Born in Osaka Japan (1969), Rei Kakiuchi studied Fine Art at Kyoto Seika University, Japan. In 2013 he obtained his master degree from the Dutch Art Institute. He currently lives and works in Rotterdam. Read this short text about Kakiuchi written by Marianna Maruyama (and commisioned by DAI):“My artistic practice focuses on the oscillation between presence and absence, in other words, the revolving doors of life and death.”
Learn more about Rei Kakiuchi's’s written MA thesis (DAI, 2013): Nature as a Dead Body
After his graduation Rei Kakiuchi returned to DAI, at several occasions, as chef.
Follow Rei's "Life after DAI" through his website