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Raiji Kuroda is a curator and art historian. The exhibitions he organized while working at Fukuoka Art Museum (1975-99) and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (1999-present) include the first retrospectives of Kyushu-ha (1988), Neo Dada (1993), and Collective Kumo (1997), and the solo exhibition of Rasheed Araeen (1993), Lee Bul (2001), and Lionel Wendt (2003). He also co-curated The 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale FTI (1999), FT2 (2002), FT3 (2005), and FT4 (2009). In 1991 and 1995, he served as commissioner of the Japanese section for The 5th and 7th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh. His independent research has focused on documenting the important yet forgotten performances by visual artists of the 1960s, including Zero Dimension. Raiji was awarded the Incentive Award from the Japan Arts Foundation in 1995. He lives and works in Fukuoka.