En Foco fellowship awardee Hidemi Takagi and curator Eva Mayhabal Davis documented their conversation on Hidemi’s process and the photography projects she develops throughout her Brooklyn community.
Hidemi Takagi was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Takagi has exhibited both nationally and internationally (London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Berlin and Paris). Her notable selected exhibitions include The Bronx Museum of the arts, Queens Museum, BRIC Media art center, White columns, Momenta Art, The Ukrainian Institute, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYFA Gallery, etc.
Eva Mayhabal Davis collaborates with artists to produce exhibitions, texts, and events. As a curator and cultural liaison her focus is on supporting multifaceted incubation spaces in the creation of conversation, visibility, and production among artists, objects, and audience. Her work in arts administration, curatorial, and programming brings together a valuable roster of collaborators, artists, and institutions. She was a Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Curatorial Fellow at the Bronx Museum of Art and an alum of the No Longer Empty: Curatorial Lab. In 2018, she will participate in the Art & Law Program Fellowship. Currently she is the gallery and studio program manager at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn.
The En Foco Fellowship initiative affirms its ongoing commitment to the financial support of artists of color, and serves to inform exhibition organizers and curators of an existing pool of vastly under recognized artists.
En Foco’s 2018 Photography Fellowship winners are Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera, Antonio Pulgarin, Gioncarlo Valentine, Hidemi Takagi, Jonathan Gardenhire, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Mark Aghatise, Rhynna Santos, Tau Battice, and Yu-Chen Chiu.