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Saori Kanda: Self Love for World Peace

Times Square Screen Presentation

Oct 27, 2023, 8-9pm Twin Screen, 42nd & 8ave, NYC

Oct 28, 2023, 8-9pm I Love NY Screen, 1530 Broadway, NYC

Presented by Vision Art Media

Sponsored by Bulls Tokyo

Additional support provided by Okada Museum of Art, Hinata NFT

Live Art Performance

The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club

In cooperation with the Nippon Club

Sponsored by Bulls Tokyo

Additional support provided by Okada Museum of Art

Japan Contemporaries Series 2 | Bitter Sweet

August 21-26, 2023

Tenri Cultural Institute

Curated by Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato

Artists: Koyuki Sakamoto, Sugako Hamazaki, Tomo, Yoko Morishita, Joseph Fraia, Ola Rondiak 

Ultimate Beauty 

January 25 - February 1, 2023

Tenri Cultural Institute

Curated by Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato, Series 1

Artists: Takuya Sugiyama, Yuji Hamamura, Erika Harrsch, Eva Petric, Johan Wahlstrom

Shichiro Kobayashi: Drama of Light and Shadow

November 16-22, 2022

The Nippon Gallery at the Nippon Club

Organized by Yasuko Kobayashi, J’SHA

Produced by Akemi Ozawa, Actvision

Curated by Kyoko Sato, Sayaka Kawazoe and Akemi Ozawa

In Collaboration With Anime NYC, General Incorporated Association Manga Art, General Incorporated Association Dreamers

Ola Rondiak: Women’s History, a hundred years of Ukraine

May 31-June 25, 2022


Curated by Kyoko Sato

Admission fees and a portion of the sales were donated to RAZOM to support Ukraine.

Lin Shih Pao: Golden Age 

April 7-10, 2022

Artexpo New York 2022

Organized by the Crystal Foundation, NY

Curated by Kate Chang and Kyoko Sato

Oxana Kovalchuk: Making Fools Pray To God

March 10-30, 2022

Chinese American Art Council (CAAC, NY)

Curated by Kyoko Sato

The first solo show of Kazakhstan born woman artist

From The Viewpoint of “Making”

April 7-30, 2021

WhiteBox@ El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109

Made possible by the Nomura Foundation

Supported by McGraw Hill

Curated by Masa Hosojima

Organized by Kyoko Sato

Artists: Ken’ichi Kanazawa, Rie Nakajima, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Masa Hosojima, Elliot Sharp, Matt Sullivan, Beatrice Antony Martino, Maho Ogawa, Juan Puntes

Academics: Tom Cohen, Reiko Tomii

Ken Cro-Ken: The Conduct of Paint

April 1-24, 2021

WhiteBox@ El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109

Presented Cro-Ken’s paintings and sculptures made his 40 years artist life, collaborating with nature in the garden in alphabet city in Manhattan.

EXODUS V : Aesthetics in the Political 

November 14 - December 6, 2020

WhiteBox Harlem

Curated by Kyoko Sato

17 Japanese women artists including Kunie Sugiura, Kazuko Miyamoto, Noriko Shinohara, Keiko Miyamori, Momoyo Torimitsu, Sachigusa Yasuda, Kyoko Hamaguchi

Featured by 60 medias in the US and Japan

Nocturnal Whispers of Pan : Thomas Rose and Lo Ch’ing 

June 12 - July 17, 2020

WhiteBox Harlem

The exhibition was held during the pandemic, we held intensive four online talks. 

The work “Nocturnal Whispers of Pan” was collected by the Whitney Museum’s Library.

Re-Masked: East Harlem Street Mapping Event

July 24, 2020

WhiteBox Harlem 

Curated by Juan Puntes and Kyoko Sato

Advisor by Jeffrey Perkins and Roland Gebhardt

Mask event/ street performance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Loy Luo: “The Other I” (The Me In Others)

July 7 - August 7, 2020

WhiteBox Harlem

Curated by Kyoko Sato

Luo was recommended by Chunchen Wang, Associate Director and Chief Curator at CAFA Beijing, the exhibition was held in the middle of the pandemic of Covid-19.

