b. 1976, Mashiko, Tochigi, Japan. Lives and works in Kyoto, Japan.
In his diverse art practice spanning video, photography, site-specific installations and interventions, Tanaka visualises and reveals the multiple contexts latent in the most simple of everyday acts. Tanka has exhibited extensively, showing projects at the Palais de Tokyo(Paris), the Migros Museum (Zurich), the Kunsthaus (Graz), the Kunsthaus (Zurich), the Hammer Museum(Los Angeles), VanAbbe Museum (Eindhoven), the ICA (London), the Mori Art Museum(Tokyo), Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, 57th Venice Biennale 2017, the Liverpool Biennial 2016, the 55th Venice Biennale 2013, Yokohama Triennial 2011, the Gwangju Biennial 2008, the Taipei Biennial 2006 (Taipei). He received a special mention as national participation at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013, and Deutsche bank artist of the year 2015 award.