Yosuke Takeda was born in 1982 in Aichi Prefecture and graduated with a degree in philosophy from Doshisha University in 2005. Whilst studying, he started working with darkroom production and triggered by the gradual discontinuation of photographic film and paper he shifted towards digital photography. Even while the act of looking at images remains the same, the materials for fixing images are undergoing great changes. This environment led Takeda to keep questioning the meaning of working with photography. After moving to digital photography, Takeda produced various works overflowing with a penetrating degree of consciousness towards photography as a medium.
His recent group exhibitions include “The Sun Placed in the Abyss,” Columbus Museum of Art (2016) and “Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2016). Major solo exhibitions include “cancel,” 3331 GALLERY, Tokyo (2012); “Stay Gold: Digital Flare,” Kurenboh, Tokyo (2014). His works are included in the collections of Banco de España, Madrid; Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.