Teiya Iwabuchi"Bijutsu Techo", Chief Editor
Born in 1975 in Yokohama. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University in 1999. He commenced his engagement in the Editorial Department of Bijutsu Tencho in 2002 and has been in the current post since 2008. He is also serving as a board member of Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha Co., Ltd. In 2017, launched the web version of Bijutsu Techo. He has been involved in a wide range of today’s art scenes, as a judge for competition exhibitions and a guest in a talk event, and in many other relevant events.
Yoshie OtaSpiral, Chief Curator
BA at The Faculty of International Law, Hitotsubashi University, MFA at The Faculty of Letters, Kobe University.
After quitting the job as an editor for the cultural information magazine, she has been employed by Spiral/Wacoal Art Center since 2001. She has started the career as an art project manager in 2004, as a director of international exchange project 'Port Journeys' in 2012, as a chief curator for Spiral in 2016, then now, is the director for the division of International Cooperation and Development.
Recent main works: 30th anniversary group exhibition 'Spectrum' (2015/Spiral), Festival: Tokyo Art Flow00 (2016/ Tokyo), and 'Lu Yang exhibition "Electromagnetic Brainology"' (2018/ Spiral).
Kodama KanazawaContemporary Art Curator
She holds MA from the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts and the Royal College of Art, UK. After working for 12 years in public art museums in Japan, she began working independently in 2013. From 2017, she has also been working as Senior Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan. Recent curatorial projects include ‘CHILDHOOD: Another banana day for the dream-fish’ (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018), ‘Yuko Mohri: Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance’ (Towada Art Center, Aomori, 2018), KENPOKU ART 2016 (Ibaraki, 2016) and ‘Spectrum’ (Spiral, Tokyo, 2015).
Taku ShimizuArchitect, Designer
1968 Born Tokyo
1994 The Cooper Union, School of Architecture, New York, B-Arch
1989-1991 Rafael Vinoly Architects PC, New York: intern
2005 Establish Studio Taku Shimizu Inc.

Architectural Design, Interior Design
Tokyo Midtown, 2007
Yokohama Mitsui Building, 2009
Kashiwanoha Gate Square, Mitsui Garden Hotel, 2014
Sapporo Mitsui JP Building, 2014
Ayala Triangle Gardens North,Park Central Towers,Manila, -2021
Bukit Bintang City Centre,Kuala Lumpur, -2021
ICD One Za’abeel,Dubai, -2022
Landscape master designer for the Tachihi Green Area Project (Green Springs).
CEO of Landscape Plus Ltd.
Born in 1969 in Tokushima Prefecture. Graduated from the Department of Landscape Architecture, West Virginia University, in 1993 and joined Nikken Sekkei Ltd., in the same year.
In 2008, he established Landscape Plus and has been in the current post up to the present.
He also serves as the Vice-President of Japan Landscape Architects Union and a part-time lecturer at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo University of Agriculture.
His major works include Futako Tamagawa Rise, Toshima Ecomusee Town, and Minami-Ikebukuro Park.
He works to design space and structure that enable us to feel the sense of connection with nature whilst in the city.
Raija KoliFrame Contemporary Art Finland, Director
2007-2013 Director of the Finnish Institute in London
2005-2007 Production Manager of Svenska Teatern (The Swedish Theatre) in Helsinki
2003-2005 Art Manager of the Finnish Institute in London
Frame is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. We support and promote international projects, facilitate professional partnerships, as well as act as an information centre for Finnish contemporary art. Frame coordinates Finland's participation in the Venice Biennale


Tetsuya Nakamura
Born in 1968. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts (Department of Urushi-Art [Japanese Lacquer]) in 1994. Former member of the legendary joint studio "Studio Shokudo" (Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis, 1994-2000), which produced contemporary artists who are still leading in the field today such as Yoshihiro Suda and Nakayama Daisuke, and is deeply connected to Tachikawa. Resides in Nagano Prefecture. Since 1998, he has taken up the theme of "speed," which symbolizes the present and developed the "Replica Series" to allow the fastest form that he created to the evolve even more quickly. A work based on certain techniques that creates an intuitive pleasant sensation to the viewer through "visual" speed formed by an aircraft that appears to run at ultra high speed.
The artist collective WERC consists of four artists working on various disciplines. Characteristic for the collective is their experiments with new media and techniques; they are always looking for new configurations and challenges. Their shared fascination is the connection that bridges the digital and the physical world. This connection is visible in almost all their work. Examples of their work are the digital organism family called “LUMO”, consisting of the “PIXI”, “LILY” & “CHIRP”. A hundredfold of microprocessors that mimic natural processes using simple inputs that create a large unpredictable light phenomenon. The artist collective WERC consists of Joachim Rümke, Olav Huizer, Joachim de Vries, and Jelle Valk. It is located in Groningen, the Netherlands.
emmanuelle moureaux(Architect / Designer)
Born in France. Living in Tokyo since 1996. Established emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design. Inspired by the layers and colors of Tokyo that built a complex depth and density on the street, and the traditional spatial elements like sliding screens, she has created the concept of "shikiri", which literally means "dividing (creating) space with colors". Using colors as her signature, her works extend to a number of projects, including architectural design for Sugamo Shinkin Bank, space design for ABC Cooking Studio, art installations for UNIQLO and ISSEY MIYAKE, "100 colors" art installation series, and "Forest of Numbers" at The National Art Center, Tokyo. Associate Professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design.