Iida is a curator based in Nagoya. She worked at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery for eleven years since 1998 when it was preparing for inauguration. Major curated exhibitions at TOCAG include Wolfgang Tillmans: Freischwimmer (2004), Trace Elements: Spirit and Memory in Japanese and Australian Photomedia (TOCAG, 2008/Performance Space, Sydney, 2009) and others. From 2009 to 2011 she was a visiting curator at the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA), the research arm of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. In 2011 she stayed in Seoul for four months as a 2011 International Fellowship Researcher at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. After returning to Japan Iida has curated a string of international exhibitions, including the 15th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2012 (official curator of Japan participation); Aichi Triennale 2013; and Sapporo International Art Festival 2014. From 2014 to 2018 she was an Associate Professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Her areas of interest include contemporary art in Asia region, co-curation, and the relationships between society and art institutions such as art museums and biennials. She has worked on co-curated exhibitions, lectures and writings in Seoul, multiple cities in Australia, New Deli, and Jakarta, among other places. Since 2017, Iida has been working as Chief Curator for Aichi Triennale 2019.
- 飯田志保子 IIDA Shihoko