe Ahn, "Artists Are Addressing the Tide of Gentrification in LA's Little Tokyo," Hyperallergic, (July 27, 2018)

"Tina Takemoto" Eureka at Thirty Years, foreward by Christian L. Frock (2017)

Oakland Museum of California, "Thought Leader: A Conversation with Tina Takemoto," Inside/Out: Magazine of the Oakland Museum of California, (2017)

Amelia Jones, "Introduction: Sexual Differences and Otherwise." Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories, eds. Amelia Jones and Erin Silver (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016)

Amy Sueyoshi, "Queer Asian American Historiography," The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History, ed. David K. Yoo and Eiichiro Azuma (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)

Julian Wong-Nelson, "Fisting for Freedom: Queer Gesture as Temporal Liberatory Practice," MA thesis, San Francisco Art Institute (2016)

Benjamin Austin, "Tina Takemoto: Life at the Speed of Art," Glance 23.2 (Spring 2015)

Joanne O'Sulivan, "New. Notable. Now." WNC Magazine (February 6, 2015)

Nia King, "We Want the Airwaves: Interview with Tina Takemoto," We Want the Airwaves, (January 2015)

Nayan Shah, "Race-ing Sex," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 35.1 (2014)

Don Romesburg, "Presenting the Queer Past: A Case for the GLBT History Museum, Radical History Review 120 (2014)

Catherine Bell, “Add Water When Dry: Resurrecting Bouquets as Corporeal Relics, Melancholic Rituals and Community Engagement at Caritas Christi Palliative Care Hospice,” Exploring Bodies in Space and Time ed. L. McLean, L. Stafford, and M. Weeks (Inter-disciplinary Press, 2014)

Tamar Tembeck, “Auto/Pathographies: Illness (Self-)Representation, Collaboration,” Auto/Pathographies ed. T. Tembeck (Sagamie edition d'art, 2014)

Brian Hearn, "Loving After Lifetimes of All This at la Esquina," Temporary Art Review (December 29, 2014)

Third Person Limited, "Review: La Esquina's 'Loving After Lifetimes of All This," Medium (December 18, 2014)

Alice Thorson, "Curator Danny Orendorff Bids KC an Impressive Goodbye with his Final Show for Charlotte Street," The Kansas City Star (December 14, 2014)

Liz Cook, "Danny Orendorff's Last Charlotte Street Show Favors Text Over Texture," The Pitch (November 25, 2014)

Amy Cancelmo, "Her/She Senses: A Curator's Interview with Angela Ellsworth and Tina Takemoto, Strange Bedfellows (2013)

Patrick Anderson, “I Feel for You,” Neoliberalism and Global Theatres, ed. by Lara Nielsen and Patricia Ybarra (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)

Lacey Jane Roberts, "Camp in the Camps: Tina Takemoto is Looking for Jiro," Hyphen 25: Generation Issue (2012)

Lacey Jane Roberts, "Looking for Jiro: A Conversation with Tina Takemoto" Hyphen 25: Generation Issue, online exclusive (2012)

Tirza True Latimer, “Life in the Archives,” SFMOMA Open Space (2012)

Greg Robinson, “Understanding the Queer Heritage of Japanese Americans,” Nichi Bei Weekly (June 17-23, 2010)

Jolene Poznlak, “Auto/Pathographies: Re-Constructing Identity Through Representations of Illness,” No More Potlucks 7 (2010)

Adrienne Skye Roberts, “What We Leave Behind: New Narratives in a Queer Archive,” SFMOMA Open Space (July 2009)

Victoria Gannon, “Lineage: Matchmaking in the Archive,” KQED Arts (June 2009)

Gretchen Holmes, “Re-Examining Feminist Performance,” Chicago Art Magazine (December 2009)

Edith Schockler, “Aug’ in Aug’ mit dem Tod: Die heurige Sommerausstellung im Innsbrucker Kunstpavillion ist keine sommer lich leichte. Kreist sie doch um Identität im Angesicht von Krankheit und Tod,” Tiroler Tageszeltung 186 (July 2009)

Jennie Klein, "Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice," Art Papers (July/August 2008)

Rod Bastanmehr and Carley Stavis, "Life, Art, Intervention and Subversion: Intervene! Interrupt! Social Practice Blurs the Line Between Reality and Art," City on the Hill Press (May 15, 2008)

Maureen Davidson, "Art in Your Face: UC Santa Cruz Conference and Bay Area Exhibits Want to Make Art Interrupt Life and Vice Versa," Metro Active (April 23, 2008)

Johnny Ray Huston, "CounterPulse Second Anniversary Show!" San Francisco Bay Guardian Online, (April 2007)

Richard Dodds, "Love Potion #9: Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens Make Love, Art Together," Bay Area Reporter, 36.31 (August 3, 2006)

Jean-Guy Lecat, Vallejo Gantner, Joseph V. Melillo, John Collins, Susan Feldman, Anita Durst, and Cathy Nanda, "Real Estate and Theater Space in New York: A Forum," Theater 35.3, (2005)

Claire MacDonald and Ric Allsopp, "Forms of Address," Performance Research 9.1 (March 2004)

Julie Bacon, "Currency 2002/Currency Exchange: Three Performance Evenings and an Exhibition," The Archivist 1 (2002)

Sara Ahmed and Jackie Stacey, "Dermographies," Thinking Through the Skin (London and New York: Routledge 2001)

Angela Ellsworth, "Performing Illness: Crisis, Collaboration and Resistance," Contemporary Theatre Review 11.3+4 (2001)

Celena E. Kusch, "Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology and the Body," Outreach, (Spring 2001)

Adrian Heathfield and Andrew Quick, "On Memory," Performance Research 5.3 (Winter 2000)

Tricia Wasbotten Parker, "Soap on a Rope," New Times (September 30, 1999)

Laurie Thurston, "Encountering Has an Important Role in Performance Art," Democrat and Chronicle (September 19, 1998)