Yukie Kamiya

Director, Gallery at The Japan Society of New York

Yukie Kamiya

Yukie Kamiya

Director, Gallery at The Japan Society of New York

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Yukie Kamiya

Director, Gallery

Yukie Kamiya joined the Japan Society as Director, Japan Society Gallery in November 2015. She is responsible for programming exhibitions and various visual art projects exploring Japanese art in a global context.

Previously Kamiya was Chief Curator of Hiroshima MoCA from 2007 to 2015. She began her curatorial career in the United States at the New Museum, New York, serving as Adjunct and Associate Curator from 2003 to 2006. She has curated numerous exhibitions internationally, focused on art in Japan as well as widely in Asia including Cai Guo Qiang, Yoko Ono, Jiro Takamatsu and Do Ho Suh. She also served as guest curator for cultural institutions including the Japan Foundation and Goethe Institute and curated group exhibitions Discordant Harmony: Critical Reflection of Imagination of Asia (2015-2016), Re:Quest Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s (2013), Under Construction: New Dimension of Asian Art (2002-2003), which toured to East Asian cities; Beijing, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo. Her writings have appeared in periodicals such as Art Asia Pacific, BT (Bijutsu Techo) and Asahi Newspaper, also in publications including Ravaged: Art and Culture in Times of Conflict (Mercatorfounds, 2014), California-Pacific Triennial (Orange County Museum, 2013), Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture (Phaidon, 2010) and Taipei Biennial (Taipei Fine Art Museum, 2006). Kamiya has served on selection committees including for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese and Tokyo metropolitan governments, DAAD, Hermes Korea and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé International Program. Kamiya received the Academic Prize from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo for her curation of Simon Starling: Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima) in 2011. Kamiya studied art history at Waseda University, Tokyo and completed the Curatorial Program at De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam.

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Waseda University is a Tokyo-based private university that offers various degree programs. As the second private university to be founded in Japan, Waseda University is considered to be one of Japan's most prestigious universities, consistently ranking amongst the top universities in Japanese university rankings. The University has many notable alumni in Japan, with seven Prime Ministers of Japan and many CEOs, including Tadashi Yanai, the CEO of UNIQLO and wealthiest man in Japan. Waseda University's main campus is located in the Nishi-Waseda district of Shinjuku. Apart from the main campus in Shinjuku, It has other campuses around the country, including Toyama Campus and Nishi-Waseda Campus in Shinjuku; Nihonbashi Campus in Chuo-ku; Higashifushimi Campus in Nishitokyo; Tokorozawa Campus in Tokorozawa; Honjo Campus in Honjo, Saitama; and Kitakyushu Campus in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The university has more than fifty thousand students and staff, comprising 13 undergraduate schools, 23 graduate schools, and other research and affiliated institutes, and is one of the 13 universities in the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's ''''Global 30'''' Project. It has partnerships with more than 600 universities and tertiary institutions, with many international students studying abroad at Waseda University each year. Established in 1882 as the Tky College by Okuma Shigenobu, the school was renamed Waseda University in 1902 after the founder's hometown village.

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Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.

Chief Curator
2007 - 2015
Associate Curator
2003 - 2006

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