Artistic Director


Professor of Architecture and Building Science, Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering

Curriculum Vitae
Taro Igarashi was born in 1967 in Paris, France.

After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering in the University of Tokyo. Igarashi completed a master's degree at the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo and obtained a PhD in engineering. He lectured at Chubu University before becoming first an assistant professor and since 2009 a professor at the Graduate School of Tohoku University.

From 2007 to 2009 he was a member of the Arts Encouragement (Fine Arts Division) Recommendation Committee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and was Commissioner of the Japanese Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

He was also a member of the selection committee for the Choja-machi Curatorial Competition at the Aichi Triennale 2010.