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Mami Kataoka

Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Photo: Akinori Ito; courtesy Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Mami Kataoka joined the Mori Art Museum in 2003, taking on the role of director last year. In her time at the museum she has curated a number of major solo exhibitions of work by Asian artists, among them Ai Weiwei (2009), and Chiharu Shiota (2019); both displays toured internationally. Other recent projects include a group exhibition entitled ‘Another Energy’ focusing on 16 women artists in their 70s or older, which opened earlier this year. Beyond Tokyo, Kataoka has held positions at the Hayward Gallery in London, where from 2007–09 she was the institution’s first international curator; she has also acted as co-artistic director for the 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012), artistic director for the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) and is currently artistic director for the Aichi Triennale 2022. Kataoka is president of International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM), having served on the board since 2014.

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