Painter was called outlaw

February 1 - 29, 2020

WhiteBox Harlem

Supported by the Jonathan Luis Foundation, and the Bishop Family Foundation

Curated by Wills Baker, Organized by Kyoko Sato

Artist: Toshiyuki Hasekawa, Saburo Aso, Shunsuke Matsumoto, Shin Miyazaki

Peter Kim

November 23 - December 22, 2019

WhiteBox Harlem

Supported by the East Foundation

Organized by Kyoko Sato

Kim produced works inspired by the true story of 1000 Korean slaves in Mexico.

Performa 19 @WhiteBox Harlem

LUCA VEGGETTI: Fourth Character

November 16, 2019

WhiteBox Harlem

Supported by the Nomura America Foundation

Curated by Kyoko Sato

Performa, NY is the largest performance and visual art festival in the world.

Un-Freedom of Expression, Reports on the 2019 Aichi- Triennale

WhiteBox Harlem in collaboration with PoNJA GeNKoN

Organized by Reiko Tomii 

Panelist: Miwako Tszuka (PoNJA GeNKoN), Tsubasa Kato and Michiko Toda (Participating artist for the Triennale), Tomorrow Girls Troop, Midori Yoshimoto (Associate Professor, New Jersey City University) , Fumihiko Sumitomo (Director, Arts Maebashi)

Ko Nakajima: Exhibition and Screening

May 18 - June 22, 2019

WhiteBox Harlem

In collaboration with XFR Collective、Collaborative Cataloging Japan (CCJ)  

Organized by Kyoko Sato

resented Nakajima’s 1960-80s films for the first time in the US.

Forsaking Pop: A New Art Generation from Japan

July 16 - 28, 2018

WhiteBox  LES (Manhattan)

In collaboration with Gallery Tagboat

Curated by Kyoko Sato

Artist: Jin Hashimoto, Ayaka Nakamura, Yutaka Okada, Naritaka Satoh, Aki Sakamoto, Yumiko Shimada, Yusuke Wakata

A Colossal World: Japanese Artists and New York, 1950s- Present  

March 6 - April 14, 2018

WhiteBox LES (Manhattan)

Curated by Kyoko Sato

Lead sponsored by the Ishibashi Foundation

55 Artists includes Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Shigeko Kubota, Hiroshi Senju, Kunié Sugiura, Ushio Shinohara. Oscar Oiwa created facade mural and clip video of the EXODUS series.

A Sustaining Life     

November 31, 2016 - March 11, 2017 

Waterfall Gallery (Manhattan)

Contributor, article by Kyoko Sato

A group show with 42 artists including Miwa Komatsu’s first exhibition in the US

Miwa Komatsu, Live Painting

December 5, 2016

The Nippon Club

Curated by Kyoko Sato

The work “Origin of Life” was collected by the World Trade Center.

Light Year 14: Japan Parade

June 2, 2016 

LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing monthly public art video exhibition series presented by John Ensor Parker, Leo Kuelbs Collection, and Glowing Bulbs in partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC Department of Transportation. 

Curated by Kyoko Sato

Artist: Mami Kosemura, Momoyo Torimitsu, On Akiyoshi, Who-Fu, Motoko Wada, Kenji Kojima, Kenji Toma, and Yuki Ideguchi

Lessons from Recovery: the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011

January 28 - February 23, 2016 

The Nippon Club

Sponsored by JCC Fund 

Supported by the Reconstruction Agency, the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, and the Japan Foundation, New York

Guest curator: Kyoko Sarto

Directed by Yutaka Takiura, architect, associate professor, Pratt Institute

Accompanied with a talk event with Ambassadors

The Need for My Care 

Women's Empowerment Exhibition

February 3 - April 16, 2016

Waterfall Gallery (Manhattan)

