Candidate 2012: Sayoko Nakahara
Sayoko Nakahara (Born in Japan, Lives and works in London) was selected by Hilde Teerlinck (Director of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais) and Han Nefkens as the new H+F Curatorial candidate. She will become part of the FRAC’s team as an assistant curator, coordinating local, national and international exhibition-projects and bringing a fresh view on the collection as well as on the development project of the future FRAC plus her own curatorial project. Comments from Nakahara: “I am immensely grateful to gain such an invaluable opportunity at FRAC. Highly interested in the unique locality and vast collection of FRAC, I intend to extensively elaborate inspiring exhibition projects together with my curatorial and editorial background”. Nakahara obtained her B.A. in Philosophy of Science from ICU, Tokyo in 2000, and worked as an art writer/editor for cultural publications. Moving to London to pursue her Masters in Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice at Chelsea College of Art in 2008, she worked on multiple curatorial projects at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini (Bristol) and Ikon (Birmingham). Independent exhibition-projects include Sunset in the Morning (Master Piper, London, 2010) and Katsumi Omori: Everything happens for the first time (198 Contemporary Arts, London, 2011).