International Visitor Programme : December 2012

Yuko Hasegawa

Chief Curator

Yuko Hasegawa. Photo: Hisashi Kumon

Yuko Hasegawa is the Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo (MOT), Japan. She is also a professor at the Department of Art Science at the Tama Art University in Tokyo. Her recent projects include 'Space for your Future’ (2007) and 'Architectural Environments for Tomorrow’ (2011) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. At the 21st-Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan (where she also served as Founding Artistic Director), she curated 'Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint' (2005). She was also the Artistic Director of the 7th International Istanbul Biennial (2001), co-curator of the 4th Shanghai Biennial (2002), commissioner of Japanese Pavilion of 50th edition of the Venice Biennale (2003), co-curator of the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010) and artistic advisor for the 12th edition of the Venice Architectural Biennale (2010). She has recently served as curator of the 11th Sharjah Biennial in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2013).

Dessislava Dimova


Dessislava Dimova is a writer and curator based in Brussels. She is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. She holds an MA in philosophy from CRMEP, Middlesex University, London and in Art History from the Bulgarian Academy of Arts, Sofia. In 2010 she curated 'Thank You for Your Understanding – 2', International Antakya Biennial, Antakya, Turkey. Recent projects include 'In 15 minutes everyone will be in the future. An opera' (18th Week of Contemporary Art, Plovdiv Bulgaria, 2012)and 'Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova, Material Culture: Things in our Hands' (Christine Koenig Gallery, Vienna, 2011). Dessislava Dimova is a founding member of Art Affairs and Documents Foundation, Sofia and founding editor of Her first novel The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was published in Bulgarian in 2009 (Razvitie, Sofia).