Kiyoko Mitsuyama-Wdowiak

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Kiyoko Mitsuyama-Wdowiak KM86
Department of History of Art and Archaeology Senior Teaching Fellow
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Dr Polly Savage
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Ms Kiyoko Mitsuyama-Wdowiak specialises in modern and contemporary Japanese art.

She gained BA (Western history) and MA (American art history) degrees from Sophia University in Tokyo, followed by her work as a certified curator at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

Her MPhil research on the Western reception of contemporary Japanese art at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, developed into her 2009 book published in Japan. Since 2019 she has been responsible for a research project about the worldwide reception of post-war Japanese art for the Art Platform Japan, an initiative and a website promoting an understanding of contemporary Japanese art, launched by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan (Art Platform Japan).

She has lectured extensively at various academic, cultural and educational institutions, including SOAS, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, V&A and WEA. Her publications include an article about Shinro Ohtake (Shinro Ohtake and Post-war Japanese Avant-garde Art: World Art: Vol 5, No 1 ( She is currently a PhD candidate (post-war Japanese sculpture) at SOAS.

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