Mika Yoshitake

Mika Yoshitake

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About Mika Yoshitake

Mika Yoshitake is Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. At the Hirshhorn, she has curated Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (2017), Shana Lutker: Le ‘NEW’ Monocle, Chapters 1-3 (2015-16), Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (2015), Days of Endless Time (with Kelly Gordon), Speculative Forms, and Gravity’s Edge (all 2014); Sitebound: Photography from the Collection and Dark Matters (with Melissa Ho in 2012), and coordinated Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn (2017), Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950 (2013) and Ai Weiwei: According to What? (2012). A specialist on postwar Japanese art, Mika earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA, which culminated in the AICA-USA award-winning exhibition and book, Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha (2012). From 2010-2011, she served as the curatorial liaison for the Guggenheim’s Lee Ufan retrospective, and was the project coordinator of Takashi Murakami retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles from 2005-2009. She has published in Artforum, Art in America, and Exposure and in numerous exhibition catalogues including Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (Hirshhorn, 2017), Kishio Suga: Situations (Hangar Bicocca Pirelli, 2016), Kishio Suga (Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, 2015), Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place (Dia Art Foundation, 2014); Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-garde (MoMA, 2012); Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity (Guggenheim, 2011); Target Practice: Painting Under Attack, 1949–78 (Seattle Art Museum, 2009); and © MURAKAMI (MOCA, 2007).949–78 (Seattle Art Museum, 2009); and © MURAKAMI (MOCA, 2007).


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