Board of advisors member
Midori Yoshimoto, New Jersey City University
Midori Yoshimoto is associate professor of art history and gallery director at New Jersey City University. Yoshimoto’s areas of expertise are post-1945 Japanese art and its diaspora, with a particular emphasis on women artists, Fluxus, and intermedia art. Her 2005 book, Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York, led to numerous museum catalogs, including: Japanese Women Artists in Avant-garde Movements (Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, 2005); Dissonance: Six Japanese Women Artists (Toyota Museum of Art, 2008); Yayoi Kusama (Centre Pompidou, 2011); Ay-O Over the Rainbow Once Again (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2012); Gutai: Splendid Playground (Guggenheim Museum, 2013); and Yoko Ono One Woman Show (MoMA, 2015). Recently, Bloomsbury published Yoshimoto’s co-edited book, Women, Aging, and Art: A Crosscultural Anthology. Her co-curated major survey of Japanese American video artist, Shigeko Kubota, is traveling three museums in Japan throughout 2021-22.