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Chris Romero is a curator interested in media art, the internet, and digital culture. His most recent project, “Tokyo Window Sessions” is an ongoing web-based resource investigating media art in Japan, created during residencies at Tokyo Wonder Site and 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo. In September 2015 he organized the first Internet Yami-Ichi in New York with Japanese Internet art collective IDPW. The event, a flea market for “Internet-ish” things, featured over 130 vendors and 1,500 visitors. His exhibitions have been featured throughout New York and featured in The New York Times and Hyperallergic. A graduate of NYU’s Masters program in Museum Studies, he has worked in institutions including bitforms gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.