born in Sapporo, 1975 / based in Hanoi and Kyoto
Mizuki Endo is a curator, art consultant and writer. He works as the executive director of Higashiyama Artists Placement Service (HAPS) in Kyoto since 2011, and as the artistic director of Vin Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) in Hanoi since 2017. Endo established three artist-run spaces in Asia; Art Space Tetra (Fukuoka, 2004), Future Prospects Art Space (Manila, 2005) and Playroom (Mito, 2007). He was awarded the 3rd Lorenzo Bonaldi Art Prize (Bergamo, 2005), was the networking curator of Singapore Biennale 2006, the director of Arcus Project (Moriya, Japan, 2007-2010), the curator of Cream: International Festival for Arts and Media, Yokohama (2009), the collaborative curator of Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2009, the curator of Yutaka Sone: Perfect Moment (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2011), and the residence program director of Kunisaki Art Festival (Oita, Japan, 2014). His major publications are; America MADE: interviews with Shigeo Chiba, Yuko Hasegawa, Chieko Hirano, Isako Kumagai, Takashi Murakami and Koki Tanaka (Tontuu Records, Fukuoka, 2009), Yutaka Sone/Perfect Moment (Getsuyosha, Tokyo, 2011) and The end of the road, the care for the self (Pub, Fukuoka, 2013).