Contributor, article by Kyoko Sato

Artist: Yuki Iwanami, Enrico Isamu Oyama, Hugo Yoshikawa

“Nomaoi” by Iwanami was collected by the International Center of Photography, NY

Fermented Souls 

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of normalized ties between Japan and Korea

September 9, 2015- January 23, 2016

Waterfall Gallery (Manhattan)

Supported by the UN Foundation

Curated by Kate Shin, Doeun Choi, Kyoko Sato

Japanese artists out of 38 artists: Mariko Mori, AIKO, Miya Ando, Ayano Kondoh, Enrico Isamu Oyama, Makoto Fujimura

Yuki Ideguchi: Wave - Life and Death

Gallery 456, Chinese American Arts Council


December 17, 2015 to January 15, 2016

Curated by Kyoko Sato

It was the first solo show of 29-year-old Yuki Ideguchi, MFA in Nihonga, Tokyo University of the Arts, in New York. Hiroshi Senju appeared at the opening reception to support him.

WAH: A New Diversity

September 12 - October 2, 2015 

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center 

(WAH Center, Brooklyn)

Artist: Kenji Kojima, Oliver Walden, Egon Zippel

Co-curator, article by Kyoko Sato

Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

July 19 - September 23, 2014

Kobe City Museum

October 13, 2014 - January 12, 2015 

Supported by the US embassy in Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs 

Planning and coordinator:Kyoko Sato[id]=83474

Japonism in Contemporary Art

February 6 - March 6, 2014

The Nippon Club

Supported by JCCI Fund, The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of NY

Guest curator: Kyoko Sato, Emil Memon

Artist: Colette Lumiere, Curtis Kulig, Hye Rim Lee

East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition

July 7-27, 2011

The Nippon Club, The Asahi Shimbun

Supported by JCCI Fund, The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of NY, Consulate General of Japan in New York, Canon USA, Nippon Express USA

Guest curator: Kyoko Sato


Omotesando Collections: Hair Trends 2001-2002

September 16,17, 2001

The Omotesando Keyaki Committee, NHK Enterprises 21

Produced by Kyoko Sato

Performance shows by 18 Hair Salons 


The Jomon World ’96

Organized by the Asahi Shimbun, NHK

Produced by Reiko Horikoshi

Exhibition directed by Kyoko Sato

Exhibition of San’nai Maruyama Historical Remains, Jomon Era, Japan

Light Year 78 : DREAM ON… DREAM OF

Curated by Kyoko Sato and Juan Puntes

Presented by WhiteBox

Organized by Leo Kuebls Collebtion, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker

Artists: Richard Humann, Colette Lumiere, David Maroto, Zinaida, Hans Breder, Christine Davis, and Jonas Mekas

HIROKO KOSHINO: A Touch of Bauhaus

November 1 - December 1, 2018

WhiteBox LES (Manhattan)

Curated by Kyoko Sato

Designed by Juan Puntes

Sato curated Koshino’s first solo show in New York, accompanied with her lecture at the Fashion Institute of technology.

Japan Contemporaries Series 3 | Juried Open Call

Stepping Into A World

August 22-27, 2023

Gallery Max New York

Grand prize: ayaka nakamura + 22 artists

SOJOURNER: Inaugural Juried Exhibition

February 9 - March 15, 2023

Sojourner Gallery Hudson Yards

Curated by Kyoko Sato

Exhibited 33 local and international artists.

Japan’s Anime Sweeping the World

July 7 - 26, 2023

The Nippon Gallery

Organized by The Nippon Club

Curated by Kyoko Sato

Artists: Daniel Fishkin, DRAGON76, Hiroki Otsuka, Jessica Luna, June Kim, Naruki Kukita, Richard Ford III (RF3RD), Reiner Heidorn

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