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Koki Tanaka

Koki Tanaka (b. 1975, Tochigi, Japan) lives in Kyoto. In his diverse art practice spanning video, photography, site-specific installation, and interventional projects, Tanaka visualises and reveals the multiple contexts latent in the most simple of everyday acts. Tanaka is taking part in this year's Liverpool Biennial, 9 July – 16 October 2016. Recent solo exhibitions include venues such as MACRO, Rome, Italy (2015); Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany (2015); Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain, Brest, France (2014) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA (2010). He has presented work in various group exhibitions including those at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2012); the Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan (2006); Gwangju Biennial, Gwangiu, South Korea (2008) and Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan (2011). He received the Deutsche Bank ‘Artist of the Year’ award (2015) and exhibited at the 55th Venice Biennale where he received a special mention for national participation (2013).

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    Exhibition Koki Tanaka: Provisional Studies: Action #5 Conceiving the Past, Perceiving the Present

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    Event Koki Tanaka: Precarious Tasks #15: Exchange of Our Clothes and Books as Exchanging Our Body and Thoughts (Reconfiguration)

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    Event Koki Tanaka: Night Market Revisited from 19th Century to Take a Stand

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    Event Koki Tanaka: Eating the History, Reflecting the Present (Whose Victory?)

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    Event Koki Tanaka: Reading Aloud People's Names in the Community

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    Event Koki Tanaka: Local History Research Tour Towards The Green Man Pub