Fumio Nanjo (b.1949) is currently the Deputy Director of the
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
He is also an art critic and a lecturer at Keio University, Tokyo.
Nanjo has organized numerous exhibitions as an officer of the Japan
Foundation (1978-1986), as the director of ICA Nagoya (1986-1990), and
as the founder and representative director of Nanjo and Associates (1990-2002).
Since 2002, he joined Mori Art Museum as deputy director. Main achievements
include: commissioner of the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1997);
commissioner of the Taipei Biennale (1998); member of the jury committee
of the Turner Prize by the Tate Gallery (1998); co-curator of the 3rd
Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (1999); member of the selection
committee of the Sydney Biennale (2000); director for the Japan Pavilion
at EXPO 2000 in Hanover; artistic co-director of the Yokohama Triennale
(2001); a selector of Artes Mundi Prize in Wales, UK in 2004. Also served
as an artistic director on several public art and corporate art projects
including Shinjuku I-LAND" Public Art Projects (Tokyo/1995), Hakata
Riverain Art Project (Fukuoka/1999), Art Project for Obayashi Corporation
Head Office (Tokyo/1999).
Advisory positions include: vice president of Association International
des Critiques d' Art (AICA); board member of Comité International
des Musées d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (CIMAM). Also involved
in selection committees of several art awards and artist-in-residence
programmes, including the coming 51st Venice Biennale (jury member of
the Leon d'Or Prize).
(press information, Singapore Biennale)
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