Mika Yoshitake

Independent curator

Mika Yoshitake, PhD, is an independent curator with expertise in postwar Japanese art. A recipient of the AICA-USA award for her exhibition Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha (2012), Yoshitake is also the curator of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s (2019) at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, Yoshitomo Nara (2021–22) at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature (2021) at the New York Botanical Garden. Formerly a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2011–18) where she organised Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, she is currently co-curating Breath(e): Towards Climate and Social Justice at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA in 2024.

Mika Yoshitake is visiting Helsinki in relation to the exhibition of Ryoji Ikeda at Amos Rex for which she has written an essay.

A colour photo of a light skinned person with dark half long hair tied together, wearing a black shirt.

Mika Yoshitake. Photo by William Atkins, The George Washington University.