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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 (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)

 

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 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**

 

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**

 

**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