Profile

Eikoh  TANAKA


Eikoh Tanaka is a visual artist, born in Kyoto in 1981. Completed MFA degree from Kyoto City University of Arts. He formed artist collective “Antenna” in 2002, and has been participating and got prizes in various exhibitions and film festivals Internationally. After experienced as a lecturer at several art universities, he established and be a director of “Antenna Media”, a non-profit organization for cultural activities. As a visual artist, photographer, video director, creative director and project organizer, he practices various creations interdisciplinary. Recent exhibitions : Ourself inside Myself (Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art, Okayama, 2014), International Video Art Festival Magmart VII (Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Italy, 2013), Power, Where Does the Beauty Lie (SOMA, Seoul, 2012), Japan Media Arts Festival “PARADE” (Hong Kong, 2012), Roppongi Art Night 2012 (Tokyo, 2012). Recent works : Documentary Video for permanent exhibit (Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture Imabari, 2014-2016), Creative Direction for Nursery school “Yasousha-Mori no ie” (Social Welfare Corporation Kihuukai, 2015-2016), Creative direction (Organic Cafe Hitotoki, 2016)

>>To Exhibition Records

<Client Works>
2017
Video Installation & Interview Video “Toyo Ito/On the Stream”, Power Station of Art/Shanghai
2016

Documentary Video, Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture Imabari
Creative Direction, Nursery school “Yasousha-Mori no ie”, Social Welfare Coporation Kihuukai
2015
Vice-Executive Chairman, ART GRID KYOTO
Documentary Video, Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture Imabari
Video Content, Project Omishima
2014
Documentary Video, Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture Imabari
Organizer, Exhibition “egØ-Re-examining the Self-”
2013
Stage Video, Performance “Node/The Old Man of the Desert”
KAAT/Yokohama, AICHI TRIENNALE, HKCC/Hong Kong
2010
Organizer, Director, Art Project “Kyoto Arts”
2009
Video Animation Content, “Ula – White Bear on Ice -”, Hanabatake Bokujo Inc.
Lecturer, Faculty of Design, Kyoto Seika University(~2012)
2008
Lecturer, Kyoto Saga University of Arts(~2013)
Lecturer, Faculty of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Art(~2012)
Music Video, RAM RIDER ”Hello 8bit by YMCK”, rhythm zone *
2006
Music Video, Shono Juli “Waraitakatta”, Victor Entertainment, TBS ”COUNT DOWN TV” Ending Music

<Awards>
2009
TOKYO WONDER WALL 2009, Prize, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2007
Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art 11th, Prize, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art
AMUSE ARTJAM,Prize,The Museum of Kyoto
2006
Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art 10th, Prize, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art *
Kyoto City University of Art Annual Exhibition, Mayer’s Prize, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
eAT Kanazawa ’06 Award for Video, Special Prize
2005
Yanobe Kenji “Mori de aimashō”, Grand Prize, Osaka Contemporary Art Center *
Sendai Art Annual 2005, Prize, Sendai Mediatheque *
Asian Marine Film Festival 1st, Students Short Film, Grand Prize *
2003
TOKYO DESIGNER’S WEEK 2003  Award for Video, Prize DESIGN PREMIO

<Screening >
2008
onedotzero, London, United Kingdom
Videonale 11 on Tour, ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Cyprus, Greece
Videonale 11 on Tour, Goethe-Institut Bangalore, Bangalore, India
2007
audiovisuales,The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain *
2006
RESFEST, Japan Korea
Visionaria. International Film Festival 2006, Palazzo Appiani, Santa Maria della Scala, Italy
2005
DOTMOV FESTIVAL 2005, Hokkaido, Japan

<Media Publisities>
2012

The Japan Times Culture *
2010
Kyoto Shimbun Feature for Cultural Column *
2009
TOKYO VISUALIST, DD WAVE Co.,Ltd.*
AERA Magazine Feb, Asahi Shimbun Company *
2008
Japanese Motion Graphic Creators 2008, BNN, Inc. *
2006
Ruga-Magazine, DVD Magazine Audiovisual Barcelona Spain

