Taro Amano

Taro Amano is Curator in Chief of the Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino and a part-time lecturer at Tama Art University, the Joshibi University of Art and Design, Kokushikan University and Josai International University. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics Japanese Section (AICA JAPAN). After working for the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Amano was appointed curator of the Yokohama Museum of Art in 1987, when preparations for the museum’s opening were in full swing. In this role, he has been involved in planning numerous exhibitions, including many outside Japan. Amano served as the curator of the Yokohama Triennale 2005 and as the curatorial head of the 2011 and 2014 editions of the triennale. The major exhibitions he curated at the Yokohama Museum of Art and the Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino include “Japanese Art after 1945: Scream against the Sky” (1994), “Louise Bourgeois: Homesickness” (1997), “Yoshitomo Nara: I Don’t Mind, If You Forget Me.” (2001), “Non-Sect Radical: Contemporary Photography III” (2004), “Teppei Kaneuji: Melting City / Empty Forest” (2009), “Ryuichi Ishikawa: Once Thinking, Nothing before the Eyes.” (2016), “Takashi Arai: Bright was the Morning” (2017) and “Shingo Kanagawa: Long Time Span” (2018).

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