USA (New York Base) Judges       >>>Judges Profile  
Gregory Amenoff
(Artist, Professor at Columbia University)
Brett Littman
(Executive Director of The Drawing Center / New York)
Eric Shiner
(Director of The Andy Warhol Museum / Pittsburgh)
Nicolas Touron
(Artist, Professor at School of Visual Arts)
Kara Vander Weg
(Director of Gagosian Gallery)
   
Japan (Tokyo Base) Judges       >>>Judges Profile  
Ryohei Miyata
(President of Tokyo University of the Arts, The Chief Juror)
Akira Tatehata
(President of Kyoto City University of Arts)
Hiroshi Senju
(Artist)
Yuji Akimoto
(Director of 21st Century Museum of ContemporaryArt, Kanazawa)
Hiroshi Minamishima
(Professor of Joshibi University of Art and Design)
France (Paris Base) Judges       >>>Judges Profile  
Jean-Michel Alberola
(Artist, Professor of Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts)
  Cecile Debray Amar
(Curator Centre Pompidou, Professor of Ecole du Louvre)
Chu Teh-I
(Artist, Director of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts / Taiwan)
  Leiko Ikemura
(Artist, Professor of Universität der Künste Berlin)
Gregory Amenoff
Gregory Amenoff is a painter who lives in New York City. He is the recipient of many awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters,
National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has had over fifty one-person exhibitions in museums and galleries in the
United States and Europe. His work is in the collections of more than thirty museums, including the Whitney Museum, MoMA and the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. Amenoff served as President of the National Academy from 2001-2005. He has taught at Columbia for twenty years and was the
Chair of the Visual Arts Division from 2007-2013.
Brett Littman
Brett Littman is the executive director of The Drawing Center in SoHo, New York since 2007.He formerly was the deputy director of MoMA PS1
from 2003 to 2007, where he managed fifive departments and oversaw the Warm Up summer DJ festival and wps1.org (now Clocktower.org) radio.
As a curator, Littman has organized a number of noteworthy exhibitions such as Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion?, which was awarded the
`Best Show in Non-Profit Galleryʼ award by AICA USA in 2010.
Eric Shiner
Eric Shiner is the Director of The Andy Warhol Museum, the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world, located in Pittsburgh, PA. At
The Warhol Museum, Shiner organized Factory Direct: Pittsburgh, an exhibition that showcased the artwork of 14 established contemporary artists
invited to conduct artist residencies in Pittsburgh-based factories. In addition, Shiner led The Warhol team in creating Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes
Eternal, the largest traveling exhibition of Warhol artwork in Asia.
Nicolas Touron
Nicolas Touron was born in France. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy, Amsterdam where he achieved a BFA in Fine Art
(audiovisual/sculpture) in 2000. In 2001, he was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to pursue an MFA at the School of Visual Art,
New York, where, after graduating with a MFA, he started teaching drawing, ceramic and sculpture. He has exhibited his work in galleries
and museums in the US, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Turkey and Italy.
Kara Vander Weg
Kara Vander Weg is a Director at Gagosian Gallery New York.Her primary focus is the management of established artists and their estates, including The Richard Avedon Foundation, the Estate of John Chamberlain, the Estate of Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Neil Jenney, and Mark Tansey. She was a Director at the James Cohan Gallery in New York, and she worked in the curatorial department of the Solmon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. She has written on art for publications such as Art on Paper. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Art History from Williams College.
Ryohei Miyata
Metal artist. President of Tokyo University of the Arts since December 2005.
Ryohei Miyata received a M.F.A. in Craft (Metal-Smithing) from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1972. By creating artworks such as the “Springen” series using dolphins as a motif, Miyata participated in many exhibitions in Japan and overseas including his Ryohei Miyata solo exhibitions.
Miyata received numerous awards including Prime Minister Awards at Nitten and the Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition as well as the Award of the Japan Art Academy in 2011.
Akira Tatehata
President, Kyoto City University of Arts / Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama.
After graduating from Waseda Universityʼs School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1972, he worked as Professor of Tama Art University and Director of The National Museum of Art, Osaka before taking his current position. Tatehata specializes in modern and contemporary art and served as the Japanese Pavilion Commissioner at La Biennale di Venezia in 1990 and 1993; and Artistic Director for Yokohama Triennale 2001 and Aichi Triennale 2010, among others. He was involved with planning of many modern and contemporary art exhibitions in Asia. Also as a poet, Tatehata has received the Rekitei New Poet Prize (1991), Takami Jun Prize (2005), and Hagiwara Sakutaro Prize (2013).
