Jukan Tateisi 立石 従寛

Jukan Tateisi 立石 従寛


Jukan Tateisi (b. 1986) was born in Chicago, US. Since a young age, Tateisi has lived in Amsterdam, Japan and Toronto, before starting his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Information at Keio University, Tokyo. In 2009, he began studying for a master’s degree in System Design and Management at the same university and graduated in 2011. In the year of 2017, he arrived at Royal College of Art in London, UK for his second master’s degree in Fine Art Photography. Tateisi completed his degree with a distinction in his thesis “It can sing; it can compose; it can shoot” in 2020. Upon graduation, Tateisi returned to Japan in the same year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tateisi is a visual and sound artist, with an aim to synthesise the dichotomic boundaries between the virtual and the real, natural and artificial, as well as practice and management. Some of the artist’s past projects and exhibitions include “To the Fog” (KITTE, 2021), Allscape in a Hall” (Artists’ Fair Kyoto, 2020), “The drowned world anchor“ (SPIRAL HALL, 2019), “Le Jardin Convivial” (Kyoto Botanical Gardens, 2019) and many more.

Tateisi co-founded The 5th Floor, an alternative art space in Tokyo, and TŌGE, an experimental ‘living’ lab, in 2020 and 2021 respectively. The artist was selected for New Contemporaries 2021 and was awarded the winner (with ULTRA STUDIO) of Set Design of the Year, Frame Award 2021. Currently living in Karuizawa, Nagano, Tateisi divides his time working between Tokyo, Kyoto and Nagano.


Chapter I: Art Adventure
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Chapter II: How High We Can Go in the Dark
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