Takashi Ishida is a painter and film artist born in 1972 in Tokyo. He is also associate professor at Tama Art University. He uses a technique of drawing animation, which consists in drawing lines and shooting them one frame at a time. By interposing multiplying lines, moving points or some other mobile element, Ishida’s installations produce various changes in the quality of the space. His recent major exhibitions include “Light on the Arc”, the Aomori Contemporary Art Center (2019); Sharjah Biennial 13, “Tamawuj” (2017); Aichi Triennale 2016 and Kenpoku Art 2016 (both 2016); “BILLOWING LIGHT: ISHIDA Takashi”, the Yokohama Museum of Art and the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum (2015); Dojima River Biennale, Osaka (2013); “Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan”, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2012); “MOT Collection Silent Narrator: On Plural Stories Special Feature: Takashi Ishida”, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2011); “Artist File 2010: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art”, The National Art Center, Tokyo (2010); Meditations Biennale, “Beyond Meditations”, Poznan, Poland (2010); and “Quest for Vision Vol.2: Ishida Takashi and Genealogy of Abstract Animation”, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2009). He received the Most Promising Young Talent Prize of the Gotoh Cultural Award in 2007. His work “Gestalt” won the Award for Excellence at Image Forum Festival 1999.