Mami Kataoka

Mami Kataoka is chief curator of Mori Art Museum in Tokyo since 2003 where she has curated number of exhibitions, including “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” (2009/ US Tour 2012-13), “Lee Bul”(2012), “Makoto Aida” (2012), and “Lee Mingwei and His Relations” (2014-15). Prior to this position, Kataoka was Chief Curator at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (1997-2002) and a researcher at the NLI Research Institute on cultural policies and urban development projects (1992-1997). She was also International Curator at the Hayward Gallery in London from 2007 to 2009. In 2012 she guest curated “Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past” at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and was Co-Artistic Director for the 9th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. She serves as Board Member of CIMAM, member of Asian Art Council of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Advisory Board of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. Kataoka is also a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduate School of Art and Design Studies since 2016. Kataoka has been appointed as artistic director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney in 2018.

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