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Yuri Shirasaka白坂由里
Yuri Shirasaka

Art writer. Was an editor in charge of art for the cultural information magazine WEEKLY PIA from 1991 until ’97. Presently writes for publications such as SPUR and colocal. Has been conducting interviews with artists including Takehito Koganezawa and Taro Izumi, and contributing articles on such projects as the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. Also writes movie reviews, and is involved as a team member in Meguriai JAXA,” a screening event of archival satellite observation images of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) edited into non-staged movies.

Shuichi Fukazawa深沢秀一
Shuichi Fukazawa

Founder of Studio KIKIRIKI, which organizes exhibitions and events and conducts artistic research for government entities and corporations. Draws on the public nature of European (particularly German) contemporary art and on the design of memory in the contemporary German community, rooted in the experience of World War II and the subsequent division of the country into East and West. Recent projects include “10 Major Cases in the 140-Year History of the Metropolitan Police Department, As Selected by its Employees” (Metropolitan Police Department, 2014), and “ASATTE NO EKI: Stations and lifestyles of the future” (JR East, 2019). Fukazawa is a graduate of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Media art).

DJ Sniff
dj sniff

dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) is a musician and curator in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music. His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design, and free improvisation and has performed at various venues and festivals around the world. He was Artistic Director of STEIM (2007-12) in Amsterdam and Visiting Assistant Professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong (2012-17), and since 2014 Co-Director of AMF, a festival focused on emerging experimental and improvised music form Asia. He is now based in Tokyo.

Sumio Toyama遠山純生
Toyama Sumio

Film critic and author/editor of numerous publications including Kinokuniya Eiga Sosho 1-3 (Kinokuniya), Michael Cimino Dokuhon (boid) and Československá nová vlna (Kokusho Hankokai). Also translated such books as Peter Bogdanovich’s Who The Hell’s In It (Esquire Japan) and Samuel Fuller’s autobiography (boid) among others, and continues to contribute writings to magazines, movie theater programs, booklets, etc.

Chie Sumiyoshi 住吉智恵
Chie Sumiyoshi

Born in Tokyo. Graduated Keio University Faculty of Literature, Department of Philosophy, aesthetics and art history major. Since 1990s, She has been at the forefront of the Japanese art scene as a writer / art journalist / art producer. 2003 spring, launched an art bar TRAUMARIS in Roppongi, was moved to Ebisu NADiff building, as an alternative space TRAUMARIS where art exhibitions, live performances, food and drink can be enjoyed. After closed the space, is currently involved in various art activities beyond the boundaries of the genre as an art producer. A jury for Yokohama Dance Collection’s competition from 2011 to 2016. A producer of Dance and Nursery!! Project since 2016. Established RealJapan project as a co-director. http://www.traumaris.jp   Photo by Mari Katayama

Toshiharu Suzuki鈴木俊晴
Toshiharu Suzuki

Curator at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, where in recent years he has curated exhibitions including “Yoshitomo Nara for better or worse Works: 1987-2017” (2017), “VISION part 1: On Light / Light On: in the celebration of 25th Anniversary of the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art” (2020), and “BEUYS + PALERMO” (joint exhibition with the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama and the National Museum of Art, Osaka; 2021-22).