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Rei Maeda


Born in Yokohama, Japan, Rei Maeda is the Coordinator for Art Front Gallery and editor for Gendaikikakushitsu Publishers.

Rei graduated from Tokyo University and its post-graduate school (majoring in French Caribbean literature). She has worked as coordinator for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale since its beginning (2000) and been involved in the international programs of Setouchi Triennale (2010 & 2013).

The projects she has coordinated through Art Front Gallery include Art Against Apartheid (originally organised by UNESCO, touring to 194 places throughout Japan in 1988-90), Faret Tachikawa Art Project (1994), and New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific (5 editions; travelling to 17 cities in Europe, Asia and Australia between 2001 and 2011).

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