Born in Tokyo, received B.F.A. from Gakushuin University.
She has curated many international exhibitions of contemporary art while at the Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito as senior curator (1994-1997) and artistic director (1997-2006), Mori Art Museum as artistic director (2007-2009), and Yokohama Museum of Art as director (2009-2020), before assuming her position as general director, The National Art Center, Tokyo in 2019. She has numerous experiences in working for international exhibition, as co-curator for the Japan section of the 3rd Asian Pacific Triennial (1999), commissioner for the Japan Pavilion in the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), director general in the 4th Yokohama Triennale (2011), chairperson in the 5th Yokohama Triennale (2014), co-director in the 6th Yokohama Triennale (2017) and vice chairperson in the 7th Yokohama Triennale (2020).