四方幸子<span>(ゲスト・スピーカー)</span> SHIKATA Yukiko <span>(guest speaker)</span>

SHIKATA Yukiko (guest speaker)

Curator/critic based in Tokyo. Artistic Director of “Forest for Dialogue and Creativity”, President of “AICA(International Association of Art Critics) Japan”. Visiting professor at Tama Art University and Tokyo Zokei University, lecturer at Musashino Art University and Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) and the Postgraduate School of Kokugakuin University. Her activities traverse existing fields by focusing on “Information flows”. In parallel, working as a curator of Cannon ARTLAB (1990-2001), Mori Art Museum (2002-2004), senior curator of NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] (2004-2010), as an independent curator, realized many experimental exhibitions and projects. Recent works include SIAF 2014 (Associate Curator), KENPOKU ART 2016 (Curator). Works in 2020 including the Symposium of AICA Japan (Chairperson), MMFS 2020 (Director), “Forking PiraGene” (Co-curator, C-Lab Taipei). Works in 2021 including the Forum “Information as a form of  <capital>” (Kyoto Prefecture), “EIR (Energies in Rural)” (Co-curator, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre + Liminaria, Italy, ongoing), Forum “Spirits as Energy|Stone, Water, Forest and Human” (General Incorporated Association Dialogue Place). Juror of many international competitions, many co-publications. Essay series “Ecosophic Future” at HILLS LIFE (2021-).