Exhibition Records

<Solo Exhibitions>
2015
Ourself inside Myself”, Solo show, Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam
2014
Ourself inside Myself, Solo show, Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art, Okayama, Japan *
2010
Infinity from Void, AAS, Kyoto, Japan
Utsuyono syugen, Plaza North, Saitama, Japan *
2009
Tokoyo no shiro utsushi, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan *
2006
Advent of Jappy, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan

<Group Exhibitions>
2017
Open Studio Atelier Mondial, Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
2016
Going Beyond, a.r.t.e.s. Kunstfenster, Cologne, Germany
2015
MOVING 2015, Kyoto, Japan
Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2015 ‘Mixed Bathing World’-Wakuwaku Department-” ,Beppu,Japan
2014
Ourself inside Myself, Solo show, Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art, Okayama, Japan *
Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2014, Changwon, Korea *
Fujinoyama Biennale 2014, Shizuoka, Japan
egØ-Re-examining the Self-, Studio Punto, Kyoto, Japan
Work in Memory, Horikawa housing complex, Kyoto, Japan
2013
“KAWAII” CAMP, Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Athens, Hellenic Republic
Audiovisioni Digitali/Scicli #1, Arts Centre of Multimedia Applied Researches, Scicli, Italy
International videoart Festival Magmart VIII, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy
KYOTO STUDIO, Special plan exhibition of the 4th anniversary, @KCUA Kyoto City University of Arts ART GALLERY,  Kyoto,  Japan**
The “88 Seoul Olympics 25th Anniversary “Power, Where Does the Beauty Lie?”, SOMA Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea AIDAKARADA2013, Nara, Japan *
Kamigamo Shrine Art Project 4th, Kamigamo Shrine ,Kyoto, Japan *
2012
“konosaki” Life, Art and Future Project, Tottori, Japan
Japan Media Arts Festival ”PARADE”, Hong Kong *
Roppongi Art Night 2012, Tokyo, Japan *
Waku Waku Onsen Meguri, Oita, Japan *
Art Line Kashiwa2012, Chiba, Japan *
2011
8 Japanese Contemporary Artists, The Japan Foundation, New Delhi, India
Videonale on Tour Taiwan, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan *
Invisibleness is Visibleness, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan *
2010
Biwako Biennale, Shiga, Japan **
Kofu Art Festival 2010, Yamanashi, Japan **
WAKUWAKU Kyoto Project, Kyoto, Japan
KYO・SEI,  @KCUA Kyoto City University of Arts ART GALLERY, Kyoto, Japan
2009
Hiroshima Art Project 2009, Hiroshima, Japan
Art Taipei 2009, Nichijō Jihen: Live by Play, Taipei, Taiwan *
Mixed Bathing World Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2009, Oita, Japan *
2008
Hiroshima Art Project 2008, Hiroshima, Japan **
Art and Capital “Spiritual Odyssey,” Gallery LOOP, Seoul, Korea *
2007
Gyeonggi, National Highway No.1, Gyeonggido Art Museum, Ansan, Korea *
Art in Daegu, Daegu, Korea *
Opening Exhibition, De NWE Vorst, Tilburg, Netherlands *
Audiovisuals, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain *
VIDEONALE 11, Bonn City Museum of Art, Bonn, Germany *
O.V.L. 2, MIAKA open video library, ZAIM, Yokohama *
2006
Toride Art Project 2006 , Ibaraki, Japan
The Boehm Trade Center, Germany *
Video festival in Pusan,Pusan,Galley Bandee, Pusan, Korea *
L‘image movement Sarajevo-Kyoto, Galerija 10m², Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina *
2003
NEW-GENERATION 3, CASO, Osaka, Japan *

<Residences>
2017
Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland(Tokyo Wonder Site exchange program)

*  Antenna
** Both Antenna and Eikoh TANAKA