Director at Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, Guest Professor at Tama Art University and Kanazawa College of Art since 2024.
Eriko Kimura has been a Deputy Director at Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art since 2023, Senior Curator at Yokohama Museum of Art since 2000, and later became Curatorial Head for Yokohama Triennale 2020. She was curator of Yokohama Triennale 2014, 2017 and assistant curator of Yokohama Triennale 2005. Having previously worked as guest curator of Kuandu Biennale, Taipei, 2008 and also participated as a commissioner at Busan Sea Art Festival, 2011. Research interest areas include contemporary art, sculpture, photography and video art, experimental art, performance and contemporary cultural theory.
Recent curated exhibitions include; “MATSUYAMA Tomokazu: Finctional Landscapes” (Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, 2023-24), “11 Stories on Distanced Relationships: Contemporary Art from Japan,” (Organised by the Japan Foundation, 2021), “Hanran: “20th Century Japanese Photography,” (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa), “Showa Portraits: Tracing the People and History of the Showa Era through Photography. From Photography Collection of Yokohama Museum of Art,” (Yokohama Museum of Art, and Arts Maebashi, 2017-18), “BODY/PLAY/POLITICS” (YMA, 2016), “NARA Yoshitomo: a bit like you and me…,” (YMA, 2012 / toured to Aomori Museum of Art, and Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, 2013), “Takamine Tadasu: Too Far To See,” (YMA, 2011 / toured to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, and Kirishima Open-air Museum, 2011), “Tabaimo: DANMEN” (YMA, 2009-2010 / toured to National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2010).