Yuko Hasegawa is the Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (April 2021–present), Professor in Curatorial Studies at the Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (2016–present) and Artistic Director of Inujima Art House Project (2011–present). She was Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2016–March 2021).
She has curated numerous exhibitions, including the second Thailand Biennale (2021); rhizomatiks_multiplex (2021) and Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge (2020), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Inter-Resonance: Inter-Organics, Japanese Performance and Sound Art, Sharjah Art Foundation (2019–2020); Dumb Type | Actions + Reflections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2019–2020); Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019–2020); Sharjapan: The Poetics of Space, Sharjah Art Foundation (2019); Intimate distance. Masterpieces of the Ishikawa Collection, Montpellier Contemporain, France (2019); Fukami: A Plunge into the Japanese Aesthetic, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris (2018); 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2017); Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013); Hussein Chalayan - from fashion and back (Touring exhibition from the Design Museum London), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2010); and A Tokyo Culture Creation Project: Luxury in fashion Reconsidered: Special Exhibition (Kazuyo Sejima Spatial Design for Comme des Garçons), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2009-2010).
Her publications include the essay A New Ecology and Art: on the Clouds⇄Forests exhibition (Journal of Global Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices vol. 1, Tokyo University of the Arts, 2020); Grotesque and cruel imagery in Japanese gender expression: Nobuyoshi Araki, Makoto Aida and Fuyuko Matsui (The Persistence of Taste: Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu, Routledge, 2018); Japanorama: Un Archipel en Perpétuel Changement (Japanorama, Centre Pompidou-Metz Editions, 2017); and Performativity in the Work of Female Japanese Artists in the 1950s–1960s and the 1990s (Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, 2010). JAPANORAMA: New Vision on Art Since 1970, the book version of the catalogue for the Japanorama exhibition at at the Centre Pompidou-Metz is published this year.
Hasegawa is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Istanbul Biennial (2017–present) and has previously served on the Advisory Committee of the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2014–2018), and the Asian Art Council at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2008–2012).
Hasegawa has been honored with Japan Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (2020), the Ordem de Rio Branco, Brazil (2017), and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (2015).
She completed a BA in Law from Kyoto University and an MFA in Art History from Tokyo University of the Arts.
Hasegawa currently lives and works in Tokyo.
Seiha Kurosawa is a curator and artist based in Tokyo. He currently works for Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021, as a co-curator.
Through his curatorial practice, Kurosawa researches relationships between contemporary art and new ecological concepts in which the fields of environment, society, and psychology intersect. In addition to producing exhibitions, he also works collaboratively with other artists. He aims to create a new sensual and poetic ambiance that allows the audience to grasp the emerging complex ecology through curatorial approaches, artistic practices, and texts.
His major curatorial practices include: "ZERO IS INFINITY ─ ZERO and Yayoi Kusama”(Yayoi Kusama Museum, Tokyo, 2020), World Art Tokyo “Pangaea Tectonics – Diastrophism of Emerging Art / Diverging New Tales” (Art Fair Tokyo 2018, Tokyo International Forum) and “Clouds ⇆ Forests”, 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, (The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 2017).
He also participated into several exhibition as an artist such as “Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age” (Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, 2019 ) and “Fukami – Une Plongée Dans l’Esthétique Japonaise”, (Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild Métro, Paris, 2018).
Vipash Purichanont is a curator based in Bangkok. He is a lecturer at the department of Art History at the faculty of Archeology, Silpakorn University. His curatorial projects include‘Tawatchai Puntusawasdi: Superfold’ (Kuala Lumpur, 2019) and ‘Concept Context Contestation: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia’ (Bangkok, Yogyakarta, Hanoi, Yangon, 2013-2019) and 'Kamin Lertchaiprasert: 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit' (Chicago, 2011). He was an assistant curator for the first Thailand Biennale (Krabi, 2018), a curator of Singapore Biennale 2019 (Singapore, 2019), and a co-curator of the second Thailand Biennale (Korat, 2021). He is a co-founder of Waiting You Curator Lab, a curatorial collective based in Chiangmai.
Since 2003, Tawatchai Somkong has been the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Magazine. In 2010, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Taschen Thai version: Basic Art Series (12 titles), Phaidon Press Thai version: Art & Ideas (10 titles), Quintessence Editions Ltd. Thai version: ‘1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die' in 2015, and Phaidon Press Thai version: 'The Story of Art' by G.H. Gombrich in 2017.Tawatchai has numerous curatorial experiences in both national and international art exhibitions. The most recent exhibition he curated is ‘The Revolving World’ at Thai Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale. In 2020, Tawatchai created and launched MATDOT Art Center in Bangkok.