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Transpacific Borderlands Artist Profiles

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Shinpei Takeda

Born 1978 in Osaka, Japan; lives and works in Tijuana, Mexico, and Düsseldorf, Germany

The works of visual artist and filmmaker Shinpei Takeda involve a wide range of themes regarding memory and history; he uses multimedia installations, sound interventions, documentary films, large-scale photography installations, and collaborative community projects in a variety of public contexts. His documentary films have dealt with such diverse topics as pre-World War II Japanese immigration to Tijuana, Mexico, and atomic bomb survivors living in the Americas. His visual art projects have included an outdoor urban photo montage created in collaboration with the local community. Takeda is founder and creative director of the AjA Project, a nonprofit dedicated to working with resettled refugee children in San Diego and displaced youth in Colombia and Thailand using participatory photography.

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