Hiroshi Senju
Artist. Hiroshi Senju’s representative work “Waterfall” received Honorable Mention at the International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in 1995.
From 2007 to March 2013, he served as President of Kyoto University of Art and Design and currently works as a professor. Today Senju also serves as Director of Koyodo Museum of Art affiliated with the Kyoto University of Art and Design; President of the joint education system Geijutsu Gakusha (Institute of Art) between Kyoto University of Art and Design and Tohoku University of Art and Design, and Principal of Hiroshi Senju The Super Art School established in the same institute; masters committee member of L'ÉCOLE of Van Cleef & Arpels; and advisor for Public Interest Incorporated Foundation The Tokugawa Museum.
Yuji Akimoto
Director of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
He graduated from The Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. While being involved with planning and management of Benesse Art Site Naoshima from 1991 to 2006, he worked for, Chichu Art Museum and Art House Project in Naoshima, among others, where he directed numerous site-specifific works. Since 2007, Akimoto has been in his current position. He also served as Supervisor of Kanazawa Art Platform 2008 and the fifirst (2010) and the second (2013) International Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa. Through the Art Crafting Towards the Future exhibition in 2012, he curated kogei (or Japanese traditional crafts) from the viewpoint of modern art. In 2013, he curated Koji Kakinuma - Exploring Calligraphy and has expanded his interests to calligraphy. Akimoto is Visiting Professor of Tokyo University of the Art and Akita University of Art.
Hiroshi Minamishima
Professor of Field of Art Produce and Museum Studies, Department of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design at Joshibi University of Art and Design.
He graduated from the School of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, received a scholarship from the Fondation Cartier pour lʼart contemporain, and studied in Paris. He has served in positions such as Director of the Japanese Council of Art Museums, Director of International Association of Art Critics, and Director of Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto. Minamishima was the Japan Pavilion Commissioner for the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, and one of the co-curators of the International Triennale of Contemporary Art 2008 in Prague. In 2009, he received the third Western Art Foundation Academic Prize. His publications include Buta to Fukuin (Pigs and the Gospel) (Shichiken Publishing).
Jean-Michel Alberola
Born in 1953 in Saïda (Algeria), Jean-Michel Alberola is a French artist who lives and works in Paris.
Since 1982, he is represented by the Daniel Templon Gallery in Paris. He is also a Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris since 1991.Being a painter, sculptor, film-maker, and creator of books and objects, Jean-Michel Alberola aims at combining painting, writing, and speech. His work is exhibited in various galleries and museums both in France and abroad. In 2016, an exhibition will be exclusively dedicated to him at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Cecile Debray Amar
Cécile Debray is a “conservateur du patrimoine” who oversees the collections of modern art at the Musée National d’Art Moderne / Centre Pompidou since 2008. She has curated numerous exhibitions: Peter Saul (1999), Gilles Aillaud (2001), The Golden Mean, 1912-1920 and 1925 (2000), New Realism (Grand Palais, 2007), Elles@Centrepompidou (2010), and Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso…The Steins’ Adventure (Grand Palais, 2011). She has published various essays and books on historical avant-garde movements, including Fauvism (Ed. Citadelles, 2014). Since 1998, she’s taught art history at the École du Louvre. Recently, Cécile Debray conceptualized an exhibition entitled Marcel Duchamp. La peinture, même (Centre Pompidou, 2014). Her next project is a retrospective on Balthus (Rome, Scudiere dell Quirinal, 2015/ Vienne, Kunstforum, 2016).
Chu Teh-I
Chu is a painter who lives in Taipei, Taiwan. He is the founder and director of the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts as well as the professor of the Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts. He graduated from L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts De Paris, and L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Arts-Decoratifs De Paris in France. Chu is the advisor for visual arts section of the Ministry of Culture and the National Culture and Arts Foundation. He has been involved with many public arts projects and the establishment of the Art Bank in Taiwan. He is also the committee member of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Leiko Ikemura
Leiko Ikemura is a painter and sculpturer who lives in Cologne, Germany. She has been a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts since 1991.
Ikemura was born in Tsu, Japan. She moved to Spain in 1972, where she studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Isabel of Hungary of Sevilla. She is the recipient of the August Macke Prize in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions of her works have been held at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany in 2013. Her work is in the collections of museums in various countries, including Pompidou Centre, Museum of Fine Arts Basel, and the Museum of Fine Arts Bern.