b. 1975, Tochigi, Japan
Koki Tanaka produces videos and installation that are often developed in response to specific locations and events. In recent years he has employed a variety of methods to produce works that seek to analyse the relationships between people with their surroundings and everyday commodities. His contribution to Journal features two new commissions as part of his ongoing project of works entitled Precarious Tasks in which he invites people to recount unusual experiences or specific situations from their day-to-day lives.
Recent and forthcoming exhibitions and projects include Frieze NY Projects 2014; Positions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands 2014; Abstract Speaking - Sharing Uncertainty and Collective Acts at the Japan Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Italy 2013; Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto 2013; Freak Out, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA 2013; A Piano Played by Five Pianists at Once (First Attempt), Room Gallery, University of California, Irvine, USA, 2012; In a place between snow balls and stones, AOYAMA MEGURO, Tokyo, Japan 2011; and Dog, Bus, Palm Tree, The Box, Los Angeles, USA, 2011.