Curatorial Team

Artistic Director

Taro Igarashi
Born in Paris, 1967. Igarashi has taught as Lecturer at Chubu University and Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Tohoku University, and was appointed Professor of the Graduate School in 2009.
He was the commissioner for the Japanese Pavilion of the 2008 Architecture Biennale in Venice.
He was also a member of the selection committee for the Choja-machi Curatorial Competition for the Aichi Triennale in 2010.
Igarashi is currently Professor of Architecture and Building Science at Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering.


Exhibition of Arts
Lewis Biggs
Born in 1952. Biggs was the Director of Tate Liverpool from 1990 to 2000.
He is the founding director of Liverpool Biennial and also has held the position as Artistic Director from 2000 to 2011.
Biggs is currently working as a freelance curator based in London.
Fumihiko Sumitomo
Born in 1971. Sumitomo is one of the curators of the Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2012, ‘Mixed Bathing World’.
He is also Director of Arts Maebashi, and is a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University.
He has previously worked at the NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, etc.
Shihoko Iida
Born in 1975. Iida was involved in the opening of Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery from 1998 and has held position as Curator until 2009.
From 2009 to 2011, she was a visiting curator at Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane and is currently working as a freelance curator.
Masahiko Haito
Assistant Director, International Arts Festival Section, Aichi Prefectural Government
Curator, Aichi Triennale 2010
Film Presentation Program
Takashi Echigoya
Senior Curator, Arts Promotion Service, Aichi Arts Center
Curator, Aichi Triennale 2010


Performing Arts
Tetsuya Ozaki (General Producer)
Born in 1955. Ozaki is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of “REALTOKYO” web magazine.
After launching the art magazine “ART iT”also as Editor-in-Chief, he became a visiting researcher at the International Research Center for Comparative Art Studies, Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Ozaki is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival.
Keizo Maeda
Born in 1964. Maeda worked for the curatorial division of the Setagaya Art Museum, and later took on the role of Producer of Conversation and Company Ltd., followed by Program Associate of FESTIVAL / TOKYO, etc.
He is currently a board member and director of the nonprofit organization Real Cities.
Akiko Fujii
Senior Curator, Arts Promotion Service, Aichi Arts Center
Coordinator, Aichi Triennale 2010
Eri Karatsu
Senior Curator, Arts Promotion Service, Aichi Arts Center
Curator, Aichi Triennale 2010
Manabu Mizuno
Assistant Director, Aichi Arts Foundation
Coordinator, Aichi Triennale 2010

Community Designer[Education & Community Engagement]

Hiroko Kikuchi
Born in Tokyo, 1972. Co-Principal at Creative Ecology Partners that utilizes people-centered art and design strategies for community development, planning, placemaking and engagement.
For the last 15 years, Kikuchi has designed educational and outreach program strategies and workshops at arts and cultural institutions such as the MIT List Center for Visual Arts and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


In 1954 he was born in Aichi prefecture.He is a Graphic designer.In 1977 he entered Tanaka Ikko Design Office, and in 1988 he established Hiromura Design Office.Major involvement: Signage system of Saitama prefectural University, CI and signage system of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation,Signage system of Nissan Motor Design Center,VI and signage system of Yokosuka Museum of Art.He is also a professor at Department of design, Faculty of arts of Tokyo polytechnic university.