Lecturers

Program Director

Roger McDonald (Deputy Director, AIT)


Born 1971, Tokyo Japan. Studies in the UK. MA Mysticism and Religious Experience (Canterbury), PhD History of Art (Zen, Modern Art, Psychedelic studies). External lecturer at 5 art universities in Tokyo since 2003. Independent exhibition making since 1998. Assistant Curator Yokohama Triennale 2001, Curator Singapore Biennale 2006. Founding member of Arts Initiative Tokyo 2000. Has written for various online and paper based art media in Japan. Moves to Saku, Nagano prefecture in 2010. Director of Fenberger House, a small mountain art museum and space music tea room. Makes and sells chutney with his wife. fenbergerhouse.com

(日本語) 青木祥子(AIT)

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Eri Ishida (Editor)

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Takashi Ishida (Artist)

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Ryo Isobe (Music critic / Writer)

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Vivienne Sato (Unbuilt Architect / Artist / Drag Queen)

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Takuma Uehara (Planner, RUNDA Art telling tour)

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Veronica Wong (Director , Times Museum Associate / Curator, Public Programmes Dept.)

Veronica Wong, currently Associate Director/Head of Public Programmes Dept.at Guangdong Times Museum, received a Master Degree in Visual Culture from University of Westminster, London, UK. Wong curated Plug in! – Times Museum Community Art Festival (2012), Wrong Place, Right Time – Times Museum Community Art Festival (2014), Times Museum Screening Season 2013, etc. Before then, Wong joined the British Council as Arts Officer South China in 2006 and was in charged of planning British artists exhibitions and activities including Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006, Get it Louder, Guangzhou Triennial, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture, etc. The first exhibition Wong curated “What is Art?” was a public education exhibition of Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006, co-organized by British Council and Guangdong Museum of Art, collecting art academy students’ and audiences’ thoughts and creativities towards “What is Art?” and exhibited at a public space the Grandview Mall. She is also an art practitioner of winning 2005 London Sci-Fi Film Festival “What If…?” competition with short film “Silence Is Golden”.

Fumito Urabe (Artist)

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Ellie (Artist, Chim↑Pom)

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Rie Okuma (Project Manager, AIT)

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Koichiro Osaka (Director, ASAKUSA)

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Takeo Obayashi (Chief Executive Officer, Obayashi Corporation)

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Riko Okuyama (Curator, Mizunoki Museum of Art / TURN Coordinator, Arts Council Tokyo)

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Kenichi Kondo (Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Photo by Mikuriya Shinichiro

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Tomoko Sakata (Brand Director, Kagure)

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Masashi Shiobara (Director Art Office Shiobara)

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Yuko Shiomi (Director, AIT)

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Yoshiko Shimada (Artist)

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Shiriagari Kotobuki (Cartoonist)

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Atsushi Sugita (Art critic / Director, art & river bank / Professor, Joshibi University of Art and Design)

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Reiji Suzuki (Office Manager, Pukapuka)

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Fumihiko Sumitomo (Director, Arts Maebashi / Associate Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts

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Miho Doi (PR Communications Specialist, Deutsche Bank Group)

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Daisuke Nakachi (Director, PINT)

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Fumio Nanjo (Director, Mori Art Museum)

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Fukutomi Sho (Thai Cultural Researcher)

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Kozo Fujimoto (Artistic Director / Corporate Advisor, JIN CO., LTD.)

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Shingo Francis (Artist)

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Kenjiro Hosaka (Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)

Photo by Keizo Kioku

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Naoko Horiuchi (Curator, AIT)

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Andrew Maerkle (Freelance Writer/ Editor)

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Peter McDonald (Artist)

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Oki Matsumoto (Chief Executive Officer, Monex Group, Inc)

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Sayako Mizuta (Curator, Little Barrel)

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Yuko Mohri (Artist)

Photo by Naoko Maeda

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Hiroharu Mori (Artist)

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Yoshiyuki Morioka (Owner, Morioka Shoten)

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Midori Yamamura (Lecturer, The Museum of Modern Art, New York )

Photo by Kazuhisa Kuwahara

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Manami Yuasa (Head of Arts, British Council)

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Seichi Yoshino (Art Collector)

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Masahiro Wada (Artist)

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