Shinya Sugawara is an art critic based in Tokyo. His major area of study is contemporary art and the relationship between art and politics. He is currently researching YANAGI Soetsu. He has written exhibition reviews for Bijutsutecho and Tokyo Art Beat, including “The Visible and the Invisible” (on Ismaïl Bahri’s exhibition at GINZA MAISON HERMÈS), and essays such as “Tania Bruguera, or the Expanded Concept of Participatory Art” (ART RESEARCH ONLINE). He has also interviewed artists and curators like Yuki Okumura(in 2016)and Hans Ulrich Obrist (in 2020) .