Media Release March 25, 2015

Deutsche Bank honors 2015 "Artist of the Year" Koki Tanaka with first major solo exhibition

‟A Vulnerable Narrator,” on view from March 26 until May 25, 2015, will offer a comprehensive overview of Koki Tanaka's work, in which he references the history of ‟art activism” and views his work as a gentle yet sustainable approach to this movement. With video installations, photographs, and drawings the exhibition connects projects, documents, and ideas from almost a decade of artistic activity.

After Wangechi Mutu (2010), Yto Barrada (2011), Roman Ondák (2012), Imran Qureshi (2013), and Victor Man (2014), Koki Tanaka (b.1975 / Tochigi, Japan) is now Deutsche Bank's sixth ‟Artist of the Year.” The award is given on the recommendation of the Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council which consists of the renowned curators Okwui Enwezor, Hou Hanru, Udo Kittelmann, and Victoria Noorthoorn. The award goes to contemporary artists who has created an artistically, as well as socially relevant, oeuvre, one integrating the media of paper and photography – the two main areas of focus of the Deutsche Bank Collection.

The exhibition ‟A Vulnerable Narrator” will be shown at MACRO – Museo d'arte contemporanea Roma, as well as in Los Angeles. It is accompanied by an extensive catalogue, and an exclusive edition created by the artist.

For further information, please contact:

Deutsche Bank AG

Press & Media Relations
Klaus Winker
Phone: +49 69 910 32249

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
Sara Bernshausen
Phone: +49 30 2020 9314

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