Keynote Speaker

We are honored that Dr. Nina Horisaki-Christens, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Her keynote address is titled Against Japanese Video: Process, Discourse, and Translation in 1970s Tokyo.

Horisaki-Christens’ research focuses on the intersection of art, media, urbanism, translation, and social engagement in Japan, Asia, and the Asian diaspora. She was a summer 2023 Anne van Biema Fellow at the National Museum of Asian Art and a 2021-23 Burke Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Columbia University. Horisaki-Christens has contributed to publications by the Tate Modern, Art Tower Mito, MoMA, the Mori Art Museum, ArtAsiaPacific, and Millennium Film Journal, among others. She is currently consulting on the June 2024 exhibition Community of Images: Japanese Moving Image Artists in the US, 1960s-1970s, curated by Collaborative Cataloguing Japan in Philadelphia.