Fumio Nanjo (b.1949) is the Director of the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. He is also an art critic and a lecturer at Keio University, Tokyo.
His main achievements include his role as commissioner of the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1997); commissioner of the Taipei Biennale (1998); member of the jury committee of the Turner Prize by the Tate Gallery (1998); co-curator of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (1999); member of the selection committee of the Sydney Biennale (2000); director for the Japan Pavilion at EXPO 2000 in Hanover; artistic co-director of the Yokohama Triennale (2001); a selector of Artes Mundi Prize in Wales, UK in 2004.
Nanjo has also served as an artistic director on several public art and corporate art projects including Shinjuku I-LAND Public Art Project (Tokyo/1995); Hakata Riverain Art Project (Fukuoka/1999) and Art Project for Obayashi Corporation Head Office (Tokyo/1999).
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Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo