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Exhibition

2019

Hangzhou Fiber Art TriennialZhejiang Art Museum etc., Hangzhou, China (Artistic Director: Shi Hui; Chief Curator: Feng Boyi; Curators: Wang Xiaosong, Liu Gang, Huang Yan, Kanazawa Kodama; Assistant Curators: Zhang Fan, Wang Qi, Ian Yang)

2019

AKI INOMATA: Significant OthernessTowada Art Center, Aomori, Japan (Co-curated with Sayaka Mitome, assistant curator)

2019

Stranger Than Fiction— Taking Creation Beyond LocationTowada Art Center, Aomori, Japan (Co-curated with Mari Satomura, Sayaka Mitome and Yuki Miyata, Towada Art Center)

2018

Yuko Mohri: Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan (Chief curator)

2018

Enfance: Encore un jour banane pour le poisson-rêve (EN: Childhood: Another Banana Day for the Dream-Fish )Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (Curators: Sandra Adam-Couralet and Yoann Gourmel, Associate curator: Kodama Kanazawa)

2018

Do Ho Suh: Passage/s, as Towada Art Center 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan (Co-curated with Fumio Nanjo)

2018

Rafaël Rozendaal: GENEROSITYTowada Art Center, Aomori, Japan (Chief curator)

2017

Tadanori Yokoo Towada Roman Exhibition: POP IT ALL, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan (Co-curated with Kazuko Koike, Director of Towada Art Center)

2017

Han Ishu: The Drifting Thinker, MoCA Pavilion, Shanghai, China (Chief curator)

2017

Yuko Kokubun: Brave New World, TS4312, Tokyo, Japan (Chief curator)

2016

KENPOKU ART 2016, Ibaraki, Japan (Co-curated with Fumio Nanjo, General director, and Yukiko Shikata, curator)

2016

Crazy Planet: Ghosts, Folk Monsters, and Aliens in Manga – An Aspect of Japanese Media Art, Matadero, Madrid, Spain (Planning director)

2015

Spectrum: Examining Today, Searching for the Future, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan (Guest curator; co-curated with Spiral curator Yoshie Ota)

2015

Nobue Kitakami, in Spectrum File, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan (Nominator)

2015

Whose Game Is It?, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Co-curated with Jennifer KY Lam, Hena Lee and Yingting Xie)

2015

CHU ENOKI: ENOKI CHU, White Rainbow, London, UK (Guest curator)

2014

YÛICHI YOKOYAMA : Wandering Through Maps | Un Voyage a Travers Les Cartes, Pavillon Blanc, Colomiers , France (Guest curator)

2013

Being-in-the-Wired-World, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Chief curator)

2013

Nine Holes: Masaharu Sato, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Chief curator)

2012

The Trajectory of TOCHKA, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Co-curated with Yukiko Hirabayashi)

2011

My Dad is a Manga Artist – Ippei Okamoto, from the view of Taro Okamoto: From the Kawasaki City Museum Collection, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Chief curator)

2011

Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers, Japan Society New York, New York, USA (Curator: Joe Earle) (Curatorial assistant)

2011

Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, Japan Society New York, New York, USA (Curator: David Elliott) (Curatorial assistant)

2010

Clear Illusion: From the Kawasaki City Museum Collection,  Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Co-curator)

2010

How to Make Manga Collection and Exhibition: From the Kawasaki City Museum Collection, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Chief curator)

2010

JAPAN : Kingdom of Characters, traveled to 55 venues in the world hosted by Japan Foundation (Curator: Hiroyuki Aihara)(Exhibition adviser)

2010

Yuichi Yokoyama – I am depicting time: Complete Records of Neo Manga, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Chief curator)

2009

Warping Moments: Thinking about Futurism, Constructivism, Bauhaus, Contemporary Art, in Kawasaki City Museum Collection, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Co-curator)

2009

Kiyoshi Awazu Retrospective: Re-Reproduction, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Co-curator)

2009

Artists in the Post-war Period: From the Kawasaki City Museum Collection, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Co-curator)

2009

DNA of SUNDAY and MAGAZINE, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki; Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, Nagasaki; Kyoto Manga Museum, Kyoto; The Museum of Art, Kochi, Kochi; Yokkaichi Municipal Museum, Yokkaichi, Japan (Curator: Fusanosuke Natsume, Nobuhiko Saito) (Project Manager, Exhibition Adviser)

2009

Faces: From the Kawasaki City Museum Collection, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Co-curator)

2008

Shojo Manga Power! (Girls’ Manga Power!), Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki; Kyoto Manga Museum, Kyoto; Niitsu Art Museum, Niigata; Yokoyama Memorial Manga Museum, Kochi, Japan (Co-curator)

2008

Curators’ Choices: From the Kawasaki City Museum Collection, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Co-curator)

2008

Ga-netchû! Das Manga /Anime Syndrom, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Manga! Japanese Images, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebeak, Denmark (Adviser)

2007

Showa Boogie Woogie, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Co-curator)

2007

Fantasy of Stars and Cosmos, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan (Chief curator)

2007

Everyone’s Doraemon, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki; Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo; Niigata Isetan, Niigata; Museum “Eki” Kyoto, Kyoto; Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, Miyazaki, Japan (Chief curator)

2006

Ann Hamilton: voce, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2006

Shinjuko Ready for Lady, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan (Chief curator)

2006

naonao’s such two creators, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan (Chief curator)

2005

Happy Home: CAMK Collection, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan (Chief curator)

2005

Tatsuo Miyajima: BEYOND THE DEATH “DEATH TRIOGY”, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2005

Yayoi Kusama: Sailing the Sea of infinity, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2005

Tadanori Yokoo: Kumamoto Buenos Aireszation Project, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2004

CAMK Collection I Curator’s Selection, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2004

Kinosuke Ebihara: Centennial Celebration for Ebihara, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2004

Iki-ningyo and Kisaburo Matsumoto, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2003

Marina Abramović: The Star, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan (Curator: Bojana Pjić)**

2003

Masterpieces of Contemporary “Japanese Painting(Nihonga)”, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2003

Taro Okamoto: La solitude absolue, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2003

Open Sky – Kazuhiko Hachiya: From PostPet to Moewe, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2003

CAMK Grand Opening Commemorative Exhibition, Vol.3, The Power of Kyushu: World Art Born on the Island of Kyushu, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2003

CAMK Grand Opening Commemorative Exhibition, Vol.2, The World of Nobumichi Ide: Member of the Japan Academy of Arts and painter of Cultural Merit, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

2002

CAMK Grand Opening Commemorative Exhibition Kumamoto International Art Exhibition ATTITUDE 2002, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan**

** Working as an assistant curator with the curator Hiroshi Minamishima


Education

2013-2015

MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London, UK

1998-2001

Doctoral Course in Art Education and Aesthetics, Tokyo University of the Arts

1996-1998

MA in Art Education and Aesthetics, Tokyo University of the Arts

1992-1996

BA in Japanese Literature, Sophia University


Award

2011

Fellowship of Overseas Programme, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan