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Yasuko Furuichi is the exhibition coordinator at the Japan Foundation, organizing numerous art exchange projects between Japan and the rest of Asia since the 1990s. She has organized exhibitions on Asian art, including, New Art from Southeast Asia 1992 (1992), Asian Modernism (1995), Fang Lijun (1996), Heri Dono (2000), and Lee Bul (2003). Her co-curatorial projects include, Under Construction (2002-03), Out the Window (2003), Have We Met? (2004-05), Cubism in Asia (2005-07), the Omnilogue series (2011-13), and Media/Art Kitchen (2013). Most recently, Furuichi organized the following Japanese contemporary art exhibitions in Asia: Rapt! 20 contemporary artists from Japan (Australia, 2006), Beautiful New World (China, 2007), KITA!! (Indonesia, 2008), Twist and Shout (Thailand, 2009), and Re:Quest-Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s (Korea, 2013). Furuichi lives and works in Tokyo.