Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2020-2022



*The title as of April, 2019.

(Gallery Director, Japan Society, New York) 

Kamiya Yukie was previously associate curator of The New Museum in New York and chief curator in Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. Recent exhibitions: Solo exhibitions of Do Ho Suh, Simon Starling, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Cai Guo-Qiang and Yasumasa Morimura, "thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves," KZM Center for Art and Media, 2007, "Re:Quest Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s," Seoul Museum of Art University Affiliated, 2013, "12th Shanghai Biennale," 2018. Recent publications: Creamier –Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon, 2010, Art and Culture in Times of Conflict, Mercatorfounds, 2014. Award: "The Academic Prize of the National Museum of Western Art," 2011.

(Director of Arts Maebashi / Associate professor at Tokyo University of Arts)

Sumitomo Fumihiko was previously curator of ICC/NTT InterComunication Center and The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Beside his practice for community arts programs at Arts Maebashi, he has curated "Demarcation Akira Takayama/Meiro Koizumi," Maison Hermès Le Forum, 2015, co-curated "Aichi Triennale 2013." Also he curated "Media City Seoul 2010," "Tadashi Kawamata: Walkway," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2008 and other exhibitions. Selected publications: Next Curator Book, Film Art Inc., 2009, From postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945-1989: Primary Documents, Duke University Press, 2012.

Doryun CHONG
(Deputy Director, Curatorial and Chief Curator, M+)

Doryun Chong is Deputy Director, Curatorial and Chief Curator of M+, a new museum of visual culture that will open its Herzog & de Meuron–designed building in 2020, in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District. Appointed as the inaugural Chief Curator in 2013, Chong oversees all curatorial activities and programmes, including acquisitions, exhibitions, learning and public programmes, and digital initiatives encompassing the museum’s three main disciplinary areas of design and architecture, moving image, and visual art. Some of the exhibitions he has curated or co-curated at M+ include Mobile M+: "Live Art," 2015, "Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing, Hong Kong in Venice," 2015, "Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour," 2018, and "Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint," 2018. Prior to joining M+, Chong worked in various curatorial capacities at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2003–2009) and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009–2013).

Portrait by Bernd KRAUSS

Maria LIND
(Curator, Writer and Educator)

Maria Lind is a curator, writer and educator based in Stockholm and Berlin. She was the director of Stockholm’s Tensta konsthall (2011-2018), the artistic director of "Gwangju Biennale 2016," the director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010) and director of Iaspis in Stockholm (2005-2007). From 2002-2004 she was the director of Kunstverein and in 1998, co-curator of "Manifesta 2". She has taught widely since the early 1990s, including as professor of artistic research at the Art Academy in Oslo (2015-2018). She has contributed widely to newspapers, magazines, catalogues and other publications. She is the 2009 recipient of "The Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement."
Publication: Selected Maria Lind Writing, Sternberg Press, 2010.

Carol Yinghua LU
(Director, Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum)

Carol Yinghua Lu is the director of Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum. She is an art critic and the contributing editor of Frieze Magazine. Lu was on the jury for the Golden Lion Award at the "2011 Venice Art Biennale," and also a jury member of the Philippine Pavilion at the "Venice Biennale of Architecture of 2018." She was the co-artistic director of the "Gwangju Biennale 2012" and co-curator of the "7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale" in 2012. She had been the artistic director and chief curator of OCAT Shenzhen (2012-2015). She is the first visiting fellow in the Asia-Pacific Fellowship Program at the Tate Research Centre in 2013, and she was among the first recipients of the ARIAH (Association of Research Institute in Art History) East Asia Fellowship in 2017. In collaboration with Liu Ding, she is in the process of researching into the legacy of socialist realism in the practices and discourses of contemporary art in China, entitled "From the Issue of Art to the Issue of Position: Echoes of Socialist Realism."

(Program Director, Tokyo Arts and Space)