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Hitomi Iwasaki is the Director of Exhibitions and Curator at the Queens Museum of Art. She has been a core member of curatorial team of the exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, joint effort among three New York institutions, El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Queens Museum of Art. Scheduled to open in June 2012, the exhibition will offer a compelling and dramatic exploration of the Caribbean and its diaspora from the Haitian Revolution to the present. Over a decade at the Queens Museum she has been working on project based exhibitions with diverse body of artists including Duke Riley, Daniel Bozhkov, O Zhang, Johanna Unzueta, and Terrence Gower among others. Iwasaki is now in preparation for the museum’s new phase with a newly expanded 100,000 square feet facility opening in 2014 with several exhibitions including “Eye Wonder,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Panorama of the City of New York and exploring human desire to see.