Transcending the Invisible

Yukako Tanaka

Yukako Tanaka is a Japanese artist, working and living in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art Contemporary Art Practice, Public Sphere in 2021 and was awarded the Princess of Wales Award 2018/19 (RCA/Contemporary Art Practice) in her first year. The feature of her practice is the fusion of science, art and philosophy and conducts interdisciplinary research with scientists and academics in astrophysics, neuroscience and biology. Currently, she participated in the PGcert program at UAL and working at Central Saint Martins, Performance Design and Practice as an Associate Lecturer.  

This year, she participated as a juror in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2023, which coincided with the result of winning the Emerging Prize in Aesthetica Art Prize 2022. In 2022, she was selected by Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 and was the Finalist CIRCA X Dazed Class of 2022. She also had a solo exhibition ”Fluctuating Fluctuations: now=then here=elsewhere” at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (London). In 2020, she participated in the #SciCommHack which took place at CERN, Geneva as a member of the Ethereal Antimatter Challenge.  

Recent group exhibitions include; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022, Hull/London (2022); Aesthetica Art Prize 2022, York (2022); “Sunscreen”, LUX Moving Image, London (2023); London Grads Now. 21, Saatchi Gallery, London (2021); “Sunscreen”, LUX, London (2023); “YOBITSUGI, Beyond Repair”, White Conduit Project, London (2022); Sound and Vision, Royal Academy of Music, London (2020); Late Light 2019, King’s College London, London (2019); and SICF20, Spiral Hall, Tokyo (2019). She participated in the Coventry Biennial 2019 as a member of the collective Partisan Social Club.