Announcement: Appointment of New Director General
The National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) is pleased to announce that Eriko OSAKA has been appointed as NACT's new Director General, taking office from October 1st, 2019.
(She will also serve as Director of Yokohama Museum of Art until March 2020.)
Profile | Eriko Osaka
Photo: Risaku Suzuki
Born in Tokyo, received B.F.A. from Gakushuin University.
She has coordinated and curated many international exhibitions of contemporary art while at the Japan Foundation and ICA, Nagoya. She worked at the Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito as senior curator (1994-1997) and artistic director (1997-2006) and Mori Art Museum as artistic director (2007-2009), before assuming her position as director, Yokohama Museum of Art in 2009. She is appointed to be Director General of the National Art Center, Tokyo in October, 2019.
She has numerous experiences in working for international exhibitions, as co-curator for the Japan section of the 3rd Asian Pacific Triennial (1999), commissioner for the Japan Pavilion in the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), director general in the 4th Yokohama Triennale (2011), chairperson in the 5th Yokohama Triennale (2014), co-director in the 6th Yokohama Triennale (2017) and vice chairperson in the 7th Yokohama Triennale (2020).