CCA CURATOR MEETING 2011Let’s Talk About Art: Profile


Kenjiro Hosaka (born in 1976) is curator of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Hosaka graduated with MA in Art History from Keio University, and is specialized in Contemporary/Modern Art and Francis Bacon. He has curated many exhibitions such as "Architectural Creation: Peter Märkli and Jun Aoki" (2008), "A Perspective on Contemporary Art 6: Emotional Drawing" (2008), "Touch the world" (2009), "Where is Architecture? Seven Installations by Japanese Architects" (2010), "Leiko Ikemura: Transfiguration" (2011), and "Valerio Olgiati" (2011). Hosaka is co-writer of many books including "Jun Aoki Complete Works 1991 - 2006" (2004, INAX Publishing) and "I will be a curator" (2009, Film Art), and writes many articles as a contributor to many magazines and newspaper including "Subaru" "Bijyutsu-techo" and "Asahi-shimbun". Hosaka is currently an adjunct lecturer of Musashino Art University.

Yusin Jeon graduated with BA (French Literature) from Sungshin Women's University, Seoul, and with MA (History of Art) from Ewha Womans University, Seoul. Now she is registered as PhD student of Ewha Womans University. Jeon served as curator in Ungnolee Museum, Seoul and in Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon. She is currently curator of Arko Art Center / Arts Council Korea. The main exhibitions she has organized include "2010 Media-Archive Project" (2010) and "Interview & Artists as an Interviewer" (2011).

Chieko Kitade (born in 1974) has served as curator of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa since 2004. She completed BA in Aesthetics and Art History at Keio University, and MA in Art History at Goldsmith College, University of London. The exhibitions she has curated include: "Gerhard Richter: Painting as Mirror" (2005), "Yoshitomo Nara: Moonlight Serenade" (2006), "Passion Complex - Selected Works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery" (2007), "Makoto Saito: SCENE [0]" (2008), "Collection II shell - shelter"(2008) , "Hundred Stories about Love" (2009), "Peter Fischli David Weiss"(2010), "Peter McDonald: Visitor"(2011).

Hiraku Kore-eda is curator of The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama. He graduated with BFA from Philadelphia College of Arts in 1987, and with MFA from Columbia University in 1989. He worked as curator of Sezon Museum of Art (1991 - 1999), and of Sezon Museum of Modern Art (1999 - 2003). Some of the exhibitions he has curated are: "David Smith" (1994), "Abstract Expressionism" (1996), "Pop Art Spirits" (1998), "Allegory of seeing" (1995), "Art-ing Tokyo, 1999: 21 x 21" (1999), "Elderly people's home project" (2001), "Ben Nicholson" (2004), "Aspects of Modern Art in Japan" (2007), "Kazuo Yuhara" (2008), "Yasuko Iba" (2009), "Primary Field" (2007), and "Hidetoshi Nagasawa" (2010).

Soukyoun Lee studied in Seoul and Paris, and is currently Director of K-Artist Global Project Ministry Culture & Tourism, Korean Art Museum Association (2011-). Lee also served as Director of Curatorial Bureau of Seoul Museum of Art (2009 - 2011), Director of Sungkok Cultural Foundation/Sungkok Art Museum (2007 - 2009) and chief curator of Daelim Cultural Foundation/Daelim Contemporary Art Museum (1995 - 2004). Lee has organized many exhibitions and projects such as "Man Ray et Son Heritage" (2010), "Masks, Dong Gang International Photography Festival" (2009), "Power of Photography : 21 French Contemporary Photographers" (2008), "Chuck Close Prints; Process & Collaboration" (2008), "Dis-communication, Japanese Contemporary Art" (2007), "Painterly Photos avec Fran"oise Hugier et Sarah Moon" (2007), "Christian Lacroix & Bae Joonsung ; Artist's clothes" (2003), and "Les Metamorphoses du Model" (2002).

Jinsuk Suh is Director of Alternative Space Loop. "Loop" was initiated by Suh in 1999. Since moved to the current space (Seo-kyo Dong, Seoul), the space has acted as one of the springboards for contemporary art activities in Korea, and has developed many projects beyond unified genres and mediums. Suh has organized many shows and projects, including "Media Landscape, Zone East" at 6th Liverpool Biennial (2010), "A Different Similarity"(2010), "Known Unknowns - British Contemporary art" (2009), "Re:Membering - Next of Japan" (2009), and "Move on Asia 2009", "The Next of Russian Art" (2008), "Privacy" (2008), "Extended Senses-Korea and Japan Media art Exchanging Exhibiton" (2008).

Yuka Uematsu is curator of The National Museum of Art, Osaka, and before moved to the current position Uematsu worked at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art / The MIMOCA Foundation for the Promotion of Fine Arts. She has curated many exhibitions including "Tabaimo: DANMEN" (2010), "Miwa Yanagi Po-po Nyangnyang!" (2009), "Pipilotti Rist: Yuyu" (2008), "Eija-Liisa Ahtila" (2008), "Marlene Dumas: Broken White" (2007), "Steve McQueen: Caresses" (2006), "Yoshihiro Suda" (2006), "Miwa Yanagi: Darkness of Girlhood and Brightness of Aging" (2004), "Marina Abramovic: The Star" (2004), "Yayoi Kusama: beyond the Labyrinth" (2003), "Jan Fabre" (2001), and "Isamu Noguchi & Issey Miyake ARIZONA" (1997). She is an adjunct lecturer at Kyoto University of Art and Design, and was appointed as the commissioner of Japan Pavilion at la Biennale di Venezia of this year.

Kwon-ho Yi (born in 1973, Seoul) studied at Korea University and Graduate School of Tokyo Gakugei University, and he is currently a PhD student at Dongguk Univerisity. Yi served as curator of Hanyang Univeristy Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, and now teaches at Shinheung college. Many shows he has curated include "Art toward the Society: Realism in Korean Art 1945 - 2009"(2006), "Flowers that Never Fade, SON SANGKI"(2007), "TRIP TO MYSELF;Paintings of Byoungyong LEE"(2009), "The collection talks about the museum" (2009), and "Made in Popland" (2010). Yi also has conceived many projects for curators while he was in charge of public/private museum support program at the MCST(Ministry of Culture, Sport&Tourism).

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