Introduction to Re:Emerge

March Meeting 2013
Introduction to Re:Emerge - Towards a New Cultural Cartography
Yuko Hasegawa
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

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Yuko Hasegawa is Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT), Japan, and a Professor at Tama Art University, Tokyo, where she teaches curatorial and art theory. She was Chief Curator and Founding Artistic Director (1999−2006) of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. Since 2001, Hasegawa has served on the International Arts Advisory Council for the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio, USA and since 2008 has been a member of the Asian Art Council at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA. Most recently, she served as a board member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong (2009–10), as well as the Artistic Director of Inujima House Project at Benesse Corporation, Tokyo (from 2010). She has curated numerous major international exhibitions and served as Artistic Director of the Istanbul Biennale, Turkey (2001), co-curator of the Shanghai Biennale, China (2002), the Commissioner of the Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Italy (2003), co-curator of the Seoul International Media Art Biennale, South Korea (2006), Artistic Advisor of the Venice Architectural Biennale (2010), co-curator of the São Paulo Biennale, Brazil (2010), and is the Curator of the 2013 Sharjah Biennial. She has written extensively throughout her career, and her recent essay ‘Performativity in the Work of Female Japanese Artists in the 1950s, 1960s and the 1990s’ was included in Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010).