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Exhibition

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

 

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

 

2017    Yuko Kokubun: Brave New World, TS4312, Tokyo, Japan

 

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

 

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)

 

2008     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 Abramovic: The Star, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan

 

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

 

2002     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

 

 

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