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Curatorial Intensive Tokyo 2013

Oct 27, 2013 – Nov 2, 2013

Tokyo, Japan
Mori Art Museum

Tokyo, Japan

Developed by ICI, in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, the Curatorial Intensive: What Does it Mean to be International? examines Asia's contemporary art scene within the larger global context. The Intensive explores the idea of internationality and interrelations among Asian countries, asking whether the region's new economic and political landscapes generate competition between cities and countries or rather a framework for mutual cultural understanding. Aiming to spark an enriching dialogue about different forms of modernity and interconnectivity, the program asks how curators and institutions envision their role in a rapidly changing environment.

Marina Coelho

Marina Coelho (b. 1978, São Paulo) has curated several exhibitions throughout Brazil and published a book by Editora DBA.

Alfred Dong

Alfred Dong is independent curator and visual artist living in Beijing, Bangkok, and New York.

Michelle Ho

Michelle Ho is a curator at the Singapore Art Museum and oversees its Thailand collection.

Tess Maunder

Tess Maunder is a curator, author, and publishing executive.

Vera Mey

Vera Mey is currently an independent curator.

Shabbir Hussain Mustafa

Shabbir Hussain Mustafa is Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore, where he researches art from Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Kukiko Nobori

Kukiko Nobori is a researcher and an independent curator.

Sidd Perez

Sidd Perez is part of a two-person, Manila-based curatorial team, Planting Rice, with Lian Ladia (founded in 2011).

Grace Samboh

Grace Samboh (b. Jakarta) lives and works either in Yogyakarta, Jakarta, or wherever her friends are.

Isabella Tam

Isabella Tam is Associate Curator (Visual Art) at M+ Museum, Hong Kong.

Ryan Wong

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ryan Lee Wong lives in Brooklyn, where he connects Asian American movement histories to the present.

Haruko Kumakura

Haruko Kumakura is an independent writer and assistant curator at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

Ayako Osanai

Ayako Osanai (b. 1976, Hokkaido, Japan) studied at the Department of Architecture, Musashino Art University.

Shasha Liu

Shasha Liu is an independent curator from Beijing.

Kate Fowle

Kate Fowle is Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.

María del Carmen Carrión

María del Carmen Carrión is an independent curator and art critic from Quito, who received an MA from the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, and taught at Universidad Católica in Quito.

Mami Kataoka

Mami Kataoka has been the Chief Curator at the Mori Art Museum (MAM) in Tokyo since 2003

Doryun Chong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+ Hong Kong.

Patrick D. Flores

Patrick D. Flores is Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, which he chaired from 1997 to 2003.

Sook-Kyung Lee

Dr. Sook-Kyung Lee is curator, lecturer, and writer, and is currently Research Curator of Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific.

Michio Hayashi

Michio Hayashi is a professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Sophia University.

Cosmin Costinas

Cosmin Costinas is an author and freelance curator, based in Bucharest and Vienna.

Yasuko Furuichi

Yasuko Furuichi is the exhibition coordinator at the Japan Foundation.

Yukinori Yanagi

Yukinori Yanagi has exhibited widely in Japan and internationally.

Raiji Kuroda

Raiji Kuroda is a curator and art historian.

About Mori Art Museum
Mori Art Museum was inaugurated in 2003 on the 53rd floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower as the primary cultural component of the entire development district. It has been striving to take the lead in introducing contemporary art from around the world, and in particular, Asia, with the key emphasis on contemporaneity and internationality. Its exhibition programs have been taking diverse focus over different artistic genres including art, design, fashion, and architecture, different regions from China, India to the Middle East, and a broader historical timeframe seen through contemporary lenses. Taking advantage of the nature of its location, the Mori Art Museum has contributed to making “contemporary art” accessible to the wider public and continues to implement and promote its vision of Art and Life in the 21st century.

The Curatorial Intensive was made possible in part by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Hartfield Foundation; and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and the supporters of ICI's Access Fund.