ELENA TUTATCHIKOVA

Born in Moscow, Russia in 1984. Lives and works in Tokyo. After studying classical music and Japanese history in Moscow, Tutatchikova studied at the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in Intermedia Art. In her work, she focuses her interest in how memories are created and transformed through cultural phenomena and the relationship between nature and man across different regions. Collecting regional and personal stories through locally conducted research, she composes installations using photography, video, sound and text. 

Education

2015-Now  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, 2014

Selected Solo Exhibitions

"Hour of the Sheep, North Wind, Sunny" STUDIO STAFF ONLY (Tokyo, 2017)

"With My Dinosaurs" kumagusuku (Kyoto, 2017)

"In Summer: Apples, Fossils and the Book" BOOK MARUTE, Takamatsu, 2017

"In Summer: Apples, Fossils and the Book" POST, Tokyo, 2016

"In Summer, With My Dinosaurs” nani, Tokyo, 2016

“To the Northern Shores” Tokyo Month of Photography, MUSÉE F , Tokyo, 2015 

“After an Apple Falls From the Tree, There is a Sound” Poetic Scape, Tokyo, 2015

Selected Group Exhibitions and Festivals

KENPOKU ART (Ibaraki, 2016)

“In the Beginning, Silence was Always Silence” Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2015

Higashikawa International Photo Festival, 2015

Atami Art Week, Shizuoka, 2014

“Time Traces”, Tokyo University of the Arts, 2013

“Meta is Real” Gallery of Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, 2013

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 

– Artwork Publications

“Run, My Friend, Run to Where the Summer Never Ends”, Shirietoku Note #10, 2015 

– Interviews

Phat PHOTO 2015/Vol.88

Magazine Articles

“Russian Photography Now”, The Japan Photography Annual 2013

“Nostalgia for Manchuria – Fuchikami Hakuyo and Photography in Manchuria”, Art Times #9, Tokyo, 2012 

“Beauties Posters in Prewar Japan”, Oriental Collection #1, Moscow, 2010 

Conferences and Symphosiums

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