Director of the Mori Art Museum
Born in 1949 in Tokyo. Graduated from Keio University in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1976, graduated from same university with a bachelor's degree in aesthetics and science of arts. Worked at the Japan Foundation before becoming deputy director of the Mori Art Museum. Appointed director of same museum in November 2006. Commissioner of the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1997, commissioner of the Taipei Biennale in 1998, juror for the Turner Prize at Britain's Tate Gallery in 1998, member of the selection committee of the Sydney Biennale in 2000, specialist for the Japan Pavilion at EXPO 2000 in Hanover, artistic co-director of the Yokohama Triennale in 2001, curator for the Tokyo section of São Paulo Biennial in 2002, jury member of the Golden Lion Prize at Venice Biennale in 2005, artistic director for Singapore Biennale in 2006 and 2008. Received the Foreign Minister's Prize in 2007 and the French L'ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2015. Among his recent works are "Shisso suru ajia (Hurtling Asia) published by Bijutsu-Nenkansha in 2010 and "≈" published by Kadokawa in 2012.