“ACK Curates” will offer programs for all audiences, including an exhibition, talk programs, and programs for children held in ICC Kyoto.

Public Program

Works selected by Greg Dvorak, this year’s guest curator, will be showcased various spaces in and around the fair venue.

Public Program Theme

Remapping Reality in a Broken World

We live in increasingly glitchy times. Crises of human and planetary health in recent years have provoked a breakdown in the systems and structures we use to order our lives, revealing their inadequacy, inequality, and faulty logic. This moment of profound transformation urges us to embrace discomfort, catalyzing a critical examination of our interconnectedness and creative resistance against prevailing configurations of power, wealth, gender, and environment. By featuring artists whose works subvert the “glitches” in our current reality, the 2023 ACK Public Program seeks to highlight diverse viewpoints that challenge the status quo.

Greg Dvorak 

Artist: Bae Sejin, Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Han Ishu, Joyce Ho, Naruki Kukita, Kawato Aya, Kaz Oshiro, Yamauchi Shota, Ken + Julia Yonetani and Yuasa Ebosi
Guest Curator: Greg Dvorak

Dates: Dates and opening hours follow ACK
Venue: ICC Kyoto Event Hall, New Hall Pilotis, and surrounding area

Artist Profiles

Bae Sejin


Bae Sejin, Waiting For Godot 111, 2010
Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi


Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Lartucira #13.12, 2017
Photography courtesy of The Artist, ROH, and Silverlens
Han Ishu


Han Ishu, Knitting a Cornfield, 2021
© Han Ishu
Courtesy of the artist and ANOMALY
Joyce Ho


Joyce Ho, Vera X Diary Index, 2022
Photo Credit: Joyce Ho
Naruki Kukita

Peter Augustus

Naruki Kukita, Patrick with Virtual Cupids, 2023
Kawato Aya

Imura Art Gallery

Kawato Aya, CUD C/U/D_mm-mccc_(w)_II, 2022
©️2022 Aya Kawato Coutesy of imura art gallery
Photo credit: Takuya Oshima (Northern Studio)
Kaz Oshiro

Maki Gallery

Kaz Oshiro, (left) Trash Bin #20 (Hand and Cup / Green), 2023 (right) Trash Bin #21 (Hand and Cup / Green), 2023
Courtesy of the artist and MAKI Gallery
Yamauchi Shota


Yamauchi Shota, Requiem, 2023
Ken + Julia Yonetani

Mizuma Art Gallery

Ken + Julia Yonetani, Crystal Palace: The Great Exhibition of the Works of aIndustry of all Nuclear Nations, 2013
©Ken + Julia Yonetani
Courtesy of the artists and Mizuma Art Gallery
Yuasa Ebosi

Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery

Yuasa Ebosi, Ideal Society, 2018
©️Ebosi Yuasa courtesy of Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery

Guest Curator

Greg Dvorak

Dr. Greg Dvorak is Professor of International Cultural Studies (History and Cultural Studies, Art Studies, Gender Studies of Pacific and Asia) at Waseda University in Tokyo. In addition to his 2018 book on postcolonial Pacific history, Coral and Concrete, he lectures regularly on art and resistance in Oceania and has published numerous scholarly essays. Having served in 2022 as co-curator for “Air Canoe: Art from Northern Oceania,” in the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Art (APT) in Brisbane, he has also advised other exhibitions such as the inaugural Honolulu Biennial in 2017. Project35 (project sango), the grassroots network he founded, aims to raise awareness about the Pacific Islands region in Japan through art and scholarly exchange.

Photo by Ono Kenji

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