Postdoctoral researcher at Tama Art University; Doctor of Literature (Osaka University); Independent curator, art critic, and occasional performer, received his M.A. in Japanese Studies from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland (2012). He later obtained his doctorate at Osaka University (2021) for a doctoral thesis dealing with the relationship between literature and art of Yayoi Kusama. He is currently a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Foreign Researchers at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), where he conducts research with Akira Tatehata, President of Tama Art University. He has received numerous research grants, including a Japan Foundation Fellowship for Japanese Studies (2013-2014), a Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) (2017-2021), and a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (2021- present).
His research focuses on contemporary issues in comparative literature, aesthetics, and art history. This includes —but is not limited to — a focus on socially engaged art practices and issues in the field of social criticism. His critical theory spans topics of feminism, queer studies, and historical-social reinterpretations. He curates contemporary art shows within Japan and outside, especially in Europe. Since 2017, he has also been in charge of the Japanese Section Cultural Programme of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, an institution under the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland that promotes Polish culture and art. Main publications include “Yayoi Kusama – Polka Dots Obsession” (2015), “Cultural Encyclopedia of Central and Eastern Europe,” (ed.) Maruzen Publishing, 2021.
Study: 2023 Curators talk
Dates: 1/28 Sat. 19.00-20.00
Speakers: NANJO Fumio (Curator/Art Critic/Special Advisor for Mori Art Museum), KASUYA Akiko, KUTSUNA Miwa, TANBARA Kensho, Paweł Pawchalek (a curator of this art festival), YABUMOTO Yuto (Production Zomia), SUZUKI Daisuke (CEO, ARTLOGUE Inc.)
*Speakers are subject to change.
Venue: 2F Semba Excel Building