Born in 1947 in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan; graduated in 1972 with a degree in French Studies from the Waseda University's School of Humanities & Social Sciences. He worked for the Agency for Cultural Affairs, as researcher at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, and was Assistant Professor and Professor at the Department of Art & Science, Tama Art University. In 1990 and 1993 he was the Commissioner of the Japanese pavillion at La Biennale di Venezia. In 2001, he was one of the four Artistic Directors of the first Yokohama Triennale. He has a wide experience with international art festivals, involved as a curator at Korea's Gwangju Biennale and Busan Biennale, among other events. Since 2005, he is the Director of the National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Pier Luigi Tazzi
Art Critic, independent curator, lives in Italy.
Director of Inhotim Contemporary Art Center, Brazil.
Chief curator, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art.
Curator, Nagoya City Art Museum
Takashi Echigoya (Film)
Senior curator of film, Arts Promotion Service, Aichi Arts Center.
Eri Karatsu (Performing Arts)
Senior curator of performing arts, Arts Promotion Service, Aichi Arts Center.
Emmanuelle de Montgazon
Independent curator, lives in France.
Independent curator. Lives in Switzerland and works in Italy.
Professor of Osaka Electro-Communication University
Yoshiko Owaki, (Opera)
Assistant Director of Opera, Aichi Arts Foundation
Akiko Fujii (Performing Arts)
Senior Curator of Performing Arts, Arts Promotion Service, Aichi Arts Center
Manabu Mizuno (Music)
Assistant Director of Music, Aichi Arts Foundation
Freelance Educator of Fine Arts
Takashi Muto, Architect
Ikumasa Hayashi, independent curator
Yuri Yoshida, independent curator
Tomoko Okamura, independent curator
Kazuho Soeda, curator of Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Eriko Noguchi, assistant director, International Arts Festival Section, Aichi Prefectural Government
Kako Yamaguchi, (Performing Arts), director of N.P.O. alfalfa
Sachiyo Ukai, junior high school part-time teacher
Hatsue Ichiyanagi, elementary school art teacher
More than 2,500 volunteers will support the operation of the triennale venues, assist artists, and provide guidance and tours to visitors.