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19:00-20:00 Curators speak individually (20 mins/per curator)
Kuneida Katsura (b. 1978, Toyo) is the curator of Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art. She holds an MA in contemporary art theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London. After working at Mori Art Museum, she joined Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) as a curator. She has curated exhibitions such as “Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days” (2015), “Teppei Kaneuji’s ‘Zones’” (2016), and “Lieko Shiga: Blind Date” (2017). She also curated the “PLAY” (2015–2017) performance showcase series with Yuya Tsukahara.
Itagaki Mika (b. Tokyo, 1988) graduated with a BFA in Environmental Design from Tama Art University in 2011. She has worked as the the curator of Shiseido Gallery; assistant curator of the Cultural City of East Asia; assistant curator of Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery; coordinator in of the International Arts Festival Section for Aichi Prefecture; and assistant curator of Open Theater 2015. Events and exhibitions she has coordinated or curated include “Asia Corridor, Contemporary Art Exhibition”; “Aichi Triennale 2016”; “KAAT Open Theater”; and “Roppongi Art Night 2015.”
Yoshizaki Kazuhiko (b. 1980, Kagoshima, Japan, lives in Yamaguchi) curator at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan. Yoshizaki obtained his MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He worked as a curator for Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo from 2009 to 2017. His curatorial projects include “Loose Lips Save Ship” (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2016), “Francis Alÿs” (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2013), and “Reperformed Stereotypes” (Indonesia Contemporary Art Network, 2017).
Japan Foundation, Beijing
The Japan Foundation is a special Japanese institution with global reach, dedicated to international cultural exchange. The Foundation’s Beijing office was established in 1994. Dedicated to promoting the understanding between China and Japan, it has organized events that fall under the main categories of art exchange, Japanese language education, and Japanese studies in various parts of China.