Takuji KOGO is a Japanese artist and a curator who organizes *CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS and is presently the director of the Kitakyushu Biennial since 2007.
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS is a Japanese based platform for international collaborative art projects. It is mobile, continuously relocating its office into different institutions, organizing original curatorial projects, exhibitions, web projects and publications.
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS has developed long term collaborations with artists John Miller, Federico Baronello, Mike Bode, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Keiichi Miyagawa and Sean Snyder.
Takuji Kogo has produced a large body of work both as a solo artist and in collaborations under the *Candy Factory Projects and presented at NBK Germany, MAGASIN France, New Museum NY, MOMA, Media City Seoul, Singapore Art museum, MAAP Beijing, Walker Art Centre Minneapolis, Yokohama Triennale, Nam June Paik Art Centre Seoul, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Takuji Kogo lives in Fukuoka, Japan.
Takuji Kogo is presently preparing new works at AIR in Kultivera for “A *Candy Factory Project / Kitakyushu Biennial in AIchi “ entitled “ This Land Is Mine “ will be shown at the Aichi Triennial in Nagoya Japan in August 2016.