• Born 1975 in Tochigi, Japan
  • Based in Kyoto, Japan
  • Photo: Motoyuki Daifu

Through various methodologies such as documentary style video, installation work, critical writing, and also curating public talks and gatherings, Tanaka Koki explores the question of how people can share a past, present, or even future experience or events as one’s own. He assembles temporary communities for his film and captures people’s behavior including slippages and missteps; it unlock the very considerations to the social, the historical, and the institutional aspect of these human activities. In parallel to his artistic production Tanaka is vigorously developing his activities as a writer and speaker, following through on his critical intuition, which has led him to investigate the existing frameworks and institutions surrounding contemporary art, and to attempt to redefine them.

Selected Works

Vulnerable Histories (A Road Movie) (solo), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, Germany
57th Venice Biennial, VIVA ARTE VIVA, Venice, Italy
  • Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to live together, and sharing the unknown, 2017, Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, Münster, Germany
  • Photo: Koki Tanaka
  • Courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou), Aoyama Meguro (Tokyo)