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Kikuko Tanaka

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Installation View of "Traumatic Encounter Forever!"
A scene of "Traumatic Encounter Forever!"
A scene of "Traumatic Encounter Forever!"
A scene of "Traumtic Encounter Forever!"
Museum on Top of the Mountain
Artist's Statement

“A Tragic Bambi” is an open-ended, ever-evolving multimedia tragicomic epic, which revolves around recurring images of urination on dismembered body of Bambi as an idée fixe. So far, it consists of some episodes and projects that ranges in a variety of medium, including sculpture, installation, performance, photography, video, sound and text. Basing on my psychological self-examination through encounters with various social phenomena as well as works, including literal, theoretical, theatrical, cinematic works as well as visual art, “A Tragic Bambi” is my psychic autobiography as well as my both compassionate and critical interpretation of the society that conditions my subjectivity.


Born and raised in Japan, Kikuko Tanaka is a frantic artist currently based in New York. She has performed and exhibited in various venues, including Smack Mellon, Momenta Art, NARS Foundation, Amelie A.Wallace gallery at SUNY Old Westbury, Vox Populi, and Arario Gallery, Panoply Performance Laboratory among others. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art Info, and Hyperallergic. She ia a nominatee for a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Art Grant in 2010. Her open-ended multimedia tragicomic epic, A Tragic Bambi, is fiscal-sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts. She has an interdisciplinary background. She holds a BA in Landscape Design from Chiba University, and has studied fine art at the School of Visual Arts and variety of academic disciplines at Hunter College. She is also a co-founder of a gallery, Agape Enterprise, which opened it doors this November in Brooklyn, New York.