Kosuke Ikeda was born in 1980 in Fukuoka, Japan, and currently lives and works in Tokyo. He has graduated with an MFA Inter Media Art from Tokyo University of the Arts. Ikeda has developed his work mainly around his interest in natural phenomena, ecology and energy while exploring various forms of artwork such as installation, relief-style painting, and site-specific projects. He is a recipient of the fellowship by Pola Art Foundation in 2015, and will stay in Taipei from June 2015 to June 2016 while developing several projects including his research on the Sunflower Movement of 2014.
In recent years in Taiwan Ikeda has exhibited a series of work entitled Ecosystem of Objects which deals with the relationship between site-specific objects and energy. In this series, he has developed the Fukushima version at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in 2014, and the Tainan version at Absolute Space for the Arts in 2015.
During his stay in OCAC, Ikeda has focused on food stands called TANZU as a unique local business form. Through the collaboration with members in and around OCAC, he made a new video work questioning the relationship between the local economic activities and the global condition of economy and society.