Koki Tanaka (田中功起)

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Born in 1975 in Tochigi, Koki Tanaka graduated from Tokyo Zokei University (BFA) in 2000 and Tokyo University of the Arts (MFA) in 2005. Currently lives and works in Kyoto, Japan.

Artist’s website: www.kktnk.com

Exhibitions & Projects

Though it’s dark, still I sing
4 Sep. to 5 Dec. 2021
34th Bienal de São Paulo

Koki Tanaka, Vulnerable Histories (A Road Movie)
30 Oct. - 20 Dec. 2020
Artsonje Center, Seoul

Abstracted / Family (screening)
25-26 Feb. 2020
70th Berlin International Film Festival - Forum Expanded

Koki Tanaka: Precarious Tasks
24 Jan. - 31 Mar. 2019
Mirrored Gardens, Guangzhou


Koki Tanaka, A Pottery Produced by 5 Potters at Once (Silent Attempt), 2013 , production still.
Format: Collaboration, video documentation
Material: Single channel HD video (75 min, 16:9, color, with sound)
Courtesy the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

Yanagi Sōetsu comes here, without invitation

Video Documentation

Koki Tanaka Vimeo channel

Koki Tanaka’s YouTube channel

Documentation: Koki Tanaka: Vulnerable Histories (a Road Movie), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2018