Takako Saito was born in 1929, in Sabae-Shi, Fukui, Japan. From 1963 to 1968, she lived in New York where she came to know George Maciunas and participated with Multiples in the Fluxus movement that had emerged in 1962. From 1965 to 1968, she was a student at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and then she studied at the Art Student League, New York. From 1979 to 1983, Saito taught at the University of Essen. She currently lives in Düsseldorf in Germany. She is most famous for pieces like Silent Music or for her disrupted Chess sets.