Naoko Ohta

(Curator, Japan.)

Naoko Ohta is a Japanese gallerist, curator, editor and senior lecturer. She founded the Tokyo-based company Klee Inc. Paris Tokyo in 1987 and has organized over 100 art exhibitions mainly in photography, both in Japan and abroad. Besides the curation of the Taisho University Art Gallery, “ESPACE KUU” and the Gallery 916, one of her recent works has been the production of the 20th century artist Rosanjin in Paris, Kyoto, Shimane and Tokyo. In 2011, Naoko Ohta initiated the NPO « Tokyo-Ga – describing Tokyo scapes by 100 photographers » of which she is the chairman and chief curator in order to document Tokyo in the aftermath of the triple catastrophe of March 2011. The artworks of the Tokyo-Ga project have been shown in New York, Kuala Lumpur and mostly recently, Miami Airport. In order to promote mutual understanding and tolerance, Naoko Ohta has started to focus on cross cultural projects such as the « Two Mountain Photography Project » between Malaysia and Japan. She has initiated several other art projects such as « Ecobeing », a Japanese website for the environment.
In 1999 – 2001, Naoko Ohta was the Japanese representative at Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles.