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Mika Tajima is an independent artist and member of the artist collective New Humans. Her practice bridges the gap between painting, sculpture, performance art, and design. For the 2008 Biennial, Mika and New Humans mixed all of those media in the piece Disassociate, which takes collaboration itself as its subject. In Spring 2008, Mika worked with YI teens to design the cover of our sketchbooks. She and the students collaborated in their quest for a design that reflected the spirit of the Whitney and the Youth Insights Program.