Instructor: Mika Yoshitake Ph.D.
Mika Yoshitake, Ph.D., Guest Curator for KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature, specializes in postwar Japanese art. As Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2011-18), she curated Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (2017-19) among other exhibitions.
Upcoming curatorial projects include the international tour of Yoshitomo Nara (2021-2022) at LACMA, a major retrospective at M+ Hong Kong (2022-23), and Breath(e): Towards Climate and Social Justice (2024) at the Hammer Museum.
Curator of the AICA-USA award-winning exhibition, Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha (2012), Yoshitake also curated Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.