Theater director. Artistic director for Theatre Company ARICA since 2001. Directed the Japan premiere of György Ligeti’s opera “Le Grand Macabre” at the New National Theatre in 2009. Is also a part-time lecturer at Tama Art University.
Editor, born 1980 in Hokkaido. Worked as an editor for Shotenkenchiku and Pen, before starting to work freelance in 2017. Has been in charge of editing and writing articles mainly on architecture, design, art, for magazines including Pen, Casa BRUTUS, ELLE DÉCOR JAPON, Harper’s BAZAAR, and madame FIGARO japon. Is also involved in the planning of exhibitions, the creation of exhibition catalogues, and the production/organization of corporate exhibitions and catalogues.
Editor and art journalist. Formerly associate editor of Brutus magazine, where he was in charge of such special issues as Do you know Hiroshi Sugimoto?, Jakuchu o mita ka (Have you seen Jakuchu)?, Kokuho-tte nani (What is a national treasure)? and Kinkyu tokushu Inoue Takehiko. Co-edited publications include Cartier, Crystallization of Time, Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection, Korin & Modern Art and teamLab-tte nanimono (Who or what is teamLab)? Adjunct professor at Meiji Gakuin University and Aichi University of the Arts. Member of the external evaluation committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.Writer/editor born in Kagawa, and currently based in Tokyo, Kagawa and Kyoto. Majored in Art Studies at Meiji Gakuin University, Graduate School of Arts and Letters. Has been active as an editor, writer, checker and transcriber mainly for art-related books and magazines, as well as for online publications, catalogues, etc. Is presently in charge of coordination, composition, research and writing for the serial columns “Masamichi Toyama + Yoshio Suzuki ‘Kyo mo art no hanashi o shiyou (Let’s talk about art again today)’” and “Ayaka Wada’s ‘Art ni muchu! (Absorbed in art!)’” in the application version of Pia.
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.
Researcher in the field of dance. Her main area of investigation is contemporary dance since the 2000s. Continuously engages also in research focusing on the organization and application of dance archives. Studied in France on a scholarship from the French government in 2015-2016, and received her master’s degree (science of art) from the Université Paris VIII. Has been involved in the productionof numerous dance performances and festivals, including Mikiko Kawamura’s performance of ”La fleur éclôten enfer” in Paris. Member of the jury in “Dance-Ga-Mitai! Newcomer Series Vol.16.” Is presently enrolled in a doctoral course at Waseda University, Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1).