Staff

 
 
 
Hayato Fujioka[Project Assistant Professor]
Born in 1990 in Ehime, Japan. Hayato Fujioka completed MA Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins in 2016. He widely works in the field of art and culture as a researcher, curator, writer and filmmaker. He is directing a documentary film 72 Sliding Doors, which was screened at Nuovi Orientamenti in Ravenna, Italy in 2015. His curated projects include the archival exhibition of MI-LAB Artist Residency In Search of Mokuhanga Light: Globalizing Japanese Woodblock Printmaking (Cyprus and Hawaii, 2017), site-specific exhibition at the Morgue of Chelsea College of Art Tokyo Analogies | Richard Nicholson (London, 2017), a participatory exhibition Acts of Searching Closely (London, 2016), Rikuzentakata | Naoya Hatakeyama, Natsumi Seo + Haruka Komori (London, 2016) and Passing Through London | Umberto Giovannini (Milan, 2011). He is also researching about the reception of European contemporary art in Japan in the 1980s in relation to the work of Kanransha Gallery. 
 
 
Yoshinori Takakura[Project Assistant Professor]
Born 1981 in Tokyo. In 2011, Takakura received his doctorate in Oil Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Department of Oil Painting Technique and Material. He was selected for Overseas Study Program for Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and worked in Lebanon. After returning to Japan in 2013, he began working as an adjunct instructor at Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Oil Painting. In 2016, he joined Global Art Practice as a project assistant. Recent exhibitions include Emerging artist vol.001 at Toride GAP gallery, Toride (2016) and Will touch the world at List Sotheby’s International Realty, Tokyo (2015).
 
 
 
 
Hiroko Nakajima[Project Research Assistant]
Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1980. Received BA in Commerce at Hitotsubashi University in 2004. Nakajima first began her professional career in the finance industry, but moved to Sweden where she received her BA in Contemporary Jewellery at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden in 2012. In 2016, she completed her MA in Fine Art (Sculpture) at Slade School of Fine Art, UK. Since 2014, she has been running an art workshop K●U. Recent exhibitions include Odds at Assembly Point, London (2017), PILLOW SWALLOW HOLLOW YELLOW at ArtWall, Athens (2017), monoCHROMA at The Crypt Gallery, London (2016). Recipient of Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award (2015).
 
 
 
 
 
Tsukasa Doi[Project Research Assistant]
Born in Tokyo. Doi finished MFA in Inter Media Art from Tokyo University of the Arts.
After working at a film design office, patent office, etc., working in Global Art Practice as an Adjunct Education and Research Assistant since 2017.
 
 
 
 
Claire Fujita[Adjunct Education and Research Assistant]
Born 1991, Beijing, China. Enrolled in Intermedia Arts department of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, stayed on for master’s (completed in 2018). Generally centered on materials and kinetic artworks. Main exhibitions are “Time Machine Engine”(Tokyo, 2015), “GEIDAI UNDERGROUND” (Tokyo, 2016), “Playing in the Woods” (Nagano, 2016), “Another Lens” (Tokyo, 2017), “Weeds on the other side” (Gunma, 2017). Awards, Tokyo University of the Arts Purchasing prize (2017), Metro Cultural Foundation Prize (2016).
 
 
Monica Castillo[Adjunct Education and Research Assistant]
Born 1990 in the Philippines, Monica E. Castillo graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Philippines. She took short courses in Industrial Design at the Feng Zhu School of Design in Singapore, and has worked as a freelance graphic designer. In 2014, Castillo held her first solo show entitled INKED, which was followed by a group show, Tagaytay Art Beat, in 2015. Technique and imagination are key, says Castillo. She calls herself a drawer at heart, but this does not stop her from dabbling in other mediums.
 
 

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