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Yasufumi Nakamori Named Curator of Photography and New Media at Minneapolis Institute of Art


Yasufumi Nakamori.


The Minneapolis Institute of Art announced today that Yasufumi Nakamori will be the museum’s curator of photography and new media. Nakamori will start at the museum at the end of May.

Nakamori is currently an associate curator at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, where he organized the exhibition “For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979” last year. The show later traveled to New York’s Japan Society and Grey Art Gallery, and earned stellar reviews from critics.

In his time at the MFAH, where he has been on staff since 2008, Nakamori brought nearly 1,000 photographs into the museum’s collection. Works by Trevor Paglen, Walid Raad, and Martha Rosler were acquired through Nakamori, and he also oversaw a gift of nearly 300 pictures by Yasuhiro Ishimoto.

Beyond his work at the MFAH, Nakamori has also held positions at the Whitney, the Singapore Biennale, and the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

“We are pleased to add Yasu’s energy and international expertise to our talented team of curators,” Kaywin Feldman, the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s director and president, said in a statement. “Yasu has demonstrated an exciting talent in curating thought-provoking exhibitions within museums, as well as international art festivals. We also look forward to his sharing his teaching background, which will contribute greatly to Mia’s commitment to visitor interpretation and connecting with new audiences.”

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