Yuka Takeda

1983 Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo


EDUCATION
2008-2010 MA Animation, Royal College of Art, London
2005-2008 BFA Film Production, BA Printmaking, University of Colorado, Boulder
2001-2005 BA Business Administration, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo


AWARDS
2012 The Lovie Awards, Bronze Award in animation, UK
2011 Canada International Film Festival, Award of Excellence
2010 Man Group Drawing Prize, Short-listed
2007 Denver Underground Film Festival, Colorado’s Best Animated Short
2007 University of Colorado, Boulder, Goldfarb Film Award 1st Prize
2007 University of Colorado, Boulder, Summer Study Abroad Scholarship


FILM FESTIVALS
2013
8th Tehran International Animation Festival, Iran
2012
Tricky Women Festival, Vienna, Austria
Krok International Animated Film Festival, Saint Petersburg – Valaam – Yaroslavl - Moscow, Russia
World Festival of Animated Film Varna, Bulgaria
2011
Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia
MIT European Short Film Festival, USA
International Women’s Film Festival Seoul, South Korea
Canada International Film Festival, Canada
London International Animation Festival competition, UK
Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF) competition, South Korea
Budapest Short Film Festival
Animatika, Slovenia
2010
London International Animation Festival, UK
International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany
Yasujiro Ozu International Short Film Festival, Italy
Brisbane International Film Festival, Australia
Animae Caribe Animation and New Media Festival, Trinidad


EXHIBITIONS
2012 Video City II, CENTROCENTRO Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía, Madlid
2012 Instituto Cervantes de Casablanca, Morocco
2012 Animated Drawing: Screening of works by emerging artists, Parasol Unit, London
2011 MA Degree Show 2, Royal College of Art, London
2010 Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London
2007 Rublic Show, Plus Gallery, Denver
2006 Yuka Takeda The Beginning, Divide Gallery, Boulder


ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2012 And' Art Casablanca, Morocco


LECTURE
2011 Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad, India


COLLECTION
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of California, Davis


PUBLICATION
2011 New Type –The moving picture magazine- (South Korea)


BROADCAST
2012 Bulgarian National Television
2011 Channel 4 Montreal, Canada


CLIENTS
Barbican Arts Center
Childline
Miki Travel
Polar
Puma
Time to Change
Toyota Motor Corporation