TAKEUCHI Kota

TAKEUCHI Kota

update: 2021.1.18

Name
TAKEUCHI Kota
Genre
Visual Art
Media Art
Website
http://kota-takeuchi.net/
Program
(2021.3 - 2021.3)
竹内公太
Profile

Born in Hyogo in 1982. Lives and works in Fukushima.
Graduated with a BA in Department of Intermedia Art from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008.   

Recent exhibitions:
2020 Solo Exhibition "Body is not Antibody," SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo
2019 Solo Exhibition "Blind Bombing," SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo
2017 "6th Asian Art Biennial," National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2016 Solo Exhibition "Memory Bug" Arts Catalyst, London
2015 "Don't Follow the Wind," A house in Difficult-to-Return Zone in Fukushima  

[As the Representative Agent of Finger Pointing Worker] 
2019 "Weavers of Worlds -A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art-," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2017 "Japanorama. A new vision on art since 1970," Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2017 "Invisible Cities," Dallas Contemporary, USA
2016 "Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection," Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
2015 "GLOBALE:GLOBAL CONTROL AND CENSORSHIP," ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
*Finger Pointing Worker is a man who pointed at the public live camera in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the disaster in 2011. Takeuchi Kota is the representative agent of him.

Award
2010 “The 10th Gunma Biennale for Young Artists” Encouragement prize 

About works / Perfomance

Takeuchi Kota’s work spans across temporal and spatial divides on the theme of parallel bodies and possession.
Across the temporal divide: Aerial imagery to track the whereabouts of Balloon Bombs used during World War II; the reproduction of a photo series of stone monuments taken by a local historian; and footage of the demolition of a 19th-century movie theater.
Across the spatial divide: a font designed by a security guard in the exclusion zone following the 2011 nuclear accident in Japan; photo installation of wearing the clothes left in an evacuee's home. Tracing lost histories and collaborating with others in isolated areas, he presents photographic and video installations that integrate research, production, and performance, which come together in one unified action. He tries to access the memories of people through buildings, monuments, sculptures, archives, and interviews with local historians as well as eyewitnesses. Furthermore, he pursues images by more innovative means that include mapping apps, live streaming video, and UAV (drone) cameras.
His works explore the relationship between media and human nature and offer a simulated sharing experience between the artist and the viewer.

Document 1: Corona and Body, 2020, installation, laser print on papers Courtesy of SNOW Contemporary

“Aa” from “Evidens”, 2020, 56 photographs

Metamorphosis, 2017, installation, 240 pieces of photographs, 1200 pieces of USB-UDP chips, clothes, shoes Photo: Kioku Keizo, Courtesy of SNOW Contemporary

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