ELENA TUTATCHIKOVA

Elena Tutatchikova

Born in Moscow, Russia, 1984. After studying classical music and Japanese literature in Moscow, Tutatchikova moved to Japan in 2012, where she finished her Masters degree in Intermedia Art at Tokyo University of the Arts.
In 2016, she published her first artist book "After an Apple Falls From the Tree, There is a Sound" (torch press, Tokyo). She received the grand-prix at Akarenga Portfolio Audition at Higashikawa Photography Festival (Japan) in 2014. Her latest solo shows include "The Path Across the Peninsula" (several venues at Shiretoko peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan, 2018), "In Summer: Apples, Fossils and the Book" (POST, Tokyo, Japan, 2016). In 2016, she participated in Kenpoku Art (Ibaraki, Japan), where she presented an installation focused on the region's forestry industry. For the last five years she has been working on a long-term project at Shiretoko peninsula located in the easternmost part of northern of Japan. In 2017, she started Shiretoko Walking Project, which aims to experience and reconsider the landscape and nature of Shiretoko by walking as a form of art practice.
Currently Tutatchikova lives and works in Kyoto, where she began the Kamogawa Fieldwork Laboratory, an anthropological and artistic research project on Kyoto via the city's water infrastructure.


Education

2015-present Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Intermedia Art, Doctoral Program
2013-15  MFA, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Intermedia Art
2012  Research Student, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Intermedia Art
2005-2011  Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow), Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies
1992-2003  Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory

Awards

Grand Prix at Akarenga Portfolio Audition, Higashikawa International Photo Festival (Higashikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, 2014)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

* The Path Across the Peninsula (several venues at Shiretoko peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan, 2018)
* With Ice, Comes New Sun (NOMA t.d., Tokyo, Japan, 2018)

2017

* On Teto's Trail (Gallery TRAX, Yamanashi, Japan, 2017)
* Hour of the Sheep, North Wind, Sunny (STUDIO STAFF ONLY, Tokyo, Japan, 2017)
* With My Dinosaurs (kumagusuku, Kyoto, Japan, 2017)
* In Summer: Apples, Fossils and the Book(BOOK MARUTE, Takamatsu, Japan, 2017)

2016
* In Summer: Apples, Fossils and the Book (POST, Tokyo, Japan, 2016)
* In Summer, With My Dinosaurs (nani, Tokyo, Japan, 2016)

2015

* To the Northern Shores(Tokyo Month of Photography, MUSÉE F, Tokyo, Japan, 2015)
* After an Apple Falls From the Tree, There is a Sound (Poetic Scape, Tokyo, Japan, 2015)

Selected Group Exhibitions and Festivals

* Kenpoku Art (Ibaraki, Japan, 2016)
* In the Beginning, Silence was Always Silence (Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2015)
* Higashikawa International Photo Festival (Higashikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, 2015)
* Atami Art Week (Shizuoka, Japan, 2014)

Publications

Books

After an Apple Falls From the Tree, There is a Sound (Torch Press, Tokyo, 2016)

Translations

* Ghosts and Lower-class Samurai, and Other Stories by Hideyuki Kikuchi (Hyperion, Saint Petersburg, 2014)
* Reading Modern Japanese Poetry 101 (The New Literary Observer, Moscow, 2013)
* Ten Nights of Dreams by Natsume Soseki (in collaboration with Evgenia Saharova, Foreign Literature, Moscow, 2013)

Papers

* The Concept of Japanese Culture as Seen in the NIPPON magazine, Japanese History and Culture 5, Russian State University for the Humanities, 2012
* The Visual Propaganda of Manchukuo in Prewar Japan as Seen in the Graph Magazine Manshu Gurafu, Japanese History and Culture 4, Russian State University for the Humanities, 2011

Conferences and Symposiums

* The 14th International Conference Japanese History and Culture, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, 2012
* Intellectual Exchange Programme between Japan and Europe in Alsace Japanese Study Seminar – Taisho/Prewar (Showa), Centre Européen d'Etudes Japonaises d'Alsace, Kientzheim, France, 2011
* The 13th International Conference Japanese History and Culture, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, 2011

Lectures

* Lectures on the History of Japanese Photography, Japan Foundation, Moscow, 2012

Workshops

* Fieldwork at Park Ueno - Children's Workshop (The International Library of Children’s Literature and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2017)
* Listen to the Sound of the River, Become the Sound of the River two-day workshop and performance at Kyoto Seika University (2019)
* One-week workshop for Arts Center and Department of Art & Design, Yuan Ze University,  Taiwan (2019)

Performances

* Music Today in Kyoto, ROHM Theatre (Kyoto, Japan, August 4, 2019)
* Performance with Shuta Hasunuma, SOTO (Kyoto, Japan, August 2, 2019)