Curator / co-representative of Tokyo Art Acceleration
Born in 1983. After working as a curator at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and Art Tower Mito's Contemporary Art Center, Junya Yamamine became the co-representative of Tokyo Art Acceleration, where he is involved in planning and operating projects for ANB Tokyo. Notable exhibitions include Hello World—For the Post Human Age, Resistance of Fog: Fujiko Nakaya (both at Art Tower Mito), the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions (4th to 7th Festivals, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum), and The World Began without the Human Race and It Will End without It (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts). He has also served as a guest curator for exhibitions in Poland, South Korea, and Slovenia. He is involved in a wide range of activities beyond curation, such as KAWS TOKYO FIRST (Fuji Television) as the Japan-side supervisor, TV Asahi's art program Ars-kun and Techne-chan as a supervisor, an art platform initiative and the promotion of the culture economy strategy by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, as well as planning symposiums, editing, writing, lecturing, and judging. In recent years, he has taken an interest in community revitalization and consulting for culture- or art-related initiatives. He participated in the international curatorial personnel training program with MEXT in 2015 and is currently a part-time lecturer at Gakushuin Women's College and Tokyo Polytechnic University.