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Tengal is an intermedia artist, researcher, and cultural producer. He has been involved in research-based production bridging art, technology, music, and society in Manila and Southeast Asian region since 2005. He founded the art organization SABAW Media Art Kitchen in Manila as a curatorial platform that initiated the Philippines’ first international media art festival and symposium, WSK Festival of the Recently Possible. He curated the INTERSTICES: Manifolds of The In-between exhibition with the Japan Foundation Asia Center and last Feb 2018 was the guest director for「self-reflexivity: Thinking Media and Digital Articulations」exhibition for MeCA | Media Culture in Asia: A Transnational Platform, a Media art festival in Tokyo. Tengal was a recipient of the Asia Center Fellowship for Cultural and Intellectual Research, where he spent 6 months traveling all over Japan. In 2018, Tengal co-created the international platform Nusasonic, a creative collaboration between YES NO KLUB (Yogyakarta), WSK Festival of The Recently Possible (Manila), Playfreely/BlackKaji (Singapore), CTM Festival (Berlin) and Goethe Institut Southeast Asia. wsk.io  

エミリー・ウェクリング Emily Wakeling
Emily Wakeling

Emily Wakeling is a writer and curator with experience in Japan, the UK and Australia. In Tokyo, she worked as an editor for Tokyo Art Beat and as an adjunct lecturer at Joshibi University of Art & Design and Kanagawa University. She was the Assistant Curator for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Her art writing has been included in numerous art journals including Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts, Art Monthly Australasia, ArtAsiaPacific and ArtReview Asia. Emily is currently undertaking a PhD at Queensland University of Technology.

Kohei Yagi

Music critic, writes about music and the culture surrounding it for publications including iD-Japan, Eureka, OTOTOY, Mikiki, ele-king, The Sign Magazine, and Jazz The New Chapter. His younger brother is New Japan Pro-Wrestling wrestler Tetsuhiro Yagi.

Junya Yamamine山峰潤也
Junya Yamamine

(Curator/co-director of Tokyo Art Acceleration). Graduated from the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. Previously worked at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, and Art Tower Mito. Drawing on the expertise he has built as a curator at public museums, he continues to veer into various new territory, engaging in activities including the direction of the new ANB TOKYO art complex in Roppongi, collaboration on governmental or corporate projects, artist collectives, exhibition planning, etc. Exhibitions he curated include “Beyond the Naked Eye” (2011), the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision Vol. 4-7 (2012-2015; all of the above at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum), “Hallo World – For the Post-Human Age” (2018), and “Fujiko Nakaya: Resistance of Fog” (2018-19 at Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Gallery). He was also involved as a guest curator in the exhibitions “Sharing Footsteps” (2015 at Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea) and “Eco Expanded City” (2016 at WRO Art Center, Poland) among others. Participated in the Agency For Cultural Affairs’ overseas training program for curatorsin 2015. Vice director of the Tokyo Photographic Research artist collective.

Hiroki Yamamoto山本浩貴
Hiroki Yamamoto

Hiroki Yamamoto, born in Chiba in 1986, is Lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art in Japan. Yamamoto graduated in Social Science at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo in 2010 and completed his MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), London in 2013. In 2018, he received a PhD from the University of the Arts London. From 2013 until 2018, he worked at Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) as a postgraduate research fellow. After working at Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju, South Korea as a research fellow and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the School of Design as a postdoctoral fellow, he was Assistant Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts until 2020. His publications include The History of Contemporary Art: Euro-America, Japan, and Transnational (Chuo Koron Sha, 2019), Media and Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences (Rutgers University Press, 2020), and Thinking about Racism (Kyowakoku, 2021).

Eiichi Yoshimura

Born 1966 in Fukui prefecture. Freelance editor and writer, formerly worked as an editor for the monthly magazine Kokoku Hihyo (Madra Publishing). Next to authoring the book David Bowie and Japan When I Met You 1947-2016 (DU Books), he was involved as an editor in a number of publications including 40 ymo by Kenji Miura (Kadokawa). At present he regularly writes for JBpress autograph (“Ongaku enso” https://autograph.ismedia.jp) and GQ Japan (“Kyoju dosei” https://www.gqjapan.jp).