Friday 26th February 2016 at 1.00pm
Lecture Theatre SB42
Garthdee House Annexe
Naoko Mabon is a Japanese independent curator based in Aberdeen. With over a decade of experience working for both public and private sector organisations in Japan and the UK, she established her own curatorial initiative WAGON in summer 2014 and has been working nationally and internationally since. Recent and on-going curations include among others: A to/from B, a year-long cultural interchange project between Aberdeen-based and Japanese artists; a contribution to Between the Lines, the first comprehensive publication of the late British artist Roger Ackling; and Ilana Halperin: Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana), an art-science project between Scotland and the Japanese island of Kyushu.
Naoko will share her view and approach to work as an independent curator in Aberdeen, a city to which she is foreign, based on her experience and perspective through her recent, on-going and upcoming curatorial practices in the city, region, nation or beyond.