Independent curator. A part-time lecturer at universities including Tama Art University. A member of the International Association of Art Critics Japanese Section (AICA Japan). After working for the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, he was appointed curator of the Yokohama Museum of Art in 1987, while preparations for the museum’s opening were in full swing. He has curated numerous exhibitions including many outside Japan. He has worked for the Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino. Amano served as the curator of the Yokohama Triennale 2005 and as the curatorial head of the 2011 and 2014 editions of the triennale. Sapporo International Art Festival 2020 Curatorial Director of Contemporary Art/Director in Chief.

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