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I was cleaning a table after a children workshop in Pilar in Capiz, the Philippines in 2018.
I was cleaning a table after a children workshop in Pilar in Capiz, the Philippines in 2018.

Tatsuo Inagaki was born in Japan in 1962. He is Professor of the Faculty of Intercultural Studies at Hosei University, Visiting Researcher at Department of Art Studies, the University of the Philippines, and was Guest Research Professor at the School of Art, Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts & Design, University of the Arts London (2012 –2013).

Inagaki’s project is collaborative in nature, and each project to date is made in co-operation with the local residents and tailored to the form specific to the region.

Inagaki represented the 18th Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica for the LA International Biannual in 2001. He was invited to produce work for the Public Art Project at the International Building, Language Centre of Royal Holloway and Bedford College, the University of London in 2000. He has also conducted other projects widely in the world, including France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia as well as Japan. His recent projects include Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2009, Chiyoda Studies (Tokyo, 2009-2011) and Doi Saket Project (Chiang Mai, Thailand 2007-2017), which involve a series of long-term workshops with local children. The artist lives in Chiba and works in Tokyo, Japan.