Born in Osaka,Japan in 1954. After engaging in graphic design works (1977-1986) and managing a contemporary art gallery as a director (1986-1997), Yoshio Katoh established Contemporay Art Planning KATOH YOSHIO OFFICE in 1997 and continues to this day. Currently, he is a director of the Takarazuka Arts Center, a visiting professor at Osaka University of Arts, and Osaka College of Art, a part-time lecturer at Kobe University, and Musashino Art University,Tokyo,The Open University of Japan,Osaka.Vice-chairman of the Ashiya City Cultural Promotion Council, Director of the Society for Arts and Anthropollogy, Director of the Japan Contemporary Art Promotion Association, Director of the General Incorporated Association Japan Design Management Association,Director of A party to present art works to museums of art .In charge of writing critical articles on art exhibitions to the Asahi Shimbun Company Osaka Head Office.Major Published books “Tadashi Kawamata :Personal Public Works by an artist ” (Collective writings/2004), Published by Bijutsu Shuppan Holding Co,Ltd.Japan“Complete Works of Contemporay Art Planning KATOH YOSHIO OFFICE 1997-2007”(Editing and writing/2007), Published by Osaka Zokei Center,Japan“Learn Art Management”(Collective writings/2018), Published by Musashino Art University Press