Curator / Associate professor, Akita University of Art
Born in Aichi in 1978, lives and works in Aichi and Akita, Japan. He completed postgraduate studies in architecture in 2006 at Waseda University. He had worked for renowned artist-in-residence institutions such as Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC] for over 10 years and then shifted to work as an independent curator from 2016. Most of his projects were based on his researches of newly born activities in Asia. Combining a unique background in architecture and proven experience as a curator, he has been exploring the idea of Public/Common sphere through process-based projects. His recent curatorial works include “MEDIA/ART KITCHEN” (National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta / MAP KL, Kuala Lumpur / Ayala Museum, 98B Collaboratory, Green Papaya Art Projects, etc., Manila / Bangkok Art and Culture Centre [BACC], Bangkok / Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC], Aomori, 2013–2014); Aichi Triennale 2016 “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan” (2016), and “Going Away Closer” (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, 2018). He curated the project “Cosmo-Eggs” for the Japan Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2019.