Yuri Tanaka

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Nov 18, 2019 at 21:48
Yuri Tanaka
Tokyo University of the Arts
Graduate School of Fine Arts

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Apr 2018
Visiting Scientist, CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics)
Apr 2015
Sep 2015
Researcher in Residence, Futurelab, Ars Electronica
Apr 2010
Mar 2013
Leader, Naoshima Group, Chichu Art Museum, Education and Curation Team, Fukutake Foundation
Oct 2008
Mar 2010
Technical Assistant, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies / Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo


Apr 2014
Mar 2018
Department of Intermedia Art (Ph.D.), Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Apr 2013
Mar 2014
(Research Student), Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Apr 2008
Mar 2010
Cultural and Human Information Studies Course (M.A. of Interdisciplinary Information Studies), Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies / Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo
Apr 2004
Mar 2008
International Relations, College of International Studies, University of Tsukuba
Aug 2005
May 2006
College of Letters and Science, University of California, Berkeley

Committee Memberships

Mar 2017
ITACCUS (International Astronautical Federation Technical Committee for the Cultural Utilization of Space) , Expert
May 2014
Institute of Environmental Art and Design  Cosmic Art Research Committee, Head

Awards & Honors

Mar 2019
2020 Art Activities Special Grant, THE ASAHI SHIMBUN FOUNDATION
Apr 2006
The Edith Coliver Festival of Cultures 2006 Award, University of California, Berkeley

Published Papers

Uncertain Garden – Space design for fertilizing uncertainty at IdeaSquare, CERN
Yuri Tanaka
70th International Astronautical Congress 2019      Oct 2019   [Refereed]
Yuri Tanaka
Acta Astronautica   161 502-508   Aug 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Yuri Tanaka
Global Journal of Researches in Engineering   19(2) 47-53   Jun 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
The Art of Mediation Through ‘the Universe’ – A dialogue between an engineer and a designer at CERN
Yuri Tanaka
69th International Astronautical Congress 2018      May 2018   [Refereed]
Yuri Tanaka, Michael Doser, Ryu Sakurai, Hajime Shimoyama, and Ryo Takahashi
Acta Astronautica   146 435-440   May 2018   [Refereed][Invited]

Books etc

Collaboration Between Space Science/Physics Research Institutes and Art: CERN
Yuri Tanaka (Part:Contributor, Bijutsu-techo)
Bijutsu Shuppan-sha   Oct 2019   
Yuri Tanaka (Part:Joint Work, What is Art and Science for you?)
BNB   Aug 2018   
A Proof of Human Life Within the Universe
Yuri Tanaka (Part:Contributor, Book Review, in AXIS Magazine)
Axis   Dec 2017   
Art Project Edge: Expanding field of environmental art and design
Yuri Tanaka (Part:Joint Work, Space Art of Children 2012: Tanegashima – Cosmic peace in practice)
Toho Publishing   May 2015   
mission [SPACE × ART] – beyond cosmologies
Yuri Tanaka (Part:Joint Editor, SPACE × ART Chronicle)
Seigensha Art Publishing   Aug 2014   

Conference Activities & Talks

Cosmic Art Projects – How can we approach ‘the universe’?
Yuri Tanaka
EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019   15 Sep 2019   
Art, the Universe and Everything – An approach to the public through collaboration [Invited]
Yuri Tanaka
Physics of the Universe, Kyoto City University of Arts   17 Jul 2019   
Yuri Tanaka
Muographers 2018   Nov 2018   MUOGRAPHERS
Cosmic Art 2018 - Towards the universe, in collaboration with particle physics [Invited]
Yuri Tanaka, Ryu Sakurai, Hajime Shimoyama, Ryo Takahashi, Takamichi Ito, Noboru Makizuka, Michael Doser
19th Institute of Environmental Art and Design Conference   Oct 2018   Institute of Environmental Art and Design
Yuri Tanaka
Space for Inspiration 2018   Oct 2018   ESA (European Space Agency)

Teaching Experience



Yuri Tanaka   Artistic Activity   Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
Cosmic Table, in CineGlobe
Yuri Tanaka   Artistic Activity   Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
Acted as an art producer
Yuri Tanaka   Artistic Activity   May 2017 - May 2017
Acted as an art producer
Yuri Tanaka   Artistic Activity   Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
Acted as a coordinator
Yuri Tanaka   Artistic Activity   Nov 2015 - Nov 2015
Acted as an art producer