Curriculum Vitae


Born in 1980, Kagoshima, Japan
Lives and works in New York City

M.F.A., Hunter College, The City University of New York, New York, U.S.A., 2011
B.F.A., Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan, 2004


Group Exhibitions
2012   Virtual Border, Saarländische gallery, Berlin, Germany
View of Life, curated by Reiko Tomii, hpgrp gallery, New York
Virtual Border, TheFeste Dilsberg, Germany
           SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW – New Curator-Driven Art Fair, curated by Chen Tamir, Old School, New York
2011   Video Screening Night, Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin, Germany
           sublime terrible sublime terrible, ECHO gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Hypothesis Testing (two person show with Ryan Compton), Weekend Labs, Arts & Sciences PROJECTS, New York
           28 Rue Bonaparte 4, Boutique Eat Shop, New York
           NAGAS – North American Graduate Art Survey, juried by Ryan Bartholomew, Walker Curatorial Fellow, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minnesota
2010   STUDIO_CUBE, The ACE Curatorial Collective, Hunter College, New York         
           MFAs Curate MFAs, Times Square gallery,Hunter College, New York
2005   Nudes, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
           A Summer Salon, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Solo Exhibitions
2006   Geki-sha-shin-dan second show, Gallery Punctum, Tokyo, Japan
2005   Virginity, voice gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2003   Geki-sha-shin-dan: That's Arcadia!!, Gallery Prinz, Kyoto, Japan


2010   Joan Jonas, Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured (1969/2010), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (June 17) - Performer
2010   Rancourt/Yatsuk, SOLACE, Austrian Culture Forum, New York (February 18) –                Performer
2009   Happy Hour, Kate Werble Gallery, New York (May 11) – Choreographer and Performer

Residency Programs 
2009   ART Week – Art and Activism, Artis Den Bosch, Netherlands

2012   The Somerville Art Prize, Hunter College, New York
2010   William Graf Travel Abroad Scholarship Award, Hunter College, New York
Honorable mention, Camera Club of New York 2010 National Juried Competition, New York
2003   Gaien Photo Studio Award, Tokyo (Commercial Photo Magazine)

Projects and Groups
2008   Joins Team Hirata, a group to organize the publication and exhibition of photographs by Minoru Hirata, a photographer who documented performance art in 1960s Japan
2007   Launches AAproject, a nonprofit organization, to support Japanese artists
2002   Establishes and directs Geki-sha-shin-dan, a project of photographers
2000   Launches Web Magazine RIRI and serves as editor-in-chief

Lectures and Workshops 
           “International art market“, Osaka, Japan
2011   Focus and Motivation Lecture Series, Hunter College, New York
           Weekend Labs, Arts & Sciences PROJECTS, New York
2010   Teaching Assistant, Professor Reiner Leist, Advanced Photography, Hunter College, New York
2009   AAproject Art and English Workshop, Gallery Kitai, Tokyo (January 17)
           AAproject Art and English Workshop, Youkobo artspace, Tokyo (July 18)