Fumiko Nakamura is the curator of Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Japan. She explores the relationship between the visual culture, especially the photography, and the contemporary art through exhibitions and research. Recent curatorial exhibitions include Photography will be (Aichi, Japan, 2014) . And she organized “APMoA Project, ARCH” series to nurture the young artists and represented Nobuaki Itoh, Yuki Iiyama, Yoichi Umetsu and Yosuke Bandai. In 2017, she curated the group exhibition Play in the Flow in Chiangmai, Thailand.
Photographer. While continuing to traverse the boundary between art and documentary with large-format photographs (such as 8×10) projecting unique images on topical subjects, in recent years he has been focusing on the distinctive landscapes of polar regions in Alaska and Iceland, photographing glaciers, pipelines, and “gold rush” related motifs. Received the Newcomer’s Award from the Photographic Society of Japan in 2004, and a fellowship for overseas study from the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2011. The photo book Pipeline Iceland / Alaska(Kodansha, 2013), a compilation of early works, won the Higashikawa New Photographer Award in 2014. He also won the Steidl Book Award Japan in 2016 and will publish his new book Gold Rush Alaska from Steidl, Germany, later in 2018.
Worked as Curator, Art Critic and Yoga Instructor and now working for some government institutions as an interpreter and a translator. My favorite motto is “The higher the hurdle, easy to pass through”.
Curator. Lives in Tokyo. Recent curated exhibitions and projects includes amongst others: Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda（statements, Tokyo, 2017）, Troedsson Villa Mountain School 2016（statements, Tokyo, 2016, Original concept by Tam Ochiai & Anne Eastman）, Futoshi Miyagi: American Boyfriend（2013～）. In addition, he has curated and published artists’ books and zines as independent publisher includes: Yasuto Masumoto, Ryoko Aoki, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Nobutaka Aozaki and Shimon Minamikawa.
HIROSHI EGAITSU is a DJ, writer and lecturer who works both in Tokyo and Koyo. He is one of the pioneers of Tokyo DJs emerged in 1990’s and has been lecturing at Kyoto Seika University and Tokyo University of the Arts. He has written essays inc. ” Art As Punk” for Robert Combas retrospective at Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon(goo.gl/z5RD62 ), articles inc.“The Birth of Hip Hop in Japan” as such (goo.gl/66gQMx ), translated a book“ Sound Art” ( Alan Licht ). His forthcoming book is “Tokyo Bronx Hip Hop” about Japanese rap music.
Fashion brand matohu designer Horihata founded a fashion brand matohu with his partner Sekiguchi since 2005. He has have been making the case for the inclusion of Japanese aesthetics in contemporary fashion.