NAGATA Kosuke

  • Born 1990 in Aichi, Japan
  • Based in Tokyo, Japan

Nagata Kosuke lived in Aichi up to his high school years, then went on to study architecture at Tokyo University of the Arts. Having received his masters from the same school, he engaged in research on digital design, creating work all the while. He is currently studying photography theory and working on artistic production as a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Film and New Media at the same university. While the popularization of digital photography and smart devices has made it simple to communicate through creating and processing images, such images are conditioned by a number of apparatuses: the cameras that take the photos, the software that processes them, the devices that display them. Overusing said software and devices, Nagata foregrounds these very functions, creating works that make us rethink the conditions under which our digitally-mediated experiences play out.

Selected Works

2018
Open Space 2018: in transition, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan
2018
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018, Mapping the Invisible, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2017
Malformed Objects – Bricolage for myriads of other bodies, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo, Japan
2016
Therapist (solo), Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Postproduction, 2018
  • Courtesy of the artist