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Koki Tanaka

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precarious task #0, Communal Tea Drinking, 2012 Tea Leafs, Tea Bags, Pot, Boiled Water and Other Participant: Friends and Colleagues © Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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UNTITLED, 2007 Mixed Media 14m for the Raft © Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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approach to an old house, 2008 Old House at Seoul, Chair, Instant Popcorn, Stove, Curtain, Ball, Bed Cover, Beer Bottle, Box, Rope, Bard Food, Basin, Water, DVD (color, Sound, 3 Minutes and 35 Seconds) © Courtesy of the Artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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Everything is Everything, 2006 8 Channel Dvds, Color, Sound and Many Materials in Daily Use Each Dvds Are 00:01:31, 00:01:50, 00:01:20, 00:01:22, 00:01:34, 00:01:31, 00:01:19, 00:01:48. © Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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A Piano Played by Five Pianists at Once (First Attempt), 2012 Video Installation, HD Video, Two Drawings( 24" X 19" Each), Temporary Walls 57 Minutes © Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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Nothing related, but something could be associated © Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhoue
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process of blowing flour, 2010 Photograph 70” X 48”, Set of 4 © Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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© Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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© Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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© Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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A pottery produced by 5 potters at once (silent attempt), 2013 HD Video and Potteries 75 Minutes. Commissioned by the Japan Foundation and Created With Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and Pavilion, Beijing © Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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Exchange One of Your Shoes With Someone / Open Every Drawer as Quickly as Possible, 2007 Billboard Installation © Courtesy of the artist and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou.
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a pottery produced by 5 potters at once (silent attempt), 2013 (still) HD Video and Potteries 75 Minutes © Courtesy of the artist & The Arizona State University Art Museum
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Precarious Tasks #7, 2013 Installation View London © Courtesy of the artist, Aoyama Meguro, Vitamin Creative Space
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From the series: Process of Blowing Flour, four-part series, 2010 Photo: Tomo Saito © Courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Tochigi, Japan
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Representing galleries
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Statement

Koki Tanaka (b. 1975) is a Japanese artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He has shown widely: the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2011), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2008 and 2004) and the Asia Society, New York (2006); solo exhibitions include Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2010), and Module, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007). Tanaka participated in the 4th Yokohama Triennial (2011), 7th Gwangju Biennial (2008) and 5th Taipei Biennial (2006). In 2013 he was selected to represent Japan in the 55th Venice Biennale, where he received a Special